IWD raises awareness around the real experiences of women in the world. It highlights achievements, but also the oppression of half the human population, for reasons solely of their gender. Feminism, based on the fundamental principles of equality, solidarity and human rights is needed for the benefit of all in society.
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Ah, feminism. A term that’s widely abused and mis-represented, when it’s simply The Radical Notion That Women Are People, Too. And then there’s today, International Women’s Day. Another term that’s widely abused and mis-represented, amid cries of, “Why isn’t there an International Men’s Day?!” and “Women have equality – why do we need IWD?” And, finally, there are women. Who are widely abused and mis-represented. Which is why feminism and IWD are so important.
We met up with those heroines of the gay world, Katherine Zappone and Ann Louise Gilligan, recently, for a candid chat about the inequality we still suffer. “Homosexuals are told, “That’s enough…No, no. No marriage for you, pal.” I mean, it’s unbelievable, outrageous. It’s utterly outrageous”.
For those who may not be familiar, Katherine Zappone and Ann Louise Gilligan have taken Ireland’s Revenue Commissioners and others to the courts seeking to have their Canadian marriage recognised in this jurisdiction.