The fair-trade logo has become universally recognisable! Often associated with bananas, coffee and chocolate, the fair-trade movement is a conscious objective to provide fairer conditions and pay for the people in the developing world involved in our food production. While many people rely on the fair-trade logo to tell them their food has been sourced … Continue reading Fair(er) Trade
I have recently a lot of discussion about political opinions in relationships and this is something I definitely have opinions about! Although I am probably one of the least experienced 20 year olds in existence when it comes to relationships, I have witnessed first hand how destructive opposing political opinions can be in a friendship. … Continue reading Political partners?
I recently posted about quitting makeup, and I think it's hard to understand or appreciate the benefits that it will bring without trying it yourself. This post will discuss the personal, and more political, benefits of going makeup free. Clearer Skin When going makeup free I didn't think it would make that much of a … Continue reading Benefits of going makeup free
There is no ethical consumption under capitalism. This is a key argument put forward by the left, and one which I agree with. But that doesn't mean that you should do nothing. You shouldn't consume mindlessly under the assumption that it can't be ethical, whatever you do. Instead, there are ways to make your consumption … Continue reading Ethical consumption under capitalism
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