An analogy in business is like…

…taking a hammer to my head and hammering non-stop. I get that analogy can occasionally be a useful tool for explaining something. But it can also be so horrendously misused by employers who’ve done some kind of mini business course and think the best way to communicate is through telling silly little stories. Whilst doing

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Why feminists are angry

I’ve been told off by friends and family for being an angry feminist. They say that if I was less angry, people would hear what i’m saying. My response is: if I wasn’t angry hearing that old, white, ugly British men think that young Thai women like being paid to have sex with them –

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Pop Idols

Our daughters, the little ladies of the world, are idolising (and emulating) pop stars like this: And this: And this: A performer comes onto the stage. If they look ordinary, maybe interesting, but not particularly sexy – we wait for them to start performing and then judge them on that. When a pop star comes

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National Poetry Day

To celebrate National Poetry Day – a poem from Frank O’Hara, written in 1950:   TODAY Oh! kangaroos, sequins, chocolate sodas! You really are beautiful! Pearls, harmonicas, jujubes, aspirins! all the stuff they’ve always talked about still makes a poem a surprise! These things are with us every day even on beachheads and biers. They

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