Kate Demolder

Ghislaine Maxwell
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AGENDA, EDITORIAL

Ghislaine Maxwell looked the part and that’s all that matters

Ghislaine Maxwell: How a stylist, upper-middle-class and well-groomed woman lent the currency of her social class to the…

By Kate Demolder

Barbie Movie
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LIVING, EDITORIAL

The problem with Barbie? She stands for nothing at a dangerous time for women

Subservience, beauty above all and tiny, tight bodies are coming at us hard and fast just as abortion…

By Kate Demolder

Wagatha Christie: Vardy & Rooney
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AGENDA, EDITORIAL

Wagatha Christie and Depp v Heard: what these cases have in common

Wagatha Christie (Rooney v Vardy) and Depp v Heard; two trials, both alike in dignity. Yet despite being…

By Kate Demolder

Rihanna Vogue pregnancy photoshoot
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SELF

The eroticisation of pregnancy and motherhood

Demi Moore’s ‘Vanity Fair’ pregnancy cover flipped the the old virginal myth, showcasing that women can still be…

By Kate Demolder

Are you having the'right' amount of sex?
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SELF

Relax. It turns out we’re having the ‘right’ amount of sex

For this article, I conducted a rudimentary examination among friends and acquaintances – single and committed – to decipher how…

By Kate Demolder

Finding our sense of identity: Normal People in Trinity College Dublin
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SELF

‘Wealthy people found anecdotes about my life funny, my clothes shabby chic’

When Kate Demolder started university back in 2011, she found herself amongst people with a level of wealth…

By Kate Demolder

Dating apps: meeting online is still subject to social snobbery
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SELF

Why is there still such snobbery around how you met your partner…especially if it was online?

‘Welcome to the Age of Tinder Divorce’ a recent headline shouted in the wake of research that suggests…

By Kate Demolder

Being single in Ireland will cost you
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AGENDA

How much will choosing to be single in Ireland cost you?

Choosing to be single in Ireland will cost you - taxes, infrastructure, rent, unattainable mortgages and social stigma.…

By Kate Demolder

Love Actually: the plot is demented
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LIVING

‘Love Actually’ is demented, actually

After re-watching 'Love Actually', as every middle-class white woman at Christmas is wont to do, Kate Demolder gives…

By Kate Demolder

violence against women
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Streets, nightclubs, at home: There are no safe spaces left for women

Needle spiking, taxi assaults, the shadow pandemic of domestic abuse – How are women supposed to feel safe?…

By Kate Demolder

intersex
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SELF

The beauty of Intersex: Asking the questions you’ve been too afraid to ask

In the new landscape of sex and gender – in a world where trans and gay rights have made…

By Kate Demolder

government contraception
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AGENDA

The Budget contraception scheme still holds women in Ireland responsible for safe sex

Excluding girls under 17 and women over 25, the new government contraception proposal perpetuates the age-old female stereotypes…

By Kate Demolder