Free Tonight?



In Poland.

BBC reports:

Women in Poland have gone on strike in protest against proposals for a total ban on abortion.

They marched through the streets wearing black as a sign of mourning for their reproductive rights.

Women who oppose the ban are staying away from work and school and refusing to do domestic chores, in a protest inspired by a women’s strike in Iceland in 1975.

Anti-abortion protests are being held around the country too.

Women took to the streets of the capital city, Warsaw, in a pro-choice march on what they are calling “Black Monday”.

Further to this…

People who wish to express their solidarity with women in Poland are invited to bring a candle to the Polish consulate on Eden Quay this evening between 5.30 to 7pm.

Dublin – Solidarity with Polish women on strike (Facebook)

Black Monday: Women in Poland go on strike against abortion ban (BBC)



Lenny Abrahamson writes:

Huge protests happening in Poland against a full scale attack on women’s rights. They are asking for support from abroad…

21 thoughts on “Free Tonight?

  1. Daisy Chainsaw

    Solidarność with my Polish sisters. Can’t travel to Dublin from Boggerland tonight, but I’m there in spirit.

  2. Phelem Mooney

    …meanwhile Irish women wear Repeal jumpers & post selfies to Instagram. #NarcissisticProtest

    1. Daisy Chainsaw

      You’d have a canary if your Mammy decided not to cook your dinner and iron your shirt for a day.

    2. Sido

      So go on then what do you suggest? Do give us your pearls of wisdom? We’re all ears (or eyes is that it now).

    3. Coppélia

      Agree. Bloody Joan of Arc with a selfie stick, duckface and a social media account . More bite to the Polish protest.

      1. ahjayzis

        In Poland’s case the IONA Institute are actually IN POWER, though.

        That’d significantly up the ante if it were the case here.

  3. human

    I have waaaay more respect for the polish activists who are pro-choice but anti mass immigration. Irish SJW’s take note.

    1. The Real Jane

      I know it’s fruitless to ask why you link these two issues, because you’re basically just using the internet to make an eejit of yourself, but why do you link these two issues?

      1. Sido

        There is a bit of a link, Jane. In as much as some of the populist movement derives its philosophies from the American alt-right type stuff. The American anti-abortionists have successfully managed to link their cause to the bandwagon (somehow).
        Sounds daft – I know – but try putting up a pro-abortionist view on say “Breitbart Texas”.
        (Troll level: Advanced)

    2. Lorcan Nagle

      Just checking, human – do you do any sort of work around activism or do you just complain about so-called SJWs online?

      1. ahjayzis

        “Look, just because I want to nationalise that steelworks doesn’t mean I want to set foot next, nigh nor near it. Ewwww”


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