Lauren Wills

Lauren Wills


Why we should restrict offensive speculative journalism

Lauren Wills discusses the media’s role in the aftermath of important world events, and whether they have the right to report things that they simply don’t know

‘Jihadi John’ and The pull factors of terrorism and the push factors of Western society

How much is the West to blame for the radicalisation of its citizens? Lauren Wills considers this alongside the obvious pull of Islamic extremism in the fight against IS

Why Russell Brand has been good for British politics

Lauren Wills explores the effect that the outspoken comedian and political commentator Russell Brand has had on the UK political sphere

50 Shades of Consumerist Nonsense: Valentine’s Day

Following on from our Valentine’s Special last week, Lauren Wills describes the overindulgence that Valentine’s Day brings

Homophobia, the church, the mosque, and the synagogue

It’s not too late for religions to shed their homophobic and socially irrelevant image—they just need to take a more positive, metaphorical, and liberal approach

Integrity and personal freedom of speech

Lauren Wills defends the inviolable right to freedom of speech and how it should be used to criticise intolerant and hateful views

Strikes are the answer for powerless unions

In light of the recent university marking boycott, and its subsequent postponing, Lauren Wills explains why we have to put up with the necessary evil of strikes

Can individual morality affect corporate approaches to sensitive issues?

Lauren Wills asks if we really have the power to make companies retract their tasteless comments, or if indeed we actually care if it’s not aimed at us

Waking up to ourselves

Corporations entrench societal privilege by making it okay to discriminate against people, they make it normal. When corporate giants such as Tesco and Asda put ‘mental health patient’ Halloween costumes on sale, what they’re really saying is that it’s okay to laugh at this particular issue. Whilst this is in the past and they retracted […]

Remembering and respecting our heroes on Remembrance Day

Lauren Wills reminds us why we should always give thanks for the sacrifices made by those before us, and why we should never forget that which was given so we could live as we do today

Facebook may soon promote extremism

Lauren Wills: Facebook is an egotistical façade perfect for extremism, and it’s going to get worse.

Sex trafficking is still thriving in the UK

The sex trade is flourishing across the country; including in Manchester. Lauren Wills argues that we need to act now to win the fight against slavery

Britain doesn’t need a lower age of consent

A blunt message from Downing Street this week was communicated to Britain’s leading public health expert (and the public at large) that the current age of consent for sex in the UK is 16, and “there are no plans to change it”. Is this the right attitude to take?

Long live the Audacious Church

Lauren Wills defends the role of the Church as an organisation committed to helping the helpless

‘Mental patient’ stigmas and Psycho-ward killers

With major brands Tesco, Asda and The Sun mired in controversy over their treatment of mental health issues, Lauren Wills asks why mental health patients are still treated as an anomally in society today

2000 homeless in Manchester, it’s time to take a stand

Lauren Wills investigates the problem of homelessness in Manchester and argues that we should all be getting involved

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