Sexual harassment in the LGBT community

The recent allegations against the comedian Al Porter served as an uncomfortable reminder that sexual harassment and assault can happen anywhere. It’s something I have witnessed, it’s something I have been a victim of. And I am sure like those who have spoken out about Al Porter, there are many others with stories like mine. Granted…

#MeToo

Content Warning: We will be discussing sensitive topics that may be distressing to some, and contains references to sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape, among others. If you are affected by anything discussed below, know that help is there: You can contact the Sexual Violence Centre Cork by calling freephone 1800 496 496, texting 087…

The Facts About Sexual Assault

Sexual assault is a difficult subject for many people. Although we are aware that assaults continue to occur at shocking rates both in Cork and nationally, most of us are sorely lacking in information on what to do if we, or someone we know, is sexually assaulted. It is partially the graveness of the subject,…

Consent Classes in UCC

Recently our newsfeeds have been dominated by the Stanford rape case; Brock Allen Turner, a young white male attending Stanford University, sexually assaulted & attempted to rape an unconscious girl behind a dumpster after a party. Turner’s defence used the girl’s alcohol intake as their reasoning for this heinous crime rather than admitting that Turner refused to…