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AI is Killing the Creative Industry Professionals: Top-Tier Creatives Provide ...

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a reality and has burst into everything we do. There is no denying it is an incredible technological advancement aiding throughout, but there is a flowing, eerie feeling in the creative industry. In a sense, AI is killing creative industry professionals, taking away their jobs and leaving them out of the game.
Society

Student Mobilisations for #CeaseFire in Palestine: A Global Perspective

In recent years, the world has been inspired by an unprecedented wave of student mobilisation. From the streets of Santiago, Chile to the campuses of American universities, students have fearlessly led the charge for social and political change. One of the most inspiring of these movements is the global student mobilisations supporting #CeaseFire, a campaign advocating for an end to violence and promoting peace in Palestine.
Society

Comprehensive Sex Education: Bridging Gaps in Knowledge and Awareness

Comprehensive sex education (CSE) is a critical aspect of youth education that equips young people with the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to make informed decisions about their sexual and reproductive health. Despite its importance, the implementation of CSE varies significantly across different regions, influenced by cultural, political, and social factors. Rock & Art explores the state of comprehensive sex education in three different countries: the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States. It examines the existing gaps in knowledge ...
Society

Can Menstrual Cups End Period Poverty?

While period poverty is exacerbated by the cost of living crisis, menstrual cups might offer a new solution. Approximately 4 billion women live on Earth. Each of them bleeds through their vagina each month. Some of them are fortunate enough to afford a pad or a tampon, but nearly half cannot afford to buy sanitary products each month.
Society

Abortion Access in the UK: Examining Legal Rights and Restrictions

According to the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, about one in three women will have an abortion in her lifetime. This subject affects millions of women, yet one-quarter of the world’s population lives under laws that completely prohibit abortion or only permit it to save a woman’s life. Most of these countries are in the Global South, Central, and Eastern Asia. Join us while we delve into the abortion access debate.
Daily OpinionSociety

Social Media and Mental Health: Exploring the Impact of Likes ...

Social media has become integral to our daily lives in the digital age. Platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok allow us to connect, share, and engage with others across the globe. However, the quest for likes and validation on these platforms has sparked concerns about its impact on mental health. Today, we will delve into the relationship between social media and mental health, focusing on the effects of likes and validation.
MigrantsSociety

Xenophobia in the Media: Examining Biases in Immigration Reporting

Xenophobia, the irrational fear or dislike of people from other countries, has become a prevalent issue in today’s globalised world. Nowhere is this more evident than in the media, where immigration reporting often reflects and exacerbates societal biases. This article delves into the portrayal of immigrants in the media, analysing how xenophobia influences news coverage and its broader implications on public perception and policy.
PeopleSociety

Finding solace: sunset on friendships.

Friendship endings can be heartbreaking, as the basis for any love relationship is companionship. Making new friends has been a constant theme throughout my life, mainly due to not always being assertive, self-confident and comfortable in my skin. Moving on from friendships made at school can have a profound impact on the mental health of a young adult. I discovered the hard way when many of my school friends were not on my team, yet I continued to spend time ...
PoliticsSociety

The Future of UK Politics: How Gen Z and Millennials ...

Over the last 15 years, British society has been in what feels like a constant state of political flux. The conventional wisdom that has governed politics in the UK since 1945 has been completely upended by the surprising strength of insurgent political movements on both the left and the right wings of the political spectrum. In a country where class was once considered the basis of all political analysis, age has rapidly emerged as the primary social cleavage that can ...
Mental HealthSociety

UNDERSTANDING HIGH-FUNCTIONING AUTISM: LATE DIAGNOSIS 

Recently, I published an article called Understanding High-Functioning Autism: Beyond Stereotypes and Labels. Suppose you are a reader searching for an explanation of high-functioning autism or interested in exploring the difference between stereotypes and facts. In that case, I suggest you read this earlier publication first.