Showing posts from May, 2019

The Failure of the Green Party

Daniel Priestley - Writer and Editor The Green Party has in the past been known first and foremost as the party of the environment. It was founded in 1990, but it’s roots can be traced 1970s and the PEOPLE Party, which went on to be renamed the Ecology Party. In 1976 the party won its first political representation in the form of a councillor and went on to win two seats in the European Parliament in 1999. The party has struggled to gain seats in Westminster due to the first past the post voting system and benefits instead from a proportional representation system due to its limited, yet widespread support. Arguably in General Elections, a vote for the Green Party is more of a vote to send a message to the government that there should be an increased emphasis on environmental preservation rather than a legitimate attempt to elect a Green Party MP. Since the beginning of the Green Party, it’s policies have always been left leaning and environment focused. However, since the rise o

‘I’m Leading a Revolution on Shame’ : Jameela Jamil, The Instagram Ad Industry and the Rights of a Child

Lily Frost - Writer and Deputy Editor Jameela Jamil; Actress, model, presenter, radio host and activist, started the Instagram campaign ‘I Weigh’ in March 2018. This campaign was sparked by an image that was made public by Kourtney, Khloe, Kim Kardashian and their half siblings Kendall and Kylie Jenner, which detailed each woman’s weight. In response to this Jamil posted a picture of herself in the mirror with the words,    ‘ I weigh: Lovely relationships, Great friends, I laugh every day, I love my job, I make an honest living, I’m financially independent, I speak out for women’s rights, I like my bingo wings, I like myself in spite of EVERYTHING I’ve been taught by the media to hate about myself ’. Since this post, the campaign has exploded with women detailing what they weigh, in non metric terms. In addition to kick-starting a campaign tackling how society values women, she has also been successful in putting a spotlight on celebrities promoting get-thin-quick products, such as