Sunday 18 February 2018

GAA's 'lads culture' is damaging to women

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Is it prudish for a basic expectation of decency to precede social occasions? Have we gone past the point whereby to go out to enjoy oneself must involve the humiliation or debasement of someone else?

If the answer in both cases is yes, then we urgently need to have a conversation about what has become acceptable in what we refer to as "society".

The scenes beamed around the world of the function involving Ballyragget GAA club and their trophy, which degenerated into what looked like debauched and lewd behaviour, raise grim questions. The men, both young and old, all have mothers, sisters, girlfriends or wives.

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