Attitudes Haven't Changed? What A Surprise

Lynley Gregory | Posted 11.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lynley Gregory

As a wheelchair user due to chronic pain, I find the self same discrimination within my own social circle. They sometimes make comments about the appearance of a disabled person in the news and make assumptions about them based on their appearance.

I'm 22 And Have A Learning Disability And, Like Many Others, I'm Lonely

Michelle Ornstein | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Michelle Ornstein

There should be more opportunities for people with a learning disability to get out and about. There should be more clubs for people with a learning disability. There should be more people there to help people to get out and about and when we do go out people shouldn't feel awkward around us.

Disability Sport Can Help Combat Negative Attitudes

Sascha Kindred | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Sport
Sascha Kindred

everybody banner When I was a child my mum met doctors who said that I would never be able to walk and I was verbally bullied at school because I was different from other kids. There were even swimming coaches who wouldn't train me because I was disabled - which seems so ironic now I've made a career from my sport.

What Could Adult Social Care Look Like In 2046?

Simon Stevens | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

Social care for adults is a relevantly new and evolving concept that has moved from large service-led contracts towards meeting the needs and outcomes of individuals. It however remains complex to determine what levels of support people should receive to create a system that is fair to everyone, balancing entitlement with needs and outcomes.

Are Male Students Reluctant to Call Themselves Feminists?

Claire Hargreaves | Posted 08.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Claire Hargreaves

Girls have Emma Watson, Beyoncé, Gloria Steinem, Caitlin Moran, Taylor Swift, Malala Yousafzai. But is there a male voice that speaks quite as loudly, and in quite such a populist way, to make this generation of young men proud feminists?

10 Things You Need to Know Before You Misinterpret Hardened Attitudes to Infidelity

Suzi Godson | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

In the US, a 2013 Gallup survey of 1,535 American adults found that 91% considered extramarital infidelity to be morally wrong. This was higher than the figure for people who objected to human cloning, suicide, and polygamy.

How to Handle the Split Loyalties With Friends When They Separate

Maggie Currie | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

I think we have all had this dilemma. Who do we stay friends with after a couple divorces or separates? Hopefully you can stay friends with both parties, but that can be difficult as we are often dealing with human emotions and judgemental attitudes.

What's Wrong With a Porn Star Politician?

Ben Parr | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Parr

Whether Langley's campaign will be helped or hindered by the revelations that he is also known as Johnny Rockard in the porn industry, is yet to be seen. Either way, it seems unlikely that it will play no part in his electoral successes and failures. I suppose in more ways than one, it is a hard one to call.

Why Is It Acceptable to Trash Disabled People?

Simon Stevens | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

Nowadays it seems difficult to go without a day where there is not some kind of disability related news item in the mainstream media, and disabled people appear to be taking over the country. Disabled people are certainly more visible, and there are certainly more people who define themselves as being disabled.

The System Teaches Disabled People to be Passive

Simon Stevens | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

I believe that someone's attitude to life can determine their future, more than anything else, and that a positive attitude can reap enormous benefits. This means also that a passive attitude will result in a poor quality of life, regardless of the amount of money they may have.

Do We Need New Disablism Laws?

Simon Stevens | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

No law alone can make one person change their opinion of another person, and just adding law after law to try to will not help anyone, and may actually cause harm and resentment. Instead, we need to get our hands dirty and actually step by step, person by person, create better understanding and behaviour, that could result in better attitudes if we play our cards right.

Britain, Islam and the Generational Struggle

Matthew Goodwin | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK Politics
Matthew Goodwin

Within British media and the Westminster Village, the recent release of the latest census data has sparked considerable debate. Much of this has focused on the extent to which some areas of London have experienced 'white flight', or whether we should be anxious about the fact that less than 8% of the population do not use English as their main language.

In a World Where Anything Goes

Pippa Smith | Posted 27.08.2012 | UK Entertainment
Pippa Smith

Do we really live in a world where anything goes? According to the BBC's Cherry Healey, we do. In a recent programme, 'How to Get a Life' on BBC One, she repeated this statement more than once.