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#Feminism

# feminism - Friday 24 May, 2013

Column: The Ohio kidnap victims are finally free but the nightmare continues for girls across the world
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The Ohio kidnap victims are finally free but the nightmare continues for girls across the world

May 24th 2013, 1:09 PM 107 Views 29 Comments

The horrific incarceration suffered by three US women kidnapped and held for ten years is now over, but for one girl every two seconds – torn from her family and forced into marriage – it has just begun, writes Vanina Trojan.

# feminism - Thursday 18 April, 2013

Column: Margaret Thatcher, a feminist icon? She certainly wouldn’t have called herself one
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Margaret Thatcher, a feminist icon? She certainly wouldn’t have called herself one

Apr 18th 2013, 7:00 AM 588 Views 50 Comments

Margaret Thatcher normalised female success, challenging the prevailing orthodoxy that women were unsuited to the pursuit of power, but mechanisms, such as electoral gender quotas would have been anathema to her, writes Margaret O’Keefe.

# feminism - Monday 25 March, 2013

Lisa McInerney: Rape culture is a stupid, cruel response to a dark reality
# Opinion
# Opinion

Lisa McInerney: Rape culture is a stupid, cruel response to a dark reality

Mar 25th 2013, 7:00 AM 675 Views 73 Comments

Blaming sexual assault victims for their ordeals – such as in the recent case in Steubenville, Ohio – is retrograde and wrong.

# feminism - Saturday 16 March, 2013

Caitlin Moran to speak at Dublin Writers Festival
# How To Be A Woman
# How To Be A Woman

Caitlin Moran to speak at Dublin Writers Festival

Mar 16th 2013, 10:30 AM 4,867 Views 15 Comments

The acclaimed writer joins Dan Brown in the line up for the festival in May.

# feminism - Friday 8 March, 2013

Column: More power for women will benefit everyone
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: More power for women will benefit everyone

Mar 8th 2013, 7:00 PM 11 Views 81 Comments

Significant advances in the fight against poverty and hunger – as well as a reduction in gender-based violence – could be achieved by giving more power to women, writes Jim Clarken.

# feminism - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

Column: Ireland's political system must embrace diversity to foster justice
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Ireland's political system must embrace diversity to foster justice

Feb 26th 2013, 7:00 AM 142 Views 61 Comments

Paying attention to multiple, often mutually reinforcing disadvantages, can help us understand injustices committed against marginalised members of our society, writes Clara Fischer.

# feminism - Friday 28 December, 2012

1982: Women’s bodies used to sell ‘everything from cars to chocolate bars’
# Badvertising
# Badvertising

1982: Women’s bodies used to sell ‘everything from cars to chocolate bars’

Dec 28th 2012, 9:15 PM 18,118 Views 33 Comments

A campaign dedicated to eliminating the degrading treatment of women in advertising wrote to the Taoiseach in 1982 to highlight the ‘continual humiliation’ of women in the media.

# feminism - Monday 22 October, 2012

Lisa McInerney: Does wearing make-up mean you're shallow?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Lisa McInerney: Does wearing make-up mean you're shallow?

Oct 22nd 2012, 7:00 AM 878 Views 53 Comments

“When it comes to aesthetic assistance, women in particular run the risk of being damned if they do, and damned if they don’t.”

# feminism - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Restaurant removes urinals shaped like woman's mouth
# Australia
# Australia

Restaurant removes urinals shaped like woman's mouth

Oct 10th 2012, 7:54 AM 23,623 Views 104 Comments

The two urinals designed by female Dutch artist Meike van Schijndel, which resemble a woman’s lipsticked mouth, are to be removed after being labelled “an example of misogyny”.

# feminism - Monday 1 October, 2012

Pussy Riot appeal delayed by court
# Pussy Riot
# Pussy Riot

Pussy Riot appeal delayed by court

Oct 1st 2012, 1:32 PM 3,012 Views 5 Comments

One of the band members has fired her lawyers in what prosecutors criticised as a “delaying tactic”.

