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    Default Time for Irish feminists to find something else to do?

    According to the 2012 Global Gender Gap, as measured by the World Economic Forum (Ireland 'better place' for women than UK - The Irish Times - Wed, Oct 24, 2012), Ireland is ranked fifth in the world for equality between women and men based on four criteria:

    Economic participation and opportunity
    Educational attainment
    Health and survival
    Political empowerment

    The UK is 18th while the USA is 26th. There are still areas where women lag behind men, such as earnings and Oireachtas representation, but we are obviously to the fore in eliminating the gender gap and the momentum appears to be upward as we moved from tenth to fifth in the past six years. Thus, the drive for women's rights in Ireland is embedded in our society and is unstoppable.

    So, is Irish feminism's work done? Is Irish feminism now irrelevant?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Bumble View Post
    According to the 2012 Global Gender Gap, as measured by the World Economic Forum (Ireland 'better place' for women than UK - The Irish Times - Wed, Oct 24, 2012), Ireland is ranked fifth in the world for equality between women and men based on four criteria:

    Economic participation and opportunity
    Educational attainment
    Health and survival
    Political empowerment

    The UK is 18th while the USA is 26th. There are still areas where women lag behind men, such as earnings and Oireachtas representation, but we are obviously to the fore in eliminating the gender gap and the momentum appears to be upward as we moved from tenth to fifth in the past six years. Thus, the drive for women's rights in Ireland is embedded in our society and is unstoppable.

    So, is Irish feminism's work done? Is Irish feminism now irrelevant?
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    It is time for a masculinism movement to redress the imbalance !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Bumble View Post
    According to the 2012 Global Gender Gap, as measured by the World Economic Forum (Ireland 'better place' for women than UK - The Irish Times - Wed, Oct 24, 2012), Ireland is ranked fifth in the world for equality between women and men based on four criteria:

    Economic participation and opportunity
    Educational attainment
    Health and survival
    Political empowerment

    The UK is 18th while the USA is 26th. There are still areas where women lag behind men, such as earnings and Oireachtas representation, but we are obviously to the fore in eliminating the gender gap and the momentum appears to be upward as we moved from tenth to fifth in the past six years. Thus, the drive for women's rights in Ireland is embedded in our society and is unstoppable.

    So, is Irish feminism's work done? Is Irish feminism now irrelevant?
    Feminism's agenda and ambitions extend far beyond equality.

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    Ironing perhaps ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor View Post
    Feminism's agenda and ambitions extend far beyond equality.
    In what way? So far, posters (male presumably) seem to see feminism as a threat. Which, from a male perspective, is somewhat valid in that if 'they' get something then 'we' have to give something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by odie1kanobe View Post
    Ironing perhaps ?
    No - that's now man's work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Bumble View Post
    In what way? So far, posters (male presumably) seem to see feminism as a threat. Which, from a male perspective, is somewhat valid in that if 'they' get something then 'we' have to give something.
    Feminism isn't a threat. It's just irrelevant.

    The battle for equal treatment of both sexes in law is long won. What's left are the harpies who can never get enough of anything, especially airtime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hewson View Post
    Feminism isn't a threat. It's just irrelevant.

    The battle for equal treatment of both sexes in law is long won. What's left are the harpies who can never get enough of anything, especially airtime.
    Well, you could say "A lot done, more to do".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Bumble View Post
    Well, you could say "A lot done, more to do".
    Can't. There's copyright on that.
    Abortion is an act of violence. Violence demeans humanity, particularly violence against women and children.

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