Category : Comment

You are not alone

4 years ago / 0 comments

As I pulled in to the car park of my halls in first year, I was filled with an all-consuming, sickening dread. How could I begin the new challenge of uni life when I was still exhausted from the battles I’d faced since my GCSEs? Was I allowed a fresh … Read More

Mental health: where are we today?

4 years ago / 0 comments

Imagine a type of illness affecting 1 in 4 people every year, where people in crisis were being made to travel up to 300 miles to get treatment. Imagine this health problem was the biggest killer of men aged 18-40. Imagine there being a 2.3% cut in that particular NHS … Read More

The Lib Dems have got it right with mental health plans

4 years ago / 0 comments

On Wednesday, the coalition announced concrete plans to improve mental health treatment and end long-standing inequalities between physical and mental health by 2020. Announced by Nick Clegg during the annual Lib Dem party conference, this 5-year plan marks a huge progression in the treatment of common conditions such as depression and … Read More

The illusion of perfection

4 years ago / 0 comments

The author Bret Easton Ellis puts it aptly I think, when he says we are ‘Generation Wuss’. We twenty-somethings want to achieve. We want to be the best. But how many of us are all that good at dealing with failure and criticism? Venturing onto the internet makes it hard … Read More

Feminism in fashion

4 years ago / 0 comments

Whether you love it or hate it, the F word seems to be everywhere we turn at the moment. Some of the world’s most influential women have aligned themselves with feminism. Whether it is Beyoncé sampling Chimamanda Ngozi in ‘Flawless’ or Emma Watson’s speech at the UN, it seems that, … Read More

Has ‘real women’ been taken too far?

4 years ago / 0 comments

The term ‘real woman’ is something that has been regularly uttered in recent years to describe the curvaceous, attractive figure of a woman, and to combat the ever-increasing presence of an unachievable slim body in the media. However, currently in the media it seems that this term is unfairly stigmatising … Read More

The meat industry under scrutiny

4 years ago / 0 comments

Britain is notorious for its love of meat; whether it be the classic full English breakfast, or the bacon butty that is just the perfect hangover cure, meat is a part of British culture. But how much thought do you give to where it comes from, and how it is … Read More

Male bisexuality: Why the stigma?

4 years ago / 0 comments

The concept of sexuality should be very simple in this day and age. We’re past the old buggery laws and discrimination in employment, and some amazing civil rights movements over the decades have taken place in the LGBT community in Britain. However, as far as attitudes are concerned, there is … Read More

I love Emma Watson…but I didn’t love her UN speech

4 years ago / 0 comments

Emma Watson is great. I’m a fan of Harry Potter and her portrayal of  Hermione. I’m also quite keen on the whole feminism thing. But despite this, I found that I couldn’t agree with everything in Emma Watson’s speech to the United Nations last week. Don’t get me wrong, I … Read More

Comment | Scottish referendum: a triumph for democracy

4 years ago / 0 comments

And the results are in. After two years of campaigning, the Scottish people have voted in favour of staying in the union. On a personal level, I am delighted that Scotland has chosen unity over needless division. However, regardless of whether you are happy or disappointed with the result, I … Read More