With each pipe and joint I gained skill and satisfaction. When it was done, I felt proud and a little more of a man. At last I had stood in the old plumber’s shoes.
In a recent Independent article Yvette Cooper laments that girls are routinely called “whore, bitch, slag, slut,” by boys, have their shirts forcibly undone, their skirts lifted and held up by groups of boys, and have half-naked photos shared around as acts of revenge by gangs of misogynistic boys. Josh O’Brien calls bullshit.
The killing of men and boys in Nigeria continues to be dismissed with the refrain of, “They’re dead, who cares – we need to focus on the abducted schoolgirls.” Now, hundreds more males have been killed, so to those who dismissed the earlier slaughter of boys Jonathan Taylor has only this to ask – what’s your excuse now?