the electioneering behind germany’s marriage equality vote

There was some much-needed good news last week, as the German Bundestag voted in favour of marriage equality for same-sex couples. Finally. But why now, after all this time? Unfortunately, Friday’s vote wasn't a sudden manifestation of enlightenment and 'love wins'. It was the result of cynical party politics served with some stunning hypocrisy. Although Chancellor … Continue reading the electioneering behind germany’s marriage equality vote

what’s in a word?

The past couple of weeks have been busy with translation, both for work and for research. A good translation isn’t just a mechanical rendering of one language into another; it accurately conveys sense and nuance and, pondering the deeper layers of meaning, you soon recognise how some vocabulary is imbued with certain values and attitudes. … Continue reading what’s in a word?