Tag: opinion

forstater and staunch beliefs.

A defining moment, I must say. The case of Maya Forstater reached its conclusion today, where the Central London Employment Tribunal upheld Fortstater’s sacking over a series of tweets questioning government plans to allow trans people to self-identify as another, which had caused distress to her co-workers. This might seem fairly unremarkable, but the outcome…

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visible.

Corporate presentation events have the potential to be rigid and awkward at the best of times, and I expected much of the same at the LGBT+ presentation I attended. It had the usual polite interactions with support staff in order to know how to navigate an office with over 30 floors. It had the name…

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face of a coward.

The next few weeks will be testing. The imminent emergence of yesteryear followed by a chance to finally confront the truth on a hard-fought-for podium. 362 days I have waited, and for a minute, I had lost hope that I would ever be given the chance to unbury myself. But the build-up has proved to…

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faith in peace.

Sri Lankans across the country were making their way to morning service on Easter Sunday to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. For many Christians, it’s a day of perspective and inwards introspection, reminding us to be thankful for what we have and inspiring us to take strides in becoming better people. Tragically, hundreds of…

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forty days.

You could say I might be a tad egotistical for fixating on this eponymous day rather than starting off by talking about Lent as a whole, but cut me some slack. Ash Wednesday is practically a second birthday to me, I’ve already had people wishing me (seriously). And as fun as Pancake Day was yesterday…

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stamps of sugihara

In times of extreme geo-political conflict, the law of the jungle naturally promotes an ‘every man for himself’ kind of attitude, as a core way of self-preservation. Of course, there is the occasional individual sacrifice and collective war effort to be seen, but there is also much tribalism, the protection of one’s own interests vehemently…

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the intolerance algorithm.

After my last post where I highlighted the needless negativity that has gone from creeping to dominating social media platforms, it got me thinking why this was the case. At first it seemed like a pretty straightforward answer, with the combination of dearly held beliefs, anonymity and mob mentality seeming like the perfect unholy trinity…

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needless negativity.

For all the clicking that Black Mirror’s ‘Bandersnatch’ has us frantically doing in trying to choose the right choice from a series of scenarios, one choice that I definitely know is the right one is Will Poulter’s in quitting Twitter for the foreseeable future, in order to to focus on his mental health. He played…

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choose respect.

As if there is not enough on the already overcrowded plate of medical professionals. Besides having to endure staff shortages and inhumane working hours, a recent BMA survey showed that about one in five doctors were subject to bullying or harassment last year. One in five. Honestly, bullying the stewards of arguably the most noble…

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sociopathic tendencies.

It’s not always that you watch people your age filming their more lavish lives, and you end up delving into the deep recesses of your own mind. I’ve been catching up with Shane Dawson’s new docu-series which focuses on Jake Paul, the 21 year old YouTuber from Ohio who’s had a hugely successful, yet controversial…

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conquered the moon.

The relationship between space and the supernatural is a very human thing. To look beyond, gaze into the black, to try and understand what lies beyond our lithosphere. And it’s in my blood, really. My grandfather was a fanatic when it came to the fields of science and space, which he intertwined into his life…

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the driver’s seat.

Drive. A peculiar phrase coined to define a sort of mindset that distinguishes between those who can respectably achieve moderate success and those who have that extra yard to reach the pinnacle in their respective fields. Its meaning permeates most walks of life. It’s often the case in professional sport, for example, where plenty of…

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sardines and washing feet.

The idea of tradition is something that has fascinated me simply because of its questionable application in what I see around me. It must be a truly humbling experience to visit wondrous, ancient beauties of our natural world, where tourists are said to have been reduced to stunned silence when gazing into the various abysses…

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