Posts Tagged ‘Gay’

Here’s how to be offensive on the radio without getting into trouble with Ofcom. Ofcom are the government body that regulates and licences broadcasting in the UK. They have effectively banned the song ‘Melting Pot’ by Blue Mink. They’ve found Black Diamond FM in breach of its radio licence after complaints were received about the […]


Beware of the tolerance paradox! Australians have voted to legalise same sex marriage. In a national survey, 61.6% of voters voted yes to a change in the law, 38.4% were opposed. Almost 40% of those who voted were against a change in the law. This morning I watched an interview on Sky News with lady […]


Crazy Daze

13Jun16

“Whatever happened to crazy?”, asked the American comedian Chris Rock in his 1999 TV special, ‘Bigger & Blacker’. He was talking about how when a lunatic goes on a shooting spree, modern society looks for something to blame. It can be anything from rap music to violent video games. Why do we refuse to admit […]


Word Up

09Jan14

The words “homophobia” and “homophobic” really bother me because they’re inaccurate. The Oxford English Dictionary defines a ‘phobia’ as “an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something”. People who are homophobic aren’t scared or averse to homosexuals, they just hate them. People are said to suffer from a phobia. Are homophobic people suffering? […]