The 2016 election was the first to be beholden to the gender quota and flanked by the referenda of marriage quality and repeal, it elected more women to Leinster House than ever before. In the results February of 2020, Maeve McTaggart muses upon why it matters that the changing tide of political representation has been quelled to a ripple. “I was a gender … Continue reading Where are all the women in the 33rd Dáil?
Spring Clean With the end of each cold, dark winter comes the promise of newness and growth in the form of Spring. The days are getting longer, the weather is getting (somewhat) better, and everything around us acts as a reminder that life is always changing. With that, we’re reminded that our lives are always changing too, whether we like it or not, and so … Continue reading Spring Cleaning
Something that has always amazed me is that, to this day, the fantastic work young people do is often discounted. The ability of younger generations today to inspire real social change on a mass scale is often overlooked. For many in Ireland, the youth voice was thought to be a far-off cry, a whimper in the dark, which certainly was never the case, … Continue reading “The Times They Are a-Changin”
“Men are trash”, “Why are men great till they gotta be great?”, “Boo men”. These are all things you will hear Niamh Browne say on occasion. Ardent feminist and friend to some men, who better to talk about the crises in modern masculinity? Yes, poor men, poor, poor men who benefit from the goodies of the patriarchy and don’t get undermined continuously … Continue reading Why the world needs meninism. Really.
This article has changed its tone and gone through a romance of its own since I first left for the USA in August last year. I started out as a hopeless romantic, but with editing became more cynical about the trials and tribulations of long distance love. Many people leave for their international adventure in love with someone at home. Some return eager … Continue reading Not-So Lonely Planet: Erasmus (Not Always) Orgasmus
The new games’ worldbuilding has a lot more of ‘em to catch, writes Warren Daly I think it’s easy to see the appeal in Pokémon. It’s simple fun, and with such a large collection of well-designed characters and creatures, it’s nigh-impossible not to find one you like. At the same time, I think it’s hard to understand the obsession. Cute creatures and accessibility shouldn’t be … Continue reading Building A Pokémon World