Tag: US

It’s Complicated…

Jane Fae on the Facebook gender option revamp: Two cheers for Facebook, who have just expanded their personal gender options from the somewhat limiting binary of male and female to an eye-watering 50 plus descriptions. No. That’s not an exaggeration,…

“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,…

Whither The True ‘American Dream’..?

Nick Mattos wouldn’t know, clearly… In August of 2013, plain printed flyers began appearing on doors in Portland, Oregon. Signed by “Artemis of the wildland”, the roughly-cut half-sheets claimed that their author would soon be posting lists of the registered voters…

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…

Oh, Yes, Do Put Your Trust In New York’s Legislation-Slingers, Ms Walshe!

Sadhbh Walshe (film-maker and CiF’s go-to gal for articles on how awful the US prison system is) is branching out, tackling the thorny subject of women’s pay ‘inequality’: To modernize Jane Austen’s famous line: it is a truth universally acknowledged…