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# gender - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Opinion: The gender gap in sport is narrowing – let's keep going in the right direction
# Women In Sport
# Women In Sport

Opinion: The gender gap in sport is narrowing – let's keep going in the right direction

Oct 7th 2014, 1:00 PM 108 Views 10 Comments

Women and girls are participating more in sports, and more consistently, in part because of strong examples set by homegrown female athletes.

# gender - Friday 3 October, 2014

Does the tax system affect women and men differently?
# Taxing Issue
# Taxing Issue

Does the tax system affect women and men differently?

Oct 3rd 2014, 7:00 AM 8,499 Views 16 Comments

Yes, but not by design.

# gender - Monday 29 September, 2014

What age, where, and how many: The data on homelessness in Ireland
# Homeless Ireland
# Homeless Ireland

What age, where, and how many: The data on homelessness in Ireland

Sep 29th 2014, 3:00 PM 35,413 Views 15 Comments

How many people are sleeping rough in Wexford? Or how many are in emergency accommodation in Tipperary?

# gender - Sunday 28 September, 2014

Poverty, violence and myths about condoms: What's spreading HIV?
# South Africa
# South Africa

Poverty, violence and myths about condoms: What's spreading HIV?

Sep 28th 2014, 8:45 AM 12,200 Views 11 Comments

In South Africa, more than 6 million of the country’s 52 million population are HIV positive.

# gender - Monday 22 September, 2014

Emma Watson: Feminism has become an unpopular word – but it's for men, too
# Equality
# Equality

Emma Watson: Feminism has become an unpopular word – but it's for men, too

Sep 22nd 2014, 8:00 PM 620 Views 81 Comments

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson addressed the UN on the subject of feminism, and why it matters to both men and women.

# gender - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Lack of women makes Leinster House a "really weird" place to work, says Senator
# Gender Politics
# Gender Politics

Lack of women makes Leinster House a "really weird" place to work, says Senator

Sep 16th 2014, 7:00 AM 8,021 Views 60 Comments

Gender quotas are coming in at the next General Election. What will that mean for parties? FF are looking at the detail…

# gender - Monday 1 September, 2014

Calls for more women to be considered for the Freedom of Dublin
# Honour
# Honour

Calls for more women to be considered for the Freedom of Dublin

Sep 1st 2014, 7:34 PM 6,104 Views 53 Comments

It has been 14 years since a woman received the honour.

# gender - Saturday 23 August, 2014

12 things Irish women would like Irish men to know
# The Shoes
From The Daily Edge
# The Shoes

12 things Irish women would like Irish men to know

Aug 23rd 2014, 8:15 PM 94,071 Views 134 Comments

Jeans, beards, farts, feelings.

# gender - Saturday 16 August, 2014

10 things Irish men would like Irish women to know
# Fake Tan
From The Daily Edge
# Fake Tan

10 things Irish men would like Irish women to know

Aug 16th 2014, 8:15 PM 122,265 Views 130 Comments

Sports, tan, friends, feelings.

# gender - Friday 15 August, 2014

Opinion: I’m not a freak. I’m just an ordinary, decent transvestite.
# Gender Identity
# Gender Identity

Opinion: I’m not a freak. I’m just an ordinary, decent transvestite.

Aug 15th 2014, 8:00 AM 3,713 Views 83 Comments

Paranoia prevents me from sticking my head above the parapet – but my silence is not an excuse to dehumanise me.

# gender - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Gender Recognition Bill is "vital" says Equality Authority
# Transgender Rights
# Transgender Rights

Gender Recognition Bill is "vital" says Equality Authority

Aug 7th 2014, 11:54 AM 4,664 Views 87 Comments

The Equality Authority says it is worried about provision for married people who undergo gender realignment.

# gender - Sunday 3 August, 2014

Video: Making gender equality work for men
# Gender Roles
# Gender Roles

Video: Making gender equality work for men

Aug 3rd 2014, 7:30 PM 289 Views 81 Comments

Is achieving gender equality a battle to be fought by women, for women? No. (The hint is in the word ‘equality’.)

# gender - Thursday 31 July, 2014

Opinion: Proposed transgender laws are good news for lawyers – not couples
# Gender Recognition
# Gender Recognition

Opinion: Proposed transgender laws are good news for lawyers – not couples

Jul 31st 2014, 8:00 AM 73 Views 24 Comments

Ireland proposes making trans people in existing marriages divorce as a pre-condition for recognition in their new gender.

# gender - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

These are the main differences between men and women in Irish society
# Genders
# Genders

These are the main differences between men and women in Irish society

Jul 29th 2014, 12:38 PM 45,130 Views 47 Comments

Irish women are also the most fertile in Europe, a new report notes, while men are more likely to be imprisoned.

