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How these Trinity students are using chalk to create change

Anna Lyons interviewed EmpowerHer*Voice Dublin about their use of chalk to tackle catcalling on the streets of Dublin

Combine chalk and passion and beautiful things can result. I had the pleasure of sitting down and talking with the founding members of EmpowerHer*Voice Dublin, Esme, Sully, Kitty and Niamh, about how they use chalk to instil change on the …

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A long hard look at Love Languages

Hazel Mulkeen questions the love languages, and asks why we place so much value on them

If you’re reading the Sex and Relationships section of Trinity News, it’s probably fair to assume you’re familiar with the five love languages. They’ve found their way into Gen-Z culture and become a shorthand for what kind of person you

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Eating and Orgasms

Honey Morris discusses how her relationship with sex helped develop a healthier relationship with food, and how the two may be linked

TW: This article contains discussion of disordered eating that may be distressing for some readers. 

On a dim Friday evening, in the back corner of a newly decorated pub, I ate a slice of birthday cake from an old cracked

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The masculinisation and inferiorization of women of colour in relationships

Sophia Barretto unveils the complex dynamics of gender roles and racial identity in diverse relationships

Is there something in the chemical structure of “Your Best American Girl” that makes women of colour genetically predisposed to projectile sobbing following a post-night out listen? What is it that is so viscerally powerful about the song? 

It’s the

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The 8th Amendment repealed – what’s changed?

Alice Matty and Donncha Murphy explore the history of abortion legislation in Ireland, and reflect on its social impact over the last 70 years


With the celebration of Trinity News’ 70th edition, we reflect on how the social context and political landscape of Ireland has changed over the last 70 years. Ireland, and how we construct our relationships today, looks almost unrecognisable to

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Navigating the World of Casual Sex as a 21st Century Woman

Amy Gallagher explores the history of casual sex for women, and whether our sexual liberation is really as liberating as we think

Dating in the 21st Century , as a heterosexual woman, is often an overcomplicated endeavour. Amidst the age of the cursed “situationship” (a romantic or sexual relationship that is not considered to be formal or established, as defined by the

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No UTI for U or I

A writer candidly speaks about the importance of being educated about UTIs,

 UTIs are surprisingly common. Up to 40% of women and 12% of men will develop a urinary tract infection at some point in their lifetime.  However, despite UTIs being so prevalent (especially amongst students), there isn’t much information surrounding them,

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So you’ve gotten the ick … or is it intuition?

Anna Lyons explores how the most arbitrary, yet sometimes relatable, situations have found their niche on TikTok, raising questions about whether there should be any merit awarded to them, or if they may be causing more harm than good.

The word “ick” has become one of the most commonly used words in the Gen-Z dating dialogue: there’s seldom a conversation I have with friends about dating that gives no mention to the ick. When you’re attracted to someone, and