Players Vs. Psychos

This is a collaboration blog with Ell’s Online.

Recently, there has been many issues surrounding sexual liberation for both genders. It is a known fact that females are ‘slut-shamed’ but now it is becoming more of a thing for boys to face as well being called players and ‘f*ckboys’.

There is a lot of awareness that slut shaming is something that is known to be unacceptable, although yes it does still happen. But there is not as much coverage on how calling a boy something like a player or a ‘f*ckboy’ is also not acceptable.

We did a vox pop with some students from the university and here is what they had to say

Vox Pops – Sex Stereotypes

Max Wendorf-Brown, 22, Bio-Chemistry
When asked whether he thought girls or boys got more stick for being sexually liberated, Max, a 22 year old student studying Bio-Chemistry said: “I’d say females. With something like this, girls talk about it more and boys are less likely to be truthful and admit they’ve called a girl a ‘slag’.”

Oscar Griffiths, 20, Management and Marketing
When asking how Oscar, a 20-year-old studying management and marketing, how he felt when being referred to as a ‘fuck boy’ he said: “It didn’t really matter to me, their opinion. It’s someone else’s opinion, that doesn’t define who I am. I don’t care what people say. Yeah, it definitely would mean more to someone female because they get a lot of bad rep or being called slags and being sexually promiscuous. Yes I have referred to somebody in this way, there was a reason behind it, but it wasn’t necessarily a nice thing to say.”

Naledi Odiseng, 18, Philosophy and Sociology
Naledi, an 18 year old student currently studying Philosophy and Sociology, when asked if she herself had ever stereotyped someone for being sexually liberated said: “I don’t know how they felt, because I don’t know if it was to their face, do you know what I mean? It was more among friends. Say the term ‘fuck boy’, some boys get really sensitive about it and get defensive. Girls get really offended and then some don’t. Some see it as a pathetic attempt to be sexist. Girls get the most stick for being sexually liberated, because it’s just the whole ideology of how women should be pure and well behaved.”

Alexander Jones, 20, Biology

We asked Alexander, a 20-year-old student, studying Biology, who he thinks gets the most stick for being sexually liberated, females or males. He said: “Females. Because you hear of a lot of females being called slags and sluts and you don’t really hear it that much about boys really. It’s hard to say whether or not this is because of the way different genders and the media handle this sort of thing. It’s a complex situation with lots of factors.”

Jack Williams, 19, Law 

Jack, a 19-year-old Law student admitted: “I’ve been called and stereotyped as a ‘fuck boy’, but I didn’t care. I’ve stereotyped people in this way myself. Girls would probably care more and they probably get more stick to be honest.”

 

Medina Sheikh, 19, Law

Medina, a 19-year-old Law student stated: “I’ve definitely been stereotyped as a slut. It was a bit of a shock because at the time I hadn’t actually become sexually active. It was just branded on me, for no apparent reason. Yeah, definitely, I’ve stereotyped boys and referred to them as ‘fuck boys’, but in all honesty I think it boosts their confidence. It’s more ego boosting and accepted being called a ‘fuck boy’, rather than someone who’s loyal. Guys will be guys. There’s a quote: ‘if a key opens many locks, he’s a master key, whereas a used lock that can be opened by many different keys becomes broken and worn’. It’s not fair.”

 

Memunatu Kamara, 23, Mathematics
Memunatu, a 23-year-old studying mathematics admits: “I’ve been called a slut. It didn’t make me feel like anything, because I knew I wasn’t at that time. They said those things because of my sexual activities with my boyfriend at that time. But I was still a virgin. Women get the most stick and I don’t think it’s fair at all because of the way that boys sleep about; girls should be given that freedom in the same way.”

Isamara Pereira, 18, Philosophy and Politics

Isamara, an 18-year-old student, studying philosophy and politics explains: “I’ve been stereotyped in this way many times. I think it made me feel quite really think about someone else’s feelings when you’re calling them something quite rude, but I think it probably makes them feel bad. I think women get the most stick, but at the same time we’re doing it to ourselves. I think it’s because of traditional norms for females, obviously it goes back to the 1900s, when women were only allowed to be with their husband, whereas the man was allowed to be with as many people as they wanted and it was considered fine. I think that the media has elevated it to some extent, but also the fact that we’ve been changing our behavior ourselves. Women are more sexually liberated, we are more inclined to do whatever we want and therefore, sometimes unfortunately we get called these names.”

