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An experiment too far.

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I knew nothing about this until today, although I did know about the Afro-American experiments which were disgraceful--this is breathtakingly disgusting, and to think the nation running these experiments fought against Nazis like Dr Mengele.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jun/08/guatemala-victim...

Angharad.

The forgotten victims of Irish double standards.

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Thousands of women and girls were incarcerated in Magdalene laundries and the Irish government seems unwilling to apologise and compensate the remaining surviving victims. Given the recent scandals of the scale of child abuse there, this is yet another except it concerns only women and girls--which might explain why nothing is being done to compensate them.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/jun/08/irealnd-...

Angharad.

I see I have 30,000 of them there kudos

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Not entirely sure what that means other than thirty thousand fingers hit the button on the end of my postings. Okay, so that's just a week's postings from me - I'm only joking, Erin, it's actually two weeks :)

Anyway, I presume one or two have enjoyed my contributions and said so: for which many thanks. Thanks also to Erin and her team for their continued indulgence of my verbal diarrhoea. Sometimes it is hard to give up and hour or two every night to post my ramblings and I do like to write other suff as well.

Conversion therapy

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Despite the criticism and even condemnation of this type of therapy, people are still doing it and getting away with it. It says more about the therapist than the client.

This article appeared in todays Guardian, it was quite interesting.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/27/gay-conversion-t...

Angharad.

It's a boy girl thing.

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Ths film is on BBC iplayer at the moment for those who can access it and those who like body swap stories - about a boy and a girl who hate each others guts but end up in each other's bodies.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00k7b6d/Its_a_Boy_Girl...

It's American but Sharon Osbourne has a part in it!

Angharad

Declining numbers of female births in India

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It appears for socio-culural reasons, many Indians find the idea of having girl babies unpalatable and these foetuses are being destroyed before birth by abortion.

Now I know abortion is a hot topic, especially in the US, and I admit being a well meaning Guardian reader, I'm pro-choice - but I find this practice abhorrent - and extremely short sighted as eventually, there will be a shortage of women for men to marry.

Hope all our readers in Missouri are okay

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I see from the BBC news that 89 people are believed killed or injured in storms in Missouri and the footage they showed was horrendous.

My commiserations to any readers who live or have friends and family in that part of the world, I hope they're all safe.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13497489

Angharad

Bike 20.5.11

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Sorry folks - I've been editing something for someone for the past hour and found I deleted it. Before I do something even more stupid - I'm going to bed, which means I don't have time to do a Bike tonight. I'll do one tomorrow before I write anything else - promise.

Hugs & apologies,

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Angharad.

PFH - The British Kid

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It seems one or two of you like this, and as it's had a few reads and a couple of Kudos, I'll continue it for a bit, perhaps two more episodes, while Melanie writes her next one.

I've used some of her characters though I haven't worked entirely to canon as you'll see in part two, which I'm working on as I have time.

Bike Archive

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I never fail to be amazed how someone could want to archive anything I wrote unless they were doing some sort of study on compulsions or classic lunacy. That someone could keep it up to date--it does involve a lot of effort--then create a map site and keep that up to date as well--I'm absolutely staggered. I'm also grateful although my thanks seem somewhat inadequate in comparison.

Thanks to PS and Ben for doing this, I know many readers find it an easier way to read such a long saga, so on their behalf, I thank you also.

Bike 14.5.11

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Apologies for no Bike tonight - didn't get home until after 11.30pm and am too tired to write, hope to do better tomorrow.

As per the previous blog about what to wear to the CTC AGM dinner - I went with my Jaques Vert dress (cream, green and black flowers on a cream background), a short sleeved black cardi with glittery bits and black courts.

I also had an attack of IBS and spent half the evenng in the loo -which doesn't help my energy levels.

So, hopefully tomorrow I will bore you some more with tales of the Cameron clan.

Hugs to all,

Angharad.

Troubles with choice

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I found out this morning that I have to go to a formal (dress code is: smart) dinner on Saturday evening, so I made an appointment to get my unruly tresses tamed (sounds better than getting a haircut) first thing on Saturday - my hair won't be tidy, it never is - it's very fine and flies about like tissue paper in the slightest draught.

'Corrective Rape'

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The term Corrective Rape is one applied to the brutal sexual assault and rape of lesbians, gay and transgender people by thugs usually young men. It is purported to teach them a lesson but frequently leaves them devastated or even dead. It is a hate crime of the first order, and seems to be on the increase.

Louisiana - crimes against nature - sex offenders.

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I happened across this article on the Huffington Post, which has reference to transgender as well as biological women being labelled as sex offenders, possibly for life , because they had unnatural sex - ie they had oral or anal sex for money.

The article claims that black women and transgender people were being targeted by the police. It's worth reading even if it does show the authorities have a mediaeval approach to life - this is what the police do when they're not out hunting witches one supposes.

See for yourselves.

Slut Walking

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See the link below for an explanation, but it seemed some police education officer opened his mouth and shoved both feet in it.

Guardian: 'Homophobic attacks increase in London'

While we feel life is becoming more tolerant - could we be labouring under a misapprehension. West London seems to be having an upsurge of attacks on gay men.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/may/02/homophobic-attack-h...

Why people can't live in peace, I'll never understand.

Angharad.

Soldier of Missfortune

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It's taken me hours to sort out a suitable picture to go with the caption. Today's part two is a bonus episode - was literally waiting for paint to dry - it's true, honestly. Anyway, don't expect two episodes of stuff every day--this is very much a one off(or should that be two off?).

The plot is working up nicely, so I hope you enjoy. Comments are appreciated.

Angharad.

France's oldest TS turns out to be a Brit.

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The Daily Wail does it again. Apparently this one wrote a book about herself, so is I suppose fair game. I wouldnt have thought 60 was that old - or is that all about personal perspective - the closer you get the younger it seems?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1380687/British-ex-p...

Comments are the usual unhelpful sort, but there seems to be some effort to ger pronouns right.

Conference Cancelled

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According to the transgender blog in The Guardian, trans-activists caused a conference to be cancelled because they felt it was unrepresentative and that two of the speakers were either anti or unsympathetic to 'the cause'.

I'm not sure what I feel, other than it seems to prove that modern technology can effect change and that the opinions of minorities can be made louder than they otherwise might, especially in the past.

McDonald's attack - victim interviewed.

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Race might be the factor involved not transgender. The link includes a video interview with the victim.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1379691/Transgender-...

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