Recent writing on women’s health – and an award!

Over the last few weeks I’ve covered pretty much all my specialist health topics: the brain, the mind, the uterus, the vagina, and the cervix, with articles on women’s experiences of trauma, planning a pregnancy when you have epilepsy, cervical cancer screening in the LGBT community, and – simultaneously fascinating and horrifying – vaginal ageing. […]

Love Wins: reflections on June

June 2016 will go down in my memory as a month of horrors, hurt and hatred, bookended by outstanding displays and outpourings of love. In reality the hurt began on 24th May, my second wedding anniversary, with the deportation of a woman I’d come to deeply care for during the nine months I’d been visiting her […]

May: I’ve been reading…

The alternative title for this blog post is ‘Things I’d be blogging about properly if I wasn’t so overwhelmed by finals.’ Lately I’ve mostly been reading lots and lots of Shakespeare plays and criticism, and quite a few French grammar books because somehow (though I’ve no idea how) the last 4 years of my undergraduate […]

When is a hateful bigot not a hateful bigot?

"Tell me again exactly how is my marriage affecting you?"

Everyone’s favourite Telegraph blogger, Cristina Odone has written an article explaining that she’s not a hateful bigot. If that sounds to you a bit like “I’m not a sexist/racist/homophobe but…” then you need look no further for that “but” than the article’s headline: [I’m not a hateful bigot but…] Why should gay couples get such […]