You would think that all women would be united in seeing prostitution as exploitation – it is wrong for women to sell their bodies to strangers for sex.
A friend confessed to me the other day how hard it is to be an ethical clothes shopper. “So many pitfalls even when I am trying to do the right thing.” I sympathise with her dilemma. The more you know about clothes – who makes them, how the fashion cycle works, the environmental impact – … Continue reading Shop till we all drop
There is an increasingly loud voice of secularism in the West which rejects all religion as at best, irrelevant and at worst, dangerously intolerant extremism. Certainly, Stephen Hawking, the physicist famous for his insights and intellect who passed away this month, thought God was an invention we no longer needed. Rightly influential as a scientist … Continue reading What has religion ever done for me?
‘Leaning’ is just as important for men as it is women – leaning on God’s understanding of issues, being a leader who is confident enough to ask questions of others and listen to their wisdom.
My facebook life is not me, it is a better version of me.
Goodness, I could feel totally inadequate if I tried to follow all the New Year’s advice on looking younger, stronger, slimmer and happier (as well as better paid). Fitness and fashion liftouts and online lifestyle advice tell me to combat the stress and guilt of overindulgence at Christmas and new year by cultivating mindfulness and … Continue reading New Year, new me. Really?
Touching is out of fashion. It is seen as predatory. No-one seems to know what is acceptable so there is a blanket ban.
The stories pouring out about sexual exploitation and inappropriate behaviour among politicians in the UK, Hollywood directors and in the ordinary experience of women leaves lots of us stunned but not surprised. The UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon resigned a week ago, admitting his behaviour had "fallen short" of the standards expected of him. At least forty … Continue reading Crime or culture
Does it matter if the painting is by a woman?
We sometimes think that Christians are better than the general population – we don’t swear, watch porn, abuse our loved ones or have affairs. Sadly the data and research shows that people who identify as Christians are just as likely to indulge in all those things. Behind closed doors, there is abuse. And unfortunately, some … Continue reading Miss-reading the Bible