Monday 21 August 2017

Are you a feminist? Famous faces on what the term means to them

Mayo footballer Sarah Rowe sees herself as standing up more for equality.
Mayo footballer Sarah Rowe sees herself as standing up more for equality.
Amanda Brunker.
Roisin Derrane.
Roisin Tierney-Crowe
Sharon Hearne-Smith.
Sophie Morris.
Blathnaid ni Chofaigh
Mary O'Rourke.
Marian Keyes
Angela Scanlon
Blaithnaid Treacy
Rosanna Davison
Pauline Bewick
Gillian Hennessy
Louise O'Neill
Terry Prone.
Alison Canavan
Rebecca Horan
Susan Jane White
Cathy Kelly
Johnny Logan
Joseph O'Connor
Darren Kennedy
Robbie Fox
Sinead Desmond
Celia Holman-Lee
Jenny Buckley
Aoife Walsh.
January Russell Winters
Sophie White. Photo: Gerry Mooney.
Anna Geary
Maura Derrane
Jackie Lavin. Photo: Kip Carroll.
Nuala Carey.
Ciara Kelly
Maire Treasa Ni Dhubhghaill
Maia Dunphy

Elle Gordon

Does the word 'feminism' conjure up a bunch of hirsute, bra-burning, man-hating, strident fishwives, or empowered individuals in search of equality for all? Some famous faces tell our reporter what the often-contentious term means to them, as well as their take on gender quotas, why they would - or wouldn't - describe themselves as a feminist; when does feminism go too far, and if it's unfair to men

Sarah Rowe

Mayo footballer

To be honest, I wouldn't class myself as a feminist. I would say I'm more standing up for equality between men and women. I wouldn't class myself as someone who has a massively strong opinion on it. It's just a basic right that we should have the same treatment as men.

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