The latest X-Men film shows care is a part of life, a huge part, and it shouldn’t reduce your status or wither down your identity to a single label.
Could it be that, in a digital age, people are left missing physical touch? Sophie McBain goes under-cuddle to find out.
Feminism has reached a moment of unprecedented opportunity, as popular culture embraces a movement that it once scorned. Judith Shulevitz and Rebecca Traister debate where we go from here.
Selected job seekers will be obliged to visit their Job Centre five days a week and spend 35 hours looking for work.
With Labour planning to amend the bill, Clegg's party could still be caught between two stools.
Domestic violence takes an enormous death toll. Every week two women are killed by current or former partners in England and Wales.
Control, dominance, bullying and manipulation are the driving forces behind countless “romantic” narratives. If new regulation is going to eradicate coercive and controlling behaviour as well as physical harm, we have to start questioning the stories we are told.
Your sexuality is an important part of you, and no one should be allowed to diminish that.
Cases like that of “Baby Gammy” or the adoptive mother who allegedly turned down a baby because it was born with a disability are welcome distractions from the bigger, deeper problems faced by parents and disabled children under austerity.
Students graduating from university face huge debt, a difficult job market and declining starting salaries. Despite this, we shouldn’t allow education to become dominated by economics.
Parents receiving a pre-natal diagnosis of Down’s syndrome are faced with an awful dilemma and need our care and support. They do not need pseudo-morality and outdated stereotypes.
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