Opinion

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

  • autumn basic Instagram
    Opinion

    Autumn brings out the basic in all of us – here’s why we should embrace it

  • Dominic Raab speaking at the Conservative Party Conference
    Opinion

    Dominic Raab’s latest blunder shows the danger of confusing misogyny and sexism

  • How “motivating” is motivational content really?
    Opinion

    “Why all this ‘motivational content’ on social media is really starting to grate on me”

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Friendship: why being the “thick-skinned” friend can feel like a curse
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“Why being the thick-skinned friend feels like a curse to me”

“It’s not an excuse to use me as your emotional dumping ground”

Posted by
Amy Beecham
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A woman experiencing eco-anxiety
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“The pandemic took our attention away from the climate crisis – I’m scared of what that could mean”

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

Posted by
Lauren Geall
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A group of women
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The big problem with calling today “freedom day”

The pandemic – and the threat Covid-19 poses – is far from over. So why are we celebrating like it is?

Posted by
Lauren Geall
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Woman sad on doorstep
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“I dreamed of ‘hot girl summer’ – so why am I so bored and sad?”

One writer questions the mood so many women are feeling right now.

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
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Jazmin Kopotsha
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A love letter to the Black kings and queens of Britain

"The UK as we know it would be nothing without all of us”.

Meg says that assuming disabled people don't drink is “patronising” and “infantilisation.”
Opinion

“Just because I’m a wheelchair user, please don’t assume I don’t drink”

When wheelchair user Meg Fozzard ordered a cocktail at a bar and was served a mocktail instead, she tweeted about her experience and found she was not alone.

Posted by
Meg Fozzard
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Easing restrictions: is table service really better than ordering at the bar?
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We asked women if they prefer table service or ordering at the bar – here’s what they said

Stylist readers argue for and against table service versus ordering at the bar once restrictions have been lifted.

Posted by
Lucy Robinson
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Ally Sinyard
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“What being queer means to me”

Ally Sinyard has never written about her sexuality before. Here, she explains why the word 'queer' is so important to her.

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Ally Sinyard
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Woman dancing
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“Why am I behaving like my teenage self all of a sudden?”

Anyone who has that ‘end of term’ feeling needs to read this.

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
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A woman eating food in a restaurant
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The truth about calories, according to a nutritionist

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

Posted by
Renee McGregor
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A notebook and pen
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“Inhospitable womb, lazy uterus and barren need to be scrapped from our vocabulary”

Dr Ellie Rayner doesn't think the out-dated terms work.

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Dr Ellie Rayner
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Christobel Hastings
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Taylor Swift’s Fearless just made UK chart history

"Head first, Fearless."

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.

Posted by
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.

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
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Opinion

“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.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
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high street christmas lights london
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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?

Posted by
Katy Harrington
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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.

Posted by
Shahed Ezaydi
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Megan Murray
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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”

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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