# gender - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Opinion: My son is a little boy who happens to like pink... isn’t that allowed?
# Taboo
# Taboo

Opinion: My son is a little boy who happens to like pink... isn’t that allowed?

Jul 22nd 2014, 8:00 AM 11,192 Views 90 Comments

“It’s not fair Mama, why do only girls get sparkly things?”

# gender - Monday 14 July, 2014

Women in G20 countries will have to wait 75 years to earn as much as men
# Gender Inequality
# Gender Inequality

Women in G20 countries will have to wait 75 years to earn as much as men

Jul 14th 2014, 9:02 AM 5,290 Views 17 Comments

Oxfam said that the Eurozone’s GDP would increase by 13% if women’s paid employment rates were the same.

# gender - Sunday 13 July, 2014

'The Church has been wrong not to ordain women bishops'
# Church Of England
# Church Of England

'The Church has been wrong not to ordain women bishops'

Jul 13th 2014, 11:20 AM 8,474 Views 62 Comments

So says the head of the world’s Anglicans, as he prepares for a vote on the issue this week.

# gender - Friday 23 May, 2014

Opinion: Equality and social justice for women is my life’s work
# Africa Day
# Africa Day

Opinion: Equality and social justice for women is my life’s work

May 23rd 2014, 1:00 PM 339 Views 41 Comments

In the run-up to Africa Day, Salome Mbugua discusses her social justice work in Ireland and various African countries.

# gender - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Calling out sexism online - and getting murder and rape threats for it
# Everyday Sexism
# Everyday Sexism

Calling out sexism online - and getting murder and rape threats for it

May 20th 2014, 8:30 PM 17,465 Views 126 Comments

Laura Bates set up the hugely popular Everyday Sexism project after experiencing a number of sexist incidents over the course of a week.

RTÉ presenter who claims she was discriminated against loses Equality Tribunal case
# Employment
# Employment

RTÉ presenter who claims she was discriminated against loses Equality Tribunal case

May 20th 2014, 9:30 AM 23,626 Views 17 Comments

Frances Shanahan presented such shows as Farm News and Countryside.

# gender - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Men "hit harder than women by unemployment during recession"
# Gender Equality
# Gender Equality

Men "hit harder than women by unemployment during recession"

May 14th 2014, 6:45 AM 8,195 Views 18 Comments

Two new studies from the ESRI look at gender and the impact of the recession on work and finances.

# gender - Monday 12 May, 2014

"Too often, women in media see a ‘Keep Out’ sign on the door of every serious discussion"
# Women On Air
# Women On Air

"Too often, women in media see a ‘Keep Out’ sign on the door of every serious discussion"

May 12th 2014, 7:15 PM 8,956 Views 64 Comments

Minister Pat Rabbitte made the comment while speaking at the inaugural Women on Air conference at Dublin Castle.

# gender - Friday 9 May, 2014

Dáil debates gender recognition law for first time in history
# Historic
# Historic

Dáil debates gender recognition law for first time in history

May 9th 2014, 9:00 AM 7,386 Views 63 Comments

Failure to give transgender people formal legal status has affected their ability to access education, transport and social welfare.

# gender - Saturday 3 May, 2014

Are women the 'untapped answer' to Ireland's IT skills shortage?
# Unlocking The Code
# Unlocking The Code

Are women the 'untapped answer' to Ireland's IT skills shortage?

May 3rd 2014, 7:15 AM 11,247 Views 30 Comments

A new report proposes that women could be the key to bridging the skills gap in the IT sector, but found that three quarters of females working in the industry had not planned on making it their career.

# gender - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Opinion: Women CEOs more likely to be fired? Here we go again ...
# Business
# Business

Opinion: Women CEOs more likely to be fired? Here we go again ...

Apr 29th 2014, 6:00 PM 54 Views 37 Comments

Female CEO are more likely to be fired, according to a new report. Let’s look at the possible reasons for this finding.

# gender - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

Here's the Littlewoods Ireland advert under fire for its portrayal of women
# Row
From The Daily Edge
# Row

Here's the Littlewoods Ireland advert under fire for its portrayal of women

Mar 26th 2014, 12:47 PM 37,874 Views 102 Comments

The online store has responded to negative comments around its new TV commercial.

