The abandonment of the OneLove rainbow armband, which European World Cup teams were planning to wear to show solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community, shows that their efforts are simply pinkwashing.
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Bringing home the bacon: What ‘Peppa Pig’ can tell us about work
With seven series and 368 pithy episodes, Peppa Pig has impacted the lives and outlooks of countless children and parents alike. But what can our porcine heroine and her pals tell us about the world of work?
How should we frame talk on abortion post-Roe?
The United States Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade could spell the beginning of a rolling back of reproductive rights across Europe and delay advances in reproductive care across the world. To counter this, we need to be smart, loud and inclusive.
My best reads of 2021
Stuck indoors in 2021, I read quite a lot of books. These are my favourites.
No babies allowed!
Babies have been banned from the Chamber in the House of Commons, a move that shows that politics and the workplace in general are still unwelcoming to mothers.
How the British socialist fell in love with the German conservative
Since I moved to Germany in 2013, all I’ve ever known is Merkel. And in that time, I confess – I’ve caught feelings. How did it happen that a dyed-in-the wool socialist fell for Angela Merkel?
I read the IPCC report* so you don’t have to (but you probably still should)
I didn’t want to read the latest report from the International Panel on Climate Change because I knew it would be scary. And it was. But it also came with a message of hope.
Typhoid Mary and the dangers of vaccine complacency
Coronavirus restrictions are set to be lifted completely in England in a week. It’s time to reflect on the role of the individual, not only to protect others, but to protect the legacy of humanity’s fight against disease.
Women and alcohol: how the WHO got it so wrong
When the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Department of Mental Health and Substance Use published the first draft of its Global Alcohol Action Plan 2022-2030 last week, a single clause in the 37-page document drew heavy criticism.In it, the WHO appeared to be advocating that women of childbearing age should not drink alcohol. At all…