It’s been 6 weeks from my last entry here, it’s been busy trying to enjoy what was left of the summer holidays with my brats and getting them back to school. I’ve gotten to the stage where I miss writing. Often I had ideas and even started to parse them in my head but I just didn’t seem to have the will to sit still and write. Time to change that and get back on the horse.
I wanted to write a post about how women are viewed and treated in Irish society today.
This post has been brewing for a while, and I’ve pondered what shape it should take, due to its scope. In a nutshell, I wanted to write about the way society quietly contributes to and colludes with a culture of violence against women in ways that are often so subtle, we don’t even notice them.
- UL student Úna Roddy writes about the shocking level of judgement and unprofessionalism she experienced when trying to get a prescription for 'The Pill' from her family doctor.
Picture a doctor in your mind. For most people it’s a blank, but friendly, face you can throw your symptoms at and they will make you all better. Occasionally you need to show them something embarrassing, but it’s okay because we all know that they’re not really “people” regardless of what Grey’s Anatomy tells us.
Galway pro choice are having a public meeting this evening, 7pm the Victoria Hotel.
This is a good way to start getting involved.
I also love the poster, kudos to the creator.
Sometimes it's important to show people who might not be able to understand something that your fears are real, that your accounts are not exaggerated, and that your dangers are not in your head. For every woman who has ever been harassed, followed, catcalled, or generally made to feel unsafe in the street, this scene is extremely familiar (if still terribly sad to see).