# gender - Friday 21 March, 2014

Men reaping benefits of insurance gender directive – women not so much
# Premiums
# Premiums

Men reaping benefits of insurance gender directive – women not so much

Mar 21st 2014, 7:45 AM 7,458 Views 36 Comments

Women who smoke, in particular, have been hit by the introduction of the directive with premiums between one and 25 per cent higher

# gender - Thursday 20 March, 2014

Column: If you’d like to work in an industry, don’t be discouraged by negative perceptions
# Leadership
# Leadership

Column: If you’d like to work in an industry, don’t be discouraged by negative perceptions

Mar 20th 2014, 7:30 PM 56 Views 12 Comments

The obstacles preventing women from reaching their full potential in the workplace are being steadily dismantled, writes Mairead Fleming.

# gender - Friday 7 March, 2014

Fewer than one in five Irish companies have woman on the board
# Glass Ceiling
# Glass Ceiling

Fewer than one in five Irish companies have woman on the board

Mar 7th 2014, 7:00 AM 6,636 Views 80 Comments

Women are under-represented while support among executives for gender quotas drops.

# gender - Thursday 6 March, 2014

Pay gap between men and women has increased during the recession
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

Pay gap between men and women has increased during the recession

Mar 6th 2014, 8:12 AM 7,566 Views 91 Comments

Figures from trade union Unite also found that almost 600,000 women live in deprivation or at risk of poverty.

# gender - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

Column: I’ve been involved in politics since before I could vote – but it's still a man’s world
# Women In Politics
# Women In Politics

Column: I’ve been involved in politics since before I could vote – but it's still a man’s world

Mar 5th 2014, 1:05 PM 480 Views 40 Comments

Industry is leading the way in discovering the benefits of gender balanced boardrooms, and the business of politics should be no different, writes Emer Higgins.

# gender - Friday 28 February, 2014

Column: Ban on all-male panel shows? Don't make me laugh.
# No Laughing Matter
# No Laughing Matter

Column: Ban on all-male panel shows? Don't make me laugh.

Feb 28th 2014, 1:00 PM 247 Views 68 Comments

Quotas will never resolve the battle of the sexes. They’re regressive, counter-productive and a very short-sighted solution to gender representation, writes Lorraine Courtney.

# gender - Sunday 16 February, 2014

Weird Wide Web: Romantic Google and Facebook comments landing you in prison
# Week In Web
# Week In Web

Weird Wide Web: Romantic Google and Facebook comments landing you in prison

Feb 16th 2014, 11:00 AM 15,961 Views 3 Comments

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

# gender - Friday 14 February, 2014

Facebook moves beyond male and female with new gender identity options
# LGBT
# LGBT

Facebook moves beyond male and female with new gender identity options

Feb 14th 2014, 10:04 AM 11,958 Views 66 Comments

Users in the US can now use 50 different custom gender terms – such as bi-gender and androgynous – to describe themselves.

# gender - Saturday 8 February, 2014

'They thought I had married myself': The experiences of transgender people in Ireland
# Gender
# Gender

'They thought I had married myself': The experiences of transgender people in Ireland

Feb 8th 2014, 10:30 AM 16,757 Views 87 Comments

One parent of a transgender child also spoke of the difficulties faced with schools.

# gender - Saturday 11 January, 2014

Column: The life and times of the great Irish suffragette
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The life and times of the great Irish suffragette

Jan 11th 2014, 12:00 PM 1,271 Views 96 Comments

Throughout her career, Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington strove simultaneously for national freedom and women’s rights, writes Leah Butler.

# gender - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Marks & Spencer to introduce gender-neutral toys by Spring 2014
# Let Toys Be Toys
# Let Toys Be Toys

Marks & Spencer to introduce gender-neutral toys by Spring 2014

Dec 17th 2013, 12:28 PM 9,799 Views 118 Comments

The company said it had listened to feedback from customers.

# gender - Friday 13 December, 2013

Column: We can be the healthy masculinity we wish to see
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: We can be the healthy masculinity we wish to see

Dec 13th 2013, 7:00 AM 80 Views 58 Comments

The “rules” and maschismo that so many boys learn early in life has created a stifling idea of what it means to be a man. But we don’t need to be bound by these narrow ideas, writes Carlos Andrés Gómez.

# gender - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

This ad wants little girls to dream of being engineers - not princesses
# Goldieblox
# Goldieblox

This ad wants little girls to dream of being engineers - not princesses

Nov 20th 2013, 3:43 PM 23,503 Views 65 Comments

And it is stupendous.

# gender - Thursday 7 November, 2013

Swedish cinemas launch feminist film rating
# Gender Equality
# Gender Equality

Swedish cinemas launch feminist film rating

Nov 7th 2013, 7:00 AM 6,419 Views 57 Comments

The movies will be given an ‘A’ rating if they pass the Bechdel test.