When was the last time you picked up a pot of moisturiser at Boots and read the packaging in full? It’s easy to dismiss the jumbled jargon decorating our products, but what they symbolise is an important tool in education and understanding what you’re using, how to use it, when it expires and how it can be recycled. HuffPost deciphers the symbols, ingredients list and claims on our beauty products to make digesting your product labels a whole lot easier.
We have to make sure students don’t carry related stigma into their adult lives, diminishing opportunity
'Slag'. 'Slut'. 'Sket'. 'Ting'. 'At-risk'. 'Vulnerable'. 'Exploited'. Whether you are listening to a group of young men discuss girls, or a professional working with young women, the labels are inescapable and pervasive.
SAHD, SAHM, single mum, working mum, gay dad, gay mum, LBGT mums and dads, single dads, stepdad, stepmum, divorced dad, divorced mum. This list is endless when describing what sort of mum or dad you are, although I have very rarely seen the term 'working dad'.
Let's be clear here, without malice or personal agenda. As trendy as it's becoming, veganism is not an exclusive club with membership rights. It is not a cult or a diet. It is a very clearly defined social justice movement that puts animal rights at its core.
Since becoming a disability rights campaigner, I have realised that my disability is the most important part of my personal identity, to me personally. So why can't I show that pride, that importance, by calling myself a disabled person with the same ease with which I call myself a woman or a Muslim?
LGBT activism must evolve and continue. A cause is only as strong as it's cavalry, and we are the LGBT army; our voices it's weapons. We can't afford to stay silent and hope that the rest of the world will fend for themselves - Your voice is like your vote. You must use it.
Dr Allen Frances warned that in the world of mental health care a label "can begin in a moment and live on for the rest of your life". It was vital, he said, that the labelling of mental health challenges was always undertaken very responsibly.
It's now less than four weeks until the third annual AIM Independent Music Awards takes place, and last night we were finally able to reveal this year's nominees. And what a fine bunch they are! Our judges have done a terrific job this year of shining a spotlight on the wealth and diversity of talent supported by the UK's thriving independent labels.
So, is February LGBT History Month? LGBTQ History Month? LGBTQQIA History Month? Queer History Month? GSM History Month? GAM History Month? Or something else altogether?