This morning, Friday 25th May 2018, people all over Ireland got up and headed to the polls to take part in one of the most historic votes of the century – the repeal of the 8th.
In the wake of all these Hollywood scandals, should we really still be trying to separate the artist from art? If so, then I'm failing miserably.
Harvey Weinstein is the latest in a string of men who have used their power and influence as weapons to prey on others. Weinstein could harass, assault and rape women whilst all the time being protected by the inherently misogynistic system that goes with the lifestyle of the rich and the famous.
Having been to quite a few burlesque performances in my time, I've formed my own opinion on the industry. I don't think that burlesque dancing is inherently anti-feminist, quite the contrary, and here's why:
The great thing about the Dr Who series is that it has been created in such a way that the main character can change over and over again without upsetting the plot line.
Our generation are the ones who will have more social and economic issues than the previous welfare state generations. So actually, all things considered - we do have a reason to moan, even though we get blamed for complaining and grumbling.
The statue has come into the limelight again, but this time because another “artist” has added his touch – the touch of the fragile male ego feeling threatened.