This article appeared in the North Clare Local in September.
Something I wrote for Cork Feminista
What does feminism mean to you?
It means equality and fairness between the sexes. Neither sex is superior to the other, and we are different (although I would question how much of that is biologically determined, as opposed to socialisation) and I think every baby girl born today deserves the same chances and opportunities as every baby boy.
When did you realise you were a feminist?
I don’t know if there was an exact moment. When I was younger I had the image of feminists being dour and humourless, but I was always very aware of gender issues from an early age. I remember having to write an essay on women’s rights in 5th year and I was surprised how strongly I felt about it. Then I worked in a very male environment for three years and I was constantly being patronised and harassed. That really clinched it…
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