Category Archives: covid

July 04

Sex work, disability and the pandemic

I will start by saying that I hope you are well. My thoughts are with all those struggling, grieving and suffering in various ways. Things are unlikely to become much brighter in the recovery period where we will face different challenges. We must care for one another and fight injustices wherever we see them. The […]

June 13

The Spirit of Lockdown

Acknowledgements Thank you to all my friends IRL and to all my like-minded twitter pals (many of whom I know IRL now) for keeping me sane during a pandemic and for speaking out and being critical. I have connected with many wonderful people outside of my discipline and I am excited for the research we […]

January 09

The state we are in

*For the purposes of clarity, no I am not a medical doctor or a public health expert. Nor would I claim to be. More of us should be having these complex and nuanced discussions. Leaving them to an elite small group of people, behind closed doors with no scrutiny, has not worked very well*. We […]

November 30

The war on dissent

We live in strange times. As a critical criminologist I have been very worried since the start of the pandemic about the lack of nuance. Critical thinking is attacked at every turn and people are blinkered. We should all be very wary of what is happening. It is easy to mock people protesting against lockdown […]