Norman Tebbit: the real Tory swivel eyed loon

Norman Tebbit giving a talk for the Edinburgh ...

Norman Tebbit. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This week Norman Tebbit weighed in on the gay marriage bill with two ridiculous hypotheticals – firstly that gay marriage would allow people to marry their children in order to circumvent inheritance tax and secondly that gay marriage would force a constitutional crisis when a lesbian queen married a woman and had a child by artificial insemination. A salutary reminder that the Conservative party needn’t look as far as their local associations for their swivel eyed loons – there are plenty inside westminster. Continue reading

Disney’s Merida Makeover: not the only way to be a princess

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Over the last fortnight, Disney released and quickly withdrew some sparkly, sexy Merida artwork for her ‘coronation ceremony’. The slimming down, aging up and general ‘princess-isation’ of Merida who was billed as a character who hated the fluff of being a princess spurred endless column inches about gender and femininity as well as a “Say No To The Merida Make Over” petition with 233,846 supporters to date.  Continue reading