• July Book Of The Month: The Nature Of Witches

    Cora-Laine Moynihan The pain of the inevitable. That is what Rachel Griffin addresses throughout her moving debut The Nature of Witches. A tragic tale of inevitable feelings like grief, loss, and insecurity. Yet also an empowering tale of a girl that rediscovers hope, love and most of all herself....
  • Activision Blizzard Exposed For ‘Frat Boy’ Culture

    Cora-Laine Moynihan Activision Blizzard faces a lawsuit after a two-year investigation deems their workplace a hostile environment for female employees and discovers numerous counts of discrimination and sexual harassment.  Skylanders. Crash Bandicoot. Guitar Hero. Call of Duty. World of Warcraft. It would not surprise me if you have heard...
  • Real vs Virtual Crime: Illinois Senator Wants to Ban Violent Video Games

    Cora-Laine Moynihan TW: Discussion of video-game violence and sexual assault Violent video games have been under scrutiny ever since the release of Death Race in 1976. Their depictions of murder, maiming, dismemberment or sexual assault fuelled many campaigns for regulation. As graphics become ever more realistic, fears over the...
  • From Stalking to Unrealistic Ideals of Beauty: The Toxicity of Rom-Coms

    Cora-Laine Moynihan Romantic comedies have been an age-old cure for broken and yearning hearts, setting the standard for love across the world.  That’s something you will never hear anyone say. While rom-coms are occasionally used by broken-hearted and lonely singles to escape into these stories of laughter and romance...
  • Sexual Assault As A Plot Device In Entertainment – Addressing Its Portrayal In TV Shows

    With the recent release of Netflix’s Bridgerton, controversy has arisen surrounding its depiction of sexual violence between partners. This controversy has shone a light on the wider issues of the glorification of sexual assault in entertainment mediums, with many TV shows using it as a plot device....
  • The Female Scientist: How Does The Media Portray Women In STEM?

    Cora-Laine Moynihan Over the past decades a change has occurred. This change began as a singular entity that then became two, three, then four and soon enough it became millions. This change became millions of women breaking into the world of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to assert their...
  • Your Interactive Stress-Ball. Do Videogames Help Your Mental Health?

    Cora-Laine Moynihan Over the years, studies about video games’ impact on mental health have provoked calls to regulate and limit their use. Researchers and developers in more recent years have shouldered the responsibility of investigating gaming’s true effects on well-being. Video games are the villains of our youth. They...