‘Happy Holidays’ is just good manners…

I served a Muslim woman and her daughter at work today. They come in a lot so we know them well - the daughter's kids are always gutted that our gummy sweets aren't halal... But we just got new vegan ones so I let them know and they were so excited. It was such a … Continue reading ‘Happy Holidays’ is just good manners…

Does a female hurricane really sound like a less threatening prospect?

Hot on the heels of news about female storm names being perceived as 'friendlier', we have this analysis of the use of the male pronoun. I've just realised how boring that sounds but I'm posting it anyway as it's actually quite interesting. A Linguist on the Story of Gendered Pronouns

If in doubt, say nothing…

Let me be perfectly clear about something - Sophie's Voice is a positive environment and body shaming is definitely not part of the experience. I'm not prissy or po-faced. I will quite happily laugh at celebrity style, political gaffes and other similarly ridiculous things. I write about  (what I consider to be) important issues and … Continue reading If in doubt, say nothing…

The Queen is dead…what chance ‘old Hollywood’ now?

Ye Gods – what is happening? Every time I get ready to write some incisive entry, life throws out a curve ball (a sporting analogy – I’m starting with baseball as I can’t quite work out the parallel with cricket…it’s a little less easy to work into the vernacular) which I just have to respond … Continue reading The Queen is dead…what chance ‘old Hollywood’ now?