Prejudice

The Truth About Fattist Folk

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

Fattist folk are just unhappy people. That's the truth of it. Happy people don't have prejudices because they don't spend their time fixated on the people that surround them. They just live their own happy lives. All prejudice comes from a deeply unhappy place inside ourselves.

Why Feminists Owe Amanda Knox Nothing

Selene Nelson | Posted 26.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Selene Nelson

Her "Foxy Knoxy" status is an irrelevance. No one has "failed" her. She has failed herself, and she fails the Kercher family each and every day she protests her innocence. There is only one female victim here - Meredith Kercher - and how dare Basile allow Knox's PR spin, and her own wilful ignorance, to conceal that.

Decades on, a Murdered Teenager Still Has a Lot to Teach Us

Gillian Walnes | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK
Gillian Walnes

In an increasingly divisive world, and at a time when Europe is alarmingly turning to nationalism and extremist politicians, this tragic teenager, who died nearly 70 years ago and who never got to live out the life she planned, can do more than many politicians to demonstrate how we should live together as members of one human race.

What Drives Your Cultural Prejudice?

Jonathan Arnott | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Politics
Jonathan Arnott

"What drives your cultural prejudice?" The question, asked of me on Twitter by someone who I'd known growing up, surprised me somewhat. He'd spotted that I had just been elected as a UKIP MEP, and assumed therefore that I must have such prejudice.

More Than A Billion People 'Hold Anti-Semitic Views' -- Guess Where Britain Ranked

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK

One in four people worldwide hold anti-Jewish prejudice, and Europe has more people with anti-semitic views than Asia or Sub-Saharan Africa, new resea...

The Tattoo Revolution

Mandy Townsend | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mandy Townsend

Tattoos are still under attack from the public even though there an estimated 20 million tats in Britain. Mandy Townsend believes it's time to rebel against this age old prejudice

Islamophobia Is Real

Farida Ahmed | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Farida Ahmed

What is Islamophobia? It is an irrational fear and hatred of Muslims categorized as an identifiable group. Islamophobia is becoming an 'elephant in the room' - it is an actual phenomenon that has gained significant momentum in Europe over the last decade.

Who Reads The Papers?

Ben Mirza | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ben Mirza

Social and political leanings dictate who reads what, and here's a rundown of which newspapers appeal to which people.

'I Don't Think They Understand Just How It All Feels' - Understanding Experiences of Anti-Muslim Hate on British Muslim Women

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Dr Chris Allen

Instead of talking about or for Muslim women, our research puts the voices of Muslim women front and centre: to give voice to their silent and overlooked stories of discrimination, bigotry and hate, stories that for many are far too real aspects of their everyday lives. More real that is than the newspaper headlines asking whether to ban or not ban the 'burqa'.

Aung San Suu Kyi's Comments on Muslims Expose Endemic Anti-Muslim Prejudice

Tun Khin | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Tun Khin

Given the opportunity to clearly condemn attacks against Muslims, she repeatedly refused to do so. Instead she generalised by saying she condemned all violence and hatred. She has moral authority like no other person in Burma. When she speaks, people listen. If she strongly condemned attacks on Muslims it would make a difference.

Travellers Say Focus On Ethnicity Of Children Is Playing On Prejudices

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 24.10.2013 | UK

BLOG: Do Roma gypsies really abduct children? The outcry over 'blonde-haired, blue-eyed' children living in gypsy camps is like something from Nazi...

Making a Change on World Mental Health Day

Lord Victor Adebowale | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Lord Victor Adebowale

Today is World Mental Health day. Another year, another opportunity to reflect on the progress we've made on improving the lives of people with illnesses such as depression and schizophrenia...

Us and Them: Why Ed Prefers Ignorance to Information

Jemma Wayne | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Politics
Jemma Wayne

Reducing the voting age to 16 may have seemed like one of the more throw-away policies in Ed Miliband's 'We're better than this' conference speech. But it encapsulated the simplistic appeal to base prejudices that characterised his sermon. And being 'better' was perhaps a mantra he should have first recited to himself.

Football Clubs Aren't Doing Enough to Combat Homophobia

Planet Ivy | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK Sport
Planet Ivy

After talking to clubs you cannot help but feel that they are dragging their heels on the issue by claiming a need for more time or consultation. For clubs such as Man United, the distinct lack of leadership on this issue is worrying. Laces aside, their ability to reach a potential audience of millions could be pivotal, yet they have no dedicated campaign that deals solely with homophobia.

Caste Discrimination Reforms in Britain

Pratik Dattani | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK Politics
Pratik Dattani

Equalities Minister Helen Grant has publicly said she "remained concerned that there is insufficient evidence of caste-based discrimination to require specific legislation." Shadow Equalities Minister Kate Green has said she recognises the impact is on a "relatively small" number of people.

A Brief Encounter With Everyday Homophobia

Philip Ellis | Posted 01.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Ellis

I recently read an article about sexual harassment within the gay community. He objected to having his everyday life interrupted, invaded even, by a stranger who thought they could get away with saying something distasteful and hurtful. And it hit me; when women get wolf-whistled as they walk past building sites, is this how they feel?

When Did it Become Cool to Be Politically Incorrect?

June Sun | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
June Sun

The unquantifiable currency of cool is elusively directed by politics, pop culture, and that one kid on the playground. But we've used it to measure the world around us since we were little things. What is its relationship with being politically correct?

The Insecurity of Beauty

Laura Schnittger | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Schnittger

Model Cameron Russel just recently created a Ted talk, where what she explained was pretty predictable compared to the way she appeared like. She sho...

'I Collect Gingers'

Barcroft Media | Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.03.2013 | UK

An artist is celebrating redheads in a project entitled “I Collect Gingers”. Anthea Pokroy photographed 500 men, women and children for her fir...

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.

That's So Gay

Polly Grice | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Polly Grice

Although I am still young myself, there are a number of phrases used by my peers which really grate on me. 'Totes', 'reem' (basically anything from The Only Way is Essex) and student motto 'YOLO' are probably my top three. But there's one phrase that really is like a red rag to a bull. "That's SO gay".

Beyond War: A Chance for Peace in a Changing World

Ben G. Jones | Posted 24.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Ben G. Jones

The history of humanity is a history of conflict. For all of recorded history, tribe has fought tribe, kingdom has fought kingdom, empire has fought empire.

The Inauguration of a Black President

Professor Ian Robertson | Posted 22.03.2013 | UK Politics
Professor Ian Robertson

The existence of an African-American president beginning a second term should surely contribute to the decline in racial essentialism. And a first female president, whenever she finally arrives, will no doubt do the same for gender essentialism.

Why Child Benefit Encapsulates Britain's Class War

Jemma Wayne | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK Politics
Jemma Wayne

For many families in that 15%, Child Benefit represents the last visible, tangible thing they receive from the state. If they do not send their children to state school, if they use private healthcare, if they pay for their lawyers, drive a car, own their property, and have never claimed welfare, then this may be the only state benefit they have ever received. And put in these terms, they may well feel entitled to it. Of course, it can be argued that they are privileged not to have to rely on state infrastructure not to have to sit on NHS waiting lists or suffer a post-code lottery education.

Dealing With Addiction: What Does Stigma Entail?

Dr. Peter Ferentzy | Posted 08.12.2012 | UK Politics
Dr. Peter Ferentzy

There are so many ways to address the issue of stigma, and those of us working in the addictions require a keen grasp of its many facets. Having exper...