Abuse of Women: 2 Important Books (Pt 2)

The big picture is relentlessly gruesome, as we have just seen from Elaine Storkey's Scars across humanity. But the problem with big picture surveys is invariably the difficulty of personal connection. This is why it is vital to read Storkey's book…

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Double-entendres: the problem with symbolic shortcuts

This is not a particularly profound post (which, incidentally, is not to claim that regular posts on Q are either), but having just finished Sarah Lyall’s rather delightful (if affectionately acerbic) The Anglo-Files: A Field Guide to the British, I came across this amusing story from the Blair landslide of 1997 at which a record number of women (very patronisingly described at the time as Blair’s babes) were elected to Parliament. (more…)

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