 

Samuel Battersby, 21, Computer Science
Sam, aged 21, studying computer science states: “Yes I’ve been stereotyped. I didn’t really have any feelings towards it, I didn’t mind to be honest. It didn’t hurt me. I’ve probably referred to someone in this way in passing as a joke, but not in any sort of serious sense. Females get the most stick, probably because a lot of people see it as easier to get laid as a female. A guy has to put in a lot of work. 

 Stefan Dunstan, 19, Sports and Exercise Science

Stefan, 19 a sports and exercise science student said: “Yes I’ve been referred to in that way. It made me feel sad. Females get the most stick; because of the way society is today. You just see girls as being more of that and not really of boys. Boys would kind of get respected for it, but girls are looked down upon.”

Tayo Odunaike, 22, Actuarial Science 

Tayo, a 22-year-old actuarial science student says: “I’ve never been called either of those things or referred to anyone in that way. Women get the most stick. I feel in our generation now, women are standing up and talking about their sexual loves, whereas before it was deemed as like, an abomination. Now women are being more open about it, people are finding it very hard to accept. I think that’s why women get the stick; with men it’s encouraged. I do think women do it to themselves though, calling each other ‘sluts’. You don’t hear men calling women ‘sluts’.”

Ryan Catton, 18, Economics
Ryan, an 18 year old student, studying economics responded saying: “Yeah probably, a good amount of times yeah. Makes me feel pretty lit. I’ve most definitely called people ‘sluts’ and ‘fuck boys’. All the time. My best mate is ignoring me; all he cares about is girls. He’s just a ‘fuck boy’. It’s probably boys who get the most stick. They’re always called ‘fuck boys’; they’re always the ones chasing the ladies. Sometimes the girls get it, sometimes the lads.”

The idea that men are not as emotional to such things is uncomfortably familiar topic, similar to that of men having higher suicide rates than women, so since finding this out why are we still constructing the idea men have no emotions?

Through these interviews it is clear that boys care just as much as girls although they may not always admit it.

 

 

 

Mental Health and Illegal Drugs

*DISCLAIMER* these drugs are all illegal and should not be used to treat these disorders unless prescribed by a doctor

There has been a significant amount of awareness raised that illegal drugs such as Ketamine, Ecstasy and Marijuana can help with an array of mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety.

Ketamine – Depression  

In a recent study it was found that Ketamine could help with depression, so i decided to look into mental illness and whether any other illegal drugs can benefit peoples mental health.

Depression is defined as “a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems”

Ketamine is a drug that has a reputation as a hallucinogenic party drug, but is also used as an anaesthetic. Recently there has been a study and ketamine has helped those with depression who have not responded to other treatments.

Of the 101 people taking part in this study, 42 of them responded to the ketamine very well.

The antidepressive benefits from one injection last up to two weeks. “The first ketamine infusion literally saved my life,” says one patient. “I had felt so desperate I was going to end it all. Subsequent ketamine treatment has enabled me to return to my job full-time. I still struggle at times but being able to work again has given me such a boost.”

To those who are unsure on how a drug that is usually a hallucinogen works in medical treatment for depression, here are a few reasons of how it can improve peoples’ lives:

  1. Increasing levels of glutamate, a neurotransmitter that when there is a lack of it can cause depression.
  2. Promoting the release of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF).  Depression damages neurons and synapses, while BDNF strengthens existing synapses.

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Ecstasy/MDMA – PTSD 

Ecstasy can come in many forms; as an illegal drug it is usually sold in powder/crystals or pill form. It is most commonly used as a ‘high’ at parties and raves, but recent theories and research suggests that it could be used to treat anxiety and PTSD.

PTSD is post-traumatic stress disorder is defined by the NHS as “an anxiety disorder caused by very stressful, frightening or distressing events”. It causes you to relive the traumatic event through nightmares and flashbacks, whilst giving you feelings of isolation, irritability and guilt, as well as insomnia.

Research is showing that MDMA-assisted psychotherapy is an effective treatment for people who do not respond to traditional therapies for PTSD.

Before it was made illegal, psychotherapists used the drug to aid therapy sessions. People who use MDMA describe it as “inducing euphoria and decreasing fear, whilst remaining clear headed and alert”.

