Attitudes to benefits claimants have hardened over the past decade. But why do benefits claimants themselves often agree?
Inadequate wages and extortionate rents are pushing up the housing benefit bill.
Masc only”, “Str8 acting”, “Not into camp”. Strain your thumbs swiping Grindr and you’ll see a depressing amount of this prejudice. You’d think that, having been oppressed, we’d be more enlightened.
England’s upper-middle class pretend that class no longer matters. But try to infiltrate the tribe and you’ll see how strict the rules are, says anthropologist Kate Fox.
There’s a lot of intellectualising about Ukip at present, but a simple truth is that they’re not very nice people.
The toll exerted by caring – and how little a capitalist society values such a vital activity – should be one of the key issues for feminism.
Gender is flawed – no set of social scripts will ever represent the wonderful diversity and intricacy of human behaviour.
While Iain Duncan Smith puts on a positive front for party conference, the saga of DWP’s welfare reforms continues.
Benefits claimants do not spend all their money on booze and fags if they are left to their own devices. Suggesting that they do is to adhere to a stereotype that isn’t supported by evidence.
“There are two types of interns: poor ones and rich ones. The poor intern has pockets full of hope and needs a permanent position; the rich intern is unmotivated and wants for nothing.”
It is very easy to arbitrarily cut benefits rather than do anything about why people might need them.
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