“Six months ago, I revealed that the NSA wanted to listen to the whole world. Now the whole world is listening, and also talking back. And the NSA does not like what it is hearing.” [The Guardian 17 December 2013]. The words uttered as the global eye of the media recently focused on Edward Snowden, […]Read More America’s government hypocrisy: Is Uncle Sam a sham?
It’s that time of year when pretty much everyone is preparing for Christmas and New Year celebrations, whether that be through hoarding and hiding presents around the house, thinking of New Year’s Resolutions, or just looking forward to eating masses of Yorkshire puddings, gravy and a lot of broccoli (the latter of which I know […]Read More I’m not a Grinch, I have Seasonal Affective Disorder
Two years ago this November I was diagnosed with severe depression; I didn’t tell many people because I was ashamed, in addition to being surrounded by views that implied depression wasn’t a real/legitimate illness. Although it took some time, today I can hold my head up high and say that I’m not ashamed of it, […]Read More World Mental Health Day
Many of you know that I have an interest in Russian Relations and therefore decided to do my Extended Project (5000 word essay and presentation) on how Russia (or if) it has changed ideologically between 1970 and the present day. Please read and let me know what you think, especially as results day is soon!! […]Read More Evaluate the ideological transition of the Soviet Union/Russia between 1970 and the present day.
Achieved 36/40 – High A grade. Outline and evaluate the Marxist view of social class inequality (40 marks). Marxists view class as the most vital factor in determining and explaining society’s wealth gap, in addition to why the Bourgeoisie dominate the Proletariat, who are the working class and are exploited by those who own the […]Read More Marxist view on class inequality
Question: Outline and briefly evaluate the view that individuals learn society’s norms through the process of primary socialisation. Primary Socialisation is the process of gaining norms as we grow up and learn in our infancy; norms are the specific rules that direct human behaviour, for example, having good manners at the dinner table. Primary and […]Read More Primary Socialisation
In this post I am going to confront something, something which has been lingering for a month or so and haven’t fully accepted. In the UK 60% of people who experience depression will relapse, and on this occasion the effects of the depression will be much worse than the first. This is what I have […]Read More Relapse
This blog bost has been inspired by my upset regarding something I experience very regularly within and outside of my own family: body shaming, or perhaps looks shaming all together. I have always been a bit bigger than everyone else – even when I was younger I can remember having my cheeks pulled, being called “tubs” because […]Read More Why is there an obsession with the way one looks in the South-Asian community?