Bare Bones: The Lingering Spirit of Sexism in Halloween Costuming

  Halloween is fast approaching and with it comes the inevitable cold gust that lets us all know winter is well on its way. To the vast majority that would signal a time to start layering up and doing our best to stay warm. However, it appears design teams creating women’s Halloween costumes have a very different opinion. It only takes a quick search on … Continue reading Bare Bones: The Lingering Spirit of Sexism in Halloween Costuming

The Roast of Meghan Trainor

Leah Driscoll lays out the reasons to take the mic off Meghan Trainor I wasn’t always aware of how much I disliked Meghan Trainor. Until recently, she was just a slightly larger-sized version of most female artists, who was responsible for irritating but catchy music. Sure, I had heard about the whole skinny-shaming controversy regarding All About that Bass, where she calls thinner girls “skinny … Continue reading The Roast of Meghan Trainor

Editorial: Why I Need Feminism

Words: Ellen Desmond The October issue of Motley Magazine, somewhat unintentionally, has become the feminist issue.  At our most recent Team Motley meeting, it was obvious that the majority present wished to write something to address the situation of sexism in universities and further afield. We came out of that meeting with no agreement that this issue would be an official discussion of feminism, and … Continue reading Editorial: Why I Need Feminism