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Overheard on a street

As I emerged out of a local supermarket store yesterday afternoon, I passed a mother coming towards me who had just alighted from a single-decker red bus accompanied by three small girls, the youngest of which she was propelling in a push-chair along the pavement. “You didn’t have to [...]

December 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

And your point is?

The crazy thing about the war of the sexes is that it still makes the headlines. These days arguments over whether or not there have been disproportionately few great female artists, musicians, composers or political leaders down through history ought to be superfluous, but we still get the same [...]

December 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

Less means more (not)

I am always on the look-out for reports and surveys dealing with developments in human relationships – both out of general personal interest and in case these might shed light on some of the mysteries of the universe. In which context, one of the media stories doing the round of the broadsheet [...]

December 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

A complex subject with no easy answers

I am prompted to write today by  a piece I spotted in the media on the difficult subject of rape – I use the word ‘difficult’ deliberately because, for me, there are fundamentally worthy but conflicting issues involved on both sides. All campaigners against rape tends to cite the facts [...]

December 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

Life’s too short

Spotted on the website of The Guardian today, a main course-sized plate of common sense from columnist Suzanne Moore. I could not have put it better myself and am happy to admit it – see here – MODERN [...]

November 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

Taking control of the situation

Having been a bit of a tart in my youth – tending to sleep with any girl that would have me – I liked to think that in my maturity (viz. from the age of 25 onwards) I gradually grew up and became adult in my approach to relationships. In short, I became more discerning. Gradually this shift in [...]

October 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

Complicated issues

As a spin-off from my piece yesterday on the sentence given out to Oscar Pistorius in South Africa, today I venture into equally difficult and complex waters by taking as my subject the current media cause célèbre of the release from prison of convicted rapist Ched Evans and the row over whether [...]

October 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

I know what I’d rather have

This week we have learned from new research conducted by the University of Rochester that males are hard-wired to prefer sex to food. According to a piece on the website of The Independent, assistant professor David Portman of the team carrying out research into a sample of a species of microscopic [...]

October 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

This one will run and run

The topic of the moment for not just female readers of National Rust – as heralded by my article yesterday – can be categorised by reference to that classic Meg Ryan scene in the diner from When Harry Met Sally …, when a middle-aged lady, sitting at a table in the background, [...]

October 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

Back to basics

Wonders never cease. This week we have learned from our esteemed peers in the scientific community that there is no such thing as the vaginal orgasm. See here for a representative report upon the latest findings, as written by Rose Troup Buchanan for the website of THE INDEPENDENT Give me strength! [...]

October 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

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