The Women's Podcast
A new podcast from The Irish Times. By women, for everyone.
Strike for Repeal Debate & Deplorable Dresses
The motion at this year's The Irish Times Debate was: ‘This House believes the women of Ireland should strike to repeal the Eighth Amendment’
In this episode we bring you highlights from the winners: Leah Morgan of the Solicitors’ Apprentice Debating Society of Ireland in the individual category, along with Aisling Tully and Dara Keenan from UCD who took the team prize.
There is also an excerpt of a speech delivered by Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone, who chaired the debate.
Also this week, much was made of a dictat issued by Fusion Ball in Kilkenny recently aimed at teenage girls attending the disco. It featured pictures of what organisers deemed “deplorable dresses” which they said would be banned.
Journalist Arlene Harris has strong views on the issue – she spoke to Kathy Sheridan.
Why don’t we tell little girls the correct names for body parts?
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
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