Public heroism is no substitute for a coordinated response when disaster strikes

“WHAT’S the worst that could happen?” That’s the first question those working in resilience planning have to ask, and in these uncertain times it’s not an easy one to answer. The second is “how should we respond?” On Tuesday night the BBC broadcast extraordinary scenes in its fly-in-the-wall documentary Hospital, showing how the staff ofContinue reading “Public heroism is no substitute for a coordinated response when disaster strikes”

Skimpy outfits don’t harm girls, but slut-shaming does

“WHAT do these women wear into battle?” asks a bemused Wonder Woman in the new blockbuster, upon being shown the ladies’ fashions of London in 1918. Raised on an island of warrior women who run, jump, punch and kick, she can’t fathom why anyone would pull on a restrictive pencil skirt or a high-neck blouse.Continue reading “Skimpy outfits don’t harm girls, but slut-shaming does”