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Dr Nathan Tamblyn

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Still arguing about transgender

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  A new transgender drama called Butterfly is starting on ITV. As debate continues about transgender issues, these are some further arguments I have heard made against giving equal rights to transgender people.   ‘People are too politically correct. No-one can... More »

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Dreadlocks and Cultural Appropriation

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‘Cultural appropriation’ is a concept dealing with the adoption of one group’s culture by another group. A current complaint is against Little Mix singer Jesy Nelson for wearing dreadlocks. This follows a previous example in the media when an African-American ... More »

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The Immigrant Song

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Immigration remains a major policy issue for political parties across Europe. And the status of immigrants following Brexit is still to be determined. And yet, despite all the attention: designating someone as an immigrant is morally arbitrary. We might define... More »

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Arguing about Transgender

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Transgender identity is in the news again, this time because it is ‘confusing’ and conflicts with a devout Christian family’s desire to raise their children with strict binary genders. We do not all have to like everything, but we should be able to say why. An... More »