# feminism - Monday 17 September, 2012

Column: Yes, the Club Orange ads are offensive. But mainly they’re just lame.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Yes, the Club Orange ads are offensive. But mainly they’re just lame.

Sep 17th 2012, 7:30 PM 499 Views 72 Comments

The ‘bits’ campaign insults women and patronises men – but its worst crime is a tedious lack of imagination, writes Jean Sutton. Why do the media keep playing their game?

# feminism - Friday 14 September, 2012

Column: Austerity has an unequal impact on women. So let’s fix this.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Austerity has an unequal impact on women. So let’s fix this.

Sep 14th 2012, 7:15 AM 103 Views 95 Comments

Statistically speaking, spending cuts hit women hardest – but protecting disadvantaged groups should be at the heart of the Budget, write Orla O’Connor and Clara Fischer.

# feminism - Saturday 18 August, 2012

Pussy Riot trial reaction: band members' conviction criticised by EU, US
# Pussy Riot
# Pussy Riot

Pussy Riot trial reaction: band members' conviction criticised by EU, US

Aug 18th 2012, 7:30 AM 3,991 Views 39 Comments

Two-year sentence for hooliganism conviction criticised as ‘disproportionate’ and impacting on freedom of expression.

# feminism - Friday 17 August, 2012

Pussy Riot members sentenced to two years in prison
# Pussy Riot
# Pussy Riot

Pussy Riot members sentenced to two years in prison

Aug 17th 2012, 3:00 PM 17,273 Views 83 Comments

Three band members of the feminist punk group have been found guilty of “hoolganism motivated by religious hatred”.

# feminism - Sunday 12 August, 2012

'The whole world sees the case against us has been fabricated' - closing statements at Pussy Riot trial
# Pussy Riot
# Pussy Riot

'The whole world sees the case against us has been fabricated' - closing statements at Pussy Riot trial

Aug 12th 2012, 1:34 PM 7,033 Views 13 Comments

The women face three years in prison on charges of hooliganism for bursting into a Moscow cathedral to stage an anti-Putin protest.

# feminism - Monday 16 July, 2012

Column: The groupthink in decision-making positions in Ireland must end
# Column
# Column

Column: The groupthink in decision-making positions in Ireland must end

Jul 16th 2012, 7:00 AM 206 Views 28 Comments

Groupthink, cronyism and lack of accountability are largely to blame for the disastrous mess Ireland is now in, writes Clara Fischer.

# feminism - Sunday 1 July, 2012

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Sitdown Sunday
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Jul 1st 2012, 11:00 AM 36 Views 4 Comments

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# feminism - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Column: Why shouldn’t women choose motherhood over a job?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why shouldn’t women choose motherhood over a job?

Jun 13th 2012, 7:00 AM 579 Views 69 Comments

Valuing a ‘career’ over full-time parenting might be well-meaning, but it takes away everyone’s right to decide, writes Kate Katharina Ferguson.

# feminism - Sunday 27 May, 2012

VIDEO: Brazilian Slutwalk marchers accost man after he exposes himself
# Bad Idea
# Bad Idea

VIDEO: Brazilian Slutwalk marchers accost man after he exposes himself

May 27th 2012, 6:52 PM 20,789 Views 26 Comments

Well, that wasn’t a great idea, was it?

# feminism - Friday 18 May, 2012

Girl power: Irish feminist conference sold out
# Feminism
# Feminism

Girl power: Irish feminist conference sold out

May 18th 2012, 6:40 PM 4,721 Views 167 Comments

Feminism conference aims to open the dialogue between all generations of feminists.

# feminism - Thursday 10 May, 2012

Column: Feminism is on the up again – but it needs to be for everyone
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Feminism is on the up again – but it needs to be for everyone

May 10th 2012, 6:45 AM 343 Views 350 Comments

These times are an opportunity, writes Clara Fischer. Why shouldn’t feminism become the new normal?

