Why men’s rights activists need feminism


If men who feel oppressed by their gender really wanted to change this, they would support feminism, argues Conor Scully.

What I’m really thinking: the sexual harassment target


To all the ass-grabbers, the boob-grazers, the ones who undress me with their eyes: I hate you. I hate you for what you have forced me to become.

What I’m really thinking: the woman who can’t let go


It feels like sex hangs on a balance between passion and performance that must be maintained – and I’ve never been comfortable with performance.

What I’m really thinking: the junior freshman


It’s crazy how lonely one can feel in a city full of people. Even though I haven’t travelled as far as, say, the international students, I still feel a real sense of isolation every morning. Being the first in my family to go to college, I was completely unprepared for everything that was about to […]

Surviving London without a phone


Naoise Dolan braves a weekend away without cellular assistance.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie addresses Georgetown University


Exchange student Alex Trant reports on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s address at her host university.

What I’m really thinking: the college student at the graduation ceremony


This hat is ridiculous. Wandering around Front Square in gowns; well done Trinity, fighting the stereotype since 1592. Right now, embarrassment the overriding emotion. It’s nerve-wracking, filing up the steps in front of all these people (trying not to trip on this fucking gown and mill myself on the way). Paraded like a show-dog at […]

What I’m really thinking: the privileged depressive


“I’m a bit mad, sure. But I’m not actually crazy, am I?” “Anyway, what have I got to be depressed about?” I asked myself both of those questions when I was struggling with depression; even more when I was then diagnosed borderline bipolar. I have all the trappings of privilege so unjustly and automatically afforded […]

An anatomy of the Daily Mail

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Naoise Dolan breaks down the content of the Daily Mail’s front page.

Liveblog: Slut debate at the Phil


Minute-by-minute coverage of the Phil’s debate about whether women should embrace the word “slut”.


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