Feminists are only too familiar with the concept of “mansplaining”. Its always gone on, but until recently we didn’t have an actual word for it. For the uninitiated, mansplaining – a derivative of the verb “to explain” - is when a man explains something to a woman, because he is a man and she is …
Two miserable years spent in a French classroom and a further year at college eventually saw me scrape a B grade at GCSE level at the grand old age of 20. Other than a tiny smattering of Russian, that’s the only language I speak other than English and I speak it very, very badly.
I like the word “cunt”. Over the years, its served me well, but I’ve also been told off quite a few times for using it. I still do. People try to discourage my use both as a description of female genitalia and as a descriptive term for a person.
Yesterday saw the biggest strike in the history of the UK. With 3 million workers refusing to labour after the government attempted to cut pensions provision – attempting to make public sector workers pay more and work longer for less pension.
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