Gorillas is a classic computer game in which two King Kong-sized gorillas standing at a distance on top of skyscrapers attempt to destroy each other with explosive bananas. I spent many many hours as a kid playing this game and its companion, Nibbles, which shipped bundled with the…
This list entails suggestions for some practical tools all men can apply in their day-to-day lives to foster equality in their relationships with women, and to contribute to a culture where women feel less burdened, unsafe, and disrespected.
Part of living in a patriarchal society is that men are not socialized to think about how their habits and attitudes are harmful to women. This list is meant to push men to think more consciously and personally about the direct and indirect effects they have on women, and to think more about how they can contribute to feminism through their lived, everyday practices.
Cockney: One of the most celebrated English dialects, a variety spoken by working class east Londoners – famous for its playful vocabulary as much as for the way it sounds – is likely to disappear within a generation, according to one sociolinguist. His studies suggest it is being replaced byMulticultural London English. In an age where travel and migration are much easier, we need to be understood by a broader range of people, and tend to temper the most distinctive features of our accents.
I’m not a “true Cockney” (I wasn’t born within the sound of the Bow Bells) but I’m from an area where it’s spoken, and my dad still uses the rhyming slang. I’d be quite sad to see the dialect die out, but the comment about needing to be understood makes sense - it can be impossible to follow if you’re not familiar with it. I had to temper my accent when I moved to Northern England, and then once again when I moved to Ireland. Which is why, apparently, I sound like an Australian.