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What happens when you grass on someone at work?

What happens when you grass on someone at work?

The news that a culture of bullying pervades the NHS and stories of surgeons throwing scalpels and bawling out interns is quite alarming. Patients are also in the firing line. The sentencing of Ian Paterson, jailed for 15 years after carrying out unnecessary cancer...

Author shares behind the scenes of politics in British crime thriller.

Author shares behind the scenes of politics in British crime thriller.

 The Missing Activist by Louise Burfitt-Dons confronts a threat that exposes not just the Tories and Westminster but all of the UK "It’s easy in the era of Facebook groups and Twitter to live in a bubble.” — Louise Burfitt-Dons Reader appetite for girl crime books is...

Acid Attacks Rise in UK

Acid Attacks Rise in UK

Nala is a thirty something Somalian who is murdered in London while over at a conference raising awareness of acid attacks on women. Her compelling backstory is what brought her to the City. How her attacker had scarred her as a teenager because she’d backed out of an...

Five Fast Facts: Act Against Bullying

Five Fast Facts: Act Against Bullying

Act Against Bullying is a set of monologues I researched in 2000 and first published in 2002. It was the reason for me setting up Act Against Bullying as a charity. They’ve been used in schools as a means of discussing the awkward situations which can lead on to...

James Harrington MP, FOBT and the Tory Rebels

James Harrington MP, FOBT and the Tory Rebels

‘Having worked in the casino business, the cause of his stress could be a betting thing. James served on a cross-party committee. The gambling lobby in Gibraltar wasn't too thrilled about the Referendum result as it would mean the country would leave the EU. Most of...

Louise’s Top Nine Halloween Films

Louise’s Top Nine Halloween Films

FATAL ATTRACTION (1987) PLAY MISTY FOR ME (1971) THE TALENTED MR RIPLEY (1999) VERTIGO (1954) ROSEMARY'S BABY (1968) GONE GIRL (2014) REBECCA (1940) ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST (1975) MATERNAL SECRETS  (2018)

The Machiavellian Genius of Dark Femininity

The Machiavellian Genius of Dark Femininity

When I set up Act Against Bullying in 2000 it was commonly believed that women didn't bully.  That was a boys thing.  Research into the motivations of girl gangs and female criminology only began in the 1980s as women’s social behaviour changed. Chicken or egg?  Who...

Moderating Feminism: The Past The Now and What Comes Next

Has feminism produced the goods for women or not? Do the Men’s Rights Movement, who now also claim discrimination, have a point? Why do feminists not agree among themselves on abortion, pornography or the burka? I've been delving into this subject for years and now...

Why Feminism Must Not Forget The Other Side

Why Feminism Must Not Forget The Other Side

Feminism has achieved a lot a good things for girls. It’s gone far beyond just getting the vote and property rights. Women now outnumber men in the UK almost two-thirds of degree subjects, and, according to university admissions service UCAS, the gender gap in British...

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