Anonymous blogging and Google Analytics: how Ewhois’ reverse lookup can reveal your identity

If you’re blogging anonymously, it’s always safer not to have your own domain because you could be traced through your Google Analytics ID. Your anonymous blog or pseudonymous online business may share the same ID as your non-anonymous sites, so if someone your identity then all they have to do is heck the ID ofContinue reading “Anonymous blogging and Google Analytics: how Ewhois’ reverse lookup can reveal your identity”

Review of anonymous blogging and browsing tools (product testing Hotspot Shield VPN, Tor and Ghostery)

You know how women’s magazines are always testing and reviewing products like skin cream, hair straighteners and shampoo? And the results probably depend on which corporation paid them to say their product is the best? Well, for all you anonymous bloggers and subversive tweeters (as well as anyone else who’s sick of getting viruses allContinue reading “Review of anonymous blogging and browsing tools (product testing Hotspot Shield VPN, Tor and Ghostery)”

5 Reasons Why The Ancient Alien Theory Is Not A Convincing Theory

God knows which category this post is going to go in, but I thought I’d try something different today. South Park once mocked the History Channel’s Ancient Aliens series in an episode abiut Thanksgiving, and I can see why. Now there is a new series, and this blog deals with material from both series. NowContinue reading “5 Reasons Why The Ancient Alien Theory Is Not A Convincing Theory”

Slut shaming isn’t just about bullying: Why we should stop using the word “slut” completely

We need to stop using the word “slut”. You probably know this already, as slut shaming has been topical since the SlutWalks in 2011, and recently there was an article ‘Slut Shaming Shames us All’, about slut shaming and other forms of bullying in a broadsheet I can’t remember the name of. However it seemsContinue reading “Slut shaming isn’t just about bullying: Why we should stop using the word “slut” completely”

How to fix your Google print after you’re outed online: blogging, anonymity and SEO

This isn’t intended to be used by trolls or people who deserve to be outed. But hey, if they find it, they find it. The internet is a jungle and should be run under the law of the jungle, and not policed any more than is absolutely necessary. This is a detailed, comprehensive guide, notContinue reading “How to fix your Google print after you’re outed online: blogging, anonymity and SEO”

Conservatism is Dead! Radical feminism lives! (And that’s a good thing.)

This post was inspired by a chat on Twitter with @wordgeeksarah and one of her old posts: http://cunninglinguaphile.blogspot.co.uk/2010/05/flaw-in-feminism-parte-ye-firste.html?m=1 (@wordgeeksarah didn’t say any of the stuff below; her point was that nothing has changed in the feminism/sexwork clusterfuck. However if she hadn’t tweeted me her post, I wouldn’t have written this.) The fact that the radfemsContinue reading “Conservatism is Dead! Radical feminism lives! (And that’s a good thing.)”

The ‘law of the jungle’ for a free internet: policing, trolls, and free speech

POLICING The internet, far from being the rebel space it once was, is now policed far more than real life. You now get three months in jail for joking about child abduction (Matthew Woods) and three weeks in jail for making racist comments about a footballer suffering an injury. (Though I would’ve thought that secondContinue reading “The ‘law of the jungle’ for a free internet: policing, trolls, and free speech”

When feminism and sex activism collide: Should you drop the “feminist” label?

Sex positive feminists -ironically enough- often find that their worst critics and internet arguments are other feminists (radical feminists or ‘radfems’). Feminists who are glamour models or who work in the sex industry or adult entertainment industry expect to be looked down on by conservatives, yet find that they’re mostly despised by radfems as “traitors”Continue reading “When feminism and sex activism collide: Should you drop the “feminist” label?”

Criminalizing prostitution: the family and violence against women

Rhoda Grant MSP’s consultation to bring the Swedish model to Scotland is going to harm families. The Swedish or ‘end demand’ model criminalizes sex purchase without criminalizing selling sex, so it at least is not as bad as criminalizing both parties like in America. But it’s still bad. Now, the fact that the model isContinue reading “Criminalizing prostitution: the family and violence against women”

Families, minority communities and social workers: how antidiscrimination and labour rights for social workers can help families

In current UK practice, families are often matched with social workers and case workers who can best understand them. This means that, ideally, queer social services clients are matched with queer social workers, and minority clients with minority social workers, and so on. But there isn’t really a “so on” because that’s where it stops.Continue reading “Families, minority communities and social workers: how antidiscrimination and labour rights for social workers can help families”