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Coping with bereavement: ‘I’m learning to accept it and carry on with my life’, Health

Coping with bereavement: ‘I’m learning to accept it and carry on with my life’

In 2011 Nell’s brother Oscar committed suicide, she talks to George Arnett a year on from his death and dealing with the loss of a loved one.

By | Health, Notebook | Thursday, 24 January 2013 at 4:47 pm

How should we talk to men about sexism?, Notebook

How should we talk to men about sexism?

Laurie Penny and Martin Robbins are both writers, both feminists and both happened to be sitting alone at their computers on a Friday night when the question of ‘how to talk to men about sexism without scaring them off?’ came up on Twitter. Reasoning that the best way to encourage conversation is to start one, they did.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Monday, 23 July 2012 at 12:23 pm

There are two sides to the Right to Die debate, Notebook

There are two sides to the Right to Die debate

Disability rights campaigners have been quick to point out that the majority of media coverage around the Right to Die debate has been pro-assisted death. Certainly I’ve yet to see a television documentary to adequately give a voice to people on both sides of the debate. Therefore, both as a disabled person and a stand-up comedian, I was really disappointed by Doug Stanhope this week for heaping abuse onto journalist Allison Pearson and campaigner Nicki Clark for daring to disagree with the pro-assisted death stance.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Friday, 23 March 2012 at 2:46 pm

Amina Filali’s choice: Stay silent, or marry your rapist, Notebook

Amina Filali’s choice: Stay silent, or marry your rapist

The suicide of the 16-year-old Moroccan girl who was forced to marry her rapist has provoked outrage across social networking sites highlighting the choice many women are forced with after a sexual attack.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Thursday, 15 March 2012 at 11:20 am

The Peaceful Protest against Homophobia, Notebook

The Peaceful Protest against Homophobia

A few weeks ago I felt moved and therefore obliged to write about the horrific news that a number of teens across America had committed suicide as a result of being bullied about their sexuality. The more I read when researching, the more upset I became and angry that our race can be so hurtful [...]

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 9 November 2010 at 12:34 am

Gay Suicide Spate in America, Notebook

Gay Suicide Spate in America

The homophobes are out in force in America. Yesterday I came across the shocking story of a young and talented musician who took his own life after some thoughtless idiot posted a secret video of him embracing another man – there was, of course, also a background of mocking and abuse towards him, all due [...]

By | Notebook | Thursday, 30 September 2010 at 9:40 pm

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