The Mancunion

Britain's biggest student newspaper

Society

Elvert Barnes@Wikimedia Commons

He who shouts loudest: the danger of echo chambers

The dominance of social media in our lives is creating a new divide in our society. One that isolates us from diversity ...

Photo: Flickr @ Rowland Gosling

Thicc: body positive or objectifying?

By now, most of us will be familiar with the term ‘thicc’ and its various spellings (thick/thic/tic). It's become commonplace for anyone who ...

Photo: Thomas Hawk @ Flickr

What the Weinstein case tells us about the culture of sexual harassment

Recent events have quite rightly drawn out criticism of a culture whereby it is seen as a perk of power to be ...

Elvert Barnes@Wikimedia Commons

He who shouts loudest: the danger of echo

Posted on Dec 6, 2017 1
Photo: Flickr @ Rowland Gosling

Thicc: body positive or objectifying?

Posted on Nov 28, 2017 2
Photo: Thomas Hawk @ Flickr

What the Weinstein case tells us about the

Posted on Nov 13, 2017 3
Elvert Barnes@Wikimedia Commons

He who shouts loudest: the danger of echo chambers

James Gill gives his opinion on the current state of journalism and free speech

Photo: Flickr @ Rowland Gosling

Thicc: body positive or objectifying?

Oppressive beauty standards come in all shapes and sizes

Photo: Thomas Hawk @ Flickr

What the Weinstein case tells us about the culture of sexual harassment

We shouldn’t be just asking about where there is a culture of sexual harassment, but why there is one in the first place

Photo: Bob Lee @ Wikimedia Commons

Where Brian Cox has failed

Anti-vaxxers, climate change deniers, evolution skeptics: the way we deal with alternative facts is disconnected and impractical

Photo: Jorvik @ Wikimedia Commons

Taking the power back: why we need to renationalise private sectors

Basic commodities and services are increasing in price and not quality – it’s time to take back control.

Feminism Photo: Jay Morrison @ Flickr

Stop trying to sell me feminism

The corporate commercialisation of female empowerment is degrading

Photo: Sander van der Wel @Wikimedia Commons

Post-graduation blues need a place on the mental health agenda

Whilst it is encouraging to see more focus on the importance of addressing student mental health, the issue of post-graduate depression is often overlooked

Photo: US Department of Defence

Film and media continue to let down survivors of sexual assault

A girl walks down an alleyway at night, the silhouette of a man appears behind her. A woman walks through an empty car park, the camera shoots from behind a nearby car, she fiddles for her keys. We all know what happens next

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Banquets binned while rough sleepers go hungry and food bank reliance soars

To solve the UK hunger crisis, we need to start thinking about food waste

Photo: Sandeepnewstyle @ Wikimedia

Stranger Danger: Uber ban should make us reconsider our technology habits

Safety should come before low cab prices

Photo: Wikimedia Commons @ PeterEastern

An obvious solution to a big problem

Could empty properties provide a solution to the housing crisis?

Photo: Art Anderson @ Wikimedia Commons

Fining street sexual harassment is not a bad idea

Street-harassment should be treated just like any other criminal activity