Discrimination.

Disabled Passengers At Manchester Airport in For A Drag

Martin Emery | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK
Martin Emery

Manchester Airport dealt a damning blow to more than 8000 people who signed a petition asking Manchester Airport to introduce special transfer hoists,...

An Open Letter to Nicky Morgan MP

Joeli Brearley | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Parents
Joeli Brearley

Firstly, I do not believe that all employers behave like this out of malice, but out of ignorance. They panic, believing pregnancy could have a detrimental impact on their stability. Many are unaware of what the laws are.

The New US Visa Laws are Discriminatory and Pointless

Hannah Wolff | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK
Hannah Wolff

According to the new regulations this won't be possible anymore because I have visited Iran and Sudan last year. From now on, everyone who has dual citizenship or who has travelled to Iran, Sudan, Iraq and Syria will have to go through a gruelling visa procedure.

A Fire Hazard in Budapest

Simon Stevens | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

I have just come back from a nice if not cold break from Budapest, staying with a very close friend I had not seen for a few years. One night I asked ...

And These Children That You Spit On...

Jill Finch | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jill Finch

Yesterday morning I heard that David Bowie had died of cancer, aged 69. Yesterday afternoon I spent a grateful and contented hour walking and talking with my darling Dad. He is convalescing from an operation to remove a cancerous tumour, he is 69, thankfully he's going to be OK.

What Are Trigger Warnings?

Matt Streuli | Posted 05.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Matt Streuli

Should we campaign for the wider use of Trigger warnings as it would benefit everyone - not just those with a mental health problem? I hope that by openly discussing these points with you, we can together fight the stigma.

In Praise Of My Passport

Bhanu Bhatnagar | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK
Bhanu Bhatnagar

I ended up studying in the UK, paying the same as someone born and raised there. Yet before I set foot in London to study I had absolutely no connection to the UK. So what makes me, a Swedish citizen of Indian descent, any less of an 'overseas' student than an Indian citizen? Answer: my passport.

The Shocking Reality Of Being Trans In Britain In 11 Statistics

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 19.12.2015 | UK

This year has been a pivotal one for transgender people in this country, whether it's because of the Caitlyn Jenner's highly-publicised transition...

That Old Access Chestnut Again!

Mik Scarlet | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

For anyone who has an impairment that impacts on their ability get around easily, the concept of access is so much more than just getting into a place. Sure a world with as many ramps as steps would be a dream, but we also need what I would consider obvious, provision like toilets we can easily get into and use without endangering our safety.

Government Has Listened to Papworth Trust Over Work Choice - Now They Must Go Further to Halve the Disability Employment Gap

Vicky McDermott | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK Politics
Vicky McDermott

Buried beneath the commotion of the tax credit u-turn and Chairman Mao's little red book that accompanied last months' comprehensive spending review, ...

Finding Out You're Disabled

Matt Streuli | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK
Matt Streuli

Whenever filling out job applications, you are asked "Do you consider yourself to have a disability?". I've always said no. It turns out I did not of realised what a disability is. Perhaps it is a stigma or just the more obvious public image but when I say disability, my mind immediately goes to the logo on the disabled parking bays or people with special educational needs...

Pregnant and Awesome: Working Mums Share Their Stories in Solidarity

Joeli Brearley | Posted 04.12.2015 | UK Parents
Joeli Brearley

The whole incident underscores an ongoing cultural challenge women face in a variety of ways during their child-bearing years. The notion that a woman changes from the point of pregnancy is inherent in our society.

A Graduate Had Her Job Offer Revoked Because Company 'Does Not Accept' Braided Hair

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A Bournemouth University graduate was left "disgusted" after she had her job offer revoked because the company did not "accept" braided hair, as part ...

Stigma Is a Four Letter Word

Kate Lee | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Lee

The words prejudice and discrimination place the spotlight back onto the person responsible. The shame is on them, as is the burden of responsibility for putting things right. These words make us reflect on our own behaviour and step up to the challenge of learning, understanding and changing for the better.

Why Is It Difficult to Talk About Race?

Yasmin Ahmed | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Yasmin Ahmed

When it comes to race issues we have overcome some challenges in this world, but the truth is that we are not living in a colour-blind, post-racial era. Racial inequalities still exist today - in some cases, extreme ones. We live mainly in societies where race is seen as a non-issue.

Why Are We Like That?

Ben Moore | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Moore

Some of them are probably just pricks. No getting past those guys, they just have to be shamed into silence by everyone else. I think a lot of the remainder, as I hinted earlier, don't realise what they've got. It's hard to see the glass ceiling if you're standing on top of it.

Perhaps I Can Survive

Matt Streuli | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Matt Streuli

Perhaps this stupid stigma can be dropped. Perhaps you could fund the NHS for better preventative care so conditions like cancer and depression are treated equally. Perhaps then it won't take six months for the right diagnoses to be passed or for a crisis to happen. Perhaps if we target these things in our communities we can prevent some of those 6,233 deaths?

The Detrimental Impact of Tribunal Fees on Women

Joeli Brearley | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK
Joeli Brearley

Earlier this year the Equality and Human Rights Commission, finally published their robust and detailed report on pregnancy and maternity discriminati...

UN Day of the Girl Child: Fathers Are Part of the Conversation Too

Liza Bel | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Parents
Liza Bel

My personal experience has proven to me that fathers or male guardians and mentors have a fundamental role to play in securing that seat at the big boys' table for their daughters. If I can sit in endless meetings being the only woman in the senior management - I owe it to my father.

I Will Not Brush Aside Stigma - People With Mental Illness Are Not Lazy

Ella Robson | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ella Robson

Last week I published a post titled: Mental Illness Doesn't Make You Any Less Human - don't be afraid to speak up - I was taken aback by the response ...

Youth Discrimination on Charity Boards

Robbie Crow | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Robbie Crow

Young people are the future of this country, and they are the future leaders of the third sector. Surely the quicker we can encourage and mentor them, the better?

The Refugees Give Europe an Opportunity to Do Things Better

Robin Sclafani | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Politics
Robin Sclafani

How about the Europeans with historical roots that run so deep? A little bit of change is inevitable with or without refugees, but maybe if we can do "integration" gracefully, with curiosity and decency, providing education into the benefits of secular democracy, we may discover a brighter more peaceful future.

Islamophobic Hate Crime up 70% in London, Some Thoughts

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK
Dr Chris Allen

Statistics released by the Metropolitan Police reveal that the number of Islamophobic hate crimes in London has increased by 70% in the past year. For...

Not All Disabled People Are Old, Right?

Elizabeth Wright | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Wright

Disability does not discriminate, it can affect you no-matter your age, gender, or ethnicity, and anyone who fits the criteria can apply for a blue badge. I know there are people who abuse the system, but let the authorities deal with these people.

D is for Diversity?

Leeanne Boulton | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Leeanne Boulton

While it appears that 2015 in many respects, has been a positive year, we still have a huge way to go in the battle for equality regardless of race, religion, skin colour, gender, sexual identity and social class.