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  • Phil replied to the topic Anxiety is crippling me in the forum Banter 2 years, 1 month ago

    You’re allowed to be ill!

    If you disclosed it during the recruitment process (was there a health form to fill in?) and you’ve been open and honest about it, they should have automatically had a conversation with you about making any reasonable adjustments before you started in role. Have you had an Occ Health referral? It’s absolutely not ok to…[Read more]

  • Phil replied to the topic Cyclists – sore elbows?! in the forum Banter 2 years, 1 month ago

    Sounds like you are putting too much weight on the handlebars. Shortening and raising the stem will lessen it. As a rule of thumb, on a road bike, if you are on the drops, the handlebar top tube should hide the front axle in your eye line. You might also find an elbow support brace will help stop you from doing this. I wear a good one from…[Read more]

  • Getting a bit pedantic here (but I do think it matters), all rape *victims* are indeed telling the truth (else they would not be “victims”).

    What matters is whether rape *accusers* are telling the truth.

    @katy Yes, of course, I should have used accusers.

    My post wasn’t trying to belittle the issue of rape at all, simply point out the change…[Read more]

  • @tom There was a formal shift (am sure you can google about it) as katy above suggests, that the base position should be that all rape victims are telling the truth. Rather than initially treating it as an accusation that needs to be proved.

    Evidence should be then looked at to support/disprove this (that the rape victim is telling the truth.)…[Read more]

  • Heard a talking head the other day saying that for white people to refer to the Calais Jungle as the ‘Jungle’ is racist. It’s a minefield out there!

  • Phil replied to the topic Is Donald Trump racist? in the forum Banter 2 years, 1 month ago

    That comment isn’t going to get him removed from power.

    @tom Now he’s claiming he didn’t say it. A room full of people were there and Sen Dick Durbin is absolutely clear that he not only used the language as reported but did so repeatedly.

    Surely this makes Trump not only a self-confessed racist but a demonstrable liar (as if we didn’t know…[Read more]