Lighting, Rigged

Lighting rig

Thirty-five years ago, I was sexually assaulted at a gig. I never told anyone. But over the last few years, some stuff has prompted me to finally address it – by writing this poem. Standing by the ticket table, flogging … Read more

From Martin to Ada

Ada Hegerberg

Referring to this. You’ve won the Women’s Ballon d’Or You dribble, tackle, shoot and score But do you twerk? You strike a hard and well-aimed ball Around a wide defensive wall But do you twerk? Top scorer in the Champions … Read more

No Hope for Chope


I fancied some titilating photos    so I went on an upskirting hunt I didn’t really care about consent,    that’s if I’m being blunt I came across Sir Christopher    and thought I’d have a punt I’d capture a … Read more

Harvey is a Sex Addict


Harvey Weinstein is an addict Harvey, he just has to have it Harvey’s checked into a clinic Not convinced? You heartless cynic Harvey can not help himself Please pray for Harvey’s failing health Poor Harvey, he is sex addicted Please … Read more

Report: ETF Women’s Conference 2017


RMT’s delegation to the European Transport workers’ Federation Women’s Conference comprised Mary Jane Herbison, Michelle Rodgers, Lorna Tooley and Janine Booth. The conference was, unfortunately, squeezed into a short time on a single day. It still managed to do its … Read more

Disaffected Middle-aged Women


A new sociological category to scare the establishment … Somewhat like the angry youth But rather longer in the tooth We’re gobby, feisty, loud, uncouth We’re Disaffected Middle-aged Women Kicking our heels against the wall Plotting in the shopping mall Go … Read more

Measuring Up to be Microwaved


Yesterday was my radiotherapy booking-in appointment. So, off I went to the basement of Bart’s hospital to be fitted and measured. Some more forms to fill in and consents to be signed – this time, consenting to have permanent marks … Read more

Rude Words


When Donald Trump said “Grab them by the pussy” The objectionable word was not “pussy” It was “grab” His words were not “lewd” They were violent