Deborah Orr

Type: Person
Name: Deborah Orr
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Going topless on the beach was never really about women’s liberation | Deborah Orr | Comment is free

French women, who popularised topless sunbathing in the 1960s, have apparently retreated en masse into bikinis and swimsuits. Elle magazine says this is a “worrying sign of a regression in the place of women[1]” in the nation. I’m not sure things are ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 29 2014]
Entities: Deborah Orr, Strategy
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

Ian Watkins' failed appeal is evidence of a sharp change in attitudes to abusers | Deborah Orr | Comment is free

It is not easy to see much that gladdens the heart in the story of Ian Watkins, the former rock star who has had his appeal against his 29-year prison sentence for child abuse thrown out[1]. Yet this case has been significant, and in a highly positive ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jun 27 2014 - Updated Jun 27 2014 - 1 reports

We must demand more of celebrities, not confer advantages on them like Savile had | Deborah Orr

It's already established that those whose professional authority puts them at an advantage over people – doctors, teachers, bosses – should not use that advantage sexually. It ought to be just the same for celebrities If a celebrity sees their position ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jun 27 2014]
First reported May 30 2014 - Updated May 30 2014 - 1 reports

How does David Cameron seem to be the still centre of every political storm? | Deborah Orr

If anything, the rise of Ukip has handed the Tories their first opportunity to look like the party of sensible, lukewarm, British Europeans for many decades. Photograph: Bethany Clarke/I'm not quite sure what David Cameron is up to. But whatever it is, ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - May 30 2014]
First reported May 20 2014 - Updated May 20 2014 - 1 reports

The green and NIMBYist war on housebuilding

B ank of England governor Mark Carney says the housing shortage is damaging the British economy. UK prime minister David Cameron agrees, but points to a 31 per cent rise in housebuilding. Labour leader Ed Miliband says we need to invest in bricks and ... [Published Spiked Online - May 20 2014]
First reported May 15 2014 - Updated May 15 2014 - 1 reports

What coverage of Boko Haram tells us about western attitudes

Stories about militant Islamic groups are perennially in the news ( 10 May). The names of such groups are revealing, but only if you can understand languages such as Hausa or Arabic. Wouldn't it help if the Guardian adopted a policy of adding a translation ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - May 15 2014]
First reported Mar 21 2014 - Updated Mar 22 2014 - 1 reports

Kate Bush changed my life – I am dizzy with excitement about these shows

As a teenager in Motherwell, seeing Kate Bush on Top of the Pops for the first time in 1978 was a revelation. But now my teenage son loves her, too – it's all because she is, simply, an utter genius Kate Bush is to perform live for the first time in ... [Published Comment is free | guardian.co.uk - Mar 21 2014]
First reported Mar 14 2014 - Updated Mar 14 2014 - 1 reports

There is a lot more to British democracy than Westminster – or there should be | Deborah Orr

The Conservatives in government claim they are against a big state, but they are still obsessed with holding on to powers that might better be given over to local goverment, or to Europe The Conservatives always insist they don't want a Big State. ... [Published Comment is free | guardian.co.uk - Mar 14 2014]
First reported Mar 08 2014 - Updated Mar 08 2014 - 1 reports

A new way of investigating rape could transform attitudes to sex crime | Deborah Orr

The emphasis on consent in rape cases places the focus on the victim, but by concentrating on the vulnerability of the victim we could refocus on the perpetrator There has been widespread disquiet this week over the news that a 15-year-old girl in ... [Published Comment is free | guardian.co.uk - Mar 08 2014]
Entities: Rape, Vulnerability, Sex
First reported Feb 28 2014 - Updated Feb 28 2014 - 1 reports

A lack of women on TV panel shows may not be the worst injustice, but it matters | Deborah Orr

Being the only woman on a seven-strong panel on a TV show is importantly similar to being the one woman in seven in the House of Commons – and if we can't fix the trivial issues, the important ones will be even harder Not everyone is delighted with ... [Published Comment is free | guardian.co.uk - Feb 28 2014]
First reported Feb 14 2014 - Updated Feb 14 2014 - 1 reports

These storms could be a catalyst for just the kind of major works Britain needs | Deborah Orr

Decades of failure to invest in our national infrastructure are coming home to roost. But embarking on a widespread scheme of major public projects could solve many of Britain's problems The volume of the water overwhelms them. And I'm overwhelmed ... [Published Comment is free | guardian.co.uk - Feb 14 2014]
First reported Feb 07 2014 - Updated Feb 07 2014 - 1 reports

Channel 4's Big Ballet shows that this is an art form that should be open to all | Deborah Orr

Dance can improve the health and happiness of people of all body shapes – but too often those who don't conform to the professional ideal are shut out, and that's a great shame There is, I think, a very serious point at the heart of Channel 4's new ... [Published Comment is free | guardian.co.uk - Feb 07 2014]

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Going topless on the beach was never really abo... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 29 2014]
Ian Watkins' failed appeal is evidence of a sha... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 26 2014]
We must demand more of celebrities, not confer ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jun 27 2014]
How does David Cameron seem to be the still cen... [Published Guardian.co.uk - May 30 2014]
The green and NIMBYist war on housebuilding [Published Spiked Online - May 20 2014]
What coverage of Boko Haram tells us about west... [Published Guardian.co.uk - May 15 2014]
Kate Bush changed my life – I am dizzy with exc... [Published Comment is free | guardian.co.uk - Mar 21 2014]
There is a lot more to British democracy than W... [Published Comment is free | guardian.co.uk - Mar 14 2014]
A new way of investigating rape could transform... [Published Comment is free | guardian.co.uk - Mar 08 2014]
A lack of women on TV panel shows may not be th... [Published Comment is free | guardian.co.uk - Feb 28 2014]
Dog attacks on children are tragic – but we can... [Published Comment is free | guardian.co.uk - Feb 21 2014]
These storms could be a catalyst for just the k... [Published Comment is free | guardian.co.uk - Feb 14 2014]
Channel 4's Big Ballet shows that this is an ar... [Published Comment is free | guardian.co.uk - Feb 07 2014]
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Kate Bush changed my life – I am dizzy with exc... [Published Comment is free | guardian.co.uk - Mar 21 2014]
As a teenager in Motherwell, seeing Kate Bush on Top of the Pops for the first time in 1978 was a revelation. But now my teenage son loves her, too – it's all because she is, simply, an utter genius Kate Bush is to perform live for the first time in ...
There is a lot more to British democracy than W... [Published Comment is free | guardian.co.uk - Mar 14 2014]
The Conservatives in government claim they are against a big state, but they are still obsessed with holding on to powers that might better be given over to local goverment, or to Europe The Conservatives always insist they don't want a Big State. ...
A new way of investigating rape could transform... [Published Comment is free | guardian.co.uk - Mar 08 2014]
The emphasis on consent in rape cases places the focus on the victim, but by concentrating on the vulnerability of the victim we could refocus on the perpetrator There has been widespread disquiet this week over the news that a 15-year-old girl in ...
A lack of women on TV panel shows may not be th... [Published Comment is free | guardian.co.uk - Feb 28 2014]
Being the only woman on a seven-strong panel on a TV show is importantly similar to being the one woman in seven in the House of Commons – and if we can't fix the trivial issues, the important ones will be even harder Not everyone is delighted with ...
Dog attacks on children are tragic – but we can... [Published Comment is free | guardian.co.uk - Feb 21 2014]
The recent deaths of two very young children after dog attacks are truly horrific. I adore dogs, but I know that putting absolute trust in even the most beloved family pet is dangerous Good for the people of Llanelli, South Wales. When I walked into ...
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