It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen quotes and references are constantly showing up in court
(Radio) Britain's first transgender headteacher
Claire Birkenshaw recounts what happened the first day she came to the boys' secondary school she worked at in Hull, northern England, as Miss instead of Sir.
(Video) Millicent Fawcett: First woman statue on Parliament Square
Less than 3% of statues in the UK are of women. Rachael Thorn explains why Millicent Fawcett is getting one.
And finally (for now) this is my favourite new artist - Annie Swynnerton. Just LOOK AT HOW AMAZING SHE WAS:
(Video) 'Forgotten' feminist artist's work on show
Annie Swynnerton was a leading 19th Century painter and a well-known women's equality campaigner.
‘In my wildest dreams, there is no king. I killed the king. The king is dead. All power to the people.’
(Vague references to the movie, no spoilers, the subject is blackness.)
The Heart of Whiteness: Ijeoma Oluo Interviews Rachel Dolezal, the White Woman Who Identifies as Black
"Adults are behaving like children."
alex jones weepily begging a child to be nicer to him is suddenly the only kind of content I care about pic.twitter.com/omsFsmWSZZ— KT NELSON (@KrangTNelson) February 27, 2018
On which note:
Urgent Legal Action for Our NHS - Round 3
Fund our fight to get proper consultation, parliamentary scrutiny and respect for the law. Save our NHS from an American-style take-over.
And from the other side of the pond:
We’re Only Having Half the Conversation We Need to About Mass Shootings
Most of the critical response to the Parkland shooting has focused on gun control—as it should—but there has been little mention of domestic violence
And this is satire, but...
As Senator, I Have No Choice But to Accept Donations From This Churning Vortex of Death That Ate Your Children
Pro militia leader responds to political rivals, claiming sharia law trumps civil law, using holy text to justify and encourage militancy and recruitment. https://t.co/xB6QDy5GHW— Hend Amry (@LibyaLiberty) February 22, 2018
ETA: Oh, and more local:
You need to read the letter from Corb's lawyers to Ben BRADLEY Tory MP
(And make sure to watch the video at the end!)
I’m not sure why people are so surprised that the students are rising up—we’ve been feeding them a steady diet of dystopian literature showing teens leading the charge for years. We have told teen girls they are empowered. What, you thought it was fiction? It was preparation.— Jennifer Ansbach (@JenAnsbach) February 19, 2018
ETA: Here’s What It’s Like At The Headquarters Of The Teens Working To Stop Mass Shootings
Just days after surviving a mass shooting, a team of teens are trying to start a revolution from their parents’ living rooms.
Why 2017 has actually been amazing...
(Mind you, I am also not quite sure about what is real anymore, as tonight we watched the Star Wars Holiday Special, which aired in 1978 and is described on wiki as 'The special is notorious for its extremely negative reception and has never been rebroadcast or officially released on home video. It has therefore become something of a cultural legend, because of the "underground" quality of its existence.' If you're curious, you can find it here: The Star Wars spinoff George Lucas wants to destroy. I cannot describe it, except that it's like bad fanfic that somehow ended up on screen with the actual actors acting in it.)
News that a Christian child was ‘forced’ into Muslim foster care caused a furore earlier this year. But, despite the challenges, these families play a vital role in bringing up vulnerable children