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This is what Irish women are hoping for in a 'feminist future'

The topic is still trending this morning.

LAST NIGHT EVENING, THE number one trending topic in Ireland was #FeministFutures. It’s still tending today.


The hashtag, which was started by the National Women’s Council of Ireland ahead of their forthcoming AGM, features Irish women sharing their dreams for a “feminist future” and what a truly feminist Ireland might look like.

And it turns out that we have a lot to say.

People want an Ireland where children aren’t pigeonholed into gender roles

Newstalk’s Dil Wickremasinghe expressed her desire to see and hear more women on air

Women don’t want to be immediately dismissed if they say they don’t want children

And they don’t want to be told that they’re part of the “PC brigade” if you make an offensive joke

This, a thousand times

A world where no compliments end in “…for a girl”


And where women aren’t judged for being too feminist or not feminist enough

A city where you can walk down the street without constantly looking over your shoulder

All these things would be good, too, actually

Let’s get on it, Ireland.

- Written by Amy O’Connor and originally published by

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