SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Thai rescue response highlights our hypocrisy

How we love a story of heroism, guts, sacrifice, and endurance. Already, before the mud has dried on those twelve Thai kids, a film of their rescue has been announced, writes Suzanne Harrington

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Why heatwaves always leave us red-faced

AS ginger people explode in the street and ice cream vans are placed under garda protection, what remains unfathomable is how much effort we put into going on holiday abroad, but when ‘abroad’ temporarily turns up on our damp Irish doorstep, we lose our minds, writes Suzanne Harrington.

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: ‘Never again’ fascism is about to come full circle

WE are taught that history is linear, but it’s not. It goes around and around in great big stupid circles, repeating itself like a drunk at a party. 

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Foreign language saves idiotic football punditry

They’ll need to score if they want to win. That would have been a goal if it had gone in the net. To win a game, you can’t lose. They’ll want their best players on. At the end of the day. Make no mistake, mistakes will be made.

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Coming to terms with naked truths of nudity

Nudity has been in my face this week — literally — and it appears to be all about context. Not just cultural context, but situational context, writes Suzanne Harrington

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Hey Greer, WTF sista? Maybe you should zip it

There’s probably a long German word for that feeling of creeping existential disappointment you experience when a public figure you have long admired reveals themselves to be a twat.

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Patriarchy’s house of cards is tumbling down

At last, autonomy for women living in Ireland, autonomy taken from them for so very, very long writes Suzanne Harrington.

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Avoiding high heels and misogynist idiots

You’re probably up to the eyeballs with abortion by now, so let’s look at another fun topic instead: The latest proclamation from right-wing internet intellectual Jordan Peterson, who says that — and I’m quoting the New York Times here, so it ain’t fake — “socially enforced monogamous conventions decrease male violence”.

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Forget foetus frenzy and focus on actual children

SO, Ireland. This is it. This is the week where the present cleaves from the past, like those bits of rocket that fall away as the rocket gathers momentum. That rocket is the voice of Irish women.

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Shush now and don’t be making a fuss

I once received a card of a cartoon stick man standing on top of a flattened cartoon stick woman.

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: ‘Life is, after all, yin and yang’

You couldn’t feel rage up here – or even mild irritation – no matter how hard you tried, writes Suzanne Harrington

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Don’t turn away from reality of begging

There is a beggar in the town where I live who appeared on a BBC reality series about beggars.

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Keep calm and don’t stress yourself out

It’s stress awareness month, in case any of us were unaware of what being stressed feels like.

 

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