Author: Liv Woodward

Our Mental Health Campaigns Are Failing

Trigger Warning: This piece contains descriptions of eating disorders, and discussion of mental health and mental illness. — I was the perfect poster child for eating disorders. For a start, I’m a white, middle-class woman, and eating disorders are a luxury only privileged girls like me can afford, according to …

Stop Telling People Their A Level Results Don’t Matter

For thousands of young adults across the country, today is a day that will potentially change their lives forever. Today is A Level Results Day, which means across the UK young people are finding out whether or not they’ve gotten into their university of choice. They’re finding out whether they’ve …

Theresa May Refuses to Condemn Donald Trump… Again

The UK and the US have always had a special relationship. By which I mean the UK has a nasty habit of bowing down to the US and blindly following them into unjust wars. You’d have thought, however, that when Donald Trump rose to power the UK would have said enough …

Everything You Need to Know About the Summer Recess

Here at The Nopebook, we believe firmly in educating people about politics so that they can make free and informed political choices. This post is part of our Politics 101 series, where we aim to equip people with the information they need to make sound political decisions. — It is a …

A Brief History of Chivalry

Every now and then (or, if you’re a woman with opinions, every 5 minutes) men publicly and loudly start to lament the decline in chivalry. They take to Twitter, righteous in their fury, to declare ‘Can’t even hold a door open for women any more. Bloody feminazis! #ChivalryIsDead.’ These men …

Sexist Adverts Aren’t a Thing of the Past

Every now and then, I’ll stumble across a Buzzfeed-esque article exclaiming ‘You’ll never BELIEVE how sexist these adverts from the 1950s are!!’ (spoiler alert: I absolutely can believe how sexist they are) and I’ll facepalm so hard that I nearly knock myself back into the 1950s. I get the point …

7 Ways Gluten Will Ruin Your Life

Thanks to the Hemsley sisters–and, more generally, the so-called ‘clean eating’ movement (FOOD IS NOT DIRTY; BUT THAT’S ANOTHER DISCUSSION)–gluten has garnered something of a bad reputation. Gluten–apparently–is the cause of all your bloating problems, the reason you’re suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and (I assume) the reason why your …

Why Pretty Little Liars Missed the Mark with Mental Health

Warning: This post contains spoilers for Pretty Little Liars, as well as talk of mental illness. — Pretty Little Liars was great at a lot of things. Namely transporting me out of my anxious brain and into a world of ridiculous drama and fantastic outfits. But it was also great …

A Very British Problem: Muslims in the Media

Every time the Western world suffers another terrorist attack, I brace myself. I brace myself for the front pages that read RADICAL ISLAMIST MURDERS INNOCENT WHITE PEOPLE. I brace myself for the barrage of tweets calling for Muslims to go back to where they came from (as if Muslims all …

Make Yourself Impossible to Ignore

Have you ever noticed that the most vocal proponents of ‘freedom of speech’ are also often the most obnoxious humans to walk this earth? That Capital C Conservatives and Capital B Bigots like to use ‘freedom of speech’ and ‘everyone’s entitled to their opinion’ to veil their vileness; to mask …