Wednesday 13 December 2017

To achieve equality, we'll need fewer feminists - and more female activists

‘Rock the system, not the cradle’: former President Mary Robinson
‘Rock the system, not the cradle’: former President Mary Robinson

Ita O'Kelly

During his election campaign for the leadership of the Fine Gael party, Leo Varadkar, one of the two male candidates, said: "Women are just as bright as men. They're just as capable."

The fact that he even said this speaks volumes about where we are at in terms of equality in Ireland.

The National Women's Council of Ireland (NWCI) recently ran an AGM conference titled 'Feminists are Everywhere' - and it seems they are.

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