Category: England

Wolf whistling and sexist remarks could become hate crimes in London

Wolf whistling or making sexist remarks on London’s streets could become a hate crime.
The Metropolitan Police revealed it is speaking with other UK forces to assess whether it is worth cracking down on gender-based hate crimes after a pilot scheme was launched in the East Midlands last year.
The trial, led by Nottinghamshire Police, saw sexist incidents like street harassment, verbal abuse and taking photos without consent recorded as hate crimes, carrying tougher penalties for offenders.

 Police chiefs are now considering rolling out the idea elsewhere in the UK, suggesting a harsher stance on everyday sexism could stop it escalating into sexual harassment or assault.

Neil Langdon Inglis to discuss William Tyndale in forthcoming Interlitq Featured Interview

Neil Langdon Inglis

1994 witnessed the quincentennial of the birth of William Tyndale (d. 1536), the first published English translator of the Bible, as well as the founding of The Tyndale Society, an association dedicated to honoring this great man’s life, work, and memory. U.S. General Editor, Neil Langdon Inglis has been actively involved with the Society since 1996, becoming chief book reviewer, and later editor, of the Tyndale Society Journal (TSJ). In this capacity, Neil L. Inglis has gained valuable insights into posterity’s treatment of historical figures.
Tyndale, unjustly and unfairly, has been overlooked, even as his nemesis Thomas More was revered as a Christ-like individual on an international scale. Yet not even More would have wanted Tyndale–in More’s eyes the chiefest threat to Christendom–to be relegated to footnotes. At last the wheel of fortune is redressing the balance between these two adversaries, thanks in part to the efforts of Wolf Hall author Hilary Mantel, regarding whom Neil L. Inglis admits to a degree of ambivalence. In an upcoming Interlitq Featured Interview, Neil L. Inglis will discuss these and related issues in greater detail.
Wikipedia’s entry on William Tyndale.

Susan Hill "herself has been calloused by painful experiences in her life"

Susan Hill

Writing in The Guardian, Danuta Kean states:
Hill herself has been calloused by painful experiences in her life. As well as the death of Lepine, she had several miscarriages after the birth of her first daughter, the novelist Jess Rushton, and lost her second child, Imogen, five weeks after she was born. A hand-painted box given to her at the time by the writer Bel Mooney remains a treasured possession. “However you lose a child,” she says, “all sorts of people come out of the woodwork and, even if the circumstances are different, tell you that it happened to them. It is a real human bond.