publication . Article . Book . 2015

The Irish Women's Movement

Linda Connolly;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Publisher: Centre for World Dialogue
  • Country: Ireland
Abstract
Ireland’s long history of patriarchy is matched by the ongoing evolution of its women’s movements. Today’s complex, transnational feminism finds its precursor in the colonial era. The first wave of the Irish women’s movement dates from the mid-19th century, with the franchise secured for women in 1918 while still under British colonial rule. First-wave feminists played a role in the nationalist movement, but their demands were sidelined later, during the construction of a conservative Catholic post-colonial Irish state. In the 1970s, the second wave marked a critical period of radicalism and consolidation, with important gains on issues of violence against women...
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free text keywords: Sociology
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