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# gender - Friday 19 October, 2012

Column: Is a technology overload making us less efficient at work?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Is a technology overload making us less efficient at work?

Oct 19th 2012, 7:00 AM 185 Views 24 Comments

Email, smartphones and tablets help us multi-task, writes Professor Gloria Mark, but can they also make us less productive?

# gender - Monday 15 October, 2012

Poll: Should men and women's car insurance premiums be the same?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should men and women's car insurance premiums be the same?

Oct 15th 2012, 8:38 AM 10,827 Views 121 Comments

A new EC directive on gender discrimination reckons that men and women should pay the same for their motor insurance. Do you agree?

# gender - Friday 28 September, 2012

Minister says gender equality crucial to reshaping society and economic recovery
# Gender Equality
# Gender Equality

Minister says gender equality crucial to reshaping society and economic recovery

Sep 28th 2012, 11:56 AM 2,100 Views 21 Comments

Kathleen Lynch said it may fall to Ireland to advance gender equality in state and corporate boards when we take over the EU Presidency.

# gender - 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 568 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?

# gender - 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 107 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.

Junior Cert results: Girls outperform boys in 20 out of 23 subjects
# Battle Of The Sexes
# Battle Of The Sexes

Junior Cert results: Girls outperform boys in 20 out of 23 subjects

Sep 14th 2012, 6:30 AM 6,477 Views 35 Comments

Only the stereotypically male strongholds of Maths and Metalwork see boys have a higher proportion of A grades than girls.

# gender - Friday 7 September, 2012

Joan Burton commits to examining gender recognition
# Gender
# Gender

Joan Burton commits to examining gender recognition

Sep 7th 2012, 2:30 PM 4,285 Views 26 Comments

Marriage Equality welcomed Burton’s comments but said legislation published last year puts transgender couples in a difficult position.

# gender - Sunday 2 September, 2012

Column: Lingerie football? Our real sporting heroines deserve limelight first
# Opinion
From The42
# Opinion

Column: Lingerie football? Our real sporting heroines deserve limelight first

Sep 2nd 2012, 8:30 AM 768 Views 41 Comments

Women’s sport is dismissed as a ‘niche interest’ – and it’ll stay that way until we give it more of the spotlight, writes Niamh O’Mahony.

# gender - Monday 13 August, 2012

Saudi Arabia plans 'women-only' city
# Gender Gulf
# Gender Gulf

Saudi Arabia plans 'women-only' city

Aug 13th 2012, 3:15 PM 8,535 Views 37 Comments

The female industrial city would allow more women into the workplace while maintaining gender segregation in the ultra-conservative Gulf kingdom.

# gender - Sunday 12 August, 2012

Column: Having children doesn’t define men, so why should it define women?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Having children doesn’t define men, so why should it define women?

Aug 12th 2012, 6:30 PM 89 Views 97 Comments

Maeve Binchy’s books would have been different if she’d had children, according to one newspaper. Abigail Rieley asks: Why do we put this pressure on women?

NBC pulls "creepy" slow motion video of female Olympians
# NBC
From The Daily Edge
# NBC

NBC pulls "creepy" slow motion video of female Olympians

Aug 12th 2012, 5:14 PM 22,906 Views 51 Comments

Seriously… what were they thinking?

# gender - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

Column: Why is the government delaying a law to recognise transgender people?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why is the government delaying a law to recognise transgender people?

Jul 31st 2012, 7:00 AM 130 Views 59 Comments

Ireland is in clear defiance of a High Court judgment that said the law on transgender people has to change, writes Michael Farrell.

# gender - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

Column: Why does our TV portray men as helpless fools? Come on…
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why does our TV portray men as helpless fools? Come on…

Jul 24th 2012, 7:00 AM 2,829 Views 87 Comments

The parade of hopeless males on our screens isn’t just unfair – it’s patronising women, writes comedian Eleanor Tiernan.

