Another year, but has anything changed?

Although 8th March is officially International Women's Day, in China (at least at universities, or rather at least in my university), there is Girls' Day, the day before. I asked a student why this was and they told me that the idea of women implies a married woman, whereas Girls' Day does not have that implication. …

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From 2017 to beyond

‘Tis the season, or so the saying goes. And so, another year ends. I was reading how I summed up 2016 here, and I described it as ‘interesting’. 2017 has been, if anything, ‘more interesting’ and certainly more depressing. Brexit seems to be spiralling aimlessly out of control, with the Brexiteers seemingly hell-bent on leaving …

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