The Mental Health Act 1983 (the “Act”) has come under scrutiny in recent years for the lack of autonomy detained patients receive. This is a particularly problematic area as an overly paternalistic approach towards mentally ill patients seems particularly old fashioned. There have also been concerns about the treatment of particularly vulnerable patients and a disregard for the specific needs of groups such as BAME patients, people with learning difficulties, and women.
24 complaints. 24 complaints is all it took for half the population to feel censored.
There are 3.9 billion women in the world. But the opinions of 24 people have ensured that Adidas’ advert displaying an amazing, diverse range of breasts to showcase their extensive new range of sports bras will no longer be shown to us. 
As the days get longer and warmer, we draw nearer to Love Island season. Love it, or hate it, the public is undeniably consumed by the ITV dating show throughout the 6 weeks it’s broadcast onto our TV’s. A hot bed for objectification, racism, and issues alike, the season plays a significant role in the calendar year for fast fashion brands such as I Saw It First or Pretty Little Thing. Islanders are often sent an entire wardrobe to model on the show, product placing and encouraging the nation to buy these items. Following the embarrassment of the November 2021 PrettyLittleThing Black Friday sale, where items were selling for as little as 1p, Love Island has apparently started to get the ‘ick’ from fast fashion. The reality show has confirmed a contract with eBay as their new official partnership, dumping I Saw It First from the villa.
It’s common knowledge that the legal field is not diverse, the stereotype of the white, rich, male lawyer is still painfully accurate, especially in the highest positions of the legal field (partners, judges etc.) While it is improving, this lack of diversity creates a legal field that is inaccessible to many. It is expensive to become a lawyer and the culture of ‘who you know’ prevents many people from wider backgrounds from entering the legal field to begin with. This lack of diversity gives the impression that joining the legal industry is only for a certain ‘type’ of person, it stops people from even trying.
Presently, there are more women in the UK Parliament and Government than ever before, with women making up roughly a third of the current 650 members. However, sexist and misogynistic rhetoric regularly floods tabloids and newspapers regarding our female politicians. Recent events have added a fiercer spotlight to the age-old problem.