“Despite how successful you get or how much power you end up having, thinking back will still make you feel horrible, and there’s nothing you can do to change that,” said a 22-year-old aspiring actress, as she opens up to us about her experience with sexual harassment. The brave woman, based here in London, was an amicable girl who fits the profile of an aspiring actress in this modern metropolis—beautiful, beaming and full of life. She agreed to meet us on a bright Monday morning, over a cup of English Breakfast. Women have been putting up with being bullied for a very long time. However, with the recent Weinstein scandal, followed by numerous other allegations against many other men, and movements such as Everyday Sexism gaining positive rapport among members of the public, it’s clea
A Government report released today reveals that out of 7,631 people, who were referred to the governments Prevent program between 2015/16, only 4% of those individuals are currently receiving support. According to a new analysis by the Home Office, the education sector is responsible for reporting 2,500 cases, which makes up the majority of the individuals referred to the governments anti-terrorism scheme - whilst police reports constitute for 2,539 cases. Once a teacher or police officer has expressed concern, the person will be referred to a Channel Program if they believe action is required to prevent the person from becoming a potential danger to society. During the Channel Program, the individuals issues are discussed as part of a voluntary and confidential proc...
Let’s just say you scored yourself an internship with the company of your dreams. Everything seems to be working as well as you anticipated, except your supervisor often makes you feel... rather uncomfortable. What are your rights as an employee in such situations? And is it possible for employers to cover up workplace sexual harassment? Recent revelations about Hollywood producer/mogul, Harvey Weinstein have shocked the industry and the world. Not only that, they have brought years of silence surrounding misogyny and sexual offences within Hollywood-- and most working industries-- to a blinding spotlight. How have these incidents been happening for years without the public knowing-- especially since the men involved are rather high up the Hollywood food chain? The answer lies withi
A quarter of 11-15 year-olds have tried substances at least once, studies reveal. Instead of smoking or drinking, teenagers in the UK are now more likely to use drugs. Swings and roundabouts... A national survey by NHS Digital, found 24% of teenagers between the age of 11-15 years say they had used a recreational drug at least once - this is a 9% increase since 2014. On the other hand, the survey found 19% of children say they had smoked cigarettes at least once, roughly the same as 2014, but much lower than the figure in 1996 when almost 50% children questioned, had smoked a cigarette. The survey also found 44% of secondary school students say they had tried alcohol. However, in 2016, the survey found the alcohol consumption rate among teenagers ranged from 15% in 11 year-o