Thoughts from a single person on Valentines

What does it mean to be in love? Is it companionship, relatability with another person, sense of belonging or an inexplicable lust? I’ve never been in love. By definition, love is: ‘a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person.’ I don’t think my experiences can be defined by this – Not in the romantic sense,…

Do voters think the political system needs reform?

In the lead-up to today’s General Election, it’s become clear that across the UK voters are torn between voting for what they believe in or voting tactically. The biggest question from this: Should our voting system change or would proportional representation further corrupt our political situation? The UKs First Past the Post voting system, according…

Why real life is more isolating than the online world

So, I was told the other day: “You post too much on social media.” The cheek of it! How dare he criticise what I do online. I tried to justify in my head how much I post on Instagram by comparing what I post to the people around me. I don’t post half as much as…

Opinion: The week when class turns to objectification

Picture this. You’re at the Gold Cup. You’ve saved up all year for this only to gamble and probably lose all of your earnings. You’ve travelled to Cheltenham especially to get all dressed up and flaunt your £20 and £50 notes around as if they’re nothing. You try and speak in a high-class accent and…