Posts Tagged: COVID-19

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 …

Grenfell Tower: The Cognitive Dissonance of the Response

Grenfell Tower: The Cognitive Dissonance of the Response

The aftermath of the Grenfell Tower tragedy is full of contradictions.   Behind a charade of solidarity, national and local government have continuously failed to deliver justice to victims. This blog explores the cognitive dissonance of the Grenfell Tower response and how we may be seeing the same things repeated in the aftermath of Covid-19.  …

Leaving lockdown with a positive impact

Leaving lockdown with a positive impact

There is now light at the end of the tunnel, but we must make sure vulnerable minority women also see that light. As we exit lockdown and many look forward to returning to some sense of normalcy, it is important to remember that the end of lockdown is not necessarily an exciting prospect for everyone. …

The not-so-hysterical problem of sexism in healthcare

The not-so-hysterical problem of sexism in healthcare

The entrenched health inequalities women face is a result of centuries of the medical field being developed with a male bias — including the roots of the term “hysterical”. The classic stereotype of the unhinged or emotionally unstable woman is well-established in history and popular culture. Even beyond the problematic implied judgement made upon mental …

Why the education gap won’t close

Why the education gap won’t close

The education gap widened after it closed for the first time in over a decade. In August, the Education Policy Institute (EPI) published their annual report for 2020, which examines the education gap at a local level, across different subjects and groups of pupils. The report published several worrying findings, including: The attainment gap between …

The spike in anti-Asian hate crime

The spike in anti-Asian hate crime

Anti-Asian hate crime has drastically risen since the beginning of the Covid pandemic. Many activists have claimed that this rise in such hate crimes is due to the false yet incredibly widespread belief that Asian people are responsible for spreading the coronavirus. As a result, many from the East Asian community report feeling incredibly unsafe …