Month: October 2015

Keep Gender Politics out of Scouting

Earlier this month, The Scout Association elected its first female chair. Ann Limb, former civil servant and teacher, has pledged to (archive) “Get more girls around the campfire” and to “help young boys understand what it is to be a young woman”...

/ October 29, 2015

Bahar Mustafa must be free to make a fool of herself

A Court Summons has been issued for Bahar Mustafa, the Goldsmiths University Diversity Officer who came into prominence after tweeting “#KillAllWhiteMen” earlier this year. Mustafa had previously courted controversy when she hosted an event aimed at promoting diversity in which...

/ October 8, 2015

Stand with Ahmed? Then challenge the zero-tolerance mania

After the recent controversy surrounding the arrest of Secondary School student Ahemed Muhammed, I challenge the popular narrative that the prime motivator in his arrest was racism. Read more at Spiked Online  

/ October 7, 2015

Snow White and the PC brigade

After a production team at a theatre announce they are to ban all references to “Dwarfs” in a rendering of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, I challenge the new culture of language policing and offence seeking. Read more at Spiked...

/ October 7, 2015

The UK’s War on Porn – Turning ISP’s into Parents

David Cameron is pushing for further censorship of the internet, under the guise of “protecting” children from exposure to porn. I remind him that it is the parent’s job, not the state, to supervise their children’s web usage. This article...

/ October 7, 2015

Arkham Knight – Power to the Players

In this short piece for Spiked Online, With Software Developer Valve now offering refunds on Steam, I analyse the reaction to PC game Arkham Knight being pulled from Steam and declare that the age of the “bad port” is over....

/ October 7, 2015

Game of Thrones in nasty scene shocker

Producers of the TV Series “Game of Thrones” came under fire after depicting a scene in which Sansa Stark is raped. In this short article, I question why it appears to now be taboo to depict violence against women in fiction...

/ October 7, 2015

Videogames don’t make you violent – or sexist

Over the past year, there has been a lot of controversy about alleged sexism in the Gaming Industry and Culture. In my début article for Spiked Online, I put forward the argument that Gaming does not have a sexism problem, and that those...

/ October 7, 2015