I had the option to be veggie and I deliberately chose not too because I firmly believe that as meat eater I can do more for animal welfare by only purchasing ethically produced meat and animal products and using my voice as a source of their income to demand better standards from producers. By becoming vegetarian you… » 6/11/14 9:46am 6/11/14 9:46am

It's ok. good that it was cleared up for you. I've never had any overt harassment experiences, just the little 'everyday' ones, but sharing experiences if you have had them can only be a good thing, it's sad that so many innocent men feel they have to get defensive. . » 6/08/14 6:21am 6/08/14 6:21am

you'll probably be glad to know that you're not the only one who thinks that about hammer heads - they were used as a model for the alien creatures in Pitch Black, and I vaguely remember reading somewhere that the late H R Geiger was influenced by them too. » 6/08/14 5:29am 6/08/14 5:29am

I gave up on sizing in shops when I was told by a friend how shoddy the standards are in even UK factories. Don't have the right size labels? Just use whatever's to hand, save yourself a trip to the restock station. She said this was common practice, especially Friday afternoons. I should imagine the same would also… » 6/04/14 7:15am 6/04/14 7:15am

I know this isn't really on topic and it's completely anecdotal but I was having problems with my cat, diagnosed as Feline Hypersensitivity Syndrome. I say diagnosed but it's a process of elimination thing. During the process I tried to eliminate all additives etc, changed her food to completely natural stuff, no… » 6/04/14 6:55am 6/04/14 6:55am

Yes, as soon as maybe he sells just one of those gold leafed chairs or persuades his bishops to take slightly less pay and diverts funds to needy children or even just stops churches demanding money from families in the first place, he might have a right to say ANYTHING about people's choices in child rearing. » 6/03/14 10:58am 6/03/14 10:58am

In a year when half the world seems intent on robbing LGBT people of their lives and liberties, what is wrong with some countries sending a massive 'fuck you' to them with some statement voting? It's not like Eurovision is a sacrosanct cultural keystone that should never be abused in such a way. » 5/11/14 9:45am 5/11/14 9:45am

I can't wait to be Mrs (finickity's SO's last name) but that was a decision based purely on gut feeling and my feminist orientation hasn't managed to change it. I know that it's not expected by anyone in the family (whose opinion I give a shit about anyway) so it's more a symbolic thing in my head (kind of like an… » 4/30/14 1:17pm 4/30/14 1:17pm

That's just linked two things together for me - my fathers total emotional constipation and my paternal grandmothers utterly revolting idea of babysitting ( we left my 15m niece with her to attend my maternal grandfathers funeral. When we got back hours later she was still in her out door clothes, full nappied and… » 4/30/14 12:24pm 4/30/14 12:24pm