James Greig

Opinion

Do trigger warnings work?

New research suggests trigger warnings may not work as intended – but their right-wing politicisation makes re-evaluation complicated.
James Greig
12.6.21
Opinion

Why are pop music stans always fighting about sales figures?

Pure sales, first week streams, platinum eligibility – stanning is a numbers game.
James Greig
12.3.21
Opinion

Understanding the current Satanic Panic resurgence

Serious operations failure or the work of the devil? Astroworld is the latest in a string of events being blamed on an evil force.
James Greig
11.25.21
Opinion

Sometimes saying sorry is a terrible idea

Is reaching out to apologise unannounced an act of selflessness, or does it often belie a different motive?
James Greig
10.21.21
Opinion

What are micro-sexualities and why are people arguing about them?

Attacking micro-labels is often part of a "queerness has gone too far" discourse, but there's a rich tradition of rejecting categorisation to remember.
James Greig
10.20.21
Opinion

The 'highly sensitive person' diagnoses you've started hearing about

Much like empaths, HSPs are supposed to feel emotions far more acutely than others. Is this really accurate?
James Greig
9.20.21
Opinion

Should you be posting your L's online?

We're hooked on publicising our embarrassment on Twitter. For some, this response can begin to feel like a self-fulfilling prophecy.
James Greig
8.13.21
Opinion

Why telling people to 'go to therapy' isn't as enlightened as some think

On Twitter, there's an all too simplistic line being drawn between morality and therapy.
James Greig
8.3.21
Opinion

Unpacking what it means to 'gaslight, gatekeep, girlboss'

What can we learn from these three buzzwords fall from grace?
James Greig
7.12.21
Opinion

Why the rise of the ironic homophobic meme isn't a bad thing

Once taboo language and stereotypes are no longer off-limits.
James Greig
6.28.21
Opinion

What does it really mean to 'hold someone to account'?

From cancel culture to finding an accountability buddy, we attempt to define the internet's most nebulous concept.
James Greig
6.14.21
Opinion

Step aside burnout, it's toxic productivity's time to shine

We unpack the latest byword for extortion under capitalism.
James Greig
5.27.21
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