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An Daonlathas agus Uganda – tír fé smacht na míleata

Le Jane Holland.   Is deacair an rud é smaoineamh faoi na deacrachtaí a bhíonn le sárú ag na daoine a chónaíonn in Uganda fé láthair. Ní féidir íomhá de Uganda a chruthú gan teannas foréigneach de shaghas éigint a bheith intuigthe, toisc nár bhlais an tír seo daonlathas liobrálach ó bunaíodh an stát tar […]

An Éifeacht atá ag an Víreas ar Scoláirí sa Chéad Bhlian

Tagann an Luain agus tagann na ranganna. Dúisím, táim sa choláiste anois, ba chóir go mbeadh féidearachtaí an lae gan teoireann. Tuigim faoi deara an réaltacht… nílim i gCorcaigh.. táim sáinnithe istigh i mo sheomra , mo bhréagáin líonta timpeall thart orm ag stanadh ar an scáiléan ar mo ríomhaire. Mo ríomhaire nach mothaigh an […]

An Saol mar Mhac Léinn Céad Bhliana 2020-2021

Nach maith an chuimhne atá agam ar an 12 Márta 2020 – an lá inar athraigh na haon rud beo. Shiúlamar amach doras na scoile agus sinn go léir chomh sásta le ríthe. Dhá seachtaine saor ón scoil – aoibhneas na bhflaitheas! Ach cé a cheapfadh go mbeimist fós i lár na paindéime seo bliain […]

3 Cúis Chun Gléasadh Suas Gach Maidin le Lucy Ní Shíocháin

Pléann Lucy Ní Shíocháin an cheist seo; an bhfuil tionchar ag ár gcleachtaí faisin ar ár bhmeabhairsláinte agus muid sáite sa bhaile? Is beag ábhar céiliúrtha a thug 2020 dúinn, cuireadh lánstad ar cuid mhór don ghnáthshaol mar thoradh. Anuas ar sin cuireadh stop le gnáth nósanna faiseanta. Tá sé éasca dúinn sleamhnú isteach sna […]

The Ancient Roots of Gender Misrepresentation in Western literature;

Ronan Keohane offers his take on the “POV I’m a woman _____ written by a man” trend POV or Point of View is an abbreviated slang term and modern internet trend where video footage shows a situation through the viewer’s perspective. The “written by a man” trend has recently surfaced on the video-sharing social media […]

Contraception; a female issue or global crisis? The answer’s pretty obvious

With free contraception potentially on the agenda for Budget 2022, Deputy Current Affairs Editor Natalia Karolina Gawlas looks at why this is an important reform.  Please note, as this article disects and discussess the discrepincies in responsibilites put on men and women in terms of contraception, it focuses mainly on, but not limited to, the […]

Begin Belong and Become at UCC

UCC’s unique Graduate Attributes Programme is a highly transformative, student-centric suite of initiatives which will help you to successfully navigate your transition in to, through and out of UCC, enabling you to begin, belong and become the person you want to be! This programme will prepare you to live, learn and lead in a shared, […]

Photoshop & Mental Health: The Effects of Altering Reality to Fit Unrealistic Beauty Standards

In light of changes to current advertising legislation, May Weber talks to Motley about the impact of photoshop on the mental health of individuals, particularly young women. [Please note that the following article makes reference to mental illness, eating disorders, self-harm and suicide.]      A recent ruling by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in […]

Gender and signposts

by Shruti Rajgopal Robin wondered which one was the women’s room, while the signages used were meatballs and spaghetti, in How I Met Your Mother, in the episode where she meets her father to discuss her wedding to Barney. While she thought that meatballs represented men, she only stood corrected when she entered the space. […]