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Thursday 30 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Feminist

This year
Opinion: Make no mistake - history shows us that Brigit was a boss
Dr Niamh Wycherley says Brigit (St Brigid) would have been a thick-skinned and defiant woman living in a misogynistic and restrictive society.
All time
Opinion: Underarm hair is natural so why do people reel in horror from my hairy armpits?
The kickback women face when we dare to show contempt for this societal norm is most intriguing, writes Síomha Ní Ruairc.
# Feminism
10 struggles of being a feminist in Ireland
*deep sigh*
# yaaaas queens
The women of Game of Thrones have taken over and it's bloody brilliant
Game of Gals.
# Irish book awards
'Speaking out about imbalance can shake people up'
Journalist and and Irish Book Awards-nominated editor Sinead Gleeson on why speaking out can help bring change.
# Hey girl
The feminist themes in Mad Max have been turned into a new meme
“Thanks for rescuing me”.
# misrepresented
Rosanna Davison has slammed this ‘misleading headline’ and says she is 100% feminist
(But still, don’t call her one)
# woman's way
Rosanna Davison has slammed this 'misleading headline' and says she is 100% feminist
(But still, don’t call her one)
# bleeding heart
Artist spreads feminist message... on period pads
Meet Elone.
# Feminist
8 reasons why this year's Oscars were the feminist Oscars
About time.
# Calm down
The feminist who aborted her baby because it was a boy? It's likely a hoax
The story has gone viral, but all is not as it seems.
# speaking of imelda
Pro-choice activists tie pair of giant red knickers to Dáil gates
The knickers had a message calling for the 8th amendment to the constitution to be removed.
# Feminist
Time Magazine wants to ban the word 'feminist' and the internet isn't happy
The magazine is holding a poll on words that “should be banned”.
# Elle
David Cameron under fire for refusing to wear 'feminist' t-shirt
Elle magazine asked him five times.
# VMAs
Everybody's talking about Beyoncé's 'feminist' moment at the MTV awards
Bring on the ‘Beyonce is/isn’t a feminist’ articles.
# girls on film
Tired of how women are represented in films? You're not alone
A Feminist Film Festival will be held in Dublin next month – the profits will benefit victims of sex trafficking.
# how to build a girl
Caitlin Moran brings feminist tea towels to Dublin
The writer was in Vicar Street last night, asking people to stand on chairs.
# art history
Could Mona Lisa have been a feminist who wanted more women in the Church?
One amateur art historian believes he has the story behind that smile…
# Twitter abuse
Pair jailed for abusing feminist campaigner on Twitter
Isabella Sorley and John Nimmo sent expletive-laden messages to Caroline Criado-Perez.
Lisa McInerney: It’s nice that the f-word is no longer such a dirty one
A few months ago the word “feminist” was strictly taboo for pop stars, but now they’re falling over themselves to identify as feminists, writes Lisa McInerney
# Gender Equality
Swedish cinemas launch feminist film rating
The movies will be given an ‘A’ rating if they pass the Bechdel test.
# Dissent
Madonna calls for Pussy Riot pardon
The singer said it would be a tragedy if the three women received a lengthy sentence for their anti-Vladimir Putin protest.
# Russia
Pussy Riot trial: Putin calls for lenience
Meanwhile, protests took place opposite the Moscow courthouse in support of the three women on trial in Russia.
Column: The groupthink in decision-making positions in Ireland must end
Groupthink, cronyism and lack of accountability are largely to blame for the disastrous mess Ireland is now in, writes Clara Fischer.
Column: Feminists angry and humourless? Not the ones I know
The feminist movement has a bad name – but its mission is more relevant in these times than ever, writes Linda Kelly.