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Dealing with information overload

Dealing with information overload

We have more access to information now than previous generations have ever had—with both historical and new information co-existing, it can be hard to process everything that we are seeing daily, especially when two pieces of information contradict each other. This information can include new media, news articles, advertisements, new stimuli or environments, a change …

FGM: mutilating the lives of girls

FGM: mutilating the lives of girls

It’s hard to deny that COVID has changed the world. Upon the onset of the pandemic, our world completely flipped, and many of us were happy that we no longer had to wake up early to head to school or work. However, the disruption of education has had negative consequences for many young girls around …

How it feels to be in between ‘straight’ and ‘plus’ size in a fast-fashion world

How it feels to be in between ‘straight’ and ‘plus’ size in a fast-fashion world

Fast fashion has become a hot topic of conversation, with numerous online discourses. These discourses surround the ethics of buying cheaper, poorly made clothes compared to buying expensive, sustainable clothing. Discourse also extends to the argument that buying any new clothing is unsustainable, with the focus being on buying second-hand. I have been trying my …

Only MEN in GOVERNMENT?

Only MEN in GOVERNMENT?

Challenging the Taliban’s belief that women have no place in politics.  On 7th September, the Taliban announced that they had formed the new Government of Afghanistan after they took control of more than 90% of the country and seized Kabul, the capital, last month. From Prime Minister to Interior Minister, the 33 roles have been …

Obesity: a social problem, not an individual one

Obesity: a social problem, not an individual one

In light of obesity becoming more widespread, especially amongst those living in poverty, the government needs to recognise that obesity is a social problem, not an individual one. Recently, the King’s Fund released a report on obesity in the UK which said that obesity is fast becoming “a disease of England’s poorest people”. They show …

Don’t touch my hair!

Don’t touch my hair!

Non-straight hair is beautiful, normal, and above all human. While we have made strides in becoming a more inclusive society, Western Eurocentric beauty ideals are still ingrained in our society, creating a society that is hostile towards non-European physical features. The standardisation of straight hair is due to straight hair being the common hair type …