Posts Tagged: Racism

The Double Standards in Fashion: Kim Kardashian covering herself is high fashion, but Muslim women covering up is a form of repression

The Double Standards in Fashion: Kim Kardashian covering herself is high fashion, but Muslim women covering up is a form of repression

As everyone admires this year’s Met Gala ensembles, it’s important to think about the lens through which we see clothing and fashion. The Met Gala is undoubtedly one of the fashion highlights of the year: celebrities and other notable people dress up in the most amazing — most of the time, simply bizarre — outfits …

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 …

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 …

How Community Cohesion Will Save Us From Ourselves

How Community Cohesion Will Save Us From Ourselves

It’s an innate trait of humans to need other people — to rely on other people for survival. This naturistic concept goes way back to tribal times where, without your community you would not survive. So why, all of a sudden, have we decided that we no longer need that? Why have we chosen to …

Afghanistan: Mission Aborted

Afghanistan: Mission Aborted

The mission has been left in shatters but it’s time for countries to pick up the pieces. The Taliban’s sudden rise to power has been devastating and a loss for all countries that have in some way been involved in Afghanistan since the US invasion in 2001. With the Taliban regaining land and power in …