Anthropologist, Liberally Jewish, Cat enthusiast, Nuance extremist.

Articles by Madelaine Hanson:

Change Your Mind: It’s Good For You

I’m a strong believer in sticking to your principles. If your gut feeling is that something is wrong, don’t do it. Similarly, if it conflicts with your ethics, don’t feel you have to shift with popular opinion. However, being strident in the face of overwhelming evidence or outrage is as bizarre as it is dangerous. […] Read more

Of Course I Have an Opinion on THAT Daily Mail Headline

I’m listening to Women’s Hour, half-ironically. The usual suspects are having a debate about something to do with legs and politicians, and it’s so ridiculous I actually have to pay attention. I pause, wondering if I’ve been taken in by a satire program. Nope. The Daily Mail really did run a story on the legs […] Read more

Thoughts after the Westminster Bridge Terror Attack

I come out of the northern line and walk out of the station. It’s a normal afternoon and I’m meeting a friend after work. As I make my way down the street and towards the bridge, I hear what sounds like a thud. Then I hear screaming, and then three shots. It’s happening on the […] Read more