Our Visit to The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre

TRIGGER WARNING: If you might be upset or affected by discussions on rape or sexual assault, maybe give this one a miss. This week the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre launched their annual report. Sophie went along to learn about it and report back. Here’s what she learned about the amazing work they do.. The work

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Take The Shona Pledge…

Its nice to be nice isn’t it? We think so. We are so excited to introduce our new pledge, and to invite every one of you to join those who have taken it already. Life as hard and we need to be kind to each other. We also need to be kinder to ourselves and

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5 Things I Wish I Knew about Social Media When I was Younger

Social media is everywhere around us these days – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat… the list is endless. We are all guilty of spending too much time scrolling through the latest posts, or checking how many likes our recent selfie has gotten. But it was when I started to spend hours obsessing over what my friends

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How do we feel about ‘Ever, Jane’?

When it comes to boys and girls, we feel its not sexist to observe that, in general, boys are more into computer games than girls. You could say that girls are too busy fighting for body autonomy and breaking glass ceilings. It might also be true to say that, in general, women are more into

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Consent: Its simple really…

There is so much discussion about consent in the ether lately, and if you talk around a subject for long enough, you’ll manage to make it more complicated than it actually is. Its actually quite simple, every man, woman and child should have complete ownership of their own body, and nobody has the right to

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A masterclass in shutting down sexism

We see it all the time. Women who are smart, capable, and highly accomplished being reduced to ornaments during interviews. Instead of being asked about their work, they are asked about either a) what they are wearing or b) who they are dating. Here’s a master class in shutting that shit down by your favourites….

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What we learned from GaGa’s Documentary

We all want to know what life will be like when we make it. Everything will be better when… I will be happy when…. I will feel fulfilled when….. Five Foot Two, available to watch now on Netflix, shows us the reality of life for Lady Gaga. Within the first two minutes, Gaga tells the

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Why you can’t miss Missrepresentation: By Katie

‘My List’ on Netflix is full of Netflix originals murder mysteries and ‘Grace & Frankie’, a program I cannot recommend highly enough, by the way! One thing I didn’t know about Netflix was that they have a wide variety of documentaries about feminism and sexism, one intriguing one was ‘Miss Representation’. ‘Miss Representation’ strips down

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Guest Post: The middle space

Alexandra is many wonderful things, and being a member of the trans community is just one of them. She prepared a lovely speech which she was scheduled to deliver in her first public talk today. Unfortunately, her anxiety got in the way. We think what she wrote is important and heartfelt, and worth sharing. This

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A helpful Glossary of sexual terms and words to help you be sound.

LGBTQAI+ – It’s all in the plus 😊 As someone who works in the area of sexuality, I sometimes forget that all of the letters can look like a crazy confusing bowl of alphabetti spaghetti to someone who isn’t so familiar – and that’s OK! As terms evolve and people discover more ways to express

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Stuff I wish someone told me before starting college..

As my best friend graduates from Maynooth University today, I’m sitting thinking back on my own college experience. The transition from school to college is something we don’t prepare for, we are thrown in at the deep end and told to figure it out. My 3 years in Maynooth weren’t all bad, I made friends

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When exams don’t suit you? Try another way: By Alex

It’s fair to say the morning I received my leaving cert results was close to, if not, the worst day of my life. Along with the usual anxiety that everyone experiences that morning, my day got progressively worse once I opened the envelope to find that I had earned just 210 points. This was nowhere

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So you think Science is boring?

If there was ever a super-lady to be flying the flag for young scientists it is this one right here. Dr Claire Murray (Yes –  Doctor!) recently spoke at a Women in Research event that I was a part of and I have to say I was blown away! As a person who knows nothing

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Why we’ll all be reading ‘Ciara’s Diary’

‘If Maniac 2000 was the soundtrack to your teenage years, the hilarious Ciara’s Diary will take you back to those epic days!’ – Mark McCabe We are super, duper excited about this book. Ciara’s Diary is the page turning account of a young girl growing (and groaning) up in in Connemara at the turn of

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Staying safe: The basics.

New research carried out by the University of York and The Children’s Society has found that one in three girls is afraid of being followed by a stranger. The report shows that fear of crime is the biggest issue for 10-17 year olds, with the majority of girls naming stranger danger, and boys fearing physical assault.

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The More Women Campaign: By Katie

“Women for Election, a non-partisan, not-for-profit organisation whose vision is of an Ireland with balanced participation of women and men in political life.  Our mission is to inspire and equip women to succeed in politics. We do this by training women to enter public life, giving them practical skills and tools to help them navigate

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How to make friends at your new school

So you’re all set, oversized jumper  and fluffy pencil case at the ready. You’ve been waiting all summer for this moment. You push away your sobbing Ma at the gate and in you go. Lets do this. If you’re starting a new school this week it can be a little scary, learning new rules, meeting

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