Category Archives: bigotry


If I had a thousand pounds for every time I’ve heard people complain that the use of the word ‘gay’ to describe what these same people tend to refer to as the ‘homosexual life style’ had deprived them of the only … Continue reading

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Democracy at work

Children and religion. Following on from the post below, it seems that not only the Dalai Lama doesn’t get it. A scientific high school in Cesena, in Emilia Romagna, has suspended one of its maths teachers for two months without pay. … Continue reading

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People who look like you

Erin O’Brien’s written a great post about bigotry and interference. You can read it here.

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Mammon, Mormon

The Mormons are crying foul as they get picked on for bankrolling the Yes to Prop 8 campaign. It really isn’t fair. After all, they only raised something like half of the more than 30 million dollars used to deny … Continue reading

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You have to live in Italy and speak Italian to get this. It’s one of those tests to see where you stand in the political spectrum. I’m the angry radio. The rest of them are politicians. If you’d like to … Continue reading

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Cranach’s Venus is too saucy for London Underground travellers, according to Transport for London, which has banned its use in an advertisement. This wonderful image, at once demure and enticing, had been chosen to advertise a Royal Academy show devoted … Continue reading

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More of the same old religious shite

It’s barely worth commenting on the fact that the centre-left majority on Rome was yesterday unable to approve either of two motions to grant some sort of legitimacy to civil unions. Neither would have made any difference but, given that … Continue reading

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Hate (crimes) postscript

Come on, you don’t need me to translate this for you. Make an effort. Sweat a little. After all, you never know how useful these very words might be on your next trip to Italy. You might bump into a … Continue reading

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