# feminism - Saturday 5 May, 2012

Vogue editors sign pact to promote healthy body image in the magazine
# Models
# Models

Vogue editors sign pact to promote healthy body image in the magazine

May 5th 2012, 2:38 PM 3,449 Views 6 Comments

The 19 international editors of the influential fashion magazine have signed a 6-point plan saying they won’t work with models who appear to have eating disorders.

# feminism - Sunday 22 April, 2012

Column: There aren't enough female characters on kids' tv – so I'm doing something about it
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: There aren't enough female characters on kids' tv – so I'm doing something about it

Apr 22nd 2012, 8:15 AM 147 Views 41 Comments

There’s just one female character for every 3 male character in films aimed at children. This needs to change, writes actress Geena Davis.

# feminism - Thursday 29 March, 2012

Adrienne Rich dies aged 82
# Powerful Words
# Powerful Words

Adrienne Rich dies aged 82

Mar 29th 2012, 6:06 PM 3,755 Views 10 Comments

An American poet,who declined the honour of receiving the National Medal for the Arts, is remembered.

# feminism - Thursday 8 March, 2012

Number of women directors increased by 20% during recession
# Companies
# Companies

Number of women directors increased by 20% during recession

Mar 8th 2012, 11:41 AM 1,081 Views 9 Comments

Almost 100,000 women are now directors of Irish companies, an increase of almost 50 per cent in the past ten decade.

# feminism - Monday 13 February, 2012

Column: Accept it – ‘rape culture’ exists
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Accept it – ‘rape culture’ exists

Feb 13th 2012, 7:20 AM 284 Views 192 Comments

Rape ‘jokes’ and equating violence with passion – just two of the ways in which Ireland shows some alarming societal attitudes towards women and sex, writes Lisa McInerney.

# feminism - Friday 3 February, 2012

Column: Feminists angry and humourless? Not the ones I know
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Feminists angry and humourless? Not the ones I know

Feb 3rd 2012, 7:30 AM 158 Views 127 Comments

The feminist movement has a bad name – but its mission is more relevant in these times than ever, writes Linda Kelly.

# feminism - Friday 20 January, 2012

Leinster House is 'unnatural' - Gilmore
# Women In Politics
# Women In Politics

Leinster House is 'unnatural' - Gilmore

Jan 20th 2012, 5:56 PM 5,967 Views 55 Comments

Speaking at a conference in Dublin this afternoon on how to elect more women, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore compared Leinster House to a boarding school for its lack of gender balance.

# feminism - Saturday 10 December, 2011

Column: We must introduce paternity leave – for the sake of women, too
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: We must introduce paternity leave – for the sake of women, too

Dec 10th 2011, 10:00 AM 75 Views 30 Comments

Paternity leave isn’t just an issue for fathers, writes Senator Ivana Bacik – it would help women finally achieve equality in the workplace.

# feminism - Thursday 17 November, 2011

Watch: L'Oréal's top 6 adverts as it celebrates 40 years of 'being worth it'
# Because We Can
From The Daily Edge
# Because We Can

Watch: L'Oréal's top 6 adverts as it celebrates 40 years of 'being worth it'

Nov 17th 2011, 12:05 PM 5,702 Views 11 Comments

I’m worth it, you’re worth it, they’re worth it… ah sure aren’t we all worth it in the end really…

# feminism - Wednesday 9 November, 2011

Poll: Should there be a gender quota in general elections?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should there be a gender quota in general elections?

Nov 9th 2011, 11:27 AM 2,987 Views 112 Comments

As Mary Mitchell-O’Connor hosts an all-women meeting of TDs and senators, we are asking you: Should there be a minimum quota on the number of women putting themselves forward for political election?

# feminism - Monday 30 May, 2011

Nigella Lawson says her bestseller on baking is an 'important feminist tract'
# Feminism
From The Daily Edge
# Feminism

Nigella Lawson says her bestseller on baking is an 'important feminist tract'

May 30th 2011, 2:30 PM 267 Views 0 Comments

The TV chef says that her 2000 bestseller, How to be a Domestic Goddess, is much more than a book about cooking…