In 1978, James Harrison (a social scientist at the time) published an article titled: “Warning: The Male Sex Role May Be Dangerous to Your Health”, exploring potential reasons for the increasingly large gap in life expectancy between men and women.
Earlier this year, Strictly Come Dancing star and Gordon Ramsay’s daughter Tilly made headlines when she responded to a comment on her appearance made by 67-year-old LBC radio host, Steven Allen.
Many of us might be feeling confused by the waves of nostalgia washing over us at the mention of lockdown. We are supposed to hate that time, feel shivers at the sheer memory of it. However, as we tentatively start to go back to “normal”, we might find that the strange time inside has left its mark on us.
Earlier in the summer, I wrote about how to actually ask for help when you’re struggling with your mental health, and a letter template to go with it. Building on that, I’ve interviewed Dr Natalie Ashburner (@thementalheathdoctor), an NHS psychiatrist, to ask her for more advice and information about the options your General Practitioner (GP) or doctor offers.
I did not formally come out; I just got a girlfriend. Before that, when questioned about my sexuality, I would speak about its fluidity and often brush things off. Perhaps that should have been a telling sign, but it was not an issue at the forefront of my mind, as I was often in relationships with men. It was a side of myself that I could ignore until
If one were to search for a dictionary definition of the term ‘history’, it’s fairly likely that what they would find would be something along the lines of “the study of past events”.
When I hear people say that they are proud to be British, I can’t help but ask: what exactly are you proud of? Before I cause any offence, let me clarify. Pride for your Britishness is not the issue. I myself was born in Britain to Italian parents and am immensely proud of my culture and where I come from. But all too often, nationalistic pride is paired with pride for the achievements and strength of past empires, all whilst ignoring the bloodshed, war crimes, and seizure of sovereignty in the process.
At the beginning of the spread of Covid-19, there was a scramble amongst scientists and governments globally to trace the origin of the virus. The Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market quickly became the centre of Covid origin narratives in both media and scientific discourse, since many of the first patients had visited the market. A flurry of scientific papers came out calling for the ban of ‘wet markets’ in China, eventually garnering support from the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in April 2020.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s 2016 TV-series, Fleabag, promotes unapologetic emotional and sexual honesty. As such, the female characters in this show expose the realities of being a woman in modern London when juxtaposed to idealised notions of female empowerment.
I once accidentally bought organic cabbage. As a student on a budget, I was shocked at the checkout, and then ashamed at my reaction. Was it not my responsibility to be environmentally conscious first, cheap college student later? But buying organic was a world apart, and in mine we walked around the grocery store hunting for the lowest price. Cabbage for $1 was a steal, organic cabbage for $5 was a luxury.