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A feature of the modern world

With a nod to “When did you last stop beating your wife?” – the legal phrase allegedly deployed recently and controversially by Attorney General Geoffrey Cox QC – I wished to turn today to the vexed subject of gender. In doing so, and being (as I am) sufficiently ‘in touch’ to be [...]

October 6, 2019 // 0 Comments

The trouble with modern girls

Sometimes, when taking part in radio discussions or talking to women’s groups, I am struck by both the lack of self-awareness and seeming total inability of so many of Millennial “woke” generation of post-feminist females to laugh at themselves or see the irony in some of their [...]

September 17, 2019 // 0 Comments

They do sometimes come back

Back in the day I was in a group of pals who followed the sport of professional boxing with something like zeal, regularly watched such boxing as appeared on television and sometimes even went to live promotions at the Royal Albert Hall, York Hall and Bethnal Green etc. – we are talking here of [...]

September 13, 2019 // 0 Comments

A solution – advancement by simplification?

In the modern world of ‘Fake News’ and indeed ‘However loony you are, you can always find someone peddling your type of rubbish on the internet …’, hopefully not all Rusters come to their favourite organ of the media just to seek reaffirmation for their own bigoted and/or uneducated [...]

August 23, 2019 // 0 Comments

The art of embracing the new

Sometimes in life you have to try and keep a sense of proportion. For some months now, from the side-lines, I’ve been following the Rust sports department’s campaigns seeking to condemn drugs cheats absolutely and point out the absurdities inherent in the PC-backed thrust to get elite female [...]

August 17, 2019 // 0 Comments

Gay Pride weekend in Brighton

I have mixed feelings about Gay Pride weekend – known as “ Pride” down here. On one hand, I believe that every person has the right to pursue their sexual orientation free of prejudice victimisation and mocking. On the other hand, 120,000 visitors descend on our city for a weekend of [...]

August 5, 2019 // 0 Comments

Getting through the day

Part of the trouble with monitoring the world’s media for matters impacting upon or potentially affecting those of us over a certain age can, of course, be the occasional confusion or puzzlement the practice can induce. Recently I have come across a couple of items which hopefully may be of [...]

August 4, 2019 // 0 Comments

Maximising sporting potential

We have all heard of the famous “10,000 hours rule” – the theory that anyone with serious ambition can transform themselves into a competent practitioner of virtually any skill or activity if they apply themselves to it with enough dedication and repetition. The theory is grounded in every [...]

July 11, 2019 // 0 Comments

Where logic and theory come to grief

For some time now we on the Rust have been reviewing the status and quality of women’s sport – something we shall continue to do – in the context of both the 21st Century’s obsession with political correctness (and its supplementary accessories, not least equality of opportunity, equal pay, [...]

July 8, 2019 // 0 Comments

England 1 USA 2

One of our loyal readers referred to me as an “old git” for the position I have taken – and others on the Rust – on women’s football. So I watched the semi-final last night with a calm, objective eye. The control of the ball by both sides showed a high level of technique, the ball [...]

July 3, 2019 // 0 Comments

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