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, […]

Christmas Is a Frame Of Mind

Motley Editor-In-Chief Dan Webb gives food for thought ahead of the Christmas season and celebrates the launch of the final issue of Motley this semester   The Christmas season is without a doubt my favourite time of the year. It’s a time for joy, laughter, spending time with family and for remembering the happier moments […]

A Tainted Trade

Rebecca Stone analyses Hollywood’s child sexualisation problem As I logged onto Twitter a few weeks ago the hashtag #GoldenGlobes was trending, and so I mindlessly clicked it to follow the evening’s fashion moments and the winners. As most are already aware, the Time’s Up movement had taken the red carpet by storm, with most of […]

Turning the Red-Carpet Black

By Katie Burke There is a slight possibility that you may have been living under a rock if you have not heard about the slew of accusations against movie producer Harvey Weinstein in late 2017. From one accusation came another, then another, and another on top of that. Soon the numbers grew, and it was […]

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 […]