The downright misogyny of the State makes me furious
Sometimes, it's not nice to be right. I'm afraid I didn't expect the Government and Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe to right the deliberate wrong against mainly women in this week's Budget.
It was just another sign that the State is strongly prejudiced against women - downright misogynistic really. I'm as furious with myself as with those in power because I bought the package all those years ago and tried to be a good citizen, doing everything by the book.
I battled my way to a journalism course that limited its female intake to 25pc; I forfeited a job to the male who did less well in the final exams; I learnt my trade, paid my rent, signed up for more study and put my foot on that ladder to climb high.