Category: Social Sciences

Drawing of a hand holding a phone with an instagram model promoting diet pills. Artwork by Maria Clara Liuzzi

A bad influence?

The promotion of diet pills, laxative teas and weight-loss supplements is now the norm on social media. Siobhan McGeechan explores this phenomenon in relation to social media influencers, specifically how their promotion of these products may be affecting not just the mental health but also the physical health of their followers.

Personal, protective but doesn’t-fit-ment

Rachael Sulaiman explores how Caroline Criado Perez’s Invisible Women gave her the language to articulate sexism in STEM. Erasure of all ethnicities, genders and sexual orientations exist throughout history in data, however the following article will focus on the gender data gap.