Eighth Days A Week




Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

Cathy at the Abortion Rights Campaign, writes:

Abortion Rights Campaign held a photocall and press conference in the run up to the 5th Annual March for Choice THIS Saturday, September 24th, at 1.30pm at the Garden of Remembrance. This year’s theme is “Rise and Repeal”. It’s great to see so many TDs and Senators come out in support of the march. (There was cake provided…) .


Abortion Rights Campaign

79 thoughts on “Eighth Days A Week

  1. rotide

    ‘Print the photo with the 2 wans who don’t look like rabid feminazis holding the repeal sign’

    ‘but its horribly out of focus’


    1. Major Thrill

      “Make the comment that shows me up to be a loser”

      “But it adds nothing to the debate, it’s just a pointless insult”


    2. Daisy Chainsaw

      Lipstick and/or glasses make one a “feminazi” these days? Will someone send me the updated list please.

      1. Major Thrill

        It’s a short one:
        Lipstick any colour other than red.
        Red Lipstick darker than FF635E on the RGB scale.
        Horn rimmed glasses.
        Has opinions.
        Gets notions.

          1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

            Well that woman who wears strong lipstick on GBBO is causing an awful stir (!!) these days. The DM is awash with outrage.
            She pouts too, though, which is a complete no-no.

    3. rotide

      If it was a pro life demo, ye’d all be losing the rag about how they push the young folk to the front and the non-childbearers were hiding at the back.

          1. rotide

            When you’re too busy being outraged that you don’t get the joke that news does, you’re on a whole other side bbz

        1. The Real Jane

          Well in fairness there were women there, so it’s obligatory to comment on their naziness (looking for a personal freedom for women is JUST LIKE THE NAZIS) and their appearance.

          It’s the law.

      1. Nigel

        I think they were questioning the usage of the braze ‘rabid feminaxis’ since it is a redundant apelation due to the qualifIcation of every living creature who is not pro-life as members of the genus rabidus feminazicus, therefore attempting to discern their classification from physical appearance alone is a futile endeavour. Just throw holy water at them and see if it burns.

        1. rotide

          it’s a fcking joke. Maybe everyone here is too busy on twitter appropriating american terms for the purposes of toppling the white mans grip on the collective vagina to not take every single thing to heart.

          1. MoyestWithExcitement

            It’s a joke that showed you believe thatsome women look like “feminazis” you poor, angry little cretin.

          2. Nigel

            You should probaby consider for a moment how indistinguishable these jokes are from outright, straightforward abuse and harassment. Quite a lot of people who call others feminazis in earnest also think it’s hilarious, and there are a lot of them and if you are a woman online they will targrt you unmercifully. Now with that in mind, why should anyone who has to put up with that be obliged to cut your jokes any slack and why should they care if you didn’t really mean it? The joke is basically indistinguishable ftom real abuse, and your defense of the joke is just one more person having a go. Oh they are humourless because they didn’t find it amusing that you used terms of abuse and harassment to mildly amuse yourself at their expense. How terrible of them.

          3. Nigel

            @Andyourpoint – it is often easy to laugh when you are pointing the finger at others who are being targeted for mockery and abuse. I wish it were otherwise but there you go.

          4. rotide

            Are you actually trying to equate a word like Feminazi to Nigger and Yid and Paki? Those are ACTUAL terms of abuse.

            Please. If I had made a gag with Neckbeards or Fedora or MRA , no one would have batted a eyelid.

          5. Nigel

            Perhaps if you’d been subjected to it repeatedly a a term of abuse you might have a slightly different view. It’s a misogynistic, anti-feminist term, and it always has been. Words don’t have to scale the depths of those other words you mention to not be funny to the people they’re directed at and not reflect well on the people who direct them. I don’t set much store by ‘neckbeard’ and ‘fedora’ as terms of abuse, either, but neither yet has the personal and political potency of ‘feminazi.’

          6. Tony

            Is it just women you stick up for Nigel or can Gaeilgoiri apply too? A lot nastier has been said about them and others (catholics) but we never see you protect them? Wouldn’t that be hypocritical or do the bloody women take up all of your time?

  2. Daisy Chainsaw

    Looking forward to it. Last couple of years have seen great turnouts in really lovely weather. “We can’t wait. Repeal the 8th.”

      1. Lorcan Nagle

        It’s not just online. Talking with people on the street at stalls this year has been like 99% positive. A massive upswing from last year, and especially the year or two before that.


    It’s a short one:
    Lipstick any colour other than red.
    Red Lipstick darker than FF635E on the RGB scale.
    Horn rimmed glasses.
    Has opinions.
    Gets notions.

    Get on bus with a pillow stuffed up your jumper & camera on record in a hope to catch some
    complete b@5Iard up didn’t immediately offer you his seat.

    1. The Real Jane

      They don’t offer their seats at all, let alone immediately. Not even when you’ve a real life baby in your tummy, not even a pillow up your jumper.

    2. Spaghetti Hoop

      Repeated rhetorical questions.
      e.g. ‘Did they completely FORGET to invite women to this conference or was it intentional?’

  4. DubLoony

    The looks on the TDs faces in the background is interesting. it probably the first time PBP, Soc Dems & Labour are on the same side. They look like they are sucking lemons.

    1. Dave

      Formally on the same side, will see how many vote in favour of the PBP-AAA bill calling for a referendum to repeal the 8th when it comes up in October….. I’m looking at the Labour “we are pro-choice but can’t support this bill calling for greater choice for women” party.

      1. rotide

        You mean the labour party that introduced the same sex marriage referendum? or the labour party that didn’t support the unconstitutional populist bill recently?

        1. Dave

          The one that voted against bills introduced by Clare Daly and Ruth Coppinger. They weren’t even particularly radical although in Ireland anything that seems to suggest women are more than walking incubators tends to be viewed as though people have thrown up baricades in the street.
          Far from clear that they were in any way unconstitutional and the Dáil cannot determine that, we have mechanisims like the courts to make those decisions and the president can refer bills to the supreme court for clarity before signing.
          The bill coming up in October simply calls for a referendum to delete the section of the constitution inserted in 1983 after the 8th amendment was passed – which would give anyone born after 1965 their first chance to actually have a say on this victorian hangover – good luck hiding behind the unconstitutional defence on this one. Although I suppose they can always use the “we want to but the people aren’t ready, we need to bring the middle ground with us, mumble mumble blah blah blah something something” defence. Maybe now that they are in opposition it might be different but I wouldn’t be willing to bet the price of a pint on it.

          1. The Real Jane

            How would it help to know the name of someone who makes public statements you want to hear? That’s what you’re asking?

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