The latest collaboration between the BBC and the American television company FX is the breakthrough television series Pose. Set in 1980s New York, the series explores the complex social relations that existed between members of the LGBTQ community during the AIDs crisis. Having already broken records for the largest transgender cast in television history, this […]Read More Why we need a show like “Pose”
One of the greatest issues surrounding the crisis of eating disorders in the UK is the assumption that it is entirely a “female problem”. The number of adult men being admitted to hospital with an eating disorder has risen by 70% over the past six years, the same rate of increase as among women. Over […]Read More Men with eating disorders: a very real problem
Instagram. Snapchat. Facebook. These holy trinities of social media platforms have transformed the way we present ourselves, and how we are received by others. The growth of selfie culture is perhaps the most shocking consequence of these platforms, promoting a world obsessed by money, beauty, power and fame. Apps such as PhotoShop and FaceTune are […]Read More The dangers of photoshop in a social media-obsessed world
In today’s climate, it is unsurprising that domestic headlines have been dominated in recent years by reports of increasing knife crime among young people. During talks with the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, the chairwoman of the National Police Chief’s Council, Sara Thornton, said that the number of fatal stabbings involving young people is “a national […]Read More Why are so many young people turning to violent crime?