Tag: violence

  • Violence against women and girls

    Until recently I thought men and women committed crimes in more or less equal numbers. This isn’t the case. The Office of National Statistics publishes prison population figures every week and I downloaded the data for 11th February 2022. The difference between the sexes is substantial. In the last week, the number of prisoners in […]

  • Not modern enough

    Elizabeth was providing technical support for Roblox to a friend today. We asked Daniel what she was doing and he replied that we wouldn’t understand because “You’re not as modern as we are“. Daniel created a Minecraft Realm recently and invited several friends to it. One of his friends accidentally created a looping command block […]

  • The tragic abuse of power

    The murder of George Floyd by a police officer in the United States and subsequent protests has dwarfed the usual pandemic reporting we’ve had non-stop since February. The murder was recorded by a passerby and now the whole world has seen it. It shows a police officer kneeling on a man’s neck as he lies […]

  • TradeMe must stop selling guns

    TradeMe must stop selling guns

    The news out of my old home town of Christchurch today is very sad. Kia Kaha, Christchurch. I feel like I say that a lot. Christchurch has had a really rough decade. When will it end? I wish the media would not report the names of terrorists. It encourages idolatry and copy cats. They should […]

  • Smacking to be banned in Scotland

    It was announced today that Scotland is going to be the first part of the UK to outlaw smacking. This is great news. New Zealand banned smacking in 2009 as has most of the rest of the EU. Australia, as usual, is years behind everyone else; you can still hit children there. I told the […]