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Making a Brilliant Political Documentary is Possible – just not in the UK

Now I live in the UK, and I’m working on a dissertation about UK Labour. While we have seen insipid dramas about New Labour leadership problems and the bromance gone bad of Brown and Blair, all soaked in the aggrandisement or faux mea culpas of their acolytes and enablers, we’ve yet to see anything of the gravitas, production elegance, political rawness or basic bloody insight and entertainment of The Killing Season. Even if you know nothing about Australian politics, you should watch this and appreciate the importance of a decent public service broadcaster to its audience.

Exclusive: Men’s Rights Early Documentary Proof Rediscovered

Exclusive: Men’s Rights Early Documentary Proof Rediscovered

So yes, friends, the crushing of Men’s Rights, of men as equal human beings, has long been a concern with its roots firmly embedded in history. The question you may wish to pose to yourself and your bros, however, is: “Why was this series withdrawn from broadcast and never seen after its first airing in 1980?” The answers are both obviously shocking and telling in this unbrave new world that Men find themselves forced to inhabit. For now, enjoy the drama.

On the Verge of the Last Days of New Media Trust

On the Verge of the Last Days of New Media Trust

What is does offer is an evangelical sales dirge from Man with Job Title at Facebook to Hack with Job Title at The Verge who pals along and waggles his head in eager affirmation. To be fair, it offers a hint of critical analysis towards the end but even that is the usual narcissistic bull-waffle about…

On the Death of a Child & Trigger Warnings

On the Death of a Child & Trigger Warnings

The problem with Trigger Warnings is that they often exacerbate the pain than they seek to protect us from. They also propose a world where healing from many different traumas is homogenised into a synthetic mass agreement on what constitutes pain, damage, confrontation or peace. The synthesis is too simplistic and is in fact more demagogic than pedagogic: it speaks to a mass lie of consensus rather than enabling people to learn their way through their horrors.

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