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# Feminism

This year
Aoife Barry: Clips of Brand and others from the mid-2000s show how change still needs to happen
In the wake of the accusations against Russell Brand, the journalist and writer questions how far we have truly come.
Emer Nolan: Sinéad blew up the image of Irish womanhood like Edna O'Brien had done before her
The English professor says Sinéad’s keens, prayers and cries of pain will always matter so intensely to many people in the country.
All time
Mona Eltahawy: 'No one ever asks men, don't you think violence against women begets violence?'
We speak to the author about her new book, The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls, which is published by Tramp Press.
Opinion: From repression to Robinson and Repeal - the Irish heroine's journey
Ahead of International Women’s Day, Kathy Scott of the Trailblazery walks the road with Irish women and celebrates their spirit.
Men occupy most senior positions in civil service but are 'more likely to perceive gender bias in promotions'
Over a third of workers believe that using flexible work options negatively impacts their chances of promotion, according to a new study.
History: As our election looms, spare a thought for the women of 1920
Women stood for election for the first time in 1920, in considerable numbers, writes Dr Margaret Ward.
'It didn’t matter to her that the establishment might be upset': How Marian Finucane brought women's stories to the fore
The broadcaster used her platform to discuss topics that were rarely if ever spoken about in a public forum in Ireland.
Hanna Sheehy Skeffington: 'The ablest of all the fearless women who worked for Ireland’s freedom'
Sheehy Skeffington fought for equality and the republican cause – but why wasn’t she put forward as a candidate in the crucial 1918 election?
Ruth Bader Ginsburg helped change America - but her fight for gender equality hasn't been won
A new biopic about the Supreme Court Justice looks at her early years as a Harvard student and fledgling lawyer.
Here are the three women who are in with a real chance of defeating Donald Trump in the 2020 Presidential race
Who run the world? Hopefully a woman.
What has feminism ever done for men?
Except ruin razor adverts, of course.
'I tell people: girls and women in patriarchal societies, they die as if they were never born'
Ziauddin Yousafzai, father of Malala, has written a moving memoir.
Five words that are only ever ascribed to women
Are you a high-maintenance and hysterical woman? Probably.
Your Repeal fire will be reignited watching Felicity Jones play ultra-feminist Supreme Court Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg
The Notorious RBG is coming to a screen near you.
Gender-blind casting and unconscious bias training on the way for some major Irish theatre companies
The move comes after 18 months of work following the Waking the Feminists movement.
'She was living in a derelict building dripping with damp under a tin roof. The year was 1998'
During the making of No Country for Women, we journeyed with women today to learn more about their mothers’ and grandmothers’ lives, writes Anne Roper.
Tara Flynn: 'Dear fellow Feminazis. I write this from The Bunker'
“My fellow Feminazis, they are onto us. The only surprise is how long it has taken those of such Superior Intellect and Understanding to discover our takeover plans.”
Germaine Greer criticized Meghan Markle and Twitter came down on her like a tonne of bricks
The famous feminist was slammed for being non-feminist in her unwarranted attack
Serena Williams' new Nike ad is incredibly empowering
I’m proving time and time again there’s no wrong way to be a woman.
23 of the best celebrity Instagrams from International Women's Day
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s 2 year old daughter saying ‘girl power’ will give you heart eyes for days
'Male celibates advise the Pope on what women really want, that is ludicrous'
The former president said women aren’t ‘mysteries’ or ‘strawberries on the cake’, despite what popes have called them.
Mary McAleese says it's 'pure codology' that women can't become priests
The former president also called the Catholic Church an “empire of misogyny”.
Poll: Are you a feminist?
What does feminism mean to you?
Actor Catherine Deneuve apologises to sexual assault victims after letter attacking 'witch hunt'
The French star had signed an open letter earlier in the week denouncing the #MeToo movement.
Dear Fifi: How do I deal with a family member's shitty political opinions?
Dear Foofers.
Opinion: Women of Ireland, 2018 will be our year
Women’s voices are vibrant, we are energised and engaged, writes Orla O’Connor.
Why Piers Morgan's obsession with Emily Ratajkowski is just plain old sexist
“It’s creepy and paternalistic to tell a woman what she can and can’t wear, and it’s cynical to use photos of her to try undermine her feminism.”
Emily Ratajkowski hit back at Piers Morgan after he called her a 'bimbo' over this photo shoot
“I can have opinions about feminism & also do sexy photo shoots k thanks”
Mary Kenny: 'I used to hear men say that "only tarts kiss and tell"'
Am I A Feminist? Are You? is a new book by journalist Mary Kenny.
#MeToo: 'Some contributors use it as a platform to pour scorn on all men'
Too much of the debate in the mainstream and social media around gender issues is dictated by a strain of feminism that views masculinity as inherently problematic, writes AR Devine.
Usborne issues apology for puberty book that says women have breasts to 'look grown-up and attractive'
Usborne came in for heavy criticism after images of the book were posted on social media this week.
Column: 'Is it possible to be Catholic and a feminist?'
I am alienated from and angered by the Church’s past and continued treatment of women, writes Colleen Hennessy.
Debate Room: 'Saudi Arabia's dress codes are an affront to individual freedoms'
Khulood’s video renewed the debate on modesty, Muslim dress codes, and gender equality.
Dismantling the myth that 'women don't want to do the dirty jobs that men do'
A guide to shutting that argument down.
'Straight white males are an inferior type of human who should know their place'
Do those social justice warriors and feminists not see the irony in claiming to oppose racism and sexism whilst harbouring contempt for one group of people, writes AR Devine.
'Ireland has lost a fierce and dedicated campaigner': Tributes pour in for Ann Louise Gilligan
Dr Gilligan’s wife Katherine Zappone said she is “heartbroken”.
Column: 'Irish women were writing too, yet we don’t hear half enough about them'
If Irish women hadn’t been so feisty and fascinating the poor men would have had little to write about, writes Eleanor Fitzsimons.
HeForShe: Emma Watson's empty promise that when women's problems are solved, men will be free too
Emma Watson made an empty promise to young men that if only they do as men have always been expected to do—sacrifice and serve—they will eventually be liberated, writes Karen Straughan.
It's Different For Girls - women love music, make music and are good at music, thanks very much
“Women gather in kitchens at parties and drunkenly point at their friends and say ‘THIS IS OUR SONG’ about every single song and then get them in a headlock”. Jenn Gannon is here for women and she’s here for music.
Could horses be the way forward for women in Saudi Arabia?
“There is this very weird belief that a woman shouldn’t ride a horse,” Gosaibi says, especially if she is not yet married as “she might lose her virginity”.