Opinion

Gender quotas are not the answer to any problem

December 12, 2018

Gender quotas are sexist and cynical. They are predicated on the idea that the only reason women are underrepresented in a certain field is because of gender. Not only that, they assume that women need

Opinion

Controversial Iceland ad did more good than harm

December 12, 2018

A few weeks ago, uproar was caused after the frozen food supermarket, Iceland, dropped their Christmas advert on Facebook and other social media platforms. Note, dropped online, not on television. This is because the organisation

Opinion

The troubles of toxic masculinity

December 12, 2018

Irish society has become better at discussing mental health issues. However, men across the country are still suffering and are largely being ignored. Last year, men accounted for 79 per cent of suicide deaths last

Opinion

The perils of a social credit system for democracy

December 12, 2018

The phrase ‘’better to say nothing than anything bad’’ is extremely misleading, yet, since the inception of Mao Zedong’s communist victory in China, this policy has effectively been used since 2014. It is being expanded

Opinion

Gene editing has the potential for greatness

December 12, 2018

Gene editing has hit the headlines lately after a scientist in China claimed to have made the first pair of genetically edited twins. Although this has not yet been proven, it brings to light the

Opinion

Tackling gender imbalance begins from the ground up

November 28, 2018

It is estimated that without the introduction of female-only professorships, it would take two decades to achieve gender balance in senior academia with an increase of one or two percent success rates in female professorships.

Opinion

Is veganism achievable for everyone?

November 28, 2018

For some low-income families, it is simply not manageable to shell out extra cash, time or resources on sustaining a vegan lifestyle, when it seems more affordable to grab the quicker and cheaper options.

Opinion

Is it wrong to wear the remembrance poppy?

November 28, 2018

A Canadian doctor was in a Belgian field just over 100 years ago and was surrounded by death when he noticed a bruised shaped, vibrant red flower growing around the bodies. After the Second Battle

Opinion

What will the Brexit draft deal mean for Ireland?

November 28, 2018

While up until this point the UK policy of ‘no surrender’ politics has ruled out the prospect of a second referendum, the unlikeliness of this draft being approved and their unwillingness to crash out of the EU means it may soon be the only viable solution.

Opinion

The importance of public intellectuals

November 14, 2018

In a society where one of the world’s most powerful leaders is an egotistical narcissist, the importance of public intellectuals and social commentary has never been greater.

Opinion

Dublin public transport must be addressed

November 14, 2018

What makes a city? Some may argue that if a larger town has a cathedral, it’s a city. In the modern day, there are many elements to a city, not just a larger church –

Opinion

Picking the right side in identity politics

November 14, 2018

Don Lemon, a celebrated news anchor from CNN, has called for a halt of the demonization of people while simultaneously vilifying white men. The logical inconsistency here could not be more obvious, yet Lemon has

Opinion

The incorrect use of power

October 31, 2018

The incidents that occurred at the Accounting and Finance AGM at the beginning of this semester disappointed students and staff at DCU, but can anyone really say they were surprised?

Opinion

How impactful are body positive magazine covers?

October 17, 2018

Following the controversial Cosmopolitan magazine cover featuring plus-sized model Tess Holliday, Clara Kelly and Orla Dwyer discuss whether the reaction was blown out of proportion or a real issue.

Opinion

The dangers of unprofessional tweeting

October 17, 2018

When someone says something they regret or says something the wrong way, it can be quickly explained to the small group of people who may have heard it and then it can be forgotten. It’s

Opinion

We need free sanitary products, period

October 17, 2018

Public bathrooms are nobody’s favourite ally when it comes to hygiene. However, despite the assortment of germs usually found in them, public bathrooms offer refuge to those on the brink of an accident, whether induced