Sunday 11 December 2016

Sending Enda menstrual cycle tweets won't work. Period

Published 12/11/2015 | 02:30

Enda Kenny has no power to repeal the Eighth Amendment
Enda Kenny has no power to repeal the Eighth Amendment

Ireland has a fine tradition of satire. As a comedian, Gráinne Maguire would doubtless be aware of this, and eager to continue it.

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Satire should, I suppose, do two things: make us laugh, and effect change for the better. Unfortunately, I'm not sure Maguire's series of tweets about her menstrual cycle, sent directly to Enda Kenny, will be successful in either goal.

The joke isn't that funny. I get it, and the purpose of it - essentially, that Irish politicians interfere in women's bodies by refusing to legalise abortion, so why not give them every intimate detail? I just don't think it's very good.

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