USI's 2018 Congress saw hundreds of policy motions voted on last week- on everything from mental health to union policies to repealing the 8th amendment. The most notable debates over the four days included equality for transgender and non-binary students, the Palestinian conflict and the upcoming referendum on the 8th amendment. Lines of students gathered at opposite sides of … [Read more...] about Students vote to stand together against sexual violence at USI Congress 2018
USI Congress 2018: Day Three
Day Three of Congress Thursday April 5 went at a slower pace compared to the long day of motions the previous day. National and international affairs were discussed as were constitutional amendments. Any undiscussed motions from the previous two days were also voted on and a debate took place on EU refugee quotas between delegates from DIT Students' Union and Maynooth Students' … [Read more...] about USI Congress 2018: Day Three
What does ‘Ask for Angela’ say about society and sexual assault?
On February 6, the ‘Ask for Angela’ campaign started working with nightclubs and pubs in Cork city to help people who feel at risk while out socialising. The initiative aims to combat harassment and sexual assault. “With the increase in online dating, we want to help create an extra feeling of security and offer a helping hand to those who may need it,” said Cork Vintners … [Read more...] about What does ‘Ask for Angela’ say about society and sexual assault?
SIN Book Club Review: Asking For It by Louise O’Neill
Please read this book. Every woman and every man whether you think you understand consent or not should give it a try. Louise O’Neill painstakingly conveys the culture of victim-blaming, social media and the stigma surrounding sexual assault. The novel follows an eighteen-year-old girl who is raped, pictures of which are published online spurring on disgust and a “She was … [Read more...] about SIN Book Club Review: Asking For It by Louise O’Neill
Rape and Consent: Number of reported rapes in Galway doubles in 12 months
Don’t walk home alone: how about we stop rape happening in the first place? … [Read more...] about Rape and Consent: Number of reported rapes in Galway doubles in 12 months