Viewing Culture Projects Consciously: Museums and Soft Power in the U.A.E.

Ella Burkett critically analyses the origins and intentions of new culture projects built in the United Arab Emirates.

Finding dignity in food poverty

Erin Hirst explores food poverty in Ireland and worldwide, and how agency and dignity can be restored through food banks.

The unregulated nature of student digs

Digs are becoming an increasingly common form of housing for people in Dublin. However, they’re unregulated, and renters have no protections under legislation.

Has activism changed the standard of truth in journalism?

The digital age and calls for activism have seemingly become inseparable, with internet users increasingly utilising social media as a tool for accessing information and taking a stance on matters of global and political concern. These changes have prompted questions about whether or not there is room for activism in journalism.

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(Re)Visiting Miss Potter

(Re)Visiting Miss Potter

This piece on fictional and real-life women authors overcoming structural and cultural opposition encourages readers to persevere in pursuing equal opportunities to achieve their goals.

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Why does Hollywood still think body shaming is hilarious?

Why does Hollywood still think body shaming is hilarious?

The current ‘ideal’ female figure is made up of a set of unattainable contradictions – ultra-slim but not too bony, curvaceous but not too broad, wide hips but a small waist, strong but still dainty and graceful. We are unknowingly surrounded by anti-fat messages such as these, and the damaging effects of this reach far beyond women who are heavier-than-average and it instead harms all those who view it.

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Empowering women through female rap music

Empowering women through female rap music

The recent increase in the popularity of female rap through platforms such as Tiktok has led listeners to view the music as both empowering and progressive. However, many still argue that the sexual and arguably aggressive lyrics of women in the industry further perpetuate the misogynistic connotations of hip-hop. Regardless of the stance that one may take on the topic, it seems as though there is an undeniable depth to our beloved hot girl summer anthems.

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