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Reflecting on Foucault, Feminism and Rape…

The other day, referring to Foucault views and the various feminist perspectives including Susan Brownmiller’s, I raised Foucault’s question “Is rape the same as a punch in the face?”  My reference to that question was motivated by two factors: firstly, as I’ll describe later in this blog post, I think it is outrageous that some people seem to … Continue reading

The Hidden Crime… Domestic Violence and Gender – by Claudia Megele

Domestic violence is widespread and its effects are pervasive. Practice and research in domestic violence have resulted in a greater appreciation of the complexities in understanding the impacts of domestic violence on children and the ways in which it can be approached as child abuse. Research has indicated that the distinction between ‘witnessing’ and ‘experiencing’ … Continue reading

Future of LocalGov: Local government in 2020: challenges and opportunities

Original article published on The Guardian Local Government Network How will councils clear the hurdles they face, from scarce resources to making the most of social media? There are a host of challenges that face local government in the 21st century: delivering services; lack of finance; managing staff; engaging citizens; forming new partnerships; and, rapidly evolving technologies and … Continue reading

David Lammy and why he is smacking wrong…

Considering David Lammy’s interview over the weekend and Harriet Baldwin’s interview on Channel 4  I would like to highlight some of the flawed reasoning that leads to this sort of thinking. Frankly speaking, David Lammy is wrong on so many levels that I am not sure where to begin. Therefore, I will only raise some … Continue reading

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