Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Armed Police Force Woman To Remove Burkini in France

Armed French police have forced a woman on a beach in Nice to remove her clothing as part of a ban on the burkini.  Thank god that armed men are there to protect us from women napping on the beach.

Photos have emerged of four police officers confronting a sleeping woman at a Nice beach on Tuesday, who then forced the woman to remove her clothing and issued her a fine.  The woman was wearing a long sleeve blue tunic and a head scarf, yet the officers deemed the outfit to be inappropriate.

This comes after authorities in several French towns implemented a ban on the burkini, citing concerns over religious clothing, saying that the clothing 'overtly manifests adherence to a religion at a time when France and places of worship are the target of terrorist attacks'.

Nice is just one of fifteen French resorts to have banned the article of clothing, somehow believing that women relaxing at the beach and following their religion somehow constitutes a threat to the French people.

The 34 year old woman, who gave the press only her first name as Siam, said 'I was sitting on the beach with my family, I was wearing a classic headscarf.  I had no intention of swimming.'

Witnesses to the incident have gone on to confirm that during the incident members of the public were shouting at Siam to 'go home' and cheering and applauding the police officers as they issued her with a fine.  It is also being reported that her daughter was left in tears during the incident.

Despite the incident receiving a huge backlash from the public and on social media from people around the world the local mayor, Ange-Pierre Vivoni, who banned the garment to begin with, said that the ban is necessary to 'protect the population'.

I'm sorry, but this is where I go out on a rant about this subject now.  I am simply astounded that this entire incident is being allowed to happen and that a country as apparently advanced as France thinks that banning women from wearing religious clothing is a good thing.

All of these people who are saying that it's wrong to wear this clothing, who are telling women what they can and can't wear, who are allowing armed police to force a woman to publicly strip are no better than the terrorists they claim to oppose.  There is no difference between extremists with religion telling women they have to cover themselves and these people who are telling women that they have to uncover themselves.

The burkini is not a terrorist garment.  It is not clothing of oppression.  This woman who was fined for wearing it and forced to remove it was not being oppressed into wearing it, she chose to wear it to spend time at the beach.  The burkini was not designed by terrorist, it was created by a woman to allow other women more freedom.

You are not fighting against terrorism and oppression by forcing women out of their clothing, you are engaging in terrorism and oppression.  Your thiny veiled Islamophobia is showing France.


Dragon Ball Super Reveals New Super Saiyan Transformation


Following much fan speculation around the current Dragon Ball Super villain Black Goku possibly revealing a new form of Super Saiyan transformation the official reveal for the next episode of the series has shown that Super Saiyan Rose is coming.

The new transformation involves a reddish-purple aura and gives the villain with almost white pink coloured hair. 

Dragon Ball Super has added new Super Saiyan transformations to the Dragon Ball mythos already with both red and blue haired forms, but as of yet there is no explanation for what this new transformation means, though fans suspect that it's a result of the villains fight with series lead Goku.

The next episode of Dragon Ball Super sees the villain in a rematch fight with Goku and Vegeta.


Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Australian Lobby Group; 'Being Transgender Is Like Anorexia'

The conservative political organisation The Australian Family Association has told it's supporters that members of the transgender community are the same as people suffering from the eating disorder anorexia.

The group have issued an email to its members, urging them to take action against stories that feature transgender children, and to draw inspiration for their online attacks from right-wing conservative websites such as The Federalist.

The groups president, Paul Monagle, suggested that supporters read Moira Flemming's piece for the publication in which she compared being transgender to having anorexia nervosa.  He even went on to encourage his supporters to try to spread the word on this and convince others.

'Flemming says that both anorexia and transgendering are driven by a mismatch between the person's brain and their body,' the email told the groups followers.  'A wrenching awareness of what it feels like to be disconnected from your body, to hate with every fiber of your being the way you look in the mirror.'

These comments, that liken allowing people's choice to transition to anorexia sufferers starving themselves comes after a long campaign from the ASA in which they have spread anti-trans propaganda against transgender children and have even tried to shut down a government funded anti-bullying campaign.


Sunday, 21 August 2016

Everything Left Podcast

As promised earlier in the year I'm bringing something new and exciting to my readers, a Podcast!  Launching in September, Everything Left will be my brand new news and current events show where a panel of lefty guests and myself will delve into the weeks stories and dig a little deeper than the tabloids to find the truth, discuss the important issues and and bring you the information you need to know.

For more information on the show as it becomes available, episodes once the series begins, and some upcoming sneak peeks, head over to the brand new Everything Left website!


Thursday, 18 August 2016

New Pokemon Turtonator Revealed

Another brand new Pokemon has been revealed today at Gamescon, the explosive Turtonator, a Fire/Dragon type Pokemon that resembles an armoured turtle with a spiked shell patterned like and explosion and a long cannon-like mouth.

Because Turtonator lives in volcanoes, feeding on sulfur and other materials found near volcanoes, it's shell has a layer of explosive material - mostly sulfur.  When something strikes the Pokemon, sparks fly from its shell, igniting an explosion.

In areas around volcanic craters, this Pokemon camouflages itself as a rock and waits for prey.  At the moment when its prey steps onto the back of its shell, Turtonator strikes its shell with its own tail, triggering an explosion.

The explosive blast triggered from Turtonators back are released through an orifice located on the middle front of the Pokemon's body.  This is Turtonators weak point.  Attacks landing on its stomach will cause it a great deal of damage.

It's ability, Shell Trap, is a move that only Turtonator is able to learn.  With this move, the Pokemon can set a trap at the beginning of the turn, and if Turtonator is hit by an opponents physical attack during that turn, Shell Trap triggers an explosion that will deal much greater damage to the opponent.

Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon are due for release this November.