As my followers will know, A Point of View often triggers a response in me, and I find myself talking at the radio, and sometimes pen a response here. Will Self’s most recent personal essay (I’ll put the link at the end), has inspired this one. I think it’s his best yet. Like Self, IContinue reading “Underground”
Lately, there has been a great deal of debate on black and white binary perceptions, in all media. As the manager of a grade 4 concession for British Shoe Corporation, I interviewed for a supervisor in 1984/5 and recruited my first “black” member of staff. I was just nineteen years old. However, I believe thatContinue reading “Black and mixed raced people.”
Beautybeyondbones.com inspired this post. I just read her post, which is a little political. Although it is also anti-abortion. For some reason, I’ve been thinking about this subject, of late, myself. Let’s just say I know a woman to whom it was once suggested she have an abortion by her well-meaning father-in-law. That woman hadContinue reading “On abortion; a positive story.”
Finally, a sea change. Today on Radio 4 a scientist announced to the general public that science is not fixed. The reason for this statement is that people apparently thought that it was and should be taken as read when initially commenting on Covid-19 as advisory bodies to the government. Hurrah. I have been remindingContinue reading “Science and Education”
A discussion on Binary perceptions of difference in historical texts and personal history
Personally, I did not find binaries helpful, the binaries of ‘black’ and ‘white’, and ‘male’ and ‘female’ seem to me to be tools of segregation.
It was a major relapse. I feel I have let you all down. But mostly I’ve let myself down.