Woman on the Internet’; Orla Gartland Album Review

James Kemmy discusses the promising and versatile debut from a rising Irish star   Twenty-six year old Dubliner, Orla Gartland has been on the periphery of a musical breakthrough for the last number of years. With two EPs released in 2015 and 2019 respectively, along with a soundtrack feature in the ‘Normal People’ television series, […]

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. […]