# gender - 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 218 Views 28 Comments

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

# gender - Tuesday 10 July, 2012

Equality Authority: Surrogacy case goes to higher court
# Equality
# Equality

Equality Authority: Surrogacy case goes to higher court

Jul 10th 2012, 1:13 PM 5,153 Views 9 Comments

A woman who has become a mother via a surrogate is seeking maternity benefit has failed in her case at the Equality Tribunal. The Equality Authority is pushing for equal benefits.

# gender - Friday 29 June, 2012

Column: How many votes does it take for a woman to get elected?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: How many votes does it take for a woman to get elected?

Jun 29th 2012, 7:00 AM 19 Views 20 Comments

The answer is surprisingly few. Niamh Gallagher explains why she’s working to encourage everyday women to run for office.

# gender - Sunday 24 June, 2012

European Commission takes down 'patronising' video of girls in science
# Girl Thing
# Girl Thing

European Commission takes down 'patronising' video of girls in science

Jun 24th 2012, 2:36 PM 8,714 Views 27 Comments

The video was supposed to encourage young women to pursue science careers – by showing pictures of lipstick and make-up brushes.

# gender - 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 609 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.

# gender - Sunday 3 June, 2012

Column: Intervening in prostitution is not acting the nanny
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Intervening in prostitution is not acting the nanny

Jun 3rd 2012, 8:29 AM 26 Views 64 Comments

Advocating the selling of sex is not just a bad idea, writes Lisa McInerney, but also a very blinkered one.

# gender - 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 362 Views 350 Comments

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

# gender - Monday 23 April, 2012

Column: What kind of Constitutional Convention do you want?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: What kind of Constitutional Convention do you want?

Apr 23rd 2012, 6:00 PM 87 Views 51 Comments

The upcoming exploration of what reforms should be made to the Irish Constitution is a good time for us to make sure socio-economic rights and equality are set in stone for the future.

# gender - 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 197 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.

# gender - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

ABC - where the 'B' doesn't just stand for 'broadcasting'
# The B Word
# The B Word

ABC - where the 'B' doesn't just stand for 'broadcasting'

Apr 11th 2012, 4:31 PM 3,497 Views 6 Comments

Some media experts say the abbreviation for ‘bitch’ may be satirical and reclaiming the word – but some feel it is polarising and an attention-grabbing move.

# gender - Friday 6 April, 2012

Column: ‘Too beautiful’ Samantha Brick is playing us for fools
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: ‘Too beautiful’ Samantha Brick is playing us for fools

Apr 6th 2012, 8:30 AM 652 Views 36 Comments

Either the Daily Mail columnist is a complete ass and believes every word she writes, or she’s being deliberately provocative – and perpetuating the old porky that women detest other women.

# gender - Saturday 31 March, 2012

Transgender woman becomes first to enter Irish same-sex partnership
# Civil Partnerships
# Civil Partnerships

Transgender woman becomes first to enter Irish same-sex partnership

Mar 31st 2012, 8:00 AM 5,897 Views 27 Comments

Transgender people can currently only enter same-sex civil partnerships if their new gender was registered in another country.

# gender - Monday 26 March, 2012

Column: Tallafornia isn't real - but it is normalising bad behaviour
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Tallafornia isn't real - but it is normalising bad behaviour

Mar 26th 2012, 7:30 AM 257 Views 33 Comments

“Four men and three women were plucked from the desperate masses and replanted in a Tallaght semi, cultivated on Grey Goose and a terrifying amount of eggs, and kept at a near tropical temperature so as to render clothes completely unfeasible.”

# gender - Sunday 25 March, 2012

Column: Muslim women face all kinds of assumptions. Let’s look behind the headscarves
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Muslim women face all kinds of assumptions. Let’s look behind the headscarves

Mar 25th 2012, 8:30 AM 976 Views 13 Comments

The one-dimensional view of Muslim women isn’t accurate. That’s why we need The Hijabi Monologues, writes Sahar Ullah.

# gender - Friday 23 March, 2012

Column: If we’re going to have gender quotas, why not quotas for everyone?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: If we’re going to have gender quotas, why not quotas for everyone?

