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Lighthouse Books’ queer book club reads ‘Meaty’ by Samantha Irby: a review

As a lover of literature, I’m ashamed to say that I haven’t attended many book clubs before. Perhaps because I, like many others, enjoy reading as a solitary activity to escape having to interact with other people. But last week I attended the lovely Lighthouse Books’ queer writing book club, ‘Other Fruit’.  This week’s book […]

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“Jazz hands” instead of applause are not more inclusive

This October, Manchester University decided to ban applause and associated noises (such as whooping) and replace the display of appreciation with the British Sign Language version (colloquially referred to as ‘jazz hands’). The reason given for this change was to be more inclusive of people with sensory processing disorders. I do not agree with this […]