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The question of queerbaiting

December 11, 2019

It is harmful because it is similar to teasing. If you put two straight characters together and provide lots of sexual tension it almost seems like mocking. Coming out as gay or bisexual is a difficult challenge in a person’s life and if young people see this they are less likely to come out.

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When PR stunts go wrong

December 11, 2019

PR disasters can be quickly turned into free advertisement; this is a skill that some of the more traditional companies have not learned

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Fat liberation is not the same as body positivity

December 11, 2019

While much discourse remains throughout even the fat liberation movement (from super-fat erasure to whether or not someone is fat enough to claim to be part of the movement), the fat liberation movement remains a radical collective that aimed to reform society and not themselves.

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Homelessness at Wintertime

November 27, 2019

While the Christmas lights on O’Connell Street are due to be lit on November the 29th, they are sadly the only light for those living rough.

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The season of SAD

November 27, 2019

It was also found that young people are generally more susceptible to developing SAD, particularly in countries with pronounced seasonal changes.

Health

Body neutrality is the new body positivity

November 13, 2019

We live in a society where body positivity and self-love takes over our social media feeds every day. However, for some, accepting their bodies is simply not that easy, no matter how hard they try. While the term “Body Positivity” blew up in recent years and has been loved by many, there was still something missing in the concept for others, so much so that they turned to “Body Neutrality” instead. 

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The movement to ban bloodsports

October 30, 2019

Bloodsports have remained a topic of debate in and out of government buildings, however, the movement to ban bloodsports is stuck at a standstill.

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Discrimination against invisible illnesses

October 30, 2019

“I dress my son in t-shirts that address the fact that he has autism…however the older generation will still treat him really bad even if we advertise his autism,” said Allesandra Bester, a campaigner for invisible illnesses based in the United Kingdom.