Posts Tagged: Discrimination

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 …

Stop and search is a crime: Why the government must rethink the latest crime reduction plan

Stop and search is a crime: Why the government must rethink the latest crime reduction plan

How this series of measures threatens to compound discrimination, divide communities, and neglect the deep-rooted issues that permeate the criminal justice system. At the end of July, the government unveiled its latest crime reduction strategy to make the streets safer and protect victims, and it has been widely disputed ever since. The Beating Crime Plan …

The Real Fanfare Behind #FreeBritney: A Case of Sexist Treatment Towards Famous Females and their Mental Health

The Real Fanfare Behind #FreeBritney: A Case of Sexist Treatment Towards Famous Females and their Mental Health

In June, JAN Trust wrote about “the not-so-hysterical problem of sexism in healthcare”, underlining the most blatant stereotype of the “hysterical” woman that has long been established in history and now in popular culture. The historical precedent for this sexist approach to mental health is undeniable. Since the advent of ‘insane asylums’, female mental health …