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Agonies of the Left

Laurie Penny's political frustrations, part 3036

A possible series? Submissions welcome.


Mentioned previously and sort of relevant, a tiny drama in two parts. Starring Laurie Penny.

Chapter One, Flirtation:

Laurie's troubles never end

Chapter Two, Anxiety:

Laurie's troubles never end 2

Remember, ladies. Should you ever recount a story of how you were once chatted up by an aggressive lesbian waitress, you must always hasten to add. This disclaimer isn’t for the benefit of the world’s lesbian waitresses, whom we would otherwise obviously assume to be surly and insatiable – every last one of them. The object is to signal the speaker’s bien-pensant status. It’s an ideological tick and a positioning exercise, one of many to be learned by the right-thinking person.