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 […]

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. […]

Repeal the Place: How a controversial Constitutional article could be amended for a better cause

In this powerfully argued piece, law student Roisin Dunlea explores the ‘woman’s place’ in the Irish Constitution and the action that’s being taken to change it. Deep in the heart of the document that serves as the foundation of our country’s governance, a dusty and dated reminder of ‘Old Ireland’ remains; Article 41.2 of the […]

Gender in Latin vocabulary

by Shruti Rajgopal Asterix and Obelix come to the rescue of every individual or territory terrorized by the Roman camps.  While Asterix glugs some of the magic potion brewed by the druid, Getafix, Vitalstatix, the chief of the Gauls, orders them on different missions throughout Europe to battle against the tyranny of the Roman emperor, […]

When England lost the Euros, so did women and people of colour

  The aftermath of this Summer’s European Championships points to wider societal issues in relation to gender based violence and racism. Current Affairs Editor Conor Daly discusses.   The European Championships this Summer were strange from the beginning. Retaining the nametag of Euro 2020 but taking place in 2021, with the pandemic that delayed it […]