#research: medical abortions online safe and effective

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[Though still illegal for the women of Ireland.] A study into women who seek abortion pills online in the face of strict laws against terminations has found that almost 95% safely ended their pregnancy without surgical intervention. Experts say the study underscores the safety of medical abortion, and highlights that women who go on to experience symptoms of possible complications […]

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#afeministtakeon: rebellion – @lip_mag

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It’s on the list. Rosie Hunt on lipmag: Rebellion is a historical drama that puts women at the centre of the action. The five-part mini series premiered earlier this year, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland, and is still available on Netflix for subscribers to binge-watch at their leisure. The series begins in 1914, […]

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#anonymouswasawoman: #HERstory: Nurse Elizabeth O’Farrell left 15 Moore Street in Dublin

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Fantastic piece. NYtimes (emphasis added): AROUND 12:45 p.m. on April 29, 1916, Nurse Elizabeth O’Farrell left 15 Moore Street in Dublin to deliver the surrender message that would end the Easter Rising. Inside the house, where the division of Irish rebels under the command of Padraig Pearse had retreated, her comrades in arms watched her walk away through the bullet-riddled […]

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#anonymouswasawoman: #HERstory: Mairéad Farrell, on “dirty protest” at Armagh jail in 1980

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Mairéad Farrell, on “dirty protest” at Armagh jail in 1980. Armagh women’s prison protests promoted feminism within the republican movement and challenged sexist attitudes, but women’s issues were not a priority for Sinn Fein. From the Irish Times: Second-class republicans? Sinn Féin, feminism and the women’s hunger strike Hunger striking as a feminist issue Nell McCafferty, the Irish feminist writer, […]

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#anonymouswasawoman: #HERstory: Irish suffragettes at war

Piece on the Irish Times: In the autumn of 1915 the workrooms and shop on Dublin’s Eden Quay where Rosie Hackett and her workmates had sewn and sold shirts and badges for over a year was reorganised. Their union official, Delia Larkin, founding secretary of the Irish Women Workers’ Union and manager of the Irish Women Workers’ Co-operative Society had […]

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#anonymouswasawoman: #HERstory: Bridget O’Donnel, a victim of Ireland’s Great Hunger, was interviewed by The Illustrated London News in 1849

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Bridget O’Donnel, a victim of Ireland’s Great Hunger, was interviewed by The Illustrated London News in 1849. The above newspaper illustration is one of the most iconic images from Ireland’s Great Hunger.Used frequently to accompany books, articles, and exhibitions about An Gorta Mor, the mother and her children have become symbols for the thousands of mothers and children who suffered […]

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#womensstories: Bridget O’Donnel, a victim of Ireland’s Great Hunger

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Bridget O’Donnel, a victim of Ireland’s Great Hunger, was interviewed by The Illustrated London News in 1849. The above newspaper illustration is one of the most iconic images from Ireland’s Great Hunger. Used frequently to accompany books, articles, and exhibitions about An Gorta Mor, the mother and her children have become symbols for the thousands of mothers and children who […]

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