Posts Tagged: Discrimination

How does my hijab determine how I am perceived?

How does my hijab determine how I am perceived?

Why practising your religion should not prevent you from thriving.  Why does wearing religious garments or symbols marginalise you in society? From my experiences and observations, I found that it is not normal for people to carry visual symbols of their religion — in fact, many of these people face prejudice and discrimination. I found …

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 …

Battling my need to prove myself as a woman in sport

Battling my need to prove myself as a woman in sport

Being exposed to stereotypes about women in sport has given me a complicated relationship with both sport and my own body. If you are a woman, you have most likely been subjected to stereotypes when participating in sports. I cannot remember how many times I have heard sentiments like women being “weak”, “slow”, “clumsy”, or …

Would a four-day working week improve our wellbeing?

Would a four-day working week improve our wellbeing?

With Scotland trialling a four-day working week, it’s important to consider the long-term benefits for those already struggling. After trials in countries such as Iceland and New Zealand, Scotland is going to follow their lead in trialling a four-day working week. The news came following reports suggesting 80% of people surveyed would prefer to work …