My Escape From a Living Hell
To keep this account to a reasonable length, I have glossed over some events and shortened the length of time between others. If a reader wants further information, they just have to ask. Because of the group’s willingness to sue, I have had to be careful about naming people. I ask that this lack of names and shortening of the story does not lead anyone to downplay the events written about. If anyone needs or wants more information or has any questions, just ask and I can reply either publicly or privately. All the events took place in Dublin unless stated otherwise.
P.S. If my story gets turned into a film, I want Tom Cruise to play me.
I was always something of an odd kid growing up. Being very uncomfortable around girls, it was impossible for me to start a conversation with someone I’d just met. Going up to somebody and asking her out would have completely freaked me out. This led to quiet a lot of people presuming I was gay or calling me that weird fella in the corner. Doing my Leaving Cert in the summer of 1990, my working life began with a few dead-end jobs over the next three years, not really knowing what I wanted to do with my life. That all changed one April morning in 1993, when I met the one person who would have the biggest effect on my life up to that point. (more…)
In a much derided move, the ultra-feminist group Manchester Feminist Network, has today called for the city of Manchester to be renamed Chester-On-Irwell, as they say that they object to the use of Man in the name. Through their spokeswoman Jessica Halem, they have released the following statement:
“As the great feminist Delores Platt said: ‘The only jobs for which no man is qualified are human incubators and wet nurse. Likewise, the only job for which no woman is or can be qualified is sperm donor’. In light of those words, how can it be that so many of those who claim to be wholeheartedly in favour of equality at every level of society, also insist on putting half of the planets population down? Men continue to dominate virtually every aspect of society, enjoying social, financial and political advantages over their equally able female counterparts. The need for a cohesive force to empower women and advance the cause of gender equality is as necessary today as it was in the era of Cromwell, Columbus, and Stalin. (more…)