As surely everyone knows who lives in the UK and even glances at the news, a heated debate has recently broken out over whether or not there should be VAT on women’s sanitary products (chiefly sanitary towels and Tampax). The argument for the tax’s abolition centres on the fact that it is a taxing these… Read More The ‘Tampon Tax’: a red herring?
This is a historical reflection for once! The temperature of my room (for heating-related reasons, far too tedious to go into) broadly mirrors the temperature of the outside air (i.e. very cold!). Forced to retreat to working, fully-dressed, in bed, to keep warm, this has prompted some empathetic historical musings. I always thought the multitude… Read More Coldness, society and history