Opinion

The Stylist Opinions section features opinion pieces from authors on feminist issues and current affairs currently affecting young professional woman

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Millennials are more resilient than we’re given credit for, even in the face of another recession

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Anita Ghosh
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    “The threat of lockdown and low inflation rates make me feel guilty for Eating Out to Help Out”

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    “Lockdown put my engagement in a time machine and exposed all of our problems”

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    What it feels like to have your mental health issues dismissed

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Lockdown: people in flatshares.
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“Why I’m anxious about living with flatmates, after spending lockdown on my own for months”

With second wave anxiety at a high, one writer discusses her fears over another lockdown.

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Hollie Richardson
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“I’m scared my relationship won’t survive another lockdown”

The pandemic has been hard on many couples and the government's latest announcement could be worrying for those who have found lockdown tough.

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Anonymous
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Matt Hancock and Boris Johnson at the UK government's first cabinet meeting after summer recess
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“I’m sick of the government gaslighting us over coronavirus – their mistakes are not our fault”

Matt Hancock blaming the public for getting too many tests is just the tip of the iceberg.

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Lauren Geall
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Young people wearing face masks to protect from coronavirus
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“Why blaming young people for the rise in coronavirus cases is so problematic”

For months, the government has been encouraging us to eat out and see our friends – so why are young people being blamed now coronavirus cases are on the rise?

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Lauren Geall
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Grace Adeniji
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The heartbreaking reality of planning a wedding in lockdown

“I found myself questioning which family members I could cut from the guest list”.

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“Why Christmas 2020 won’t be the same without Winter Wonderland, according to its biggest fan”

"For most Londoners it's seen as a busy, tourist-filled nightmare, but after a lockdown summer it was what I was holding out for."

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Megan Murray
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Race filters create a safer experience for Black women on dating apps
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“Why filters on dating apps make Black women like me feel safer online”

One writer explores the benefit of Hinge's new race filters.

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Habiba Katsha
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A woman experiencing eco-anxiety
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“My eco-anxiety is at an all-time high because we’ve stopped talking about the climate crisis”

As we get back to ‘normal,’ we can’t ignore the threat facing our planet, argues Stylist’s Lauren Geall.

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Lauren Geall
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University shaming.
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Why it’s time to stop shaming people over their education

The recent online debate about “Mickey Mouse” degrees has exposed a much bigger problem about our society.

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Hollie Richardson
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Feeling flat
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Feeling emotionally flat? Don’t worry, you’re not alone

Life coach Leanne Evans gives us her top tips

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Felicity Thistlethwaite
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Anita Ghosh and her family
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“I’ve lost count of the times I’ve been asked where I’m ‘really’ from”

Anita Ghosh writes candidly about being mixed-race.

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Anita Ghosh
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Nadine Batchelor-Hunt
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“Comparing the struggles Black and Jewish people face does nothing when it comes to tackling racism”

As a Black and Jewish woman, I feel frustrated and apprehensive when my identities are pitted up against each other.

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“Charlie Elphicke’s conviction was a victory for the women who reported him, but we have more to do”

After ex-MP Charlie Elphicke was convicted for sexual assault, another sitting MP was arrested on suspicion of rape. We can't stop here, says Mandu Reid.

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Mandu Reid
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Hospital appointment alone
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“Fed up with being infantilised as a disabled person, I now go to hospital appointments alone”

I’m fed up with being treated like a child.

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Rachel Charlton-Dailey
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Kate Garraway attends the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 press day at Chelsea Flower Show on May 20, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
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The impact of that misleading Kate Garraway headline

“What are you doing here? You should be at home, prostrate with grief.”

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Kayleigh Dray
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Kanye West
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“The reactions to Kanye West highlight a big problem with the way society sees mental illness”

Mental illness can cause people to act in irrational, uncomfortable or difficult ways – and its about time we understood that.

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Lauren Geall
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Estranged father
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What it’s like being estranged from a parent during a pandemic

One writer explains.

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Lydia Titman
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Do I want to have children?
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“I didn’t want kids, but do I feel differently now the choice is slipping away?”

One writer questions how the pandemic is affecting her thoughts about having children in the future.

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Hollie Richardson
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Toni Tone
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We need to shout about ‘green flags’ in relationships as well as red ones

When we’re too preoccupied with finding or seeing the ‘bad’ in people, it can at times cause us to overlook the good.

Boris Johnson
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Boris Johnson just took responsibility for the care home crisis – so what will he do about it?

“I take full responsibility for what has happened.”

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Hollie Richardson
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