As I saw #FeministsAreEverywhere trending on Twitter ahead of the AGM of the National Women’s Council of Ireland tomorrow 8 June 2017, asking people to comment on why they are feminists, I was wrecking my head to come up with a good response. But somehow I couldn’t think of anything. I guess I’ve always felt like I’ve been a feminist but I never really questioned it or was able to pin point a moment when I decided to become one. I started looking back on…Continue Reading “Why I am a feminist”

In recent months the abortion debate in Ireland seems to have gathered momentum and pressure on the government has been growing to call a referendum to repeal the 8th Amendment of the Irish Constitution, the amendment which gives equal status to the rights of the mother and the unborn. In an attempt to break the stigma surrounding abortion, many Irish women have been sharing their abortion stories publicly, amongst them Irish Times columnist and writer Róisín Ingle, as well as actress and comedian Tara Flynn….Continue Reading “Protesting for choice – a lesson from history”