Tag: impact of Progressivism

Picking Soft Targets Again, Jessica?

Jessica Valenti in CiF on burkhas…wait, sorry, my mistake, school uniform: In the last few weeks, almost 200 students – almost all of them female – at Tottenville High School in Staten Island, New York have been given detention over…

Now, Here’s A Dilemma!

And it calls for extra-large bags of popcorn! Are you ready for travellers vs feminists? A traveller cleared of raping a woman outside a nightclub has spoken of his nine-month ‘nightmare’. Of course, unlike all those other men in my…

Oxford Dodged A Bullet Here…

Helen Price, writing in the ‘Guardian’ last year, about turning down Oxford to go to Yale: Cash-starved UK universities cannot compete with the funding opportunities offered by US colleges, whose wealthy alumni throw donations at their alma maters. Yale’s $19.4…

One in a million

Language and mores change over the years and what was acceptable in the past is no longer acceptable now. That’s not to say that the likes of the current round of sex cases from forty years ago being dredged up…

“Little Boxes, Little Boxes…”

Owen Hatherley frets over housing space: How much space should we be expected to live in? Some institutions – the Homes and Communities Agency, the Greater London authority – have talked about resurrecting minimum space standards, which, like rent control,…

We Have A New Phobia, Folks!

Jake Bowers, the ‘Guardian’s Romany correspondent, on the expected Roma influx: As January 2014 approaches and the anti-immigration lobby warns of the arrival of millions from Romania and Bulgaria, it’s essential that progressive politicians – and I’m assuming Blunkett considers…

“They’re of no further use, Lew…”

Antony Loewenstein becomes yet another ‘do Australia down’ columnist for the ‘Guardian’: This silence, which stretches across the country only to reach the highest levels of the political and media elites, is arguably Australia’s greatest outrage, and a stain on…

Uniform Blues…

Another school term, another fuss over uniform requirements and another case where you wonder who is the adult, and who the child: Holly-Mae Donaldson, 13, was told to go back to her Hester’s Way home on the first day of…