Monthly Archives: June 2015

The Perils of Losing Voters’ Trust

Knowing my interest in all things electoral, my father-in-law gave me a book about social influences on voting behaviour at Christmas. Called Sex, Lies and the Ballot Box, it has a series of short chapters touching on specific aspects. While in Ireland last weekend I read the chapter on how emotions are tied up with […]

An Irish perspective on human rights

Trans Media Watch was asked to speak at an Irish Labour Party event, so I accepted the invitation and was flown across to Kilkenny to speak on Friday evening. The theme of the panel was Media and Human Rights, and I found myself sitting next to Alex White, who is the Irish government minister responsible […]

Is the Media Brave?

So, Hadley Freeman wrote this piece. Yesterday I submitted my first piece to the Guardian’s Comment is Free section – no idea whether they’ll publish it or not. It was ostensibly about Julie Burchill’s latest rant against trans women based on the media portrayal of Caitlyn Jenner, but actually, it was about how the media […]