Among the current generation of newly legal voters, it’s commonplace to vote for left-leaning parties and candidates. A lot factors into this – most notably the increasingly relaxed stance most teenagers have taken on social issues such as immigration, LGBT rights or climate change. However, it’s been suggested that this won’t be the case for […]Read more "A Right-Wing Revival? : The Next Generation Of Conservatives"
It’s not uncommon for unflattering comparisons to be made of different generations. A frequently cited comparison pits the teenagers who stormed Normandy in World War 2 with modern day teenagers, who require ‘safe spaces’ and ‘trigger warnings’. Though nobody wants to see young people placed into peril, the message of the circulating meme may be […]Read more "The Big Kid Generation"
‘Call Me By Your Name’ debuted at the Sundance Film Festival on January 22nd 2017, with a US release set for November 24th 2017. The film, revolving around a gay love affair between a 17 year old and 24 year old, has received rave reviews – being called a ‘work of beauty’ (1). Conservative actor […]Read more "Predatory Women And The Men Who Enable Them"
“If the Third World War is fought with nuclear weapons, the fourth will be fought with bows and arrows” – Lord Louis Mountbatten Nine countries in the world possess a total of 14,900 nuclear weapons. With the United States and Russia accounting for 93% of that number, other countries accounting for the extraordinary figure include […]Read more "The End Of America Won’t Be Televised"
In a episode of ‘Good Morning Britain’ aired on September 5th, a man advocating for gay conversion therapy was interviewed by hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid. Dr. Michael Davidson did not believe that homosexuality was natural and condemned it as ‘a sin’ and ‘an aberration’. His appearance was roundly condemned on social media and […]Read more "The Reality Of ‘Gay Conversion’ Therapy"
The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery revealed that 20 million cosmetic surgeries took place in 2014. 20.1% of these took place in the USA, closely followed by Brazil, Japan and South Korea (1). The reaction towards people who receive cosmetic surgery has been mixed. On the one hand, you’ll see many tabloid magazines shaming […]Read more "Plastic People"
Having been born in 1998, I have lived my life in the shadow of Princess Diana. I never saw her on television, never felt invested in her life or experienced the uproar surrounding her untimely death. The first time I even heard her name, in a year 6 History lesson, I thought she was a […]Read more "The Meaning Of Diana"