Perspectives · Society

The Irish Were Refugees Too: The Famine, The Refugee Crisis, and the Modern Coffin Ship

The Great Irish Famine began in 1845. For seven years, starvation and disease gripped the country. Over one million people left Ireland seeking refuge elsewhere. The plight of the Irish during the famine is a brutal part of history that nobody wants to remember. But it’s one we should never forget, especially in light of… Continue reading The Irish Were Refugees Too: The Famine, The Refugee Crisis, and the Modern Coffin Ship

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Podcast: Young Adult Dystopias

In our third episode, we discuss young adult dystopian novels and their recent rise in popular culture. We look at these novels and their cinematic counterparts in terms of their impact on society, considering their frequent use of a female lead character, particularly in comparison to older, male-led dystopias. The books discussed in this podcast… Continue reading Podcast: Young Adult Dystopias

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Podcast: Moana, A New Hero for Representation?

In this podcast, we discuss Disney’s latest movie, Moana. We speak about the representation of Polynesian culture and discuss the movie within the context of Disney in general. You can follow the podcast on iTunes or stitcher. Links: The Guardian – Review Vanity Fair – Oceanic Trust Slate – Polynesian Myths CBC – Review Islands – Polynesian Islands NPR –… Continue reading Podcast: Moana, A New Hero for Representation?

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Podcast: Introduction to Spectra and Feminism

In our introductory podcast, Amanda, Adiba, Katia, Charlot, and Ciannait discuss how they started Spectra, and their hopes for it. They also discuss feminism in general, and how it has affected their life. You can follow the podcast on itunes or stitcher. Links Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TedTalk and her book. photo credit: Johnny Silvercloud Fearing Diversity via… Continue reading Podcast: Introduction to Spectra and Feminism

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Marching For Choice: Dublin, Berlin, Utrecht

Adiba – Dublin The 24th of September was a day of solidarity for women across the world. On this day, women across the board poured into the streets to show support for the right to choose. In Dublin, we marched to repeal the 8th Amendment. To stop the unnecessary pain, suffering and death that Irish… Continue reading Marching For Choice: Dublin, Berlin, Utrecht