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  1. Toilets, bowties, gender and me (VIDEO)
  2. Rating: 90/100

    Audrey Mason-Hyde shares with us how people have been ingrained with the desire to label people as 'girl' or 'boy' exposing how people subconsciously treat women and men differently. Audrey further explains how it's hard for us to realise how thoroughly our conceptions of the world are shaped by gender issues, and that gender stereotypes are fundamental to our ways of thinking that we are so programmed to react to people first based on gender.

  3. "Not Welcome" | Stories of Everyday Racism (VIDEO)
  4. Rating: 85/100

    Darius a former law student in Togo, tells us the struggles of being an African in Hong Kong and the prejudices he faces every day. Despite Hong Kong boasting how diverse the city is, being 'Asia's World City', it still doesn't erase the fact that racism is still so common among citizens. He shows his concerns about how Hong Kong should show more importance on educating its people on racism and acceptance.

  5. Hong Kong's education system impacts children's mental health (VIDEO)
  6. Rating: 85/100

    Hong Kong boasts one of the best education systems in the world, in which their graduates are some of the most employable in the world. However, digging into the issue, we find lots of children often working too hard at the expense of sleep and play, bringing concerns to children's mental, physical and emotional health, and as well as family relationships.

  7. A Safe Space For Every Man: Vulnerability, Masculinity, And Modeling Allyship (ARTICLE)
  8. Rating: 85/100

    The Better Man Conference held a talk about inclusion where there were men from big corporate and tech companies. It explores how men are typically asked to be responsible and strong, to shield away their emotions.

  9. Hong Kong’s mental health hits new low in survey listing Covid-19 pandemic and social turmoil as likely factors (ARTICLE)
  10. Rating: 90/100

    Hong Kong’s mental health slumped to a record low in 2020, in which the Covid-19 pandemic and turmoil stemming from last year’s anti-government protests among the likely causes of the decline. Hong Kong has been facing social controversies and the epidemic came one after another, and their impacts have taken a toll on Hong Kong people's mental health.

6. Adolescent Mental Health (WEBSITE)

Rating: 90/100

Adolescence is a crucial period for developing and maintaining social and emotional habits important for mental well-being, yet globally, depression is one of the leading causes of illness and disability among adolescents.

7. A Gen Z Guide to Inclusivity (WEBSITE)

Rating: 90/100

The article reports on findings regarding inclusivity in a campus, Middlebury College. Their findings suggest that, for many Gen Z students, the measure of inclusivity is not the presence of particular structures, opportunities or resources at the institution, but rather, the absence of negative feelings such as fear, insecurity or social tension.

8. Misogyny and sexist violence is the result of male entitlement (ARTICLE)

Rating: 90/100

Cornell University philosophy professor Kate Manne argues that misogyny and sexist violence is due to men's toxic belief that men were entitled to their partner's body and their consent. And excessive entitlement, at the end, could lead to violence.

9. Coronavirus: Royal couple say lockdown 'stressful' on mental health (INTERVIEW)

Rating: 85/100

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has expressed their concerns for the mental health impact of social distancing due to COVID-19. "Pressure, stress and isolation" accumulates during the ongoing pandemic.

10. One year after landmark gay rights ruling, Hong Kong government still opposes LGBT equality (LETTER)

Rating: 85/100

Though it seems that the LGTBQ+ community is being more welcomed among society in Hong Kong, the government still seems to treat them as 'second-class citizens'. A universal principle of good government is equal treatment for all under the law. Unfortunately, it seems that the Hong Kong government has a different view.