Who’s Afraid of American Feminists? An Interview with Amy Richards

  Current Affairs Editor Alana Daly Mulligan talks with activist Amy Richards about the fight for gender equality through the Trump Presidency and beyond. Feminism, a word that describes a social justice movement for gender equity and human liberation is often treated as the other F word…   “What is Feminism?” Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism […]

Power-Shift or Placebo? – Two Years on from #MeToo

  “Nobody is going to say anything?” erupted an audience member at a comedy show attended by Harvey Weinstein earlier this month before being escorted off the premises. The question and its reaction made Maeve McTaggart wonder – after #MeToo, where does all the power lie?   To The New York Times in late 2017, […]

Do As I Say, and Not As I Do

Katie Burke tackles ‘feminist’ fashion With the changing of the seasons, fashion not only presents us with new fabrics, silhouettes and colour trends, but also a reflection of the society we live in. In the 1910s and 1920s, slightly shortened hemlines and less constricting dresses reflected the economic consequences of war, and the practicalities of […]

Rewriting Sexual Assault

Rían Browne O’Neill examines feminism and sexual assault in light of Roxane Gay’s literature on the subject Late 2017 saw a raft of sexual assault allegations against prominent individuals within the entertainment industry, including Kevin Spacey & Harvey Weinstein. Born from this, the #MeToo campaign saw thousands come forward to share their own experiences of […]

The “F-word”

By Sadhbh Sullivan Venturing into adulthood in a 21st century Ireland is accompanied by a multitude of opportunities and experiences. We are living in an age of “acceptance”, and a state that has become known worldwide for social tolerance, ranking in the top ten of the world’s most tolerant countries in a Movehubs survey carried […]

Book Stores

A Table of One’s Own

Barry Pierce investigates the representation of female writers in Cork’s biggest bookshops. My bookshelves present a past life. If I were to do a census of my shelves I already know what the result would be. Volumes upon volumes of men. My bookshelves embarrass me now. A couple of years ago my only criteria for […]