On Henry Street, Dublin 1.
Members of the ROSA (for Reproductive rights, against Oppression, Sexism & Austerity) movement held a demonstration against sexual harassment.
Rita Harrold, Socialist Party candidate for the European elections (above holding the megaphone), told those gathered:
“Sexual harassment is the norm on our streets, in our homes and in our workplaces.
“We’re specifically calling for the trade union movement to take up the issue of workplace sexual harassment.
“You’re very vulnerable and at real risk if you’re in a low-paid position or your boss or customer is your harasser.
“We’re calling for a €15-an-hour minimum wage and unions to organise in bars and restaurants, so we can stand confidently and say ‘We’re not on the menu’.”
At The Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1 at 1pm.
A protest will take place following statements made during a trial in Cork in which a 27-year-old man accused of raping a 17-year-old girl was found not guilty.
Barrister Elizabeth O’Connell SC, for the accused, had asked the jury to consider what the woman was wearing, saying:
“Does the evidence out-rule the possibility that she was attracted to the defendant and was open to meeting someone and being with someone? You have to look at the way she was dressed. She was wearing a thong with a lace front.”
ROSA (Reproductive rights, against Oppression, Sexism & Austerity) writes:
“Clothing has nothing to do with consent. It’s time the judiciary were trained not to use rape myths. Time is up for rape culture. Join the protest.”
Similar protests will also take place in Cork and Limerick.
Previously: ‘The Way She Was Dressed’
Bread & Roses Festival 2017 in September
ROSA – Reproductive rights, against Oppression, Sexism and Austerity – launches the Bread & Roses Festival with a table quiz TONIGHT at 7pm in Sin É. 15 Ormond Quay Upper, Dublin at 7pm.
Keishia Taylor writes:
Funds raised will support the Bread & Roses Festival, a key event in preparation for the upcoming referendum on Repealing the 8th Amendment.
Bread & Roses Festival, on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th September, is a feminist-socialist gathering with discussions on how to win abortion rights and the separation of church and state, and workshops on topics such as gender-based violence, LGBTQ oppression and sex education in schools.
Table quiz will take place on 7pm (Admission €5/€10 per person, teams of 4).
More dirty hurling from anti-choice types?
This time in Cork.
A significant number of our lovely posters were taken down over the weekend. Help us fight back against those who are doing their best to silence our voices by sharing, liking and inviting our event entitled Rally for Repeal., and most importantly, to attend this Wednesday……at 8pm, at the Imperial Hotel in Cork cit where Ruth Coppinger TD will speak
ROSA – for Reproductive rights, against Oppression, Sexism and Austerity
Outside the Dáil earlier.
Members and supporters of ROSA (Reproductive rights, against Oppression, Sexism and Austerity) hold a demonstration calling for the 8th amendment to be repealed.
Buswells Hotel, Dublin 2.
Tom Meagher (left), who has campaigned against violence against women since the murder of his wife Jill Meagher (McKeon) with members of ROSA (for Reproductive rights, against; Oppression, Sexism & Austerity), Rita Harrold (centre) and Ruth Coppinger TD announcing ’16 Days Of Action To End Violence Against Women’.
Mr Meagher will appear this evening with Rosa members at 7.30pm in Wynn’s Hotel, Abbey Street, Dublin 2 for a public meeting on ‘Ending Rape Culture’