Month: April 2018

Work Ethics: The Moral Case For Universal Basic Income | Medium

The Moral Case for Universal Basic Income – Member Feature Stories – Medium

One of the barriers to adopting Universal Basic Income (UBI) is the feeling in neoliberal societies that nobody should get something for nothing. Even if the money is available, and there would be tangible improvements to society, the rule is that individuals must work in order to get recompense.

Good Girls, Bad Boys and Relationship Power Dynamics | Medium

Good Girls, Bad Boys and Relationship Power Dynamics

Do we always have to follow the same patterns? I left an abusive relationship almost 10 years ago, and I’ve been through counselling, therapy, a domestic abuse recovery program, and I’m still not completely over what happened to me. The process has helped me understand what went on, learn more about myself, and to rebuild my life.

Who Are The Windrush Generation, and Why are they Facing Deportation? | Medium

Who are the Windrush Generation, and why are they facing deportation?

There is a history of racist and xenophobic policies behind this. The Windrush generation are named after one of the ships that transported large numbers of people from Commonwealth nations to the UK in the 1940s, 50s and 60s (see image above). This migration was encouraged, and was seen as mutually beneficial.

Writing A Badass Book Review | The Writing Cooperative

Writing a Badass Book Review – The Writing Cooperative

I began reviewing books when I was ten years old, in my middle school English class. We were required to produce one per week, with occasional gems being read out in front of the class. Partly due to the frequency and volume of my work, and partly because I genuinely enjoy reading, and then considering and writing about books, I’ve become rather good at it.

Convincing the British To Adopt UBI – Part 2 | Medium

Convincing the British to Adopt UBI – Part 2 – Katy Preen – Medium

Following my first article exploring the subject of whether we could easily convince the UK to adopt a Universal Basic Income (UBI) system, I’ve had feedback both on Medium and elsewhere. I always try to respond to comments because in writing an article I have begun a conversation, and I’d like to keep the conversation going.

Sweet Sixteen and Never… by Jeanne Betancourt | Amateur Book Reviews

Sweet Sixteen and Never… by Jeanne Betancourt – Amateur Book Reviews – Medium

Growing up is easier when you have an instruction manual. I’m taking another step back in time to consider a vintage title. Vintage by my own Millennial standards, anyway. Following my review of last week, I’m looking at Sweet Sixteen and Never… a book that I read twenty years ago.

The Frailty of Consent When All You Know is Shame | Medium

The Frailty of Consent when all you know is Shame – Katy Preen – Medium

We need to change our attitudes on sex - but to what? Since the revelations of #MeToo, we’ve started some important conversations about not just consent, but pleasure and communicating our desires to our partners. The two are natural bedfellows, but these conversations are difficult for those who have been brought up to feel that sex, and our own bodies, are inherently shameful.