As International Men’s Day rolls around every year, we hear the earnest and all too familiar warnings about how suicide is the single biggest killer of men under 50, and how, if we just learn to accept vulnerability in men, to champion the ability to show emotion and talk about how we feel, we might … Continue reading International Men’s Day: How femininity made me a ‘real man’
Max talks about Brexit, general elections, Number 10 sources and the LGB Alliance. Contains frequent strong language. RSS feed: https://spilleroftea.com/category/podcast/feed/ Apple Podcasts: Click here Financial contributions: Gratefully received here
Privilege is a weird thing. Most of us have a certain level of privilege, and some of us even recognise it and try to use it to effect change. Some of us deny it exists at all, labouring under the self-imposed misapprehension that everything we’ve achieved has occurred as a direct result of our own … Continue reading Privilege, self-satisfaction and the befriending of bastards
Max talks about Brexit, Trump, Self-ID and Angry Cheese Lady. Contains frequent strong language. RSS feed: https://spilleroftea.com/category/podcast/feed/ Apple Podcasts: Click here Financial contributions: Gratefully received here
Attendees of Boston’s first annual Straight Pride parade have declared the event a resounding success, as up to three dozen rat-bearded, sexually inactive basement-dwellers took to the streets to exercise their constitutional right to parade their toxic white masculinity in front of a bemused and much larger crowd of non-dickheads. The tragic cockfest unfolded before … Continue reading Straight Pride event a roaring success, insist sweaty virgins
Pride Month has drawn to a close. Corporations prepare to take down their rainbow flags, secretly pleased that they can stop pretending to give a shit about the queers for another year. The Home Office looks forward to removing any trace of inclusivity from its Twitter profile, relieved to be able to return to telling … Continue reading When Pride Month Is Over: How To Be An Effective Ally
To those who aren’t hateful fucking trash, queer folk are just normal people. We go to work, we pay bills, we watch TV, we go for walks, we enjoy opera or sports or books. We have friendships, relationships, families. We fall in love and we break up and we’re flawed and messy and fragile and damaged and…human.
I speak to Harriet Minter and Emma Sexton on Talk Radio's Badass Women's Hour about my most recent article, homophobia and the situation in Birmingham.
I feel angry. Angry that we’re having to refight battles we’ve already fought, and which belong firmly in the past; angry that narrow-minded people seek to use the protective veil of religious belief to excuse their hateful bigotry and intolerance; and utterly fucking enraged that another generation of children might have to endure what I and so many others like me had to endure some thirty years ago.