The Women's Podcast
A new podcast from The Irish Times. By women, for everyone.
Eve Ensler is the Tony award winning writer and performer of The Vagina Monologues, which has been performed all over the world. The play inspired Ensler to launch V-Day, a global grassroots movement to stop violence against women and girls which to date has raised over 100m dollars. In a rousing address to the Safe Ireland Summit, she talks about why Donald Trump is not her president and outlines the positive effect on society of activism against domestic violence. Also in the podcast, Michelle Casey from Co Mayo tells Róisín Ingle about a new treatment for urinary incontinence, an issue many women struggle with. And our Herstory this week is Co Tyrone's Margaret Elizabeth Noble, later known as Sister Nivedita, who was the first western woman to be initiated into an Indian monastic order.
Mark Paul: Men feel alienated from the feminist debate
'Up until this year we felt so alone, like criminals, we’re not having it anymore'
‘As non-binary, someone not strictly a man or a woman, I’m seen as too confusing to discuss’
The magical sounds of summer in the place that made me
‘What I learned from going topless at Knockanstockan’
Thrown out of a festival for taking her top off, jazz musician Carina Fitzpatrick who features on this week's Women's Podcast, reflects on solidarity from topless men and a foreigner who said ‘in my country, this is not news’
Olympian Irish women: ‘There’s no better buzz than standing on the starting line’
Meet the Limerick woman Oscar Wilde called ‘that fascinating genius’
Senator Lynn Ruane: 'I listed off the drugs I’d been taking...'
Cindy Gallop: You need to educate children not just about sex, but also about porn
Sex Siopa : Toys aren't the answer to spicing up your sex life, you are
Olivia O’Leary: Why was the State so reluctant to warn mothers about dangers of thalidomide?
Anne Harris: I had no training as a journalist. All I had was a ferocious curiosity and a couple of days freedom
Catherine Cleary: The day Bertie called to explain the Sheedy affair was not a story
Lindy West: As a fat woman, my body is lampooned and associated with moral failure
'It was horrific' - Una Mullally on going through the menopause aged 32
10 things we learned at Women in Media
LS Hilton: I wish my sex life was half as exciting ... I really do
Margaret Skinnider: ‘My disappointment at not going back to bomb The Shelbourne hotel’
Eggciting times: Who won our Easter Egg World Cup?
Caitlin Moran: It’s a shock when I remember Irish women aren’t in control of their bodies
Question Time: ‘What would you put in your political manifesto?’
Michael D Higgins: Men’s action and assistance needed for women to achieve full rights
Veronica Coburn: 'What can little girls learn from Ireland’s infamous Pirate Queen?'
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