The narrator’s desire to progress “alone” is a challenge not just to marriage but to parenthood – “the mother in me could not be reconciled with the whole woman” – and she finally understands her own mother, who had experienced precisely the same difficulty. “Why,” she says, delivering the book’s central message, “do we idealise self-sacrifice in mothers? Where does this inhuman idea of maternal self-immolation come from? It has been passed down from mother to daughter for centuries. It has produced a monstrous causal chain.” … [Read more...] about A Woman by Sibilla Aleramo review – groundbreaking
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"If you were really honest and wanted to marry that woman, and you were able to hide and watch her in secret, and see the things that she wouldn't usually let you see before marrying her, then it is acceptable as long as your intentions are pure," Qusi said in an online video translated by the al-Arabiya news network. … [Read more...] about Egyptian cleric says men are allowed to spy on women in the shower
So looking down at that audience of brilliant Irish women, I preferred to be inspired by the living, rather than the dead. We have a female chief justice, a female attorney general, a female director of public prosecutions, a female head of the Garda Síochána (police), a female minister for justice, a female deputy prime minister, and a whole new crop of members of parliament to swell women’s numbers in the Dail. They all represent battles hard won. But there are more to be tackled, including a woman’s right to abortion. … [Read more...] about Why, 100 years after the Easter Rising, are Irish women still fighting?
Article 41.2 of the constitution says the Irish state “recognises that by her life within the home, woman gives to the state a support without which the common good cannot be achieved. The state shall, therefore, endeavour to ensure that mothers shall not be obliged by economic necessity to engage in labour to the neglect of their duties in the home.” … [Read more...] about Irish feminists target ‘women in the home’ clause in constitution
'To this day no one in the US Attorney's Office will say why. I accidentally found her on Facebook a couple of years ago - after one of her Facebook friends publicly threatened me on the platform - and she is still covered, but slender, living in New Jersey. … [Read more...] about EXCLUSIVE: Widow of Boston Bomber goofs around with daughter in social media photos, as new book reveals she was on watch list and warned against entering Massachusetts but mocked FBI by driving up to state’s border line