If you’re one of the many people in Trinity who identifies as a feminist or the sort of hack who keeps up with interesting drama and developments, you might be aware of the current controversy surrounding the Central Societies Committee (CSC) and the Dublin University Gender Equality Society (DUGES). On Monday, March 20, the […]
Today, Wednesday March 8, is International Women’s Day. To celebrate women and the feminist movement, Trinity’s Global Room held a screening of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s influential TEDx Talk “We Should All Be Feminists”, followed by a short panel discussion. Chiamamanda is a renowned Nigerian author whose books have been translated into several different languages […]
On Tuesday evening, March 7, DU Alternative Music Society (DUAMS) hosted an all-female panel of musicians and music industry professionals to discuss the role of women is the music industry. The panelists included Faye O’Rourke (Little Green Cars), MayKay (Fight Like Apes), Jess Kav (BARQ), Angela Doogan (CEO First Music Contact) and Nadine O’Regan (DJ […]
The glass ceiling “In the late 19th century, the Sorbonne enrolled a new female student from Warsaw, Poland. She came to France to study physics and mathematics upon her sister’s invitation after a bad break up with her first love. Her name was Maria Skłodowska.” The glass ceiling has almost always been blocking women […]
“As a woman, people are going to level a lot more criticism at you.” This was a remark made by Annie Hoey, Deputy President of the USI, as she recalled the harsh media coverage she faced when campaigning for her position. Hoey was one of the speakers at the second event of TCDSU’s […]
Down the crooked roads which trail off Camden street, I find myself passing an endless stream of quaint brick houses, remnants of Dublin’s Georgian past. The area which surrounds the Copper House Gallery is authentic, antiquated one could say. Smoke hangs in the air, belched from the mouths of a sea of chimneys straight from […]
Feminists of Trinity stepped up to the podium at Phil’s and DU Gender Equality Society’s debate ‘This House Believes Beauty is A Beast’ on Thursday evening. Members of the Phil made their verdict known by almost unanimously shouting ‘yeah’ to the motion. Novice Phil debater Coco Millar opened the discussion excellently, utilising humour to drive […]
The kind of subtle, insidious sexism that is so widespread in STEM is hard to pin down – not because of any subtlety in how it manifests itself, but rather in the way we approach sexism in everyday life.
There are a lot of intersectional feminists who will give trans men free passes when it comes to acceptable feminist behaviour, passes that they would never give to cis men. I don’t accept these free passes.
I’m tired of guilt-driven opinion pieces telling you what kind of person you are and who you should listen to speak about certain topics.