I tease, of course. There will be a Capture post, I'm just sorting that with Jackson.
(What do you do with people whose name ends in ‘s’? Is it Braunias’ work or Braunias’s work?)
Both are technically correct, but because when you say it out loud you pronounce it “Brauniassus” rather than “Braunias”, in this case use the latter.
Yeah. I am surprisingly fun on dates, honest.
They say the first is the hardest, but I think they’ll all be difficult.
I'm up to number three now, and talking to my boss/friend today, who is going through her first without her Dad.
My experience is that the first is worst, by miles. They get easier, but the sense of something missing never quite goes away.
Russell, your sister was obviously Quite Something, and she looks like one of those somethings was "a bunch of fun". We are lucky to have had such people in our lives, for however long.
does it not seem odd that so few women respond to this issue?
I have to admit, I initially misread that.
Yup, which city, please, so I can direct my shout-out.
Yeah, it's Auckland.
maybe have a think about why that is.
But that's just research. Two sides to every argument, and how dare we privilege the fact-based one over the one that's Total Fucking Bullshit?
Let’s swap inboxes!
I'll warn you, people are going to say some pretty confusing things about your tits.
I suppose I could have started my attempt to persuade people not to engage in speech designed to decrease the speech of others with an article about Into the River, or about about misogyny in politics, but that’s low-hanging fruit around here.
None taken. It's particularly easy when people email me personal abuse for doing it.
Because I think we’ve pretty clearly established that some people are taking much longer, louder turns than others when it comes to talking about rape.
And they're the people with the least skin in the game. So the discussion in its "natural" (ie socially-constructed) form supports the side of the argument with the least validity and the least experience. "Teaching women how to protect themselves from rape" (aw, bless 'em) is basically climate-change denial, except it's the dominant discourse.
Every time we get close to changing the balance of the conversation, to getting our point, and the evidence, a tiny bit across, suddenly we're bullying, and shrieking of course, and apparently trying to shut down every comedian in Britain...