An Issue of Consent

In the light of a number of recent events I have been meaning to write about consent. My thoughts on this topic atre still maturing but in the meantime I wsih to say this: The Polish politician Andrzej Lepper committed suicide in August 2011 as his party collapsed around him. Just four years earlier Samoobrona or Self Defence had been part of the governing coalition … Continue reading An Issue of Consent

Faith in our Bodies

I will begin with an anecdote. A male friend of mine once visited a massage parlour. During the post-coital chat the girl told him about her strict Catholic upbringing. One day her devout aunt in County Clare found out what she did for a living and, to her niece’s astonishment, took it in her stride. “You’ll go straight to Heaven” she said. “It’s a lovely … Continue reading Faith in our Bodies