Category Archives: Sober Thoughts

Tweak Me: Whitewashing, Theatre, And Writing About Writing About Race

I’ll make this short-ish and sweet, because I’m in a hurry, and I truly believe that when dealing with sensitive issues it’s very important to blast the thing out and never proof-read. So about a month a half ago I … Continue reading

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Gender Quotas, #WakingTheFeminists, And The Fact That I’m The Best Writer In The World

I’m better than her. And her. And her. And her and her and her. I’m better than her at writing. I’m better than she’ll ever be. I’m better than him too, by the by. My BAME counter-part, my physically and … Continue reading

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It’s Not Just What He Said, It’s How She Said It

The appearance of the phrase “Panti Gate” in a charades game at my apartment last weekend proves that the events of the past few weeks have reached a zenith, with gender discombobulist Panti Bliss now a given part of the … Continue reading

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Letter To RTE In Response To #Pantigate

This is a letter I wrote to complaints@rte.ie about the recent appearance of Rory O Neill (aka Panti) on the Saturday Night Show. Mr. O Neill claimed that journalists like John Waters and religious ‘thinktanks’ like the Iona Institute are … Continue reading

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‘Don’t use our children as shields to protect status quo’ – Carol Hunt

A great piece by Carol Hunt in this week’s Sunday Independent lambasts the tendency of anti-equality groups to use children for their gains. Excerpt from the piece below, which she cites as being inspired by my blog post last week: … Continue reading

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Marriage Equality, The Iona Institute & Helen Lovejoy Syndrome

As we plummet headlong into 2014 — hoverboards in our arms, Demolition-man sex visors propped neatly on our heads — the marriage equality debate continues to gain shouty, shouty momentum in advance of the upcoming referendum. I’m not going to … Continue reading

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“I Run, I Sing, I Swim, I Dive” – A Play

My new show “I Run, I Sing, I Swim, I Dive” premiered at this year’s International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival — the latest from theatre company Refractive Lens Theatre. It tells the true story of Eva Gore-Booth, a feminist, revolutionary, trade … Continue reading

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