Opinion

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

A Black fire: Grenfell and racism’s impact on a community tragedy

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Idman Omar
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    “Lockdown in the dark brings so many new fears and challenges”

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    “Without pubs and restaurants, I’m scared of how staying inside will affect my mental health”

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

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Black History Month 2020: “We have a responsibility to honour what we’ve been through this year”

“My heart is heavy and fragile, but it’s also optimistic about what we have the power to do.”

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Jazmin Kopotsha
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“I’m going to create new traditions this Christmas, instead of dwelling on old ones”

“This could be an opportunity for a Christmas which doesn’t blend into the rest, maybe I’ll do something for me, or for others.”

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Megan Murray
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Honour on ITV
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“ITV’s Honour misses a huge opportunity to tell Banaz Mahmod’s story”

“This is not the story of a vulnerable courageous woman who wanted to live,” says Mariam Khan. “It’s a story about the police who failed her.”

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Mariam Khan
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“I paid someone to re-organise my house Marie Kondo-style”

Would you ask someone to professionally tidy your home?

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Megan Murray
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Rachel Charlton-Dailey
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“As a disabled person, my healthcare has been forgotten in the pandemic”

“The government needs to care for people with disabilities, otherwise coronavirus may not be the only killer illness in this pandemic.”

What is WhatsApp doing to our friendships in lockdown?
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What is WhatsApp doing to our friendships in lockdown?

A lot of us are scared to blue tick are friends, but is being present online all the time healthy?

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Hajar J. Woodland
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A confused woman
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The psychological impact of the government’s coronavirus U-turns

From face masks to working from home, the government’s messaging has been anything from clear throughout the pandemic.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
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The elderly aren’t expendable, so why do we talk about Covid as if they are?

“We shouldn’t expect our grandparents to lock themselves away so we can have an extra pint.”

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Kayleigh Dray
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Lockdown rules: Group of young women sitting in restaurant and making selfie. All wear face mask. New normal concept.
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How lockdown rules put a literal price on maintaining friendships

“I can’t meet up with my family at home, but I can go to the pub. What gives?”

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Kayleigh Dray
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A junior doctor’s experience of working in a hospital during the coronavirus pandemic

“I took on extra shifts as if somehow that would send Covid-19 packing sooner”

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Georgina Ndukwe
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Illustration of five women of different nationalities looking to the right
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Millennials are more resilient than we’re given credit for, even in the face of another recession

While this isn’t a future we’d pick, it’s a future we can shape.

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

One woman explains how the pandemic put so much strain on her relationship that she broke up with her fiancé.

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What it feels like to have your mental health issues dismissed

Charlie Bond writes about having her mental health brushed off by a doctor as he said she wasn't “depressed enough for antidepressants”.

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Charlie Bond
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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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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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Grace Adeniji
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Megan Murray
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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."

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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