It was bad enough turning up an hour early to unload miniature bottles and remove everything from shoes to mobiles in order to foil a terrorist. On a flight, everyone else is a potential hazard — and that’s just when you emerge smelling faintly of vomit with a streaming new cold. … [Read more...] about Lockdown FINALLY BROKE our habits of a lifetime: From relying on a cleaner, to flying off on holiday and always planning ahead
History stay away from me
Pölking talks about how he was offered a piece of chocolate foam-filled candy as a child, which at that time in Germany had the racist name "N.... Kuss" (N-Kiss). He talks about how he was "welcomed" with monkey calls and bananas waved at him at an away game when he was 16 years old. "That was tough," he recalls. "When I play basketball, I forget all my problems. But at that moment, the basketball game was part of the problem." … [Read more...] about Is the street name “Uncle Tom” racist?
This isn’t the first time this has happened. In fact, there is a detailed and shameful history of such incidents going back decades. We might think we have moved on entirely from the days when Nancy Astor, the UK’s first sitting female MP, was frozen out by Winston Churchill and told by a male colleague that he would push his stomach up against hers any time she liked. But the treatment of today’s female MPs sometimes suggests we have barely moved forward at all. … [Read more...] about So Theresa May has breasts – who knew?