‘Obvious Child’: a Refreshing Take on Abortion in Film

As my research on unwanted pregnancy touches on depictions in popular culture, I headed into London earlier today to see the film Obvious Child. Briefly, the plot centres on Donna Stern, a late-twenty-something woman who has an abortion after a one-night stand. But rather than trotting out the familiar cliches that audiences have almost come to expect, thisContinue reading “‘Obvious Child’: a Refreshing Take on Abortion in Film”

The Dublin Tenement Experience

I have two young children and on one occasion the roof fell in on us. We were not able to contact the landlord. In fact, not since May 1960 has anybody come near us for rent. The place is appalling. There is one toilet for the whole three-storey building and rats are running all overContinue reading “The Dublin Tenement Experience”