Wednesday 22 November 2017

Niamh Horan: Work your sexuality, Stephanie Roche

Goal-den girl Stephanie Roche is the perfect role model for women - she is talented and sexy, writes Niamh Horan

Stephanie Roche. Photo:Gerry Mooney
Stephanie Roche. Photo:Gerry Mooney

Niamh Horam

One of the biggest scams ever pulled off in the history of humankind was convincing women their sexuality is something to be ashamed of. It's perpetuated by men to keep women down because they are afraid of how much power it bestows.

Recently, some women have championed the idea that our gender should repress their sexuality as a kind of twisted pseudo-feminism. They warn that the 'value' of a woman will somehow diminish; that she won't be taken seriously - if she puts it on display.

I saw it last summer when I pointed out that female rugby players can kick ass and still look good on the pitch. And last week Stephanie Roche came up against the same militant feminism.

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