Tag Archives: gender

This afternoon.

Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

A ‘Save Our Spaces’ protest outside Leinster House organised by Radicailín calling for the rights of women and girls to ‘female-only, single sex spaces and services’.

Miriam Cotton writes:

Women from all over Ireland gathered to speak in defence of the preservation of women’s safe spaces. Speakers included Nuala Gallagher of Radicailín, the organisers of #SaveOurSpaces, Laoise Uí Aodha de Brun, spokesperson for The Countess.ie, Ceri Black of LGB Alliance Ireland, Rachel Moran of The Irish Women’s Lobby – and Graham Linehan of Father Ted Fame.

Previously: Gender  Questioning

Pics: Miriam Cotton

This morning/afternoon.

Maya Forstater, 47, had lost her job at the think tank Center for Global Development (CGD) in March 2019, after posting a series of tweets questioning UK government plans – which were later scrapped – to let people declare their own gender.

Maya Forstater: Woman wins tribunal appeal over transgender tweets (BBC)




An enlightening graduation short by Géraldine Charpentier-Basille tells the deeply personal story of transgender Lou and the difficulties they faced with clothes, periods and labels when growing up.

Inspired by both the work of American philosopher and gender theorist Judith Butler and Charpentier’s “non-queer friends”, the director describes her film as “a representation of a queer person made by a queer person”.

And you think you have problems.


From top: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Dublin Gay Pride in 2017; Irish passport

This morning.

Via Independent.ie:

In the report drafted by Fine Gael’s LGBT committee, it is recommended these children should be free to legally self-declare their gender.

The committee, which includes Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, also said laws need to be changed to allow all children under 16 to change their gender with parental approval.

It recommends that the next government should allow people who do not consider themselves either male or female to be permitted to mark X on their passports.

This would mean Irish passports would have three gender categories – male, female and X.

The policy paper also calls for changes to the Road Traffic Act to allow for the introduction of rainbow-coloured pedestrian crossings.

Children under 16 will be able to change gender under FG plan (Independent.ie)


RTÉ studios in Donnybrook, Dublin 4

Mark Tighe, in yesterday’s Sunday Times, reported:

Almost three-quarters of those who earn salaries of more than €100,000 a year in RTE are men, according to figures obtained by The Sunday Times. By contrast, well over half of RTE staff paid less than €40,000 are women.

…This has now been confirmed in figures supplied after a freedom of information request to the station.

They cover basic salary of staff members, and not contractors, overtime or allowances.

The figures show that, while women made up 48.3% of RTE’s 1,984 staff at the end of 2016, they accounted for just 29.6% of the 125 workers whose basic annual salary was more than €100,000.

RTE cheques in the male (Mark Tighe, The Sunday Times)

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