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Ireland’s Choice

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.

I don’t like Kevin Spacey, but can I still watch House of Cards?

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.

Sexual Harassment in Hollywood Isn’t Rare – It’s Very Very Common

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.

Why Burlesque Isn’t Anti-Feminist

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:

I Take Back What I Said About Taylor Swift

David Mueller, an ex-radio DJ was suing Taylor Swift for $3million saying that her accusations have cost him his job. The DJ had groped Swift, putting his hand up her skirt as they posed for a photograph whilst on tour. 

Jodie Whittaker Is The Dr We All Need

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.

The Fragile Male Ego: Why the “Pissing Pug” Points to a Profound Problem

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.

Podcasts, Patriarchy and Political Shennagins

On this particular episode, Deborah and fellow comedian Sarah Pascoe interviewed Catherine Mayer, leader of the recently formed Women’s Equality Party. Interest spiked, I was all ears for the next two and a half hours.

We Need To Talk About “Ghosting”

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the concept, ‘ghosting’ is when someone close to you disappears out of your life with no explanation at all and ignores all of your attempts to get in contact with them in order to receive an explanation.

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