Off Message: Racism is another vicious virus spreading fast
Facing an existential threat such as Covid-19 has the potential to make us more extremist and less forgiving in our beliefs
Could Covid-19 make us more racist? It may sound like a strange question, in light of all the news stories in recent weeks telling us about how the planet is coming together to fight the virus, with virologists and immunologists sharing information with each other from laboratories as far apart as Dublin to New Delhi, in the race to locate a vaccine. But in a new book on the coronavirus, Debora MacKenzie warns that in...
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Susan O’Keeffe: The state is still failing mother and baby homes victims
Instead of doubling its efforts to make up for past sins, the state is doubling down to avoid the practical consequences of those acts of cruelty and degradation against thousands of babies
Andrea Cleary: Don’t fall for the long con of 80 hours a week
Our bosses want us to work longer and longer shifts – and why wouldn’t they? Which makes it all the more important that we stand firm and resist
Séamas O’Reilly: What happens when the male gaze gets turned on itself?
Men are feeling more pressure than ever to achieve unattainable looks, but women have been graded and degraded on their appearance for centuries. It’s time for us all to go easy on ourselves