Entries by Planet Ivy from 01/2013

Spike Lee's Views on Django Unchained Are as Hypocritical as the Man Himself

| Posted 01.07.2013 | UK Entertainment

Spike Lee is no stranger to getting all up in Quentin Tarantino's business. He's berated Tarantino before for his use of the word 'n****r' in Jackie Brown, asking the question "What does he want to be made - an honorary black man?" as though skin colour is some kind of gentleman's club.

Why the Church of England is Confused About Penises

| Posted 01.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The decision on women bishops was criticised as sexist. Which it was. Previous Church rulings on homosexuality (particularly same-sex marriage) have been criticised as homophobic. Which they were. But, clearly, what the Church is really so worried about is that penises are designed and evolved, in part, for sex.

Julie Burchill's 'Transsexuals' Article Is a Triumph for Liberal Hypocrisy

| Posted 01.15.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Burchill is actually quite elegant in her dismantlement of the "vociferous transsexual lobby and their grim groupies". Shame her understanding of such communities amounts to a gross misrepresentation.

Republican Candidates Given Training in Order to Talk About Rape More Sensitively

| Posted 01.21.2013 | UK Politics

Just as when Tory MP, David Davies called plans to legalise gay marriage "barking mad", then tried to justify his homophobia by explaining he hadn't had "diversity training", this newest development in the American abortion debate would be laughable if it wasn't so horrifying.