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, actress Ashley Judd recalled a 1996 hotel room encounter with … Continue reading Power-Shift or Placebo? – Two Years on from #MeToo

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 protesting on the streets for women’s suffrage. Meanwhile, the 1970s … Continue reading Do As I Say, and Not As I Do

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 rape and sexual assault though social media. Within the last … Continue reading Rewriting Sexual Assault

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 out earlier this year.  Renowned as a diverse nation, we … Continue reading The “F-word”

8th Amendment: Next Year’s Words Await Another Voice

In November, UCC students voted in a campus wide referendum that told UCC’s Students’ Union to campaign on their behalf to repeal the 8th amendment of Bunreacht Na hÉireann. Ellen Desmond asks Colm O’Gorman, Executive Director of Amnesty Ireland, why this is an issue students should engage with in 2016. Why do you believe that repealing the 8th is an issue students should care about? … Continue reading 8th Amendment: Next Year’s Words Await Another Voice