The meeting was held in the Stag’s Head pub from 7pm. 6 people attended.
Next meetup: Tuesday, 13th March in the Stags Head from 7-9pm. Facebook event here.
When: Tuesday, March 6th at 7pm - 9pm
Where: Accent's Coffee Shop - Downstairs
How to find us: We'll have the book displayed upright on the table.
The Book: 'Kicking and Screaming' by Ivana Bacik
Facebook Event: RSVP here
'Ivana [Bacik] is a radical new left-wing and feminist voice in the Seanad'
After a century of wars, civil wars, internal division, political upheaval and the growing separation of Church and State, Irish society has emerged as a twenty-first-century hybrid, where the secular, liberal outlook is now, for the first time, the most common view. Ivana Bacik examines the shape and nature of the new Ireland, discussing such contentious topics as: the make-up of the modern family, organized religion, modern sexuality, reproductive rights, equality, racism, censorship and the environment, and the central role of the legal system in formulating a framework for our changing social mores. The book shows how Irish society has evolved to its current incarnation, and where it might go from here.
Come along and join the discussion on March 6th!
Thursday, 16 February 2012, 19:00 until 22:00, Stag's Head Pub. Facebook RSVP here.
Want to get involved? Want to tell us what we should be doing? Now’s your chance….! ...
Our 2nd volunteer meeting will take place at 7pm on Thursday, February 16th at the Stag's head pub.
We will be talking about our activities, giving you a chance to share your opinion and gathering your feedback on the IFN. It will also be an opportunity to meet like-minded people over pints, share experiences and make new friends. In future we would like to hold monthly volunteer meetings.
We would like to revive the IFN’s old Feminism in the Pub series, but we can't do that without you guys! Come along, air your views and make your suggestions.
We’re right there with you! Everyone is welcome and we would love to see you there!
Action on X
Twenty Years After X: Where Are Our Rights?
Tuesday, February 21st, 7.30pm,
Gresham Hotel, O’Connell Street
Facebook event: RSVP here
On February 21st, 1992, the High Court issued a permanent injunction which barred a 14-year-old girl, known only as X, from leaving the country to terminate her pregnancy, the result of rape. Two weeks later the Supreme Court ruled that when a pregnant woman’s life is in danger, including from suicide, she has the right to an abortion here in Ireland.
Yet in 2012 after all the expert committees, after two referendums in which the people vindicated a woman’s right to life-saving abortion, after several court rulings doing the same and an acknowledgment from Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore that such legislation is necessary – all we’ve got is another expert committee.
The delay is inexcusable and unacceptable. Legislation is long overdue. The courts have ruled, the people have spoken – it's time for the Government to act.
The Action on X Alliance had been formed by concerned groups and individuals to campaign on the immediate passing of this ruling into law as directed by the Supreme Court and also one year after the C case judgment in the European Court of Human Rights.
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