Transgender Education Policies in England and Wales
There is little specific formal guidance for schools and more than half trans pupils feel like they can’t be themselves in school.
Captain Tom’s 100th Birthday: A Quintessentially British Occasion?
Today is Captain Tom’s 100th Birthday, an event broadcast live to the nation by BBC Breakfast between 8.00 a.m. to 8.30 a.m. Captain Tom really is the perfect media hero for our times, and the construction of ‘our national hero’ was levelled up this morning as it turns out Captain Tom seems to be a…
The Quantified Self by Deborah Lupton: A Brief Summary
‘This book is about contemporary self-tracking cultures, analysed from a critical sociological perspective. It explores how the practices meanings, discourse, and technologies associated with self-tracking are the product of broader social cultural and political processes.’ This summary is really just some extended notes I took on the book as self-tracking and the quantified self are…
Man Disconnected #2: Why are young men in crisis?
Man Disconnected by Zimbardo and Coulombe is about the challenges young men face in our technological age. This post summarizes chapters 8-10. If you like this sort of thing, then you might also like… Man Disconnected summary part 1: which deals with the evidence of the problems faced by young men today. Man Disconnected summary part 3:…
An Introduction to Ethnicity
ethnicity is cultural, and often contrasted to ‘race’ which refers to biological differences.
An Introduction to Sex, Gender and Gender Identity
The aim of this post is to provide a very brief introduction to the very complex topic of sex, gender and gender identity. Sex, gender and gender identity: basic definitions Sex refers to the biological differences between men and women Gender refers to the cultural differences between – it is to do with social norms…