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Classism and Ableism in the UK Government’s COVID Control

Social distancing and going into lockdown are two of the government’s main preventative methods in the bid to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus. And the theory is a not just sound, but it's logical, and it’s a method that has repeatedly been used throughout history in times of pestilence and disease. But the… Continue reading Classism and Ableism in the UK Government’s COVID Control

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How to Have an Effective Cancel Culture

The last few weeks Instagram has become an ugly place to be, and I've tried to be on it as little as possible, to focus on myself, and not to absorb any more of its negativity.But last week, the internet showed its ass and displayed its cancelling power in full force as may British celebs… Continue reading How to Have an Effective Cancel Culture

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Keeping The Faith: Spirituality in Confinement

In the last few weeks, Passover and Easter, two very major religious holidays have taken place. These are times which most believers would be with their extended friends and families, or in synagogues and churches. But unfortunately, due to The Great Virus (I refuse to keep calling its name- too much potent negativity), they are… Continue reading Keeping The Faith: Spirituality in Confinement

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Seeing Through The Smoke of Covid-19

I probably won’t be writing much in the way of Tea Time for a little while. As we can see, from the moment we switch on our televisions, scroll through social media, or look at the BBC News app, there is no news, so to speak of, except for that which pertains to COVID-19. Understandably,… Continue reading Seeing Through The Smoke of Covid-19

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The Myth of Female Choice

Last week, it was announced on social media that Dancehall artist Lisa Mercedes, converted to Islam. And, like always, there came a barrage of comments from people, all trying to dictate how Mercedes should go about her life now that she is a Muslim. Christians were in the comments saying things along the lines of… Continue reading The Myth of Female Choice

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Why the Weinstein Conviction is a Not a Win for the Feminist Movement

So, on the 24th of February, 2020, Weinstein was finally convicted of the rape of two women. The sentencing is set to take place on the 11th of march where Weinstein is set to potentially spend 29 years in prison. The reason this is so significant is that it was the Weinstein allegations that set of the… Continue reading Why the Weinstein Conviction is a Not a Win for the Feminist Movement

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The Saviour Complex in Western News Reporting

Scrolling through the BBC website, I came across a news story labelled “why being gay in Russia is about “passion and love”: the secret moment between two gay Russian lovers that defied haters.” The topic of the clip was LGBT human rights in Russia and probably came in response to Putin’s comments at a state… Continue reading The Saviour Complex in Western News Reporting

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The Great British Exit

The UK has finally left the EU. After three years of ups and downs and three different prime ministers, the UK had finally fulfilled the Brexit promise of the 2016 Referendum and declared itself independent once again. And in those three years, there has been a lot of news coverage, elections and social media reports… Continue reading The Great British Exit

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The Perceived Monolith of Black Culture at the Grammys

The 62nd Grammy Awards went ahead on the night of 26th of January night with all of the best, and apparently brightest, that the music industry had to offer. Tyler The Creator was the winner if the best Rap album category and in his interview which annoyed and surprised some people and led to a… Continue reading The Perceived Monolith of Black Culture at the Grammys

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Renouncing the Royal Duties: Should Tradition take a Back Seat?

The abdication of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex from their roles as senior royals has been the talk on everyone’s lips over the past week. Many people revile them for this decision while many others, many black women in particular, support them, and are hailing Meghan a hero. But the fact of the matter… Continue reading Renouncing the Royal Duties: Should Tradition take a Back Seat?