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Tag: Freedom

Diversity’s Demons
Lifestyle

Diversity’s Demons

Hefina explains how to embrace your individuality ‘Be your own person’, ‘don’t let others dictate who you are’ -the sad reality is, people find it difficult to express who they want to be. The lack of diversity today is an appropriate reflection of the media’s influence on our own bodies. Often the media depicts how we should look, what size we need to be, what we should class as normal; most of us have grown up in society’s constructions, demonstrating the lack of diversity today and why this needs to be changed. There are many examples of an absence in diversity, mainly through the different industries; however, it is more prominent in fashion, especially through the form of media. It can be argued that the clothes, accessories and often even the hairstyles and make-up presented in...
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
Opinion

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

Jasmine Chapman on the constraints of language and how important it really is when communicating with others.   Stop a second. Think about language, the thing which sets us humans apart from other beings of the world. The one thing, apart from our bendy thumbs, which makes us a level higher. I also ask you to think about how we think. We may be quick to dismiss the idea of reflecting on our freedom, for it is obvious that we have it. This is because as long as we enjoy life, our needs are fulfilled. Therefore, our level of freedom is of no interest to us, but is human freedom limited by the thing that makes us so prestige? Language evades our mind as well as our communication with others meaning that we may not be as free as we think.   Have you ever thought that we a...