Bystander Collab

by Stephen Moynihan On behalf of the Motley team, it is my delight to bring you the first article in our collaboration with UCC’s Bystander Intervention Programme. It is the hope of both parties that this partnership will raise the profile of the Bystander Intervention Programme within the student body, lead to a greater number […]

The Old Man and the Woman; Analysing Ernest Hemingway’s relationship with gender

In this revealing and thoughtful assessment of an iconic (and problematic) author’s work, Niamh Browne looks at the work of Ernest Hemingway and its relationship with ideas of gender.   It’s almost laughable – yes Hemingway. The embodiment of toxic masculinity. The guy who writes books almost exclusively about drinking too much, hunting innocent animals, […]

Solo Female Travel

Globe-trotter, Amano Miura, takes readers on an engaging journey in this piece exploring her time travelling the world alone as a woman and the unique challenges that presents.   Since 2016 I’ve visited 26 different countries. My travels began after I dropped out of my first degree and found a fulltime job. At that point, […]

The Use of Gender in Sally Rooney’s Novels; a critical analysis

By James Kemmy   The staggering success of Irish literary sensation Sally Rooney in recent years has already secured her place among the finest contemporary writers of our time. Since the release of her sophomore novel Normal People and its subsequent small-screen adaptation by director Lenny Abrahamson (Room, What Richard Did), the thirty-year-old has amassed […]


Natalia Karolina Gawlas – Deputy Editor Current Affairs Natalia Gawlas shines light on the oppression of women which, for decades, has been a topic avoided by many. Right now, women in the West are rightly fighting to prohibit the gender pay gap and workplace sexism, in addition to ensuring bodily autonomy and reproductive health rights. […]

Editorial 1 – Gender

FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK Emer Walsh While initially filled with excitement at the prospect of returning to campus, I found it hard to plan for college this year. In an era governed by constant uncertainty, I had little idea of what to expect. But I’m surprised, and pleasantly so.  I’m hesitant to term this […]