Tag Archives: Morals

The trial of bias – is freedom of speech damaging society?

20 Aug

Since the events of 9/11 we have seen the world of newspaper journalism alter dramatically. Not only have the readership figures seen a reduction but the writing has more often than not become biased, steering more toward the incitement of war and conflict rather than the encouragement of peace. Continue reading

Valentine’s Day, Opportunity to Spread Love, or Simple Consumerism?

14 Feb

untitledValentine’s Day has always been a ‘holiday’ that has baffled me. Continue reading

The disease of ‘Aesthetics’

11 Feb

Whilst evolving into a media saturated world full of idols which are both healthy and harmful, society has begun to struggle in its prioritising of values as well as its moderation of them. Television advertisements for face creams which slow down the process of aging or even out skin tone, bill boards portraying the latest diet trend in a celebrity gossip magazine and cosmetic surgery adverts on the side of buses, what do they all have in common? untitled Continue reading

Today’s child, Tomorrow’s forgotten ‘Celebrity’?

9 Jan

Celebrity:            A famous person, especially in entertainment or sport.

                                The state of being well known. 

In contemporary society, the celebrity has fast become a valued icon being held in very high esteem. From sportspeople to singers, actors to reality television stars and glamour models to those who sell-their-stories we would all be guilty of making them all household names and making them a part of celebrity culture. Continue reading

Forgiveness…A New Year’s Resolution?

7 Jan

CalenderEach and every year, millions of people around the world make New Year’s resolutions to ensure a fresh start to the coming year. Each and every year, millions of people around the world also struggle to keep such resolutions and I am sure by now, only the seventh day into the New Year, many of you are either already struggling or have already failed in keeping to them? Continue reading

Ladies and Gentlemen…

15 Dec

On Sunday 13th of November I vowed to begin a social experiment which would help me to understand the place of a ‘lady’ in our society today, whether real ‘ladies’ could exist in a world of equal rights and ladette type culture and also to see if behaving in a ‘lady-like’ manner attracted polite etiquette and manners from others. As I did this, I kept a daily diary which can be found at: http://thenotsobblackandwhite.com/diary-of-a-lady-in-training/ in order for both myself and others to track my progress, encounters and any lessons learnt.

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The disturbing evolution of Christmas.

14 Dec

untitled.png eThe most unexciting part of Christmas as an adult probably has to be opening your wallet or purse after completing your Christmas shopping and wrapping and discovering that it is empty. Continue reading

The ideal gift this Christmas: The Morning After Pill?

6 Dec

Over the festive season, what is it likely you will be doing?

Relaxing?

Spending time with family and friends?

Eating too much?

Getting merry?

Or perhaps having unprotected sex?

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Swear words…The Vicious cycle of ignorance.

22 Nov

Where do swear words come from? 

Your mouth? 

Slang? 

Street Talk? 

Other languages? 

Or even mere evolution? Continue reading

When ‘charity’ becomes an insult.

18 Nov

The winter fuel allowance, does anybody know what it is? Chances are, unless you were born in 1951 or before, you won’t have a clue. Continue reading

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