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'The language of shirkers and scroungers?' Talking about illness, disability and coalition welfare reform - Disability & Society  »  Through Myself and Back Again
Picture: protesters at today's 'Hardest Hit' march, carrying a sign which is partly written in Braille. It reads "We're being ---- by the government." Someone has written a translation of the Braille word below it: "shafted". Photo copyright Lisa Egan.Yesterday's discussion on the BBC's You and Yours was about disability, cuts and welfare reform, and featured Where's the Benefit's own Bendy Girl. Some contributors' comments offered a clear example of how attitudes to disability haven't really changed much since Victorian times - if not before. Some academic research recently published has been talking about how these ...
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Posted:  4/30 6:30am
How Wax Worm Caterpillars Could Fight Against Plastic Pollution  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
The world is swimming in plastic pollution that will take centuries to decompose, but scientists have discovered that a humble caterpillar may actually be able to help address the problem. ...
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Posted:  4/28 5:00pm
Britain Experiences First Coal-Free Day Since the Industrial Revolution  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
Britain hasn't experienced a full day without coal power for over a century. But last week the National Grid announced that the UK had a 24-hour span in which its energy came from sources other than coal -- a significant milestone in the fight to permanently retire coal-derived energy. ...
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Posted:  4/27 4:00pm
A week today vote "Anyone but SNP" in the 4th May Scottish Local Government Elections  »  Bill's Comment Page
Just a wee reminder:When voting in the Local Government Elections on Thursday 4th May 2017, if you are in Scotland, please use your voting choices by voting for "Anyone but SNP", whilst avoiding voting for the Greens, or any "Independent" council candidate who has a record of supporting the SNP/Green "Scottish separation/indpendence" agenda, preferably using at least one of your preference votes (as high up in your list of preferences as possible), by voting Conservative .Wherever alse you are in the UK (if not in Scotland), I similarly urge you to vote Conservative in next week's Local Government Elections too.After ...
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Posted:  4/27 6:40pm
Trump’s Army Secretary Pick Is Disturbingly Transphobic  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
Tennessee state senator Mark Green has authored some outrageous anti-LGBT legislation while in office. Now, as Trump's pick for army secretary, Green represents yet another blow to LGBT equality and threatens to be a chilling force for transgender troops, in particular. ...
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Posted:  4/25 4:00pm
All Yesterdays: A Cognitive Shift In How We Look At Dinosaurs  »  Moonlight Investigation
All Yesterdays will make you love dinosaurs anew. The way we view dinosaurs, and the way that artists have depicted them, has changed greatly over the last century (and even over the last decade). Though a child of the 1980s, my love for dinosaurs started with hand-me-down dinosaur books from the 1960s and 1970s which depicted swamp-dwelling brachiosaurs and bulky, slow-moving biped hunters. At 10 years old my view of dinosaurs was changed forever by Jurassic Park (the book and movie, I was a bit of a JP junkie). Fast moving, sleek, powerful dinosaurs were now all the rage ...
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Posted:  4/25 1:00pm
"Joiner visitors"  »  Things I can't tell boyfriend number 1
[Although I'm now a retired blogger, I feel the need to post this … ]I like to think that I'm a (gay) man of the world. I've had a few boyfriends, and more than a few encounters with a varied selection men from all over the world, with a reasonable selection of activities too. So I don't think that anyone could call me naïve. Nonetheless, when I checked into a hotel with boyfriend K today, I didn't immediately realise what the following notice meant at the hotel reception:"You do understand it, don't you?" asks boyfriend K ...
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Posted:  4/25 5:00am
Do Birth Control Pills Impact Women’s Mental Health?  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
A new study from Sweden claims that healthy women using birth control pills report fewer general feelings of well-being than those not on the pill. But what's the context of this research? ...
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Posted:  4/24 4:00pm
Or Maybe Not  »  Depressed Single Mother
I'm starting to get worried now. Maybe I shouldn't go to this group. There's the lesbian mother's group, and they meet on a Saturday afternoon, which I can't do because I've no babysitter. But there's another one called Rainbow Families that I could do, because it's for the children rather than the adults. They go on outings and such. So I'd be taking The Boy with me.I know it'd be good for The Boy. I know I'm a bad mother for even considering not going. But I feel ill. I can't stop shaking! I want to hide away. I think ...
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Posted:  4/23 11:15pm
WHO Reports Major Progress in Tackling Neglected Tropical Diseases  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
In a new report, the World Health Organization hails significant successes in tackling major tropical diseases like elephantiasis, sleeping sickness and more. The WHO publication, entitled "Integrating neglected tropical diseases in global health and development," describes record-breaking progress on some of the world's most neglected diseases. ...
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Posted:  4/23 3:00pm
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Posted:  4/23 10:00am