Oppression: A Response to Rory O’Neill’s Abbey Theatre Speech

I am moved to write this post after watching Rory O’Neill’s speech in the Abbey Theatre. O’Neill’s speech follows on from comments he made about homophobia on the Saturday Night Show which prompted RTE to pay out €85,000 to the Iona Institute Catholic lobbying group. O’Neill’s description of oppression in Ireland is familiar to many of […]

A Marine Story (2010): From Sexuality to Sexism in the U.S. Military

“A decorated Marine officer unexpectedly returns home from the war and is quickly recruited to help a troubled teen prepare for boot camp, but when the true reasons for her return become known it threatens the future for both of them. A MARINE STORY [Directed by Ned Farr] highlights the absurdity of the military ban […]

The Geography of Hate Versus The Geography of Marriage Equality in the U.S.

Above is the Geography of Hate Map of Homophobia in the U.S. (It also visualises racist and disability slurs). The project, headed by Monica Stephens of Humboldt State University, aims to do the following: The prominence of debates around online bullying and the censorship of hate speech prompted us to examine how social media has […]