Opinion

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

  • A woman eating food in a restaurant
    Opinion

    The truth about calories, according to a nutritionist

  • A notebook and pen
    Opinion

    “Inhospitable womb, lazy uterus and barren need to be scrapped from our vocabulary”

  • Taylor Swift
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    Taylor Swift’s Fearless just made UK chart history

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Woman counting down time
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Feeling pressured to “celebrate” the end of lockdown? You are not alone

And it’s causing a certain type of anxiety.

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Hollie Richardson
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Woman blowing birthday cake
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Why January birthdays might actually be a blessing in disguise this year

A message for all the Capricorns and Aquariuses out there.

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Hollie Richardson
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“Sexualised or shunned”: what it’s like to be a fat woman on social media today

The treatment of fat women online is extreme, they are sexualised or shunned, celebrated or criticised.

Posted by
Mollie Quirk
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A confused woman
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How the government’s coronavirus U-turns are affecting our mental health

As we brace ourselves for a third lockdown, Stylist considers the impact the government’s ‘muddled messaging’ has had on our response to the pandemic.

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Lauren Geall
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Katy Harrington
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“I never give or get Christmas presents and I still have a great time – you should try it!”

It’s peak Christmas shopping time, with many of us scrambling to order gifts that will arrive before the 25 December deadline, but what if we just didn't?

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Here’s what a young Muslim feminist wants you to know about Islamophobia in the UK

Shahed Ezaydi explains how white feminism – and its centring of the white female experience – feeds into Islamophobic attitudes.

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Shahed Ezaydi
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“As an only child I’m feeling the weight of Christmas Day guilt and which parent to choose”

“It’s felt like a bigger deal this year as this is the first time I’m actually having to pick between them”

Posted by
Megan Murray
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Hannah Spearritt
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The big problem with calling Hannah Spearritt’s baby news a “secret pregnancy”

The S Club 7 star chose not to announce her pregnancy before giving birth – and that’s 100% OK.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
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Illustration of ladder reaching a rainbow.
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2020 wasn’t the worst year of all time. We can prove it

This year may have all the grace of a reversing dump truck without any tyres on, but it’s still had its charms.

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
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Woman in lockdown
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“Why do I still not have enough time to get stuff done in lockdown?”

One writer shares the guilt she feels around not “doing enough” right now.

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Hollie Richardson
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“Has relying on voice notes created fake intimacy between me and my friends?”

Is it damaging to purely use this one-sided style of communication to stay connected?

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Anonymous
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Megan Murray
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“My birthday plans have been cancelled overnight, and now I really am done with 2020”

Feeling frustrated and disappointed?

Lockdown 2: The only thing you should be panic-buying this time around
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The one and only thing you should be “panic buying” right now

Step away from the toilet paper and read this.

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
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Dispatches: Growing Up Poor aired on Channel 4 this week.
Opinion

This 2019 documentary perfectly predicted what is happening in the UK right now

And you can still watch it now.

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
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Opinion

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

"It really does something to the psyche to be shown time and again, how much your government doesn’t care about your community"

Posted by
Idman Omar
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Opinion

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

"Lockdown in March was hard – and that was when the mornings were getting lighter and the evenings were getting longer."

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

"It’s the latest news in a constant push and pull which has left me feeling confused, drained and scared."

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Megan Murray
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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

Posted by
Felicity Thistlethwaite
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Jazmin Kopotsha
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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.”

Christmas
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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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