Today is an historic day. For the first time in the history of the jurisdiction the Seanad is sitting during the August break. Our leaders have an opportunity to heal a broken country.
But they won’t do it.
It’s time to face facts. Despite the fact that women make up almost one third of the population Ireland remains a profoundly misogynistic society. The horrifying reality of recent days make this clear.
Social media has been swamped in a vicious tidal wave of “Rose Shaming”, and pathetic young men have been getting their kicks by circulating photographs that clearly depict Daithí Ó Sé.
We will not be party to this. Though we have identified the Rose in question we have decided to respect her privacy.
Here at Broadsheet we are proud of our long tradition of marital independence, but the time has come to take a stand. Her first reaction was to say No. Her first reaction was right.