Fashion. Feminism. Fitness. And a little inspiration.

by Louise Mensch


  1. Tom Watson · February 9, 2013

    As much as Northants CC would have been remarkable, I was lucky enough to see AC/DC on the 76 tour where they supported Back Street Crawler (sadly without Paul Kossoff).

    At 16, we were too cool to actually watch the support band and were much more interested in getting served in the bar. Until a wall of noise came downstairs and a few of us, having tried to ignore it for two or three tracks, went upstairs to see what was going on.

    As we walked into the hall (think gym without the wall bars) we stopped in the doorway to watch the previously unconsidered sight of a sweaty guitarist on his back on the floor, spinning in a pool of sweat and playing as if his life depended on it, furiously followed by a roadie struggling with his guitar lead. My first sight of Angus Young.

    Luckily, not many of us left the bar; perhaps 75 or a 100 had the pleasure and privilege of what was, to all intents and purposes, a private gig.

    I have to disagree with you on one hint you make – that Brian was superior to Bon. Perhaps as a stadium performer, but as a rock and roll singer I have never, ever, seen anyone with the command, wit, personality and down-right balls of Scott. And I have seen a few.



  2. yonah · February 9, 2013

    am puzzled as to why you closed down your former blog.

    it was far more diverse, and much more fun to read.

    • louisemensch · February 9, 2013

      Because the platform shut. Sadness. In process of getting a wordpress designer to help me create something similar and images friendly, until then it has to be articles.

  3. ruxwells · February 9, 2013

    Yes, the old blog style was much better adapted to your overall message. In relation to fitness and brain function — have a look at this: http://www.quora.com/Neuroscience-1/What-are-the-most-stimulating-activities-for-your-brain
    Good stuff, eh?
    Keep up the good work.

  4. ruxwells · February 9, 2013

    Are you alright? (noupdates on your blog for a while now…) :)

  5. Iain · February 9, 2013

    Hi Louise,

    Could we build you something beautiful to host your writing on? In the very nicest possible way, it could use a spruce up.

    All best and keep blogging,


  6. Charlotte · February 9, 2013

    I am missing your previous previous blog. .. cant find a substitute either. Do you know one? Thanks

    (Still running, still tinting my eyelashes but in need of more inspiration…)

  7. Mat · February 9, 2013

    It’s great to see that you’ve moved towards your own domain and are using the WordPress platform (albeit via wordpress.com), it could offer you untold future possibilities as you develop with it. I’ve been a WordPress site developer (and designer) for many years, my most recent development being the Interfax Energy website which is built on the WordPress core. If you would like to progress further into your own fully customised website built on the rock solid and reliable WordPress core, but with the freedom of a properly self hosted installation, please shout my way.

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  9. Anonymous · February 9, 2013

    The creator of this blog is a horrid racist. She made the following comments on twitter: “F*** you, Greece. Nasty things happening to nasty people.”

  10. Anonymous · February 9, 2013

    Fucking racist cunt

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  12. dav3dwards · February 9

    Louise, I thought the piece about ex-MPs and how to deal with ‘re-entry’ was sensitive and good advice, applicable to many ‘life’ situations. A piece of advice on design, don’t let your graphics dominate the textual message. I had to scroll down to find out what the page was about. Scale back the imagery, in fact, I’d drop the ‘city at night’ thing altogether. The woodland is the better image, though I’d crop it so it has a focus point.

  13. stuartbeaker · February 9

    Sorry, I couldn’t find a way to comment about your astonishing pieces on Sir Tim Hunt, which I was directed to from ‘Biased BBC’. I hope you might pick this up – anyway, just wanted to say what a fantastic job you’ve done! I am newly incandescent, having rather forgotten about this in the press of so much bias to keep up with.. I sent in a complaint as advised, into the memory hole probably, but maybe it’ll add a tiny gramme or two to the weight of opinion. I basically linked to your latest article, and said I concurred with everything you’d said. I shan’t hold my breath..

    I am awe-struck by the service you have performed here, to everyone who values the truth.

    Thanks, S.

  14. James · February 9

    Hi Louise

    Love what you say and what you do, your a total hero for me. Keep it up.

    In regards to Corbyn – Its important to remember he never wanted or expected to end up Leader of the Opposition.

    He is the reluctant candidate in every respect. He only put himself forward to create a debate and most Labour MPs who put him forward never wanted or expected that things would go this far.

    The phase “be careful for what you wish for” comes to mind..

    Keep at em


  15. overends@tcd.ie · February 9

    Hey Louise,

    I was scrolling through news of the world videos, you’re name came up. Hadn’t heard of you before, and frankly I wasn’t interested, until I read you struggled with ADHD, primarily inattentive if I’m right.

    Then I looked through some of your articles and saw patterns which were familiar. In your article, for example, the now-dated Guardian article on feminism, ‘How about some reality-based feminism?’, I noticed how the first part of the piece gains traction, with tight sentence structures and razor sharp editing, only to loose steam in the final paragraphs. Maybe you just lost interest?

    I understand loosing interest. I am a recently graduated student from Trinity College, Dublin, diagnosed with ADHD in my second year. I hail from a family of lawyers, who established Ireland’s biggest firm and until very recently, I sought to follow the family tradition myself. My Grandad made a concious effort to instil values that would stand to me in any working life: ‘always do a job the best you can’, or ‘if you can be anything, anything at all, be reliable’. As it happens, I struggle fulfilling the basic demands of reliability. Maybe I just loose interest as well?

    I jest, but I am deadly serious. These values are important, they are the currency of any workplace, and a currency I find difficult to trade in.

    I wrote this off the cuff; I’m not asking for anything, not least your sympathy! I just wanted to fire comment at someone I related to: an ambitious person struggling against a seldom understood mental disorder.

    • louisemensch · February 9

      don’t overthink it. (Lose, not lose). Inattentive type 2 ADHD can absolutely be positive. It is for me. Get the right medication though. that way you keep the creativity and lose most of the woolliness

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