Death In The Family – Falling Into The Abyss Of Love, Distress, And Freedom

Reading Time: 5 minutes Following my father’s death, in 2012, I felt no grief because I had thought about his passing away for years, analysing the feelings I would have and coping with them. Was it anticipatory grief, without the symptoms? Was it a sense of detachment from my parents? Was I challenging moral standards, where grieving death is the […]

One “D” Or Two? – Bilingualism And “Le Brain”

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Reading Time: 7 minutes Bilingualism isn’t all fun, I’m afraid. There are certain words in English that I loathe, and there are certain words in French that I hate, when I’m forced to spell them. I still haven’t found a way of remembering that the French word “adresse” and English word “address” are spelt differently whilst, apparently, meaning the same thing. […]

The Promise Of Dawn – Is Mum To Blame For Sexual Harassment?

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Reading Time: 5 minutes I‘m really happy that I don’t have to search for a soul-mate anymore, being happily married, as I am. At least, I think I am. Yes, she’s not perfect, and I’m sure as hell not perfect, either. Like many people, I struggled through secondary school, had to retake my A-Levels (they were actual exams, in […]

Planet Of The Apes…Men In A Post #MeToo World

Reading Time: 5 minutes Just as I thought that the oppression, harassment, and exploitation of women, were part of the male genome, I came across a “non-profit” organisation that claims to be able to cure most men from being fondling creatures in underground trains, hotel rapists, and housewife-beaters, in the space of 48 hours. The Mankind Project, responsible for […]

God And Gender Identity: What IS God’s Perception Of Dignity?

Reading Time: 4 minutes By accident, I came across a document that relates the adoption of a resolution concerning human sexual identity, by the Kansas Republican Party. The resolution focused particularly on the rights of transgender individuals. The resolution was submitted on February 17th, 2018, by Eric Teetsel, a delegate for the third district, and was adopted. The actual […]

Left In The Cold – The Freeze Response And Rape Victims

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Reading Time: 6 minutes You are probably aware of the so-called “fight-flight response”, also known as the “acute stress response”. It is a biological reaction to a stimulus perceived as an imminent threat to survival. The response is carried out by the autonomic nervous system – a control system that acts largely unconsciously and regulates heart rate, digestion, respiratory rate, pupillary response, urination, and sexual […]