Work and menopause

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Menopause at work hit the headlines on 22 February as the Equality and Human Rights Commission issued new guidance on the issue. However, the guidance only affirmed what the law has been for the last fourteen years, and the fact that news coverage trumpeted it as a breakthrough can only mean that employers have not been following the law.

BPD: Bullshit Psychiatric Diagnosis

BPD word cloud // Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Basic problem: dysfunctional brain. Poisonous dynamic. Bad person. Difficult. Branded, pigeonholed, dubbed bonkers, psycho, disturbed. Best put down ‘borderline’. Please don’t bother protesting, dear. Boffin professionals drafted brilliant Ph Ds berating personal downfall Browbeaten patients drop by pharmacy, drugs bring … Read more

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Middle-age Kicks

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with apologies to The Undertones A middle-age dream’s so hard to beat Every time I’m offered a seat A cinnamon whirl in the neighbourhood With a glass of wine, it tastes so good I’m getting older, getting older, right Get … Read more

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Sitting in your Citroen

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There’s room for snacks and Doom Bar cans flirting, fun and future plans For you are my adventure gringo side by side in your Berlingo There’s room for friends and kids and all There’s room for creatures great and small … Read more

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Amplify by Allographic

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Buy the book direct from the publisher here. A poetry book by Janine Booth. “Amplify the voices that rarely get a hearing. Power up the megaphone and drown out the jeering. Amplify and magnify the voices that are hampered by … Read more