A hand held up, palm facing you, with text stamped on it that read No Excuses

Accountability

Content Notice – emotional abuse, including some relating to sexual activity; ableism; gaslighting; alcoholism; mention of physical violence. Context and…

Who am I?

I am The Bobbu. I was named Mr Matthew John Rainford by my parents. Like many things placed upon me…

https://www.patreon.com/trinkety

Live Action Roleplay

My axe raised, shield before me, chainmail strapped on tight; I stride into the fray. I see my friend across…

Stop Saying Feminism Is Good For Men

Stop Saying Feminism is Good for Men

I’ve been seeing a lot of posts recently along the lines of “feminism helps men too.” That makes me sad….

For Want Of A Sad Song – a polyamory poem

A polyamory poem: There are no mournful tunes of how to weep After loosing one who next to you would sleep…

Physicists don't go terrorizing other physicists because they have competing theories. They have an objective tool to settle their disputes--the scientific method. Religion also has a tool to deal with competing ideas--violence. Religious Violence Quote by Aelous @GodWorksOut

Charlie, Ahmed and Guns

I am hearing so many people arguing on one side or the other of the “religion is bad” argument at…

Rainbow pride flag

Dear Straight Pride UK – go fuck yourselves

Update 18:08 GMT My web hosting company, the splendid Site5, agreed that the DMCA notice was not valid. No action will…

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I Don’t Want A Manic Pixie Dream Girl (Any More)

Once upon a time, I was a young man in his prime who spent his time constantly on the look-out…

John

A Very Short Story

John somehow knew he was the main character in a story – but he had a dreadful, gnawing feeling that…

Stone Heart

I Have Regrets (and that’s ok)

“Live with no regrets,” the saying goes. It is a very silly saying, in my not-so-humble opinion. You see, I…

My Mental Malady - Bipolar

My Mental Malady

I believe I’ve mentioned that I suffer from Bipolar Personality Disorder. I use the word “suffer” today, because it feels…

Geek Pride

Hoopy Frood and Proud

The 25th of May was a very special day for geeks everywhere. Not only was it towel day – it…

Yes - No! Polyamory debate

Challenging Challenges (part 2)

Take a deep breath, and let’s make the dive into debating territory. What other arguments are there that I hear…

My Granddad

My Granddad

My granddad passed away recently. He was one of the few people in my family who I liked and respected…

Monty Python's The Meaning of Life

Sex Education in a Time Warp

Originally published in The Skinny Sometimes I get up in the morning, read the news, and wonder which century I…

Night

Night

Written at 2:30am I love the night time. Specifically, I find 4:30am to be the most perfect of times. It…

Me and Kitty kissing

No Rings on Us

My partner and I (the one who lives locally, at any rate) have been in a relationship for over two and…

Half empty of half full? A representation of homeopathy

Watered Down Bullshit

Why do people seem to want to cling on to magical potions, and supernatural, inexplicable hocus-pocus cures? Yep, today I’m…

Marriage equality

Lets Legalise More Love

The issue of marriage equality is filling our newspapers, our airwaves and our screens right now. The UK government has…

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A Happy Life of Apathy

Apathy has long had a bad reputation as a response to events, but to me that reputation is an ill…

Calvin & Hobbes Argument (about polyamorous issues, clearly)

Challenging Challenges (part 1)

We polyamorous and other ethically non-monogamous folks are used to being criticised, challenged and questioned about our love styles. It’s…

Obscenity is a joke -

The Obtuseness of Obscenity (Don’t Protect Me)

Obscenity has been a hot topic of late – just last month Michael Peacock was found unanimously not guilty of…

Objection - teach debating skills to our kids

Where Did You Learn To Argue?

I am a philosopher. I studied philosophy from a young age; particularly religious philosophy & theological discussions, because I was…

Food, Sex and Lies by Laurie Rollitt

Eating Out

When people think about food and sex, they tend to go down limited avenues of thought. There’s Aphrodisiac Avenue, where…