Referendum Fall Out

Last Thursday the UK held a referendum. We were asked whether we should remain as part of the European Union or whether we should leave. The end result was that the UK decided to part company with the EU. The sun had barely risen on Friday morning when Nigel Farage said that Leave’s promise of £350 million for the NHS was “a mistake”. A couple of people argued over the wording of the claim (some friends of mine said that we were… Continue Reading “Referendum Fall Out”

Page 3, boobs and objectification

If you had asked me two weeks ago what my opinion was on The Sun’s Page 3 feature, I would have shrugged my shoulders and probably said something like “I am not a fan but if you don’t like it, don’t buy it.” I have always felt uncomfortable about the idea that, for some reason, it is acceptable to show topless images in a so-called family “newspaper” (a word I use rather loosely when it comes to this particular publication”.… Continue Reading “Page 3, boobs and objectification”