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Why dating culture needs to acknowledge rape culture

Women are simultaneously told that we are responsible for keeping ourselves safe while dating, and told by prospective…

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locker room talk

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Is ‘locker room talk’ harmless banter or normalising misogyny?

Is 'locker room talk' really just harmless banter? Or should we all be holding ourselves more accountable to…

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Sexual assault

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‘I’ve been sexually assaulted four times. It’s not fine. It never was’

Roe McDermott writes about her experiences of sexual violence, and the way society is trained to seek out any…

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Yet another healthcare scandal for Irish women. How many times must we say ‘never again’? 

Roe McDermott explores the traumatic pain and suffering caused by vaginal mesh, and asks why Irish women routinely…

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Stop talking about the definition of toxic masculinity – and start tackling the problem

In the week of International Men’s Day, Roe McDermott explains the oft-misunderstood idea of toxic masculinity, and how…

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Hit Me Up: I am a single Mum in my late thirties wondering if I’ll ever find love again

Each week our resident agony aunt Rhona McAuliffe helps a reader with a problem. This week, a single…

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Weekend read: What we learnt from the US midterm elections this week

Roe McDermott looks at some of the trailblazing Democrat women who secured seats in Congress, and explores why…

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Have we lost sight of what a real apology should be?

In an era where public apologies are issued every day, Roe McDermott examines what makes a good apology…

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Why do we excuse abuse when it’s called ‘method acting’?

Actors on film sets have often abused people under the guise of method acting – and are frequently…

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Are we so obsessed we our future selves that we are damaging our present?

 What happens when we become so invested in the idea of our future, “better” self that we start…

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Weekend read: Why we should all strive to be feminist killjoys

Actress Olivia Munn recently demanded that a registered sex offender be removed from her latest film, The Predator – and…

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Weekend read: Christine Blasey Ford, Brett Kavanaugh and why women will no longer be gaslit

As the Brett Kavanaugh hearings illustrate the gendered way we view truth and credibility, Roe McDermott examines how…

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