Hit ITV reality TV show Love Island is no stranger to negative reviews, complaints, and online trolls, but the most recent series has sparked a whole new level of debate.
Some of the UK’s biggest domestic abuse charities have been forced to step in and take up conversation with ITV bosses following an onslaught of Ofcom complaints relating to instances of misogynistic and controlling behaviour exhibited on the show. This came after the charities found they were being tagged in such a large amount of social media posts form concerned viewers who felt that the charities needed to get involved.1
On January 21st 2017, civil rights activist Linda Sarsour led a Women’s March in Washington D.C.1 More than four million people attended, sing-posting it as one of the biggest single-day protests in US history.2 The march was organised as a response to Donald Trump’s presidential victory in November 2016.
Contrary to this success, soon after the event, various articles emerged, alleging that Sarsour was in fact antisemitic and was affiliated with ‘Hamas’, a Palestinian fundamentalist organisation that aims to impose their faith on all Americans.3 Resultingly, ‘Hamas’ has been labelled as a ‘terrorist organisation’ by many states.
Finland’s Prime Minister Sanna Marin has recently been the centre of controversy for being spotted at a party1. Despite her notable climb through political ranks, winning a seat at just 27 years old and becoming an MP in 2015, the media have chosen to focus on this instead. The heavy criticism of Marin’s love of partying has called into question her fitness to be a leader. As someone who also enjoys a night out and is laser focussed on being a career-woman myself, this is incredibly concerning.
It is probably not news to you that recently abortion rights in the US have lost a high level of protection. The ground-breaking 1973 case of Roe v Wade extended the 14th Amendment right to ‘liberty’ to include a woman’s right to choose, creating a country-wide access to abortion guarantee. Unfortunately, after almost 50 years of protecting women’s rights, Roe v Wade was recently overturned in the case of Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organisation.1 By removing the constitutional protection of abortion, this case left a women’s right to choose vulnerable to individual state regulations. Over the last few years certain states have made steps to limit abortion rights as much as possible without infringing on the constitutional rights in Roe v Wade. Now that this protection has been removed, states are free to completely criminalise abortions, with some states like Texas and Georgia removing them as soon as the judgment in Dobbs v Jackson was announced. 2
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Scrubs. A dignified word. People assume that those who wear scrubs would automatically get respect because of their positions, little do they know what happens behind the scenes and how much the working population in the healthcare sector suffer. They are true survivors, Surviving in Scrubs.