While remembering WWI it strikes me that in the important modern day conversation around sexism the historical expendability of men goes almost entirely unmentioned.Read More
It was the summer of 2012 when I was told there was something wrong with my brain. It transpired that I had multiple sclerosis, and I'm far enough away from it now to allow me to think about that day and not feel even a shadow of the emotions that tormented me whilst it was fresh.Read More
For me, amongst other things, 2015 will be the year that I fell in love with Hip Hop. It started innocently in 2014 with my becoming re-interested in Eminem. However, as with many white men, Eminem was only a gate-way drug into a much bigger world.Read More
Human beings are so great at either ignoring reality, or bending it to make themselves feel better. The truth of it is, the majority of people whom own a computer steal things regularly. Even as I write this I find myself having to constantly fight the urge to feel that to steal a digital item is far more forgivable than walking into a shop and stealing a physical item.
What compounds this feeling is that it is different, because when you steal a DVD there is one less copy of that DVD. When you stream or download a movie, you haven't necessarily taken something from the world. The problem with this line of thinking is that you are looking at it in regard to what you have taken from other potential customers, rather than what you have taken from the creator. In both scenarios you are stealing from the person or persons who made the content you are now enjoying. Why is that not enough for us to realise its a crime?