Mar 23rd 2012, 7:30 AM 475 Views 73 Comments

Dividing us along gender lines might be well-intentioned but it undermines the very principle of democracy, writes Simon Tuohy.

# gender - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

Column: What is wrong with the media? All the faces are the same.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: What is wrong with the media? All the faces are the same.

Mar 20th 2012, 7:15 AM 68 Views 49 Comments

Putting different faces on screen isn’t about box-ticking – it’s about catering to the real society that’s out there, writes Dil Wickremasinghe.

# gender - Thursday 15 March, 2012

Rate your husband/wife... 1930s style
# Know Your Place
From The Daily Edge
# Know Your Place

Rate your husband/wife... 1930s style

Mar 15th 2012, 2:00 PM 10,963 Views 15 Comments

American Psychological Association test gave you chance to score spouse on 50 negative and positive areas.

# gender - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

Poll: Is discrimination against women a problem in Irish workplaces?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is discrimination against women a problem in Irish workplaces?

Mar 13th 2012, 10:34 AM 9,009 Views 105 Comments

Mary Mitchell O’Connor has warned that women are routinely paid and promoted less than men, and called for action. So what do you think?

# gender - Monday 12 March, 2012

Could wolf-whistling be outlawed in Ireland?
# Sexual Harrassment
# Sexual Harrassment

Could wolf-whistling be outlawed in Ireland?

Mar 12th 2012, 11:22 AM 3,410 Views 38 Comments

It was suggested last week that wolf-whistling could be banned in the UK – but it appears that the controversy emerged from a Council of Europe convention on violence against women. Ireland is currently studying its recommendations.

# gender - Thursday 8 March, 2012

Column: Women and girls hold solution to extreme poverty
# International Women's Day
# International Women's Day

Column: Women and girls hold solution to extreme poverty

Mar 8th 2012, 6:30 AM 124 Views 19 Comments

Gender equality is good for everyone, writes Bernadette Crawford, Equality Adviser for Concern Worldwide, on International Women’s Day.

# gender - Wednesday 7 March, 2012

London Olympic volunteers made to answer 'delicate' questions
# Awkward
From The42
# Awkward

London Olympic volunteers made to answer 'delicate' questions

Mar 7th 2012, 11:25 AM 765 Views 1 Comment

Prospective volunteers for this summer’s event are required to undergo ‘sensitivity training’ ahead of its commencement.

# gender - Saturday 25 February, 2012

Explainer: Gender Identity issues
# Gender
# Gender

Explainer: Gender Identity issues

Feb 25th 2012, 9:33 AM 5,928 Views 52 Comments

This week, a controversial advert was pulled from many Irish television stations after complaints it was “deeply transphobic”. Here, we take a closure look at the issue of gender identity.

# gender - Thursday 9 February, 2012

'Brilliant blue eyes and dark red hair,' the New York Times on Kathleen Lynch
# Kathleen Lynch
From The Daily Edge
# Kathleen Lynch

'Brilliant blue eyes and dark red hair,' the New York Times on Kathleen Lynch

Feb 9th 2012, 4:26 PM 7,060 Views 15 Comments

The esteemed American newspaper’s reference to Lynch’s hair colour is reminiscent of Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s recent gaffe.

# gender - 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 163 Views 127 Comments

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

# gender - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

CSO: Women are more highly qualified than men - but still earn less
# Gender
# Gender

CSO: Women are more highly qualified than men - but still earn less

Jan 31st 2012, 12:22 PM 4,031 Views 37 Comments

The Central Statistics Office has released a major new study into men and women in Ireland.

# gender - Saturday 21 January, 2012

Gender quotas welcome - but 'token' women candidates won't work
# Women In Politics
# Women In Politics

Gender quotas welcome - but 'token' women candidates won't work

Jan 21st 2012, 8:00 AM 2,916 Views 32 Comments

Female politicians relate their personal experiences of running for office in a male-dominated political world at Dublin Castle conference.

# gender - 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 5,989 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.