FDA could make drug legal by 2021 if the phase three tests involving controlled dosage and talk therapy are shown to help with post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Marijuana – Insomnia and Bipolar Disorder 

Marijuana, more commonly known as weed or cannabis has a lot of coverage and research into supposedly treating multiple mental illnesses.

Insomnia is when someone struggles to fall asleep, and in some cases cannot sleep at all. Bipolar Disorder is defined as “manic depression, a mental illness that brings severe high and low moods and changes in sleep, energy, thinking, and behaviour”.

The research into weeds’ effects on Bipolar are varying as it can increase some patients’ symptoms of manic behaviour and sadness. However, some patients said “it helped them to relax and not have such low moods”.

So the effects can vary from patient to patient, this means if it is started to be used to treat bipolar then each patient should be reviewed first on whether the drug would help them.

People who struggle to sleep and have insomnia have started to turn to weed as treatment, this is due to the stigma around using the drug slowly disappearing.

The drug is known to relax people, so is very effective in getting people to sleep well and for a long time, the only issue is that people could become addicted to the drug and start using it every night in order to sleep.

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I interviewed some students from Essex University asking if they think any of these drugs should be legalised for medical use, and if it is and they suffered from one of these conditions whether they would use it. Here’s what they had to say…

*DISCLAIMER* these drugs are all illegal and should not be used to treat these disorders unless prescribed by a doctor

13 Reasons Why: Season 2 CONFIRMED

*SPOILER ALERT* if you have not yet watched this series then read this article at your own caution as it may give a way a few cheeky spoilers.

It’s the series everyone has been raving about and it’s back for another series. “But how can it have another series, we know what’s happened to Hannah Baker” i hear you scream. Here are just a few reasons why 😉

There are multiple possible story lines that could be the basis of series two and i will tell you what they are here.

School Shooting 

One of the main revelations in the finale was that yearbook editor Tyler, who is played by Devin Druid has  guns stashed in his bedroom in a box under his clothes. Tyler was the only person on Hannah’s tapes who was isolated by the other students in the tape.

Later in the final episode, Tyler is in the photography room looking at photos of the students. None of the students have been nice to him at school this could mean he wants to do something drastic to show them that he too has power.

A possible main target is our beloved Clay, because he was the one who spread the naked picture of Tyler around the school, which made Tyler’s life even worse.

Will the next series be about the shooting itself or will they have ’13 reasons why’ Tyler did it. Tyler isn’t a character we would want to spend getting to know, but maybe that’s the purpose of this series—Tyler is alienated to the point where even the viewer doesn’t like him, but maybe if we saw things from his perspective, everything would change.
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Alex alive or dead? 

Alex at the end of series one, shot himself in the head, we were told very little on this matter only that he had gone to hospital and had a skull fracture.

Does this mean that one of the favourite characters has died and is also another victim of   Liberty High’s suicides or has he survived?

This gives an opportunity to explore the idea of “suicide clusters”, an awful phenomenon that was highlighted two years ago at high schools in Palo Alto. The link between Hannah’s suicide and Alex’s attempt is pretty clear, Alex is shown cleaning his room shortly before his suicide attempt, just like Hannah.

There’s also a fan theory suggesting that Alex’s gunshot wound was not done by him, and that the photograph moment with Tyler actually meant that Tyler shot him.

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Bryce Rape Trial 

Since the big reveal at the end of theories when Justin finally admits to his girlfriend Jessica, that he let his best mate Bryce rape her when she was unconscious at her own party. Bryce raped both Hannah and Jessica.

The finale shows us that Bryce’s crimes will not go unpunished as Clay has a taped confession from Bryce, whilst Jessica begins to tell her father about what happened to her, and Hannah’s parents have received the tapes and are listening to them.

Season two will definitely involve Bryce with the rape trial, and more broadly on high school rape culture and toxic masculinity around the ‘bro code.’

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Parents suing the School 

Now Hannah’s parents now have the tapes it is very likely that they will have a strong lead and possibly win the case. It is possible that the parents will not blame the school but the counsellor who was a name on the tape as Hannah told him she wanted to kill herself the day she did it and he did nothing. This would most likely not be the main story but a side story continuing on with the rest of the plot.

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Female Lifestyle magazines – progressive or patriarchal?

Female Lifestyle magazines are a mainstream form of magazine that is there to promote popular culture and to give the average woman insight into the world of fashion, beauty and health.

