In The Media

Vaccination is Not Up For Debate – Even for Kat Von D

Last week, a screenshot of an Instagram comment by tattooist, make-up purveyor, and celebrity vegan Kat Von D crossed my Twitter page. In response to another user’s comment to “do your research on vaccines, they aren’t vegan!”, she replies “there’s no way we are vaccinating our baby. High-five to you …

Lily Allen Takes Control of Her Own Story with No Shame

This week, Lily Allen had intimate photos of her that were taken without consent sent to her, with the caption  “this photo will be on the internet forever Lils”. And she was having none of it. These photos were shared to her as a way to demean, undermine and humiliate …

Why GDPR Matters to You (No, Really)

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, or refusing the check your emails for the past six months, you’ve probably heard about GDPR. It’s new piece of data privacy legislation that’s supposed to make life better for ordinary people, but in reality has just clogged up their inboxes with a …

The Darker Side of Social Media Influencers

As the world becomes more easily accessible with technological advances, we’re both able and expected to participate in this livestreaming of our most fashionable selves. We’re eternally scrolling, consuming data at a flying rate, and spending on average 135 minutes on social networks a day worldwide. In broadening our horizons …

Stephen Hawking Takes Jeremy Hunt to the High Court

It’s no secret that the NHS is in trouble. The increased cuts in funding has of course had a dire effect on services, and it seems the only solution Jeremy Hunt and the government have is privatisation. NHS England is due to hold a national 12-week consultation on the contracting …

Dear Jamie Oliver, Obesity is Not the Problem, it’s the Symptom

Jamie Oliver is under fire (again) this week for his latest apparent attack on the poor. In an effort to halve ‘childhood obesity’ in Scotland by 2030, Nicola Sturgeon confirmed during a meeting with Jamie Oliver that Scotland will ban price-cutting and two-for-one style promotions on sweets, crisps and other …