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Stressed by social media

“Being expected to have an opinion on absolutely everything is stressing me out”

Posted by
Gaby Conn
  • Social media emojis, including the skull and laugh-cry emoji
    News

    The sad death of the laugh-cry emoji (and why it bothers us so much, really)

  • Priti Patel
    News

    “6 thoughts I had about that Priti Patel house party tweet”

  • Opinion

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

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Rita Ora’s lockdown party: “yes, she did a bad thing – but is this witch hunt really necessary?”
Celebrity

“Yes, Rita Ora did a bad thing – but is this witch hunt really necessary?”

Rita Ora’s decision to host a party during lockdown is indefensible – but joining the pile-on won’t make us feel better about ourselves in the long run.

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Kayleigh Dray
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News

“On edge, elated and exhausted”: American women react to the US presidential election results

American women give their honest reaction to the results of the Biden vs Trump US presidential election results

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Katy Harrington
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Politics

Why Stacey Abrams is the real hero of the 2020 US election

But it’s not up to Black women to save the world.

Posted by
Moya Crockett
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Politics

“If Biden wins, we can't stop fighting and if Trump wins, we must stay hopeful”

A young Black activist in the US looks ahead to the results of this year's polarising presidential election and says her work must continue no matter who wins.

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Olivia Pace
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Kimi Chaddah
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Frustrated and overwhelmed by the ever-changing Covid situation? You’re not alone

“The emotional load of the last 6 months is starting to take it's toll”

Ammonite: Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan.
Entertainment

“It’s time for lesbian love stories that aren’t white period dramas”

The cinematic lesbian narrative is frustratingly one-dimensional – and it's excluding the richness of our stories.

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Christobel Hastings
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Opinion

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.”

Posted by
Jazmin Kopotsha
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Woman holding book that reads 'Good Vibes'
Life

Can too much positivity ever be a bad thing?

Unpicking toxic positivity, and the down side to the ‘good vibes only’ mantra

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Ella Delancey
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Life

“I’m a human rights barrister – and this case made me question the UK’s approach to FGM”

Barrister Charlotte Proudman discusses the case of an 11-year-old girl at risk of deportation from the UK, despite facing FGM in her home country.

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Charlotte Proudman
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Young people wearing face masks to protect from coronavirus
Opinion

“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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Fashion

“I haven’t worn jeans for two years, this is what I wear instead”

Is it time to ditch the denim?

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Billie Bhatia
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Amber-Ainsley Pritchard
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“I was ghosted by my father – so I hired a private investigator to find him”

I had no idea where my father was all my life, only to find out he lives 50 miles from me and yet he still didn't want me.

Presenter Lauren Arthur on safari in South Africa with elephants in the background
Long Reads

"I'm experiencing lockdown from safari in South Africa, this is what it's been like"

A snapshot of what the global coronavirus pandemic has looked like for a woman stuck abroad, working on a nature reserve in the Sabi Sands.

Posted by
Britt Collins
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Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman
Opinion

Nicole Smallman and Bibaa Henry’s deaths prove the UK needs Black Lives Matter

Two Metropolitan Police officers allegedly took selfies with the bodies of murdered Black women. It was an unabashed act of misogynoir, writes Danielle Dash.

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Danielle Dash
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Black Lives Matter memorial sign at the site of where George Floyd was killed by white police officers
Opinion

Black Lives Matter protests: “I can’t bring myself to post a photo of George Floyd on Instagram”

Why one woman is struggling to mourn another black person killed by a white police officer on social media.

Posted by
Jazmin Kopotsha
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Opinion

Matt Hancock says ‘four doctors and some nurses’ have died from Covid-19

The health secretary’s off-the-cuff remark highlights how nurses are still undervalued – even in the grip of a pandemic.

Posted by
Moya Crockett
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Long Reads

The proof that sexual abusers in the workplace will finally get their day of reckoning

The Harvey Weinstein verdict is just the start.

Posted by
Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu
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Sleep

Sleep is impossible to control, so let’s stop shaming insomniacs

It’s time to change the way we talk about insomnia.

Posted by
Sarah Biddlecombe
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Alessia Armenise
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“Why it’s time to show vegans more respect in the workplace”

The Vegan Society has published a list of suggestions to help employers support vegans in the workplace.

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Long Reads

The coronavirus has exposed an undercurrent of racism towards Asian people

The first violent hate crime linked to the coronavirus outbreak has been reported in the UK.

Posted by
Yuan Ren
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