As some of you may know I have a BA degree in English and before that I attended a Grammar School for seven glorious years. Alright, alright let the stereotyping begin! Contrary to what you might think, I’m not some timid recluse who seeks solace in libraries, who gets high off of sniffing books or who prefers … More Grammar Nazi
As of lately I’ve realised that there are 2 types of people who have the ability to really cheese me off: 1) Negative people You know the types that I’m talking about, those Debbie Downers who put a negative spin on pretty much everything. Those sour-faced people who use the word ‘hate’ like it’s going out … More Cheeses Me Off
Ok so this may be interpreted as a bit of a controversial post and where I’m going with it I have no clue as of right now. Usually before writing a blog post I have a logical train of thoughts in my mind. It starts with an idea, which leads on to a point/argument and … More A Grey Area
How is it that politeness and good-natured friendliness can be misconstrued so easily these days? For example, it’s somehow become the norm for people to assume that you’re secretly harbouring romantic feelings for them if you innocently hit ‘like’ on one of their social media photos, ask what they’re up to, or what their plans are for … More Over-Active Imaginations
Colourism, or discrimination based on skin colour, is a disease which exists within a large number of ethnic communities. Prejudice against darker skin tones has been a cause for concern for many years and for some reason it’s grown to become taboo to talk about; one of those topics that we sweep under the rug. But … More Colourism
Recently I became aware of the global Ban Bossy campaign that’s been going on. It seems to be spreading like wildfire over all social media platforms, (Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, there’s even a website dedicated to the cause) and so I thought that I might as well throw in my two cents. Facebook chief operating … More Banning Bossy? How Bossy!
When it comes to mainstream TV shows, racial minorities are extremely under-represented. Particularly with regards to the American dramas that my friends and I watch regularly, (90210, The Big Bang Theory, One Tree Hill, Pretty Little Liars, Desperate Housewives) there’s always an overwhelming majority of white actors holding down all of the main parts, something that … More Where’s The Racial Diversity On Mainstream TV Shows?
There are so many preconceived notions about women that exist in society. So many that I’d probably be sitting here typing for a week straight if I resolved to bullet point each and every one that I’ve ever come across in my entire life so far! Women are horrendous drivers, women cannot follow directions, women … More Debunking Female Stereotypes
It’s Sunday evening and I’ve been filling in job applications with MTV on in the background for most of the day. At one point, Jennifer Lopez’s song ‘Love Don’t Cost a Thing’ came on. At the time I didn’t really take much notice, looking up to acknowledge the video but that was about it. However, … More No Brands, No Labels
It’s impossible to go a whole day without seeing an iPhone somewhere. Whether you see them dotted around the train carriage on your way to/ from work; pressed against someone’s ear as you walk down the road; or even if you should decide to look at your hand RIGHT NOW, you’ll be sure to see … More An iPhone Takeover!