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Kevin attempts: Stand-up comedy

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This is a version of an article that appeared in the Otwo magazine, as part of issue 11 of volume XIX of the University Observer. I will post similar articles in this style from time to time, where I attempt new things.

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Rape culture and the friendzone

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I am going to start this post by including a trigger warning; this post involves many references to rape itself, rape culture and victim shaming. I will be talking about some statistics about rape in Ireland and USA. I will be outlining some of the problems of rape culture too. Keep in mind that this is not a comprehensive guide by any means. For instance, I deal mainly with victims of rape who are female and I don’t really go in to what is and isn’t consent, but you can find a great post about that here.

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Helping sport out of the closet

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The following is an article which appeared in issue 10 (March 5th) of volume 19 of the University Observer, in which I examine the lack of prominent, openly gay sports icons.

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