Do go and see Shame: Slut-Shaming, on at the Edinburgh Fringe in Studio Five, George Square. Directed by a friend of mine, Alice Butler, this is an extraordinary multi-media take on a vile contemporary phenomenon, with which I’m sure we’re all familiar. What it’s really about is hatred of women; and therefore what it’s really really about is womb envy, the same old story – men getting their retaliation in first. Does that matter to you, bedroom-confined geek cowboy? Are you really so uncertain about paternity – your own future prospects, or perhaps the circumstances of your own conception? They used to think it was the west wind that did it, and until very recently nobody’s been sure; shall we all (us chaps, us cheery, insecure, frightened men) get the old DNA tested? Now, there could be the final surprise …

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