Skinny-shaming, ‘thin privilege’ and the deliberate mockery of mental illness

Courtesy Msn Health And Fitness At a time when we should be urgently working to de-stigmatise sufferers of eating disorders, skinny-shaming has become nothing less than the deliberate mockery of mental illness, writes Hannah Meyer. For decades, various shades of skinny were the undisputed standard of female perfection. Now, thin women are finding themselves the…

Bangladesh court to hear petition challenging Islam as state religion

Courtesy Dawn News DACCA: The Bangladesh High Court will this month hear a writ petition that was initially filed 28 years ago, challenging the constitutional amendment that gave ‘Islam’ status of the state’s religion. The development comes amidst a crackdown by the Bangladesh government against ‘militants and extremists’ behind the ‘Islamist violence’ that has recently…

Cruz, Trump split four states in setback for Republican establishment

Courtesy Dawn News WASHINGTON: Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz split victories in four nominating contests with front-runner Donald Trump on Saturday, bolstering Cruz’s argument that he represents the party’s best chance to stop the brash New York billionaire. The results were a repudiation of a Republican establishment that has bristled at the prospect of either…