Why Psychiatric Drugs Only Do Half the Job

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First, if you haven’t read this article  – The Problem With How We Treat Bipolar Disorder  – in the NYT, please do. I’m fortunate. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at the age… Continue reading

Now That I’m Fat…

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I actually hate the abundance of cute little words to describe overweightness: plump, rounded, curvy, roly-poly, rubenesque, generous, BBW, padded, comfortable, chunky…adipose-enhanced? I despise them all. Having too many words for something is… Continue reading

Pathologizing The Venus

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There’s a new exhibition opening at the British Museum on Feb. 7th.  It was reviewed last night on a Channel 4 news item. “At the heart of the exhibition is this more representational… Continue reading

Let Them Eat Cake: It’s not about the horsemeat

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This week, I’ve been living through the media storm which was the scandalous discovery that several supermarket chains were retailing cheap frozen beefburgers containing a percentage of horse meat. This being Britain, it’s easy… Continue reading

First Dumb Post of the Year – Phones on a Plane

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Okay, don’t get me wrong. I’m really glad people aren’t allowed to talk on their mobile phones on planes. I’m amazed by how little awareness of etiquette most people display once they have… Continue reading

It’s A Girl!

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In the wake of the brutal beating and gang rape of a woman on a New Delhi bus last week, and the gut-churningly stupid remarks made by highly placed Indian officials and people… Continue reading

Sandy Hook vs Chenpeng Village Primary School

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“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun” Wayne LaPierre, Vice-President, NRA, December, 2012 As facile as you think this statement is, I… Continue reading

Historicity and Jesus the Strategist

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Its ironic that the subject of the Church of England Synod vote and the defeat of the motion to ordain women bishops should have bothered me so much. It has continued to bother… Continue reading

I’m an Atheist: Why do I care? (I do) #synod #womenbishops

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No women bishops in the Church of England: that was the outcome of yesterday’s General Synod vote at Church House. Why should I give a damn? I’m an atheist. An atheist of Sephardic… Continue reading

Ass-covering and Re-writing History #poppycock

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Right about now – or probably a couple of hours ago – the Kent Police are feeling a little less sure of themselves for arresting an ignorant prat for posting a picture of… Continue reading