Cat McShane

Europe

British Children Are Dying at the Hands of Their Fathers – and It Could Be Stopped

A UK charity detailed the deaths of 19 children from 12 families intentionally killed by their fathers between January 2005 and August 2015, and explained how this could be avoided.
Cat McShane
1.27.16
Europe

Transgender Offenders Are Being Victimized in Jails Across the World — and Justice Systems Can't Cope

Two transgender prisoners have been found dead in their cells within the last six weeks in UK prisons, but jails across the globe are also unfit for purpose.
Cat McShane
12.21.15
Europe

Transitioning Gender in Britain When You’re Over 60

VICE News spoke to older people transitioning genders about the extra issues facing their generation — anger from their children, a lack of understanding from peers, and medical issues relating to age.
Cat McShane
10.29.15
politics

Activists Gather Worldwide to Protest Against Housing 'Vulture Fund'

The coordinated day of action took aim at the private equity firm Blackstone, which protesters say purposely swooped in on housing in the wake of the financial crash and is now forcing people out.
Cat McShane
10.15.15
Europe

Like the US, Europe Is Selling Off Its Housing to Aggressive Corporate Landlords

Across the globe there are signs that the world’s most powerful and unaccountable financial institutions are gaining more and more control over housing stock.
Cat McShane
9.23.15
Stuff

Why We Should Care About the Future of the BBC

The UK's new minister for culture thinks the TV license fee is "worse than a poll tax" and it's generating fear throughout the BBC. "There's a feeling that it's the end," said an in-house producer we spoke to.
Cat McShane
5.19.15
Feeling The Feels

This Is What It's Like to Be Committed to a British Mental Ward

We spoke to people who have experienced both voluntary and involuntary sectioning under the 1983 Mental Health Act.
Cat McShane
4.30.15
The VICE Guide to Mental Health

This Is What It's Like to Be Committed to a British Mental Ward

We spoke to people who have experienced both voluntary and involuntary sectioning under the 1983 Mental Health Act.
Cat McShane
4.30.15
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How Countries Across the Globe Are Tampering with Women's Wombs

India made headlines last week for its misguided sterilization program, but it's far from the only place where a woman's ability to conceive children is interfered with by the state.
Cat McShane
11.19.14