Something I wrote for Cork Feminista

Welcome to 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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  1. Totally agree with you, you worded it much better than I did, I don’t think the over zealous “feminists” who seem to come from a place of hating men are doing anyone any favours, but I totally agree, women (and men) need to strive for equality in this world. Heck if we even started at this country it would be a huge step.
    We need to talk about this over tea and cookies. Or cocktails and a bad movie.

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