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  [1st July 2015]
For a long time now I've had a dream. Not the one where everyone gets universal sanitation or stops exploiting seafarers. Another one. This one is to have a walking desk. A walking what? Most Britons have never heard of such a thing. Americans have: ...
  [19th June 2015]
So apparently I am "shipping's Mary Whitehouse," according to Patrik Wheater. What idiocy. To balance that, here is Namrata Nadkarni, editor of The Marine Professional, talking sense.
  [4th June 2015]
A fascinating piece, from March this year, about what happened when a dad took his daughter to a puberty learning event at her school, and talked periods. Shortcut: the girls were braver than the adults when it came to discussing the things about periods ...
  [4th June 2015]
Yesterday was interesting. I didn't quite realise that I'd been the loudest protester of Fredrikshavn's awful use of naked women to advertise a "one-stop service" (read her legs). I spent my early evening running in evening sunshine ...
  [3rd June 2015]
Radha Verma is a woman who lives in the slum of Rakhi Mandi in India. I don't know much more about her than that. I don't know what work she does, or how she came to live in a slum. But I do know, thanks ...
  [2nd June 2015]
I admit: Ninety Percent of Everything doesn't have enough women in it, apart from me. There are the lovely women doing whale research in Cape Cod. There is the ghost of Akhona Geveza, which got me into trouble and still upsets people who think it ...
  [28th May 2015]
I wrote this piece for the Guardian, on WaterAid's brilliant campaign "If Men Had Periods." This concept, and method of triggering awareness, isn't new: Gloria Steinem did it brilliantly in 1978, in If Men Could Menstruate, an essay for Ms magazine. But the ...