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

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

  • 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

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A confused woman
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How the government’s coronavirus U-turns are impacting our mental health

As a second national lockdown is announced, Stylist considers the impact the government’s ‘muddled messaging’ has had on our response to new restrictions.

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Lauren Geall
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Dispatches: Growing Up Poor aired on Channel 4 this week.
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This 2019 documentary perfectly predicted what is happening in the UK right now

And you can still watch it now.

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Hollie Richardson
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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"

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Idman Omar
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“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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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."

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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Group of women walking
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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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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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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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As a disabled person, my healthcare has been forgotten in the pandemic
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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.”

Posted by
Rachel Charlton-Dailey
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Hajar J. Woodland
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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?

Senior woman with facial mask - stock photo
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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.”

Posted by
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?”

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
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Doctor doing medical test
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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”

Posted by
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.

Posted by
Anita Ghosh
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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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Anonymous
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A woman sitting
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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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Hollie Richardson
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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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“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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