Sunday 11 December 2016

What if feminism is the problem, not the solution?

It's time to confront the cranks who have turned feminism into a divisive, silly and doctrinaire sect

Eilis O'Hanlon

Published 09/10/2016 | 02:30

'Still Frances Fitzgerald found time in her busy schedule last Thursday to give a rousing speech at Dublin's Royal Hibernian Academy about the need to empower girls to achieve their potential.' Photo: Tom Burke
'Still Frances Fitzgerald found time in her busy schedule last Thursday to give a rousing speech at Dublin's Royal Hibernian Academy about the need to empower girls to achieve their potential.' Photo: Tom Burke

You might think that the Minister for Justice has enough to do without adding motivational speaking to the list of official duties.

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There's a Garda strike looming. The Garda Commissioner is being openly accused in the Dail of hounding whistleblowers. That inter-departmental task force on asylum seekers won't chair itself.

Still Frances Fitzgerald found time in her busy schedule last Thursday to give a rousing speech at Dublin's Royal Hibernian Academy about the need to empower girls to achieve their potential.

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