Posts Tagged: Discrimination

Not Everyone Gets to “Stay At Home”

Not Everyone Gets to “Stay At Home”

Between COVID-19, adverse weather, and tube strikes, we have now become somewhat accustomed to sudden demands to stay at home and avoid travelling when possible – especially to work. Thankfully, the development of hybrid working has made us highly adaptable to such orders. Schools have developed apps and online teaching tools; many workers have the …

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 …