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The Home Office Proves the Use of 'Go Home' is More Than a Playground Dispute

(0) Comments | Posted August 2, 2013 | 11:53 AM

Working in news, I have been bombarded with a range of views over the past few days on whether the Home Office's latest bid to crackdown on illegal immigration is a form of racism. The week-long pilot saw six vans drive around London carrying a board asking: 'in the UK...

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The Pressure for Young Girls to Be 'Sexy' Is Only Getting Worse

(16) Comments | Posted November 20, 2012 | 6:16 AM

Schoolgirls are under pressure to put 'sexy' photos on Facebook and digitally alter pictures to make themselves look more attractive, an academic warned yesterday.

The claims were put forward by Carrie Paechter, a Professor of Education at Goldsmiths, University of London. Speaking at the Girls' Schools Association conference in...

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Hurricane Sandy's News Coverage: A Case of Tasteless Favouritism?

(16) Comments | Posted October 30, 2012 | 7:24 PM

When it comes to natural disasters, the drama speaks for itself. However, it appears gatekeepers often apply their own prejudice. The coverage of Hurricane Sandy is the perfect example. Last week the hurricane hit Caribbean coasts and while I, like many others, feel it is a huge ongoing tragedy, I...

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Women on the Frontline - the Perfect Picture

(1) Comments | Posted October 24, 2012 | 7:48 AM

Women have as much right as men to fight on the frontline. Evidently, it's no secret that I feel strongly about gender equality, in fact, I am extremely passionate about it. As you can imagine, I am thrilled about the prospect of a new exhibition presenting women on the frontline:...

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A Kirpan is Not a Threat - It's my Cultural Heritage

(2) Comments | Posted October 18, 2012 | 9:29 AM

Within the media we are often bombarded with 'Rise in knife crime' headlines and presented with tragic cases of brutal stabbings. There are some people today who often refer to the Kirpan, a religious article of faith worn by baptised (Amritdhari) Sikhs, as a knife. Considering my prior statement, I...

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