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Why is Australia racist

January 25, 2012


Of course Australia is racist. Just look at the most glaring example: the treatment of Australia’s Indigenous people, or the “White Australia Policy” or even the way in which we refer to refugees arriving by boat. So let’s just move on and discuss why, or how in fact we are racist in that “hidden and […]

Westernization and Eating Disorders Globally

January 20, 2012


Despite being a leading cause of death and disability worldwide, mental health is often neglected as a global health issue.  My friend Vivienne (a post-graduate psychology student with a research interest in eating disorders) recently told me about an interesting study that examined the impact of television on adolescent girls’ identity and body image in […]