For this week's Geeks Vs Loneliness, we've invited Hannah Dunleavy, of the brilliant Standard Issue, to chat about somethibng thye're up to for International Men's Day... When Standard Issue was founded in September 2014, it came from a place of concern about gender inequality and about how so much of the mainstream media panders to such a narrow definition of women, which is not just detrimental but dangerous to women.
When you’re living in weird times, which I think we can all agree we are right now, it’s easy to look backwards for comparisons. Hence we are now simultaneously living in the new 1930s, 50s, 60s and 70s. And so Guerrilla, John Ridley’s not entirely historically accurate tale of a young couple who enter the world of black activism in 1970s London, is the latest in a surprisingly long line of series that have arrived on our TV screens at precisely the right time.
Some people get ridiculously sentimental about TV theme tunes. If they’re not asking Paul O’Grady to play Stingray while they’re doing their post-roast dishes (I don’t know, what do people do on Sunday? ), they’re engaging in long and earnest debates about whether The Littlest Hobo or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was better to sing along to. Which is full-on ridiculous. It’s clearly the former.
@SamiraAhmedUK I can see the value in confessional journalism, esp if backed up with "this is where you can get help" facts. But pieces like this that seem to function as a colour piece to a hard news topic often seem designed to derail a conversation or to push a certain viewpoint.
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