This is for any post, of any sort, that might help us understand the Hydra-headed beast of stigma. Help Hole Ousia chop off some heads. Let us hope they do not re-grow.

Med älven

The title of this post comes from a P.S. note in a letter from the Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer to his American friend Robert Bly. It returned my mind to … Continue reading Med älven

Wolves in the woodland

Quotes used in this image are from from ‘History of Wolves’ by Emily Fridlund:

Labelled

There appears to be a new diagnostic category being used by some senior members of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. I am referring here to the frequent use of the … Continue reading Labelled

‘And it needs to start at the top’

This letter, by bioethicist Mark Wilson, has been published in the current BMJ: The letter begins: “The mesh scandal is all too familiar. It joins a growing list of scandals … Continue reading ‘And it needs to start at the top’