Thursday, February 20, 2020

Julie Lynn

Julie Lynn
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Julie Lynn, a former journalist, teacher and full time mother, currently tutors teenagers in English and French.

When app stands for appalling – Facebook for six-year-olds

It’s hard to think of a single good thing to say about the news that Facebook has developed a new app aimed at children....

When Dad misses work to tend a sick child, it’s often Mum who suffers

When Lady Macbeth expresses her concern that the main man may not be up to the job of despatching the king, ‘too full o’...

Wake up, sisterhood – the last thing battered women need is a trans in the refuge

Here’s a question. What kind of trans woman do you have to be to decide that the only job you really want, the only...

The wimmin-friendly Web that the Guardian would weave

A few years ago Germaine Greer took to task a female porn film director (apparently an ex-LibDem MP) who was doing her best to...

Out! Tennis sexuality battle has no place on court

Some of us for whom tennis is the beautiful game will have been dismayed at the weekend. On the eve of the Grand Slam...

Spare the iPad and save the child

ust before the unhappy scene in Tess of the D’Urbervilles where the eponymous heroine’s horse Prince loses his life in a tangle with the...

You’re 16, you’re gullible and you’re too young to vote

When I was a young English teacher in the late 1980s at a Home Counties comprehensive school, a pupil in my Lower Sixth articulated...

Mary Beard – rape victim or just a Twit?

A recent newspaper interview with television classicist Mary Beard began with the words ‘Mary Beard is exasperated’. No surprise there. All women seem now...

Julie Lynn’s Christmas book choice: Misery of the smartphone generation

Igen: Why Today's Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy--And Completely Unprepared for Adulthood--And What That Means for the Rest...

Julie Lynn: When crying rape falsely is as bad as rape itself

If your son is a young man who is straight, then be afraid. The victimhood culture that is now driving institutional assumptions that it...

Julie Lynn: Religion, abortion and the cowards who can’t bear to let children think for themselves

What is it about parents of schoolchildren in my part of Kent? They seem to be perpetually ‘concerned’. The front page of my local...

Julie Lynn: That’s entertainment? Torture and barbarity on the BBC

I didn’t watch Gunpowder, the latest big Saturday-night drama offering from the BBC. I’ve no intention of seeing it either. Those who did and...

Julie Lynn: Since when was asking a question a crime?

What ridiculous posturing from some representatives of British universities. Chris Heaton-Harris, Eurosceptic Conservative MP for Daventry and a government whip, has written to university...

Julie Lynn: What happened, Hillary, was that your husband cheated and lied

It is telling that the title of Hillary Clinton’s memoir What Happened is two words framed as a sort of declarative statement rather than...

Julie Lynn: Shame on the liberal cronies who cosied up to Weinstein

Among the films that have come from the until-now Tinseltown untouchable Harvey Weinstein are The Crying Game, Sex, Lies and Videotape and Tie Me...

Julie Lynn: Why feminists won’t fight for British Pakistani women

In April this year Germaine Greer alluded to ‘village India’ during a televised panel discussion on her home turf Down Under. The topic was...

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