Opinion

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

“Energy companies just announced record profits amid a devastating cost of living crisis – we have every right to be outraged”

How are energy companies allowed to make billions in profit while we can’t afford to heat our homes?

Posted by
Amy Beecham
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    Reverse Blackfishing is the sinister evolution of cultural appropriation that we never saw coming

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    Why it’s time to change the way we talk about people taking antidepressants

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    Confessions of a realist who saves IG posts for good luck

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“Sexual harassment is the worst thing about summer but I’ll still be wearing my goddamn dress”

Why we shouldn’t let sexual harassment change the way we dress.

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Morgan Cormack
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“Why young people could run this world better than our political reps”

In the wake of the Tory leadership race, Gina Martin weighs in on what the UK really needs.

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Gina Martin
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Prince Harry
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“I’m sick of Prince Harry pretending good mental health is all about effort”

The former royal has long been known as a mental health advocate, but his failure to acknowledge his privilege is problematic, writes Stylist’s Lauren Geall.

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Lauren Geall
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Why plus-size women aren’t ‘brave’ for wearing a bikini

“No item of clothing is limited to one specific body type and commenting on plus-size women’s ‘bravery’ is a reminder that many people still feel like it is.”

Posted by
Leah Sinclair
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Amy Beecham
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After Partygate and Pinchergate, what will it take for Boris Johnson to finally resign?

15 Conservative MPs, including chancellor Rishi Sunak and health secretary Sajid Javid, have quit within 24 hours.

Paul Morland’s viral Sunday Times piece shows it’s easier to blame women than to make meaningful change
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Paul Morland’s viral Sunday Times piece shows it’s easier to blame women than make meaningful change

Suggesting a childless tax over proper childcare? It's what we've come to expect.

Posted by
Kat Brown
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Forget men in menopause vests – why does women’s pain always have to be experienced to be believed?
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Why do men need to wear ‘menopause vests’ to believe the discomfort of hot flushes?

Why does women’s pain always have to be experienced to be believed?

Posted by
Amy Beecham
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Roe v. Wade: why The Handmaid’s Tale comparisons are actually damaging to our understanding of the real-life consequences
Opinion

The US abortion ban isn’t The Handmaid’s Tale in real life – it’s much darker

The big problem with calling the Roe v Wade repeal ‘dystopian’.

Posted by
Amy Beecham
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Opinion

Where are all the brands this Pride month?

Have businesses finally learned their lessons over rainbow cash grabs, or is this something more sinister?

Posted by
Sophie Wilkinson
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Home ownership: we need to stop telling Gen Z and millennials to spend less and start tackling the real reasons they can’t afford to buy in 2022
Opinion

It’s not Netflix and green juices: the real reason we can’t afford to buy a home

It’s time to put an end to the harmful narrative once and for all.

Posted by
Amy Beecham
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Processing the trauma of the Texas school shooting while having pro-gun relatives in America

“I feel like I’m fighting a losing battle. I know I won’t change their minds.”

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Lauren Crosby Medlicott
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Lauren Geall
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The ‘perfect victim’ stereotype being used to discredit Amber Heard sends a dangerous message

By questioning Heard’s behaviour on the stand, social media users are reinforcing the idea that victimhood looks and sounds a certain way.

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Why banning the Adidas sports bra campaign continues the sexualisation of breasts

The association of breasts with “explicit nudity” says a lot about a society that still sexualises something that doesn’t need to be – and I’m tired of it.

Posted by
Leah Sinclair
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Kate Middleton is right: No mother is “immune to experiencing anxiety and depression” – so why is maternal healthcare in the UK so woeful?
Opinion

Kate Middleton’s words on maternal depression are striking a chord for all the wrong reasons

The Duchess is right, no mother is immune to mental health struggles. So why aren’t we doing more to improve their care?

Posted by
Amy Beecham
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What an expert dietitian wants you to know about calories on menus

They’re a unit of measurement, not a shameful side effect of eating.

Posted by
Renee McGregor
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“I’m fighting for flexible working beyond this crisis – here’s what it would do for all of us”

Campaigner Anna Whitehouse, aka Mother Pukka, on what’s next for the flexible working movement

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Arooj Aftab
Opinion

"Why I'm fighting to ditch the term diversity"

How we can actually become more inclusive

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Will the horrific Aston Greenwood case finally make people take coercive control seriously?

After yet another barbaric case of domestic violence, it’s time for the UK to finally start paying attention to the dangers of coercive control.

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Meg Walters
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Lauren Geall
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“The government’s failure to act is making me feel guilty about my decisions – and I’m sick of it”

“I’m tired of trying to navigate a situation that the government should be leading.”

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“Thank you Zendaya, for reminding me not to care about being the tallest in my relationships”

“The weird constructs placed on tall women and shorter men stems from dated ideas of what masculinity and femininity looks like – and it's time to ditch it”

Posted by
Leah Sinclair
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