Respect

Why The Harvey Weinstein Scandal Is A Symptom Of A More Fundamental Problem

Andy Lopata | Posted 20.10.2017 | UK
Andy Lopata

The stories coming out of Hollywood and elsewhere of Harvey Weinstein's admitted and alleged behaviour are horrific as are the subsequent wave of post...

Subtle Sexism

Georgia Handley | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Georgia Handley

I was at my daughter's nursery graduation recently (yes, they have those now), there was a man in his 50s hired as a party entertainer (let's call him Mr E) for the children. Now, I'm almost certain that he didn't intend to be sexist, but sexist he was.

It's All In The Eyes

Susie Reddy | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Susie Reddy

Imagine that you're walking down the street, you're minding your own business when somebody 'different' catches your eye. Maybe they're in some way disabled, maybe their gender isn't immediately clear, maybe they're heavily tattooed, like myself, or they could be covered in piercings.

Being Step Mum - The Biggest Privilege Of My Life

Tina McGuff | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Parents
Tina McGuff

To date raising all the children is the most rewarding thing I've ever done. It's been an honour for me to have raised them the best I could. I can honestly say hand on heart I've given it my best shot - also to watch them become happy adults has been everything I had hoped for.

Table For One

Georgie Bradley | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Georgie Bradley

This was not a stand-alone situation though. This friend is notoriously late all the time and their pathetic punctuality was particularly pronounced this day. I should have known better but like most people, I try to see past it rather than come down on said person like a barrage of bricks. But one time, two times, three times, finish. NEXT!

Their Stepmum Is More Exciting Than You And You HAVE To Accept That

Alice Wilde | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Parents
Alice Wilde

New family. It's not what you lay in bed dreaming of when you were small and imaging how your life might be as a grown up. You don't ever really want to end up sharing your own children's weekends with another woman (or man) only linked to you by virtue of the fact that your former love has ceased to be yours and is now theirs.  But that is how it is now.

Converting To Islam

Jessica Smith | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK
Jessica Smith

Five years ago I met a guy, it was a corny cliché romance. He was charming, fun, cheeky and rarely serious. I fell in love straight away. I was att...

Let's Start With The Children

Shahida Rahman | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Shahida Rahman

Not bad... for a girl. It almost sounds like a compliment, doesn't it? We have all heard comments like this and, whether we bristle at the low bar ...

Respect Not Hate - Online Or Offline

Dragana Brown | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Tech
Dragana Brown

This is a vicious cycle that needs to be broken, for if we don't we are already reaching an impasse that threatens to plunge us deeper into the dark vaults of internet and with that into greater destruction, something we absolutely must look now.

Don't Take This Lying Down. No Man Is Worth That - Least Of All This POTUS

Soraya Moeng | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK
Soraya Moeng

There is no point trying to shield children from such derogatory and demeaning language and hate-filled invective - not when the leader of the free world thinks it's acceptable and it's therefore reported on every media outlet possible.

Rosmawati, Rubbish And Her Tree

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Koay

Sitting on the breathtaking cliffs of Phuket for lunch one stormy afternoon and discussing heavy subjects such as self-realisation and politics, my new friend Ammy suddenly piped up, "Picking up rubbish.

Racism Reform: Recognise, Respect And Remember

Shahida Rahman | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK
Shahida Rahman

There seems to have been an intense hike in the instances of racism-fuelled violence in the UK since the referendum that brought us Brexit. Blame is w...

My Female Body

Beth Payton | Posted 18.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Payton

I hope I don't alarm you, or take you by surprise, I hope to be clear in my message when I look you in the eye And tell you my body is my body, Yes you heard me correctly, My body is MY body

Make Your Point Without Nagging: The Do's and Don'ts

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amisha Bhavsar

Can you communicate without nagging? Especially when someone neglects to do their bit, at home or at work? Or when there's a difference of opinion? Or when someone really irritates you? Do you quibble? Quibble is what we do when we find fault with small things, it's nit-picking unnecessary details.

International Women's Day: How Can We Create Gender Equality by 2030?

Shahida Rahman | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK
Shahida Rahman

Today we will celebrate International Women's Day. The theme this year sets us a challenge as well as a deadline. Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up Fo...

"What Is Wrong With You?"

Jodie Louise Connor | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Jodie Louise Connor

Naïve of me I know, but I always thought that it has to be the minority of people behaving like this. Surely society as a whole couldn't fail to accept these wonderful people, could it?

What Does Respect Mean Anyway?

Kate Milner | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK
Kate Milner

I've been thinking a lot about respect lately. It all started around Remembrance Day, when a local FaceBooker took it upon herself to berate Walthamstowians for not wearing poppies. They were, she said, showing a lack of respect for the war dead.

Galloway Referred To Police Over Parliamentary Expenses

PA | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Politics

A complaint against former Respect MP George Galloway over his use of parliamentary funds has been referred to the police, the parliamentary standards...

Pets With a Voice

Sharon Bull | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK
Sharon Bull

There has been so many occasions over the past thirteen years I have sat with my pet moggie and had a one way conversation. Good times, bad times, tea...

Are 'British Values', Exclusively British?

Shohana Khan | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK Politics
Shohana Khan

The British values debate has refused to look with the open mind it claims to be shaped by, upon Islamic values and honestly ask why such a wide range of Islamic practices and views have been seen as a problem for life in Britain. This is not tolerance, but a sweeping wave of intolerance in the name of security, instead.

Survival of the Fittest

Clive Norman | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Clive Norman

Forgive me as this is less of a blog, and nothing more than a rant. I understand the gene pool and the survival of the fittest. It is how we as a spe...

October 5 Is World Teachers' Day - Have You Said Thank You?

Kathryn Lovewell | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kathryn Lovewell

Teachers are the unsung heroes of our society. They are often undervalued and unappreciated. They are the whipping boys, the scapegoats and the fall guys for what isn't working in our education system. Let's face it, teachers get a bad press. Almost without exception there is something negative mentioned about teachers in the media every day.

Have Some Manners, Please

Sian Elvin | Posted 01.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sian Elvin

What kind of world do we live in now that no one bothers to tell another human being to have a nice day? ... Good manners can make someone's day, so let's all just give it a go. I'm sure we'll feel much better about ourselves as a result, and the world will probably be much nicer.

Man Charged With "Religiously Aggravated" Attack On George Galloway

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK

A 39-year-old man has been charged with a religiously aggravated assault on controversial MP George Galloway who was left battered and bruised in an a...

Israeli Ambassador Trolls George Galloway With Visit To 'Israel-Free' Bradford

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK

Israel’s UK ambassador has taken a trip to Bradford after local MP George Galloway said citizens of the Jewish state were not welcome in the city. ...