Toxic Gender Stereotypes and the Impact of Socialisation

We witness gender stereotypes every day, but how many of us truly notice? How much of it is so ingrained into our culture and psyche that we are simply blind to it? They usually serve a useful function by providing us with mental shortcuts to spare us any unnecessary cognitive effort; however, they are often detrimental and limiting when we, or indeed others, do not conform to these straightforward dichotomies.

Can COVID-19 bring a cycling revolution to Ireland?

Covid-19 has prompted us to re-think our systems of travel. In particular, it has encouraged many people to lose a few extra wheels and take to a saddle, handlebars and peddles instead with cycling.

The conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, explained

One of the world’s longest-standing conflicts has been re-ignited by Armenia and Azerbaijan with their struggle over Nagorno-Karabakh, a mountainous territory of 150,000 people. Here’s the 32-year conflict explained.

Voices from Direct Provision: An Online Conference 2020

On 27 September, the organisation Abolish Direct Provision Ireland (ADPI) held an online conference titled “Voices from Direct Provision.” The purpose of the event, which was chaired by ADPI volunteer Louise, was to raise awareness about the adversity experienced by asylum seekers and provide a platform to share their stories.

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