Trinity magazine MISC criticised over rape story

Anonymous writer chronicles rape of student

MISC magazine, a Trinity College student-run publication has been heavily criticised for their story which chronicles a student raping an intoxicated fellow student at the Trinity ball.

The narrator of the story describes how he gained access to the ball by dawning a paramedic’s uniform and how he subsequently, along with his “eskimo brother” took advantage of the “young damsel” put in his care having the “STI to prove it”.

VP for Welfare in the TCD Students’ Union, Ian Mooney has condemned the story. Speaking to The College View, he said: “The story isn’t ok. It can be triggering for people who may have been through this before.” He continued: “Sexual consent is a serious issue and it needs to be addressed and not something that should be taken lightly.”

The magazine has publicly apologised for the article online citing it as an “editorial oversight”. The magazine, which was due to be distributed to students at the Trinity Ball, has been recalled. The online version of the article has been taken down.

Twitter users have expressed their fury at the publication of the piece. Among the angered comments, one user describes the article as a “disgraceful promotion of rape culture”. The author behind the piece is unknown.

If you have been affected by the issues raised in this article please contact the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre on the 24-hour hotline 1 800 778 888.

Katie O’Neill

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