Tag : Helen Brealey

Worlds apart, but Heads Together

2 years ago / 0 comments

With ‘Heads Together’ having been selected as the official charity for the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon, backed by the Royal family, it’s clear that the one in four statistic regarding mental health is beginning to receive more recognition. In a society like ours, where so many of us are … Read More

Male contraception – wimping out or a worthwhile worry?

2 years ago / 0 comments

I recently read an article in The Independent, titled ‘Yes, contraceptives have side effects – and it’s time for men to put up with them too’. The writer’s sarcastic tone boiled down to the opinion that, regarding recent clinical trials for a male contraceptive injection with a 96% success rate, … Read More

The danger of linking the Germanwings crash with anti-depressants

3 years ago / 0 comments

I recently saw a tweet by The Associated Press that really got my feathers up – ‘BREAKING: French Experts: Germanwings pilot was using anti-depressants when he crashed jet into Alps.’ My immediate thought was, ‘so what?’ Had the pilot been simply taking antibiotics for example, regardless of the wide range … Read More

Is paid ‘Menstrual Leave’ a good idea?

3 years ago / 1 comments

Yes: The fact that a company announced they would allow women to take time off work during their menstrual week, whilst shocking a significant number of people, did not come as a surprise to me and did not seem wholly unreasonable or controversial. The reason for this is that I … Read More

Life in plastic, it’s fantastic

3 years ago / 0 comments

After two years of revamping the classic Barbie to meet more realistic body expectations, Mattel have revolutionised an iconic doll which has not drastically changed since its first release in 1959 by releasing ‘curvy’, ‘petite’ and ‘tall’ versions, as well as dolls with different skin tones and hairstyles. Many believe … Read More

Why Germaine Greer is not entitled to a platform

3 years ago / 0 comments

Deemed a misogynist by Cardiff University’s Women’s Officer, controversial activist and writer Germaine Greer has come under scrutiny this week for her views towards trans women. Greer has been prevented from delivering a planned lecture there on ‘Women & Power: The Lessons of the 20th Century’ following the launch of … Read More

An Open Letter to George Lawlor: Why We Need Consent Classes

3 years ago / 0 comments

I started reading ‘Why I don’t need consent lessons’, published this week by the Warwick Tab, in the hope that it was sarcastically titled clickbait. Disappointingly, it was just as the title suggested, the most disgusting, moronic and self-absorbed viewpoint that I have read in a long time. Clearly the … Read More