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Claire Jordan

"Getting people to realise that male abuse survivors are just as important and deserving of help as female ones"

Falkirk, SC, United Kingdom
female, age 59
Speaks: English only
Joined Dec 25, 2008
What I Want to Do: Write at least five books

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Hometown West Calder, Scotland 
Birthday March 08, 1959  
Languages English only  
About Me A strapping big busty London-Irish woman with a dash of Scots, English, Burmese, Chinese, Cornish and Walloon, an IQ two points below official genius-level, and a thing for rats.
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Pets 18 rats, 3 mice, 1 pigeon, 2 hedgehogs  
Activist Aspirations Casual
Political Leaning Moderate
Religions Shamanic pagan with Jewish leanings  
Eating Habits Whatever I fancy, Usually with garlic and coriander, Local if I can get it, Usually made from scratch  
Wild Fact About Me You probably know everything you need to know about me if you know that a) I rarely dream, but on those few occasions when I've had a nightmare I've always dreamed myself as dealing competently with the threat; b) my 3rd year school report characterised me as "Friendly and good-natured but not always co-operative"; and c) I carry a special pair of tweazers for rescuing waterlogged worms.
My Philosophy You are no more or less important than anybody else (unless you are about to complete some really world-altering piece of research or political act, in which case you may temporarily be more important until the research or act is finished). Be kind to others but also to yourself - yourself is a valuable resource which will work better and do more good in the world if you treat it well. Don't confuse your own feelings with objective reality - a spider isn't less worthy of life or deserving of sympathy than a butterfly, just because you may like butterflies and hate spiders: your prejudices and preferences are your own problem.
What Gives Me Hope I find it's better to live without hope. That way, if something good happenes it's a pleasant surprise, and if something bad happens it's not a shock.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Make basic pet care, child care, communication skills and civics compuilsory subjects at school (or rather one subject which included units of all of these). Most crime, especially violent and sexual crime, is committed by people frustrated by their inability to communicate. Also, stop worrying about racism, sexism, bullying etc as separate issues - teach children to be kind, fair and just and the "isms" will wither away.
What/who changed my life and why I realise more and more how the books of children's author Nicholas Stuart Gray, with their kind outlook, strong women, sharp dialogue and clever verbal wit influenced both my outlook on life and my writing style.
What Bugs Me People thinking the rape of men is funny  
Passions Mostly rats  
Inspirations My late friend Eric Cullen, the singing of Maddy Prior  
What Scares Me Heights that I can fall off, The British tabloid press, US politcs  
Role Models Camila Batmanghelidjh  
Quotation With reference to psychic activity - "Them as believes nothing is seldom disappointed. But they do miss a lot of action." Nicholas Stuart Gray
Interests History, biology, palaeontology, archaeology, cryptozoology, geneaology, psychic research, science fiction (readi  
Books The Blue Tree by Mary Fairclough, Little Dog and the Rainmakers ditto, Chanur series by CJ Cherryth, The Treewakers by Keith Clare, The Way Back by Primo Levi, Wild Angels by Ursula Le Guin, Most books by Terry Pratchett, Most books by NIcholas Stuart Gray  
Music Folk and folk-rock, Al Stewart and similar  
Movies Jumping Jack Flash, Cabaret, Staggered, Ladyhawk  
TV Shows Doc Martin, Yes Minister, Rev  
Favorite Foods Fudge doughnut (only sweet thing I like), Celeriac Champ, Most Chinese and Thai food, Most Indian food (not the desserts)  
Favorite Places Falkirk, All the little closes off the Royal MIle, War Memorial in Princes Street Gardens  
Can't Live Without My computer and internet connection  
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