Recent referendums for abortion and less recently gay marriage make it seem like Ireland is stepping in the right direction, and away from its staunch Catholic roots, Sally Dobie asks has enough really changed?
I didn’t think that tattoos should cause me to be judged as a person, especially in the workplace. Having been in professional settings, I have always felt uncomfortable having my tattoos on show for fear of being thought less of as a person.
Trolls and sadists derive pleasure from the pain of others. However, they engage in a psychological rationalisation process to justify this pleasure to themselves. When shown pictures of individuals in pain, trolls will downplay that pain to rationalise their sadistic tendencies.
Much like mental health and other difficult topics to discuss, Irish education has brushed sex education under the rug for the most part. Contraception was illegal in Ireland until 1980, but that was nearly 40 years ago. Times have changed and we need to keep up.
Most college students have heard whisperings of certain societies in various colleges getting up to no good. There are plenty of these societies throughout Ireland with reputations, renowned for partying or questionable behaviour, but far too often these things go overlooked.
More criticism of SU candidates and officers should be vocalised about their proposals and how suited they are to the roles. If we all sit back and regard candidates as just students trying to do their best, however true this may be, a popularity contest can instead prevail.
By adopting, you aren’t supporting puppy farms, you can get almost any breed and you’re helping to keep the unwanted pet population down. You open up a space in the shelter that can be filled by another future pet.
Blindboy was asked by a crowd member: “how much masturbation is too much?” He replied that there is no definitive amount, rather, like anything that’s addictive, it depends on your relationship with the thing. How is it impacting your life?
When sources decide to keep quiet, to ignore the email, leave the call unanswered or miss the coffee date, journalists are unable to share their side of the story. A fresh perspective and a piece of the puzzle is suddenly missing.
People don’t transition for glory in sports. If that was the case, wouldn’t it be easier to just impersonate a woman than to go through the extensive process of hormone replacement therapy for several years?
Young males in particular tend to look up to Conor McGregor. Many draw inspiration from his beard, blazers or tattoos and he is certainly a man who helps determine Irish fashion. But what if young boys start to copy his aggressive behaviour or his lack of respect for women?
Adults can or should be able to tell the difference between what is right and wrong and strive to only share appropriate content without the threat of the law or the offer of a carrot but it is the youngest members of our society that are the most susceptible to the dark side of social media.
In choosing this kind of challenge as opposed to handing your platforms over, there is a missed opportunity to share the spotlight with the people you’re trying to help and give a voice to. Share your platforms, pass the mic.