On Tuesday night, the show "Revolting" appeared on BBC 2. While, for the most part, this show was an amusing political satire focusing on contemporary politics in the UK, one section of this political sketch show presented four women who had recently traveled to Syria, to become the 'real housewives of isis'. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOB6UDC-67w Naturally, this … Continue reading The Real Housewives of ISIS
We are all prisoners. Prisoners of our race. Prisoners of our skin colour. Prisoners of our accents. Prisoners of our countries. While racism may not be as overt today as it was decades (not many decades) ago, xenophobia and racial prejudice are, if not rising, then certainly becoming more public within contemporary society. The Brexit … Continue reading We are prisoners
And rapists will be rapists, but that's not okay. Sexual harassment in high schools is a real issue, that is alarmingly ignored by many people in positions of responsibility. Teenage boys are able to harass teenage girls without any major consequences, and the problem just seems to be growing. An increasing number of teenage girls … Continue reading Boys will be Boys
Social Darwinism (not actually supported by Charles Darwin) was a term generated by philosopher and biologist Herbert Spencer, and aims to link biological principles of natural selection to political and sociological ideas. Social Darwinians do not believe in the welfare system, but prefer the idea that you should survive off the wealth of your family … Continue reading Social Darwinism and Contemporary Politics
Recently, it seems that all anyone can talk about is the refugee crisis. While this is a very important topic that should spark discussion about global affairs, a lot of what is being said is disrespectful, intolerant and racist. People fleeing their countries due to civil unrest are being met with hostility by most of … Continue reading Refugees are People too
I can't remember where I read it- consequently, I don't know if it's true- but while teaching myself about the dissolution of parliament a few months ago, I stumbled across a webpage that said if the Queen wanted to, she could actually vote. Despite this, it is highly unlikely that the Queen would ever vote … Continue reading Did the Queen vote for Margaret Thatcher?
Love her or hate her, you can't escape Kim Kardashian and her famous cohort of siblings and parents. Recently, in an episode of the family's reality show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, it was revealed that Kim is expected her second child, a much longed for baby boy who will be the little brother of … Continue reading Kim Kardashian: a working mother