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.


Oxfordshire Council Refuses to Fly Rainbow Flag

A group of teenagers have been protesting in the Oxfordshire town of Abington-on-Thames following the council's refusal to fly the rainbow flag.

The group of teens, ranging from 15 to 17 years-old organised the event to raise awareness of the issue and support Oxford Pride following the council's refusal to display the Pride flag, but report that they were met with abusive and homophobic responses from local residents.

When trying to raise money and awareness over the issue the group, some of whom themselves identify as LGBT+, say that they were horrified at the amount of open abuse that they received.

One of the group, 16 year-old Serena Harrop, told reporters 'I was so shocked because in our generation people aren't against the LGBT community.  We were just trying to raise awareness that some people are gay and it's a normal thing.'

They reported that the majority of the abusive behaviour came from people from the older generation, with one man telling the group that gay people 'shouldn't be near children', with another telling them that he 'wouldn't let a gay babysit.'

Despite having refused to fly the rainbow flag, Abington council leader Mike Badcock has said that he wants to 'reassure all people living in Abingdon on Thames that they are all valued members of our community'.

He went on to speak about the council's reasons for choosing to not support Pride by flying the flag, stating that it would give a 'clear precedent which would mean that the Council would come under pressure for other flags to be flown', as well as saying that people were misinterpreting their reasons, 'it would appear willingly by some'.


Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Resident Evil 7 Lantern Trailer Released

The latest trailer for the hotly anticipated Resident Evil 7 has finally arrived.  Possibly the biggest reinvention the series has ever seen, Resident Evil 7 is set in a first person point of view and is closer in tone to Outlast than the rest of the Resident Evil series.

The new trailer features another of the games found footage segments, where a frightened captive must try to escape the terrifying surroundings of the Louisiana mansion whilst being stalked by a lantern wielding woman.