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Thinking a lot this today about how social media as a platform for enacting social change can effect the status of women, public perception of issues women face throughout their lives and gendered quality of life
Can we assume an average age and date of joining of the first generation of women on social media? A median socio-economic profile? How does that then effect the women's issues that capture public attention?
Extrapolate to the conversations and movements of recent times, based on demographics of user bases
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Did I ever tell you about the time I, a man, was pregnant?
I mean uh did I? I won't bother you if you don't want to hear the story
Okay so I wasn't feeling well for weeks, like extremely mentally unstable, but I didn't think I was pregnant because I was having my period.
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A thread on the long running rebellion that eventually forced the government to call a referendum to #repealthe8th - photo is us on the February 1992 X-case march - the point at which the tide turned & lead to the #Together4Yes to get rid of #8thref this May
Our involvement goes further back, WSM formed in 1984 but those members had fought introduction of the 8th as part of the Anti-Amendment Campaign. Felt AAC was too defensive through and there was a need to always include a 'womens right to choose' on every platform
In 1984 Eileen Flynn sacked from teaching job at New Ross convent school - Jesuit priest wrote “Ms Flynn’s pregnancy is significant only as being incontrovertible evidence that her relations with the man in whose house she resided were in fact immoral...
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