Not all Guys are like that

At 15 a boy told me that if I really liked him, I’d fool around with him. Afterwards, he said he only saw me as a friend, but we should still have sex sometime. But not all guys are like that. My first time going to a nightclub, I was pushed into dancing with a…

USI ‘Say Something’ Report

Yesterday, the USI launched the Say Something report, based on surveys taken by students in Irish third level institutions earlier this year. The survey looked into students’ experiences with harassment, stalking, violence and sexual assault, focusing largely on their experiences while on campus. One of the main issues with harassment and assault is the lack…

On the ‘Rally for Life’

Today, I went to the counter protest for this year’s Rally for Life, despite really not being in the mood for it and the heat being something terrible for a stereotypical pale Irish women like myself (my foundation shade is ‘Siberia’. Wish I was kidding). Unlike the anti-Youth Defence protest which I went to last…

On Elevatorgate

A friend asked me on twitter why women often feel uncomfortable at purely atheist/secular conferences, and then remembered the Richard Dawkins – Rebecca Watson ‘elevatorgate’ from 2011.   At an atheist conference, Watson had been talking about how shitty it is that women get sexualised at conferences like this. She was then hit on by…