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#WhenIWas

Laura Bates’ phenomenal and eye-opening Everyday Sexism Project first hit the web in 2012 as a new kind of digital-based consciousness raising project, where women were actively encouraged to discuss and analyze their own experiences with sexism and misogyny.   Starting the website, Bates’ original hope was to acquire at least 100 stories but quickly… Continue reading #WhenIWas

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Why #HerNameWasReeva is Important

Today marks a day of justice for Reeva Steenkamp. Murdered by her now infamous partner and former Olympian Oscar Pistorius in 2013, she and her family can finally attempt to find some sort of peace. Pistorius was infamously charged with manslaughter, despite having fired four rounds into a locked bathroom door; he claimed to believe… Continue reading Why #HerNameWasReeva is Important

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50 Shades of Gre-garious Domestic Violence

I’ve never read the book. I’ll own up to that much. “Fifty Shades of Grey” was never going to float my boat; I prefer my porn more consensual… But, when the badly written smut hit the fan, I was intrigued – decent representations of female sexuality are few and far between in popular fictions –… Continue reading 50 Shades of Gre-garious Domestic Violence

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1 is 2 Many

Watch this minute one video in which President Obama, Vice President Biden, Daniel Craig, Benicio Del Toro, DulĂ© Hill, Seth Meyers and Steve Carell as they advocate an end to sexual assault. The video, in a change from many mainstream reviews of assault and rape, places the responsibility of stopping rape on men – on… Continue reading 1 is 2 Many

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Violence Against Women: An EU Wide Survey

The first EU wide survey, by the European Union’s Agency for Fundamental Rights, has revealed some startling statistics regarding violence against women. The research revealed that approximately eight per cent of Irish women experienced sexual violence since the age of 15; while the European average was 11 per cent. In terms of the Irish-based statistics,… Continue reading Violence Against Women: An EU Wide Survey

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Lauren Luke’s “How to Look Your Best the Morning After”

Trigger Warning: Domestic Violence. Lauren Luke is a well-known make-up artist and entrepreneur sporting her own cosmetics brand; in this advertisement, she lends her artistic skills to depict the horrors of domestic violence for organisation Refuge. In the short piece we see Lauren’s face close-up, worryingly bruised and battered, her aim in the video being… Continue reading Lauren Luke’s “How to Look Your Best the Morning After”