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Time For Us All To Open Up About What We Earn?

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 25.07.2017 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

The time may have also come to consider moving to the Norwegian model where all tax returns are published, freely available for all to inspect. That way we might wash out not just salary disparity issues, but aggressive tax avoidance measures and other financial iniquities of our age that are helping to fuel a sense of society becoming unequally governed.

Disability Pride Brighton

Jenny Skelton | Posted 23.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jenny Skelton

everybody banner I turned around to see Charlie crouched on the floor of the empty pub. I laughed and asked her what she was doing down there. She grinned as she got up and said that there was a loud noise. Charlie, one of my adopted children, was 19 and had been momentarily alarmed by a loud burst of music from the pub next to the one in which we were being served.

Man Slams Bosses For 'Discriminating' Against Him For Wearing Makeup At Work

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK Style

A male shop-worker has claimed he has faced discrimination at work for wearing makeup. Scott Ayton-Laplanche stated that a manger asked him to remove ...

What's There To Be Proud About?

Krishen Samuel | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Krishen Samuel

Are we proud of the obvious flouting of transgender rights across the globe? In 2017, the radiance of our substantial progress is eclipsed by the darkness of repressive systems that aim to change us, to make us 'normal'. This does not leave me feeling particularly proud.

Why Theresa May Is Wrong To Suggest That Islamophobia Is A Form Of Extremism

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK
Dr Chris Allen

If Islamophobic hate crime is to be framed by counter-terror and counter-extremism narratives, why is this necessary? What makes Islamophobia exceptional and distinct from other discriminatory phenomena? How does Islamophobic hate crime differ from hate crimes motivated by race, disability or sexual orientation?

Invisible Disability: Blessing Or Curse?

Karen Jackson | Posted 09.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Jackson

Whilst this might seem a strange title for a blog on disability, I count myself incredibly lucky to have had a hidden disability all of my adult life. If I had to choose between invisible and visible, I would choose invisible every time. Why, you ask? It stops the questions. It stops the pity. It stops people thinking you are 'less' of a person because you are in some way deficient.

How Employers Can Prevent 'Gingerism' And Other Forms Of Discrimination In The Workplace

Kate Palmer | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK
Kate Palmer

A Premier League manager has recently joked that the reason why his name is not linked with the bigger clubs is that he's ginger, calling it "gingerist". Some employers reading this joke may find themselves considering whether ginger haired people are protected from discrimination and we consider this below.

I Cried When I Read The Disfigurement In The UK

Monica Duddy | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK
Monica Duddy

As you can see, this day is really important to challenge society on how people react to and treat those who have a visible difference. What I love about this day is that it is inclusive of so many differences, it is not completely assigned to a particular condition or personal situation. The next time you see someone in the street with a something different about them, just give them a smile.

The Issue Of Weight Hate

Roanna Carleton-Taylor | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Roanna Carleton-Taylor

To add a note to my dedicated personal haters - every time you attack my weight rather than my views you lose the debate. You prove you are unable to refute the arguments I put forward against hate and that all you are capable of is resorting to silly insults that, even you must have noticed by now, achieve little other than to make me laugh at you.

Fly Me To The Moon... Not JFK

Dan White | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Parents
Dan White

Moaner. That's the image I am getting lumbered with. A middle-aged man constantly prattling on about lack of disability care and the image this brilliant community often gets lumbered with by politicians and papers. One day I'll lighten up, honest, it's just that until that day I will huff and stomp around like someone constantly looking for the exit in a comedy club run by Jeremy Vine.

LGBT And Elderly? Welcome To The Forgotten Community

Steve Wardlaw | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK
Steve Wardlaw

The financial services sector is remarkably unattractive to many in the LGBT community. One result of this is people who are LGBT don't make suitable ...

Discrimination And Sexism Must End To Close The Gender Pay Gap

Karen Jackson | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK
Karen Jackson

Until these dinosaurs either die out or have diversity training I fear the legal and other professions still have a long way to go on gender. The gender pay gap is not the reason women are under-represented at senior levels. The real reason? Discrimination and sexism.

You Can't Opt Out At Islamophobia

Elisabeth Mahase | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Elisabeth Mahase

When I travel, passport checks and security don't phase me, armed police pay me no attention and no matter where I'm going, the worst I'll face is a bored employee longing to finish their shift. I do as I'm told. Shoes off, electronic devices in the box. I'm polite and don't cause any disruption. So why shouldn't it be like this? The point is it should be, but not just for you.

Tackling Our Own Inner Prejudice

Roanna Carleton-Taylor | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK
Roanna Carleton-Taylor

Sometimes there is a danger we can be so passionate about eradicating prejudice that it actually leads to us developing prejudices of our own. We fight so hard for the rights of some that we start to develop preconceptions about others whom we wrongly perceive to be aggressors.

Society And Tattoos

Kevin Bailey | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK Style
Kevin Bailey

So, why are people made to feel like they have done wrong? Why should they second guess their choices in getting tattooed? How does a person's artwork on their skin, deem them different to the 'norm' of society?

The Complex Relationship Between Black Women And West-End Nightclub Promoters

Lateefah Jean-Baptiste | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Lateefah Jean-Baptiste

Overall I personally will never understand black women who defend racist entry policies and the black promoters who enforce them. The most upsetting thing about it all is that black women are being made to feel unattractive and undesired, which can have a long-term damaging effect on their self-confidence. It's sad to think that after reading this some black women will continue to justify the actions of racist club promoters.

Access For Everyone, We Live In Hope

Dan White | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Parents
Dan White

Our local playground is the communal hub near Emily's school, and not only can she not access it in her wheelchair, but she can't even play on any equipment. When we sent an email of this nature to the local council, I think we terrified the park's department into opening that said file and diving straight to chapter four.

'Biphobia Drove Me To My Suicide Attempt' - Why Discrimination Needs To Stop

Sian Abigail Bradley | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Sian Abigail Bradley

George almost committed suicide that day. After two years of battling with mental illness, he wanted to die - because he thought that being bisexual meant something was wrong with him.

Why Parliament Must Acknowledge The UN International Day For The Elimination Of Racial Discrimination

Dawn Butler | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Politics
Dawn Butler

Today is the U.N. International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and for the first time in history, Parliament will have the important opportunity to acknowledge this day. I am proud to be leading the debate. We have come a long way in the fight against racism and intolerance but we still have a long way to go.

What Does Stigma Feel Like?

Naomi Barrow | Posted 19.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Naomi Barrow

Imagine feeling scared. Imagine feeling alone. Imagine feeling completely worn out by a medical condition which is doing it's very best to kill you. Imagine feeling guilty for visiting the doctors, but doing your best to go to all of your appointments nevertheless. Imagine being passed from one professional to another - none of them wanting to take responsibility for your care.

Can We Put Religion On Hold At Work?

Meliha Hayat | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK
Meliha Hayat

Being a Muslim woman, society has defined my life in many different ways, but one thing I can tell you, is that out of all of those adjectives, dull certainly won't appear on that list. We are always a focal point of discussion and let's face it my presence could liven up any dismal gathering. My very being is always brought to question, as many struggle to decide whether my hijab is a symbol of empowerment or mark of oppression.

Women's ‘Pessimism' Isn't To Blame For The Gender Pay Gap, Deeply Ingrained Sexism Is

Rachel Moss | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Moss

all women everywhere We need to start celebrating women for their achievements, rather than their looks, so that girls have positive role models. We need to be introducing programmes in secondary schools to ensure girls know that they are just as capable as their male classmates of pursuing careers in any industries, at any levels.

With Fresh Restrictions On Personal Independence Payments, The Tories Continue Their Assault On Disabled People

Corri Wilson | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Politics
Corri Wilson

With the chaos of a hard Tory Brexit looming - and the continuing obsession with austerity and scapegoating of minority groups that this will bring - we must continue to hold this Government to account and fight for a fairer society for disabled people.

Mind The Gender Pay Gap - Time For A Royal Commission

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

all women everywhere Now would be a good time to get the most out of half the working population who are being devalued, and about whom some more imaginative thinking is needed to bring properly and fairly into the workforce. In other words, we need a Royal Commission.

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...