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Doing it for the culture: Marketing and P.C culture

Doing it for the culture: Marketing and P.C culture

Featured, Investigations, Radio, Specials
The recent Dolce and Gabbana and M&S ads controversy shows people are becoming more “woke” and are calling anything that is politically incorrect. With a generation that is outspoken and socially aware, millennials are social warriors. It is even easier than before to share opinions via social media and have it spread like wildfire. This power has enabled millennials to speak up about unacceptable behaviour. Case in point is Dolce and Gabbana (D&G). In mid-November, the Italian luxury fashion brand posted three short videos on Weibo, a Chinese social media network,  to promote its upcoming Shanghai runway extravaganza. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jfzy-_jDyeo&w=560&h=315 The videos show an Asian woman dressed in Dolce and Gabbana attempting to eat pizza
Renationalisation for the UK’s rail system?

Renationalisation for the UK’s rail system?

Investigations, Specials
Every Londoner has some point in their life experienced the Monday madness on the underground. Long queues to tap-in, watching three tubes go by before you can even see the yellow line, shuffling along the platform like a penguin to the exit – the list of annoyances is endless. In January 2018, rail fares jumped by 3.2%. Regular commuters can spend up to hundreds or thousands on train tickets and travel cards but how much value do they actually get for their money? https://twitter.com/JeaulinaCato/status/689849181389918208 Particularly since winter is coming. The UK was subjected to harsh weather conditions earlier in the year, which subsequently saw a surge in train cancellations. Network Rail said normal services were cut to “allow engineers to focus on keeping the main parts of
Want a different contraceptive pill? “The NHS can’t afford it”

Want a different contraceptive pill? “The NHS can’t afford it”

Health, Investigations, Specials
Contraception is supposed to be free for every man and women through the NHS. With more than 40 options of oral contraceptive pills, why do doctors keep prescribing the same ones? When Laura*, 22, from London, asked her former GP to be put onto a different pill, Yasmin, he told her it wasn’t available in the UK. What he did not know is that she had seen it as one of the options that Superdrug provides, so that statement could not be true. When confronted about it, Laura’s GP said that it “wasn’t up to him” what contraceptive pills were available through the NHS and that if she wanted, they could give her “the same one” by a different manufacturer: Lucette. But Laura did not give in yet. She asked why, if they were the same, she could not get Yasmin. By then, her GP just said:
Thongs Out For Consent

Thongs Out For Consent

Investigations, Podcasts, Radio, Specials
More than one year in since the #MeToo movement has emerged and yet, prejudices that lie around sexual victims aren't put to rest. The case in Cork at the beginning of November sparked outrage after a senior defence barrister used an alleged rape victim's choice of underwear as consent to sex. During the trial, the defence lawyer Elizabeth O'Connell told the jury: "You have to look at the way she was dressed. She was wearing a thong with a lace front." It was enough for the statement to cause consternation, increase media attention, and women to take to the streets carrying lingerie tied to placards as a sign that clothes do not mean consent. The hashtags #IBelieveHer and #ThisIsNotConsent have quickly erupted on social media, thousands posting pictures of th
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