Discrimination.

We Should Push Disabled People To Achieve Their Potential

Simon Stevens | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK
Simon Stevens

It is often said generally that it is wrong to judge people with impairments, or indeed anyone else, solely in terms of ability to do paid work as the...

The Language Martyrs: Celebrating International Mother Language Day

Thaslima Begum | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK
Thaslima Begum

February 21st 1952, Dhaka. The fallen bodies of students and teachers lie scattered amid a campus-turned-battlefield, as tear gas lingers in bloody ha...

Campaign To Dismantle Narrow Beauty Standards

Lekia Lée | Posted 19.02.2017 | UK Style
Lekia Lée

banner The problem is not that we appreciate beauty but that the definition of beauty is so narrow, too narrow to include afro textured hair, so while society is waking up to the damaging effects of its narrow definition of beauty, advocating for body acceptance, even skin colour acceptance, hair discrimination still goes largely unopposed.

I Gave You This Job To Try And Help You

Ellie May Forrester | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ellie May Forrester

"I gave you this job to try and help you", said one of my previous employers. These words hit me hard and I felt extremely patronised and saddened. The fact that, as a disabled person, I should have only been given a job out of pity, not based on my ability, goes to the heart of the problem.

More Than Half Of Disabled People 'Have Been Bullied Or Harassed At Work'

Press Association | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

More than half of disabled people have faced bullying or harassment at work, a poll has found. Disability charity Scope said 53% of disabled people ...

It Shouldn't Be The Elephant In The Room - Identifying And Understanding Mental Health

Cerys Aedy | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Cerys Aedy

A few months back I was sitting on a train flicking through a free magazine I'd picked up at Kings Cross Station, when I found my eyes drawn to a short write-up about a mental health first aid course. In much the same way as physical first aid, it teaches you to recognise signs of mental ill health and guide the person towards appropriate support.

The Global Cooperation Needed To Fight Hate Crime Is Under Threat

Marghoob Saleem Butt | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Politics
Marghoob Saleem Butt

For the sake of religious minorities everywhere, for multiculturalism and shared peace and prosperity, let's hope that's a message today's governments take heed of - before it's too late.

Just How Worried Are LGBT Americans About Their Rights Under Trump? Very.

Ian Johnson | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK
Ian Johnson

In a whirlwind of actions since assuming the Presidency, Donald Trump has implemented a number of controversial decisions, which his supporters applau...

How Can We Put A Stop To Racism In The Workplace?

Selena Drake | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Selena Drake

We live in a society where racial discrimination occurs routinely, but often subliminally. The discreet element of racism allows it to maintain its grip on society without people being able to fully appreciate its impact on the lives of many. Racism is not only demonstrated through hate crimes and openly racist remarks.

On Being A Working Class Academic: A Personal Reflection

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Chris Allen

Sadly though I'm not convinced that things will change in the foreseeable future but if we can get people thinking and talking about class once more, then maybe we can begin to shake up this deeply elitist society and really begin to address how it detrimentally impacts so many of our lives. Both inside and outside 'the academy'.

Five Considerations When Refuting The Critics Of Islamophobia

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK
Dr Chris Allen

Establishing a working definition will support the process of differentiating the appropriate from the inappropriate, the legitimate from the illegitimate, and the disproportionate from the proportionate which brings me on to the final consideration. However, quite irrespective of which - if indeed any - working definition is established, it is highly unlikely that it will be warmly received by those who seek to criticise, detract from, and ultimately deny Islamophobia's very existence.

Women 'Left Embarrassed And In Pain By Companies Forcing Them To Wear Heels'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK

Businesses are still unlawfully forcing female employees to abide by dress codes - including the mandatory wearing of high heels - that leave them in ...

How Donald Trump Made Me A Feminist

Barnaby Papadopulos | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Barnaby Papadopulos

That is why the Women's Marches, taking place in London and around the world are so important - people, defying their class, race and gender, marching in solidarity against discrimination and hatred in every form.

Ongoing Workplace Discrimination Of Highly Educated British-Bangladeshi Women

Shahida Rahman | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK
Shahida Rahman

A report by the government's Social Mobility Commission, published on 28 December 2016, has found that British children of Pakistani and Bangladeshi b...

Top-Performing Asian Students Face Unemployment, Despite Beating White Peers At School

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Young Asian workers are significantly less likely than their white peers to be offered top jobs despite doing better at school, a study has found. T...

Bald Men: Another Victim Of The Patriarchy

Scott Manley Hadley | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Scott Manley Hadley

White men are on top. But not any white men: Nigel Farage, Boris Johnson, Donald Trump and Bob "Literature" Dylan have one thing in common besides their gender, race and sexuality: they all have hair, or constantly pretend they do.

Let's Spend A Penny On Human Rights

Steve Scown | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK
Steve Scown

Imagine an organisation that could advise parliament on improving human rights and monitor our national compliance with international treaties. An organisation that works across the public and private sectors to protect individuals from unequal treatment. An organisation empowered to take legal action to tackle discrimination wherever it occurs.

The Race Card, Diversity And Inclusion

Genelle Aldred | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK
Genelle Aldred

I've certainly never asked anyone not to see me as black because it's part of what makes me who I am. What I ask is to not be judged on my skin colour alone, sometimes that request is silently and totally denied.

After Years Of Racist Abuse, I've Learned To Be Proud Of Who I Am

Emma Hedile Al-munshi | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK
Emma Hedile Al-munshi

Embrace your differences and your unique history because only by doing so, can we overcome a world of hate. Be proud of who you are. We have to love ourselves first before we can love each other.

The Importance Of Protecting Maternity

Heather Jeffrey | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK
Heather Jeffrey

Maternity protection costs - it can cost governments and businesses, but without it (as the world stands now) we run the risk of excluding half the population from the workforce, which is far more costly.

What's In A Word?

Laura Rutherford | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK Parents
Laura Rutherford

Words can be powerful. They can bring joy. One word can change someone's day - life even. But in the same speed in which they can bring happiness, the...

My Immediate, Unplanned, Angry Response To Tory Racist Rhetoric

Ben Moore | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Politics
Ben Moore

To discriminate against people on the basis of their place of birth is prejudice and once upon a time it was illegal in this country. Your party shames the memory of our heritage, shames the country it claims to represent and shames me. I hope it shames you too.

Within A Generation Or By 2069? Getting Rid Of The Gender Pay Gap Poses Difficult Questions

Amanda Jones | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK
Amanda Jones

t surely is possible to close the pay gap within a generation, but it means making fundamental changes. We have to reassess how we view the relative contribution of men and women, both in sports and in work. That means asking ourselves some difficult questions, stating with: what are we willing to do about it?

Election Violence And Sexual Harassment In Gabon

Johanna Higgs | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Politics
Johanna Higgs

Problems are only taken seriously when they too affect men, like in the case of the elections. The streets were filled with violence because men were unhappy with their rights not being respected. It's about time that around the world too take to the streets too to demand that their rights be respected.

It's 2016, But Women Are Still Being Told To Wear High Heels And More Makeup At Work

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Employers regularly tell women to put on more makeup, wear high heels and short skirts, new research has found. Large numbers of women feel their empl...