*The following entry consists of sensitive content that may be triggering for abuse survivors. Please read ahead with caution. *

For International Women’s Day 2021 I choose to challenge the stereotypes, stigmas and shaming that too often occurs in cases of sexual abuse and exploitation. Alcohol is not an excuse, and neither is the length of my skirt.

Photo by brbrihan on Unsplash

First and foremost, sexual abuse is something that can happen to anyone. It is not restricted or limited by gender or sexuality. In fact, according to Survivors Trust members of the LGBTQ+ community have a disproportionately higher likelihood of experiencing sexual violence…


In Annie MacManus’ podcast ‘Changes’, she interviews former Neo-Nazi Nigel Bromage, inspiring me to delve into the not-so-straightforward question: can people really change?

Image: Spotify

In Annie MacManus’ podcast ‘Changes’, she interviews former Neo-Nazi Nigel Bromage, inspiring me to delve into the not-so-straightforward question: can people really change?

The platform invites a variety of guests to share some of the biggest changes they have experienced, particularly emphasizing the capacity this has to shape and mould our future selves, experiences and worldviews.

Nigel Bromage was brought up in a diverse area with left-wing, socialist supporting parents. He points out how easy it can…


In August 2020, Sky and the BBC were accused of Voyeurism, creditable to the objectionable live news coverage of refugees making the treacherous journey across the English Channel as they fled the destruction caused by the Civil War in Syria.

You indeed read that correctly, live news coverage.

Twitter: Simon Jones reporting for the BBC

‘You can see why it’s dangerous today because the sea is pretty choppy. We came across this boat around half an hour ago, just spotted it on the horizon, and we have seen them actually trying to get water out of the boat. …

Emily Jones-Bateman

BA (Hons) Communication and Media 📚 📝l Political Cynic and Commentator of Media, Society and Culture l Curious about the ideological influence of the media.

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