Trinity PhD student designs website for families of transgender young people

A new website, which aims to help the families of gender diverse children and transgender young people, has been designed as part of a PhD study by a Trinity College PhD student and will be launched in Trinity today.   The website,, aims to provide families with reliable and accessible information that will help […]

Free the Nipple is a problematic campaign

  “Is fighting for gender equality really as simple as removing your top?” When I saw images of Carina Fitzpatrick being forcibly removed by Gardai from Knockanstockan this summer, I was struck by the absurdity of the situation. People enjoy festivals precisely because they can be free, where certain social norms temporarily dissolve. Live music […]

Exploring the question of gender disparity in academic positions

Gender breakdowns of various departments and faculties provided to Trinity News make for interesting reading

Are we gendering rape?

Peter O’Donovan questions perceptions about sexual violence against men.

Can women be funny?

Valerie Ní Loinsigh’s personal experience as a female comic shows that part of the reason the world of stand-up comedy is still mostly a man’s game is because people are still asking the question “Are women funny?”

Mo’ money, mo’ gender problems?

Aine O’Connell criticises charity fund-raising campaigns which implicitly promote sexist attitudes and the objectification of women


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