Patriarchal ideologies are ‘where the dominant ideas in society stresses the desirability of males dominating females in all areas of social life’.

Hegemony is ‘the way in which relationships of domination and exploitation are embedded in the dominant ideas of society’.

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In December 2014 Elle released ‘The Feminism Issue’ of their magazine which is different to what they usually release, you would expect this magazine to offer a progressive set of feminine values and beliefs.

To some extent this magazine does reinforce non patriarchal ideologies. The main cover line on the magazine is ‘be inspired’; this is counter-hegemonic because it is showing women as the people to be inspired by. There are two known feminists mentioned in the cover lines, this would attract feminists and those interested in feminism to buy this magazine.

This magazine can reinforce patriarchal ideologies, looking at the key image it is clear that Emma’s facial expression follows Marjorie Fergusons’ ‘chocolate box’ expression, this is used in female lifestyle magazines to create a sense of ‘flawless’ beauty. This is therefore following Naomi Wolf’s notion that in order to be accepted in the world of liberated and independent “new women”, you have to conform to the stereotypes of being slim, beautiful and flawless.

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Cosmopolitan is a well-known magazine brand that gives advice on how to please your man and how to get a man by changing the way you look and behave. On every cover of this magazine there is always a cover line that relates to men, specifically how to please them and how to keep them in your life.

It is especially clear in the January 2014 cover with Ellie Goulding on the cover that the magazine is attempting to tell you what is ‘inside his sex brain’, this is reinforcing the patriarchal idea that women are there to please men and that they are passive objects to be desired.

It was said by Tessa Perkins that stereotypes are not always negative, for example, it is not a negative idea that people want to make their partners happy, Perkins also said that not only are stereotypes not always false they can also be held by that group, such as some women do embrace the fact they wish to please their partners.

The openness of female sexuality was desired by feminists in the 70s and now it being in a mainstream female lifestyle magazine is a positive thing as it shows that attitudes towards this topic have changed.

Vogue has high end celebrities on their key images, Stuart Hall says that media shows you three forms of people to identify with ‘what I am, what I am not, what I aspire to be’. Vogue tends to show the ‘what I aspire to be’ in order to sell the products to their audience. This is seen to promote patriarchal ideologies as because this adds to the ‘the social pressure on women to be beautiful, which is an example of a patriarchal societies treatment of women as chattel[a possession] –property to be displayed and exploited’.

When it comes to the representation of female actresses and models they are predominantly sexualised, this is seen in Scarlett Johannsen’s, Kate Upton’s and Sofia Vergara’s issue.

They all have the chocolate box and romantic expression, the romantic expression expresses availability and the chocolate box expression shows a subtle want for the person.

All three of these covers are stereotypes of women, feminist critics say that stereotyping women is the way men stay dominant in the media, Betty Friedan says that in female lifestyle magazines women are represented as ‘young frivolous, almost childlike, fluffy and feminine’. This is definitely the case for the representation of models and actresses in Vanity Fair.

The majority of female lifestyle magazines do still promote patriarchal values as it predominantly represents women in a sexualised way and gives them reasons or how-tos’ on improving themselves in order to look better or make others happier and not for their own self-value.

Disney Princesses and its stereotypes

Yes almost everyone loves a Disney Princess. But don’t be blinded: Beneath the romance, flowers and singing woodland creatures of the classic Disney hides a host of stereotypes that shaped our generation.

Disney has always been criticised for having films that promote hegemony and show off elaborate and unrealistic stereotypes. They supposedly changed more in their latest releases such as Moana and Frozen.

Looking at the classic films it is clear to see that the princesses conform to almost every stereotype of a woman at the time. The classic damsel in distress is shown throughout the films, for example, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella.

I would argue that these two films are the biggest offenders in promoting hegemonic values and beliefs. The basic plot of the Cinderella is that she gets a make over to ‘become beautiful enough to go to the ball’ where Prince Charming falls in love with her. This film is basically saying that in order to get a Prince you have to have a makeover before you meet so he likes you.

In Sleeping beauty they instantly fall in love upon meeting, spend absolutely no time getting to know anything about each other, and then live happily ever after. This sends a message to the audience that when it comes to love, it’s what’s on the outside that counts. Attractiveness is synonymous with happiness.

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Even in more recent releases such as Frozen, which were supposedly anti-hegemonic and changed peoples opinion of Disney to the better, there are still stereotypes. Elsa sings ‘Let it Go’ and changes from a buttoned up, repressed princess to a sexy siren. Seriously–why does realising you need to be free involve whipping free your long blond hair, and a slit up to the thigh on a sexy sparkling dress? It could be viewed as positive as she appears to be sexually liberated but is that a theme that should arise in a childs’ disney film?

On the other hand, a key moment was Elsa saving Anna with true love’s kiss. The love of a sister, not a man, being the important distinction between this film and the ones of the past.

This is a significant change as it shows family to be a more entered and important part of life which wasn’t shown as much in previous Disney films. Ariel in The Little Mermaid actually decided to trade her voice in order to get legs so she could meet her man, which meant not only being a female character who literally had to have no voice in order to be loved but also leaving her family forever and not being able to go back.

The latest release Moana also attempts to challenge stereotypes and hegemonic values. Moana is based on a Polynesian myth about the daughter of the chief of her tribe. A curse is put on the island by mother nature, Moana is called upon by the ocean to go on a voyage to save it and ultimately is the hero of the story.

Moana is called ‘the most revolutionary princess yet’ and i would agree with this statement, since the issues people commented on about Frozen they were sure not to make the same mistake again with this film. However, i would say that the only issue left that in order to be independent and powerful she has to conform to male stereotypes, which is still promoting hegemonic values.

Overall, i would say that there is little to no issue with Disney’s’ films and stereotypes. The word stereotype exists because people like that do exist. Some women are traditional like Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty whilst some are more independent and adventurous like Moana, and some are in between like Elsa from Frozen.

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Twitter shares its leap in live streaming technology

Shares in Twitter have leapt almost 25 per cent since it reported high profits last week, as investors have become encouraged about the new live-streaming deals.

Twitter is working with media firm Bloomberg to create a 24-hour rolling news channel for the messaging service.

This could help Twitter compete with other big social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram.

Twitter’s profit would also rise as they will have more revenue from advertising. However, this is such a drastic change to twitter will its audience increase or decline due to this new service?

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Facebook has recently suffered a lot of criticism for now having adverts in the middle of adverts. As there is already an abundance of advertising on this site it has angered its users as they can’t even watch a short video without adverts interrupting them.

Bloomberg’s chief executive Justin Smith said “Viewers have already embraced a multi-stream experience with live events and marrying those experiences seemed like a very powerful thing to offer to consumers,” he told the Wall Street Journal

Audiences who found out about the 24hour live stream were concerned initially as they were unsure if it would be available on mobile devices.

But Twitter’s chief operating officer Anthony Noto said the stream would be designed for mobile devices so audiences can “focus on it when they see something interesting to them”.

This new streaming service could be very effective as over only 3 months in 2017 they streamed 800 hours of film without any issues that Facebook has been having with its new live stream feature.

Twitter officials say that they are planning the release for Autumn 2017, and that they predict it will cause a surge of activity on Twitter.

Beauty and the Beast Review

Beauty and the Beast is a classic animated Disney film and loved by most who have seen it. It came as a shock when people heard they would be making a remake of this film. Director Bill Condon released a remake staring Emma Watson in February 2017.

The story remains the same classic tale; as a young down to earth girl falls in love with a Beast who has had a spell cast upon him causing him to be trapped in the body of a beast until someone falls in love with him truly, or else he will be stuck forever.

The film was sparkling throughout with special effects such as the talking furniture. Overall, I would say the film had a very extravagant and fantastical feel throughout with the unsettling elegance of the castle and its grounds.

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The films’ most known moment in the ball room is captured beautifully well and especially the famous yellow dress as the camera pans in to show us the golden detail on the dress.

In order to update such a classic film Disney added an extra element to the sidekick of Gaston, LeFou (played by Josh Gad) by making him a gay character. Unfortunately, I would say that the character is hardly the celebration of diversity that Disney could have, and should have shown. He comes across as him being defined by the comic potential of his sexuality rather than just his sexuality.

The songs are mainly from the original film, apart from 3 add-ins, all of which were done very well and stayed in tune with the other songs classic vibe.

It was a risky move creating a remake of an animated film that has already won an Oscar when it was first released 26 years ago. However, the cast and crew together created a mesmerizing piece that you will struggle to tire of.

Anthony Joshua – Drug addict to World Heavyweight Champion

Anthony Joshua, MBE is a British professional boxer. He was born in Watford in October 1989. He is currently a unified world heavyweight champion, having held the IBF title since 2016, and the WBA and received the IBO titles earlier this week in April 2017 and boasts about his 100% knockout to win ratio.

However, it has not always been such perfect life for this boxer. When he was 16 he was charged with actual bodily harm after he swung a fellow footballer player over his shoulder whilst holding him by his neck. He was given a warning on this occasion but after repeated fights and drug offences he ended up on remand in Reading.

But boxing – or more specifically Finchley Amateur Boxing Club saved him. Joshua repaid all those who believed in him by winning Olympic gold for Britain as a 22-year-old when he defeated Italian Roberto Cammarelle for the super heavyweight title in London.

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On the 29th April 2017 Joshua had what was called the ‘biggest fight of his life’ against Wladimir Klitschko. They were fighting for world heavyweight champion, Joshua won with an 11th round knockout, this win was even more life changing for Joshua as he has come from being on the streets abusing drugs to world heavyweight champion.

Anthony Joshua is now set to fight world renowned boxer Tyson Fury at some point next year.

Banter or Bullying?

In recent years bullying has been glamourised through various forms of media and deemed as being ‘cool’ and something that will make you ‘popular’.

Bullying is a big issue for males as 2/3 males have said they have been bullied at some point in their life. The bullies in this case mainly bully others because they think it ‘makes them a man’ and makes them look ‘tough’. In fact, bullies come across as the total opposite.

Throughout the years there has always been a difference between being funny and being mean. But in the 21st century has this line become blurred due to the creation of one small word?

There is a very fine line between the two, and unfortunately people are using the word ‘banter’ as an excuse for being hurtful and cruel to others.

A survey done by a company in 2012 found that 72% of people aged 16-25 felt like they were bullied by their friends, but did not speak out because at first they viewed it as ‘only banter’

Banter, defined as ‘the playful and friendly exchange of teasing remarks’ is seen as a form bonding and humour between ‘friends’.

Bullying, on the other hand, is defined as using ‘superior strength or influence to intimidate (someone)’ and it is seen to be hurtful or offensive.

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As Patchin writes:

“Often our research approaches don’t allow us to accurately distinguish between good-natured ribbing and malevolent meanness. As I have argued previously, I don’t believe that bullying can be done unintentionally. Even though someone’s feelings can certainly be hurt without intent, bullying by definition is deliberate.”

People think that bullies are only in school, but this is not the case. A Law firm Slater and Gordon revealed that ‘the majority of [workplace] bullying comes in the form of verbal abuse or intimidation [and…] is often dismissed as “banter” between colleagues.

 

How to spot if you’re the bully or help if you think someone is being victimised

  1. Over half of bullies are unaware that they are being bullies. If you are unsure if you’re crossing this line, then ask yourself this on simple question; is the person/persons being mocked also genuinely enjoying it?
  2. If they say they are enjoying it but you are still unsure, you can also ask them one on one if they’re ok and that you can stop if they would like.
  3. Talk to someone higher up who could stop it.

Tips if you are being bullied 

  1. Don’t be silent. It is important that you talk to someone, a partner, friend or family member, the bully themselves (f you feel safe enough) or if you don’t feel comfortable with this then try a chat room
  2. Don’t see yourself as the problem
  3. You are not alone!
  4. Look up ways to cope with what you’re going through

If you can see that something has gone past the point of ‘banter’ then speak up.

Fast Food Fact or Fiction?

  1. Frozen treats from McDonald’s aren’t actually dairy products.  FALSE
  2. KFC stopped going by “Kentucky Fried Chicken” because it stopped using actual chicken meat.   FALSE 
  3. It can make you sad  TRUE
  4. Some of it has silly putty in it    TRUE 
  5. Kids meals are weight-loss friendly for adults  TRUE 
  6. Taco Bell’s burgers are only 35% meat   FALSE 
  7. McDonald’s uses fillers in its Chicken McNuggets  FALSE
  8. McDonald’s burgers contain so mich sugar they put pickles in them so that they are not sold as confectionary   FALSE 
  9. McDonald’s burgers don’t decompose  TRUE 
  10. Acid in Coke can dissolve a tooth overnight if left in it   FALSE