Society

<strong></strong>Pope Francis: friendly face of an evil institution
Society

Pope Francis: friendly face of an evil institution

I don’t like the word evil. Honestly, I find it lazy, and I feel people use it to excuse themselves from trying to understand the abominable actions human beings are capable of. “I couldn’t commit an atrocity like that”, goes the reasoning. “That couldn’t happen here. The perpetrators were evil.” When I think about the Catholic Church, however, I find it very difficult to avoid the word. It’s of course vital to distinguish between Catholics and the Catholic Church. The vast majority of Catholics are wonderful. Unfortunately, the institution they follow isn't. For millennia, it's committed atrocity after atrocity. Exploiting starving peasants for the massacre of innocent citizens in Jerusalem during the first crusade, centuries of torture and execution for heresy throughout Europ...
Trans people are dying, and the media is making it worse
LGBTQ+

Trans people are dying, and the media is making it worse

One in eight of us have been attacked by colleagues or customers in the last year. One in four have experienced homelessness. Two-thirds of us have been discriminated against, and over a third avoid physically expressing our gender identity for fear of violence, harassment, or ostracisation. Eighty-four percent have thought about suicide. Half have attempted it. We're also significantly more likely to be HIV positive than the general population. Things may be getting better, but life for trans people in the UK is no picnic. If these statistics surprise you, you’re far from alone — while trans and gender-nonconforming people have been on the fringes of people’s awareness for millennia, over the past few centuries portrayal in our society has been incredibly poor — we’re either the punc...
Why anti-white ‘racism’ is the least of my concerns
Race and Identity

Why anti-white ‘racism’ is the least of my concerns

Before I begin, I want to be clear about one thing. This is not my opinion on all white people. When I use the term ‘white people’, I am referring to a group of white people who perpetuate the habits that I wish to address. It is a term used loosely and I do not intend for it to encapsulate my feelings towards an entire race. As a woman of colour, one thing I struggle to sit with is white people wanting sympathy in the face of anti-white comments. A wave of open anti-white opinions has washed over Twitter and other platforms, airing people’s concerns towards white people, some of whom can’t deal with it. Whilst it is easy to say that this is unfair and unnecessary, here is why anti-white ‘racism’ places itself at the bottom of my list of concerns. First and foremost, being Indian, I have...