No Laughing Matter: Black Stand Up Comedy

by Michael Peters You wait 19 years for a replacement to the much loved Black comedy series The Real McCoy (last broadcast in 1996) then, a bit like waiting for a bus, they all come along at once!  That was the situation TV viewers had at the beginning of November as ITV2 broadcast not one… Read More

The Myth of the Perfect Victim and the Acceptable Rape

In one fail sweep Judy Finnigan has laid bare the prejudice and ignorance faced by rape survivors. Speaking on ITV’s Loose Women programme on the case of convicted rapist, Ched Evans, Judy noted that because there wasn’t violence during the rape and the woman was drunk at the time, it didn’t cause “bodily harm.” Therefore, the footballer having served his sentence should be allowed to return to play in his team, Sheffield United. Read More