Category: Social Issues

Earlier this week, The Supreme Court ruled against the appeal challenging the government’s refusal to provide women from Northern Ireland with abortion treatment through the NHS for free. The court was divided 3-2 against the appeal, claiming that they sympathised with Northern Irish women but that there is a need to...

The first step of overcoming an eating disorder is when you decide you want to recover from it, and I have been told time and time again that is the hardest step. It’s what we’re told when recovering from anything: addiction, grief, mental health issues… Accepting the issue is the most difficult thing you have to do....

“The big problem today, of course, is how to stop our kids voting,” Ron Liddle wrote in his column for The Sun on Wednesday. “You just know they’ll do the wrong thing. Wander down to the polling booth with their scatty heads full of unicorn tears and marshmallows.” By Friday morning, though, it was clear that 18-25 year...

It’s an election that has left more confusion than in 2010, but it also took the country by surprise. The media largely denounced Corbyn and May seemed confident of victory. The lack of consideration for a hung parliament has led to back room deals in minutes with little detail and no transparency. So how did everyone...

At 11am on the 18th of April, Theresa May called the General Election, and I can honestly say I felt nothing. I felt so empty because politically, I was spent. I know I’m not alone in saying that after a year that brought us Donald Trump, confusing Brexit negotiations, unexpected losses in Labour ‘safe seats’ and the...

Since 2010, Britain has, in one form or another, had a Conservative government. In that time, the most vulnerable in our society have suffered. Below, I have outlined a selection of reasons as to why I implore you to vote tactfully to remove the Conservatives from power on June 8th.   Disability I’d like to start with...

Warning: this post contains reference and descriptions of suicide 13 Reasons Why – A Netflix original series that has brought bullying, rape and suicide into the limelight and got people talking. It hasn’t all been good talk; mental health professionals have uttered their concerns over the messages that the show may...

I‘m Laura, and I have major depression and generalised anxiety. For the past few years, my illness has defined both myself and my educational experience, to the point of having to repeat my final year of university. Below I talk about attempting to balance my mental illness with my education, how I fought (and lost)...

I told him. I didn’t say the word, abortion, but I told him. In that moment it felt like, by just telling him, he would understand. To me, when I hear that word, there is a myriad of locked-in memories, emotions, gut reactions, tensions in my body. My breath catches; I feel and hear my heart beating. For the first...

So we’ve turned the corner post-Brexit and found ourselves faced with another major voting period. This time it’s another general election, out of the blue. After 2015 and 2016, the thought of yet another election makes me feel sick. Not only about the possible results, but the thought of going through another period...