Realities

Queer Connections

For millennials and Generation Z, life is increasingly lived online. Friendships are maintained through Whatsapp and Facebook Messenger, news is read on Twitter and relationships are created through Tinder. Outside the social hubs of school and university, online networks such as Twitter and closed Facebook groups can be a great way to find people with similar interests and make new friends. There…

Labour and Authoritarianism

Authoritarianism has always shaped how the Labour Party has approached social policy. The New Labour years were defined by ‘tough’ Home Secretaries choosing their next target to deride as anathema to British society; be it professors telling uncomfortable truths about drugs, or asylum seekers having the temerity to exist within our borders. Tony Blair even went so far as to describe Labour’s…

The Social Review Podcast Episode 5: Monopolies, Patriarchy and Everything In Between

Jasper and Eugenie discuss the role of patriarchy in politics in light of the Mark Field video and the row between Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds. TSR writer Will Anderson explores Disney’s dominance and the re-emergence of Hollywood monopolies. Plus, Henry joins to answer questions on Steve Bannon and superheroes. iTunes link RSS Feed Host: Jasper (@jasper_ch) Panel: Eugenie (@meemstd) Henry (@owlsanctuarist)…

Break Up Disney

Following its recent acquisition of 20th Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company has cemented its place as one of the largest entertainment companies on the planet. From The Simpsons to Star Wars, chances are that in the last few days you’ve watched, read, or listened to something that Disney owns. This follows a worrying trend of media being concentrated in the hands…

Statement on Chris Williamson

The Social Review represents a wide range of factions within the Labour Party. Our writers and contributors are drawn from various traditions. As a result, we have never taken an editorial stance – this was a key commitment in our Mission Statement. In the case of Chris Williamson’s recent readmission to the party, the editorial team feel that this is no longer…

Sajid Javid, Racism and the Conservative Party

As a rule, I really don’t like Sajid Javid. He arguably hasn’t held a strong enough line against Islamophobia in the Conservative Party, denying the lived experience of many of his fellow party members and others in the Muslim community. Although he congratulated Sadiq Khan on his victory, he did not speak up against Zac Goldsmith’s disgraceful Islamophobic campaign against Khan, and…

Teacher Burnout

When you were at school, did you ever see a teacher cry? If you did, I am certain you remember it well. Teachers can appear monolithic, distant figures in our memory – we blithely talk about this good teacher, this bad teacher, this teacher who hated me, but those moments when the cracks show can be deeply affecting. We all know teachers,…