Exclusive bropinion: A man has thinks

I realise that writing this blog post makes me a hypocrite and part of the problem, but tough. I’ve drafted it enough times in my head that not publishing it will make me explode. Men, on the whole, you are…

When the words on a chart about rape become more important than rape

When the words on a chart about rape become more important than rape

Over the weekend Ampp3d published a chart about YouGov’s recent survey on attitudes to rape in the UK. It was this chart. I made it. Several people have complained about the wording of the chart. The wording was quite deliberate….

Construction sites and catcalling at women – the metadata never lies

Construction sites and catcalling at women – the metadata never lies

Doree Lewak has written for the New York Post about how being catcalled in the street by people on construction sites is fun and empowering. Luckily for humanity, the metadata never lies…

Frank Maloney & Kellie Maloney: Watching the media cover a Trans* story with improved empathy

Frank Maloney & Kellie Maloney: Watching the media cover a Trans* story with improved empathy

At the weekend the Mirror ran a story on the decision of Kellie Maloney to go public with a gender transition. I must confess I winced when I first saw the headline on my social media feeds. Not because of…

Not all men. Not all industries. But nearly always men in my industry

I read this yesterday – “First night in Kyiv” You should read it too. Not because it is brave or well-written – though it is those things – but because it is important. It is the story of somebody who…

Did the Times of Israel say genocide was permissible? Spoiler: NO

Did the Times of Israel say genocide was permissible? Spoiler: NO

A blogger on the Times Of Israel website posted a piece today asking when genocide was permissible. The Times of Israel moderated it off. People are posting screenshots and responding on Twitter as if the Times said it themselves. Hmm,…

Life’s not just about monarchs and men: Why I want women on our banknotes.

Life’s not just about monarchs and men: Why I want women on our banknotes.

I think there should be women on our banknotes. It is one of those things that annoys me because it appears to be needlessly institutionally sexist. It is simply obtuse to look at the level of protest and decide not…

How my spoof BBC Question Time Twitter account showed me the level of abuse political women face on social media

Operating a spoof Twitter account during BBC Question Time gave me a glimpse of the level of misogyny that women in politics face on social media every day. I’ve dubbed tonight “the #vennfestfinale”—the final time I will be live tweeting…

Working towards never writing this blog post about “women at tech conferences” again

Over the last couple of days there has been another round of focus on the despicable way that woman in tech and digital design are treated by some men in the sector. Sarah Parmenter blogged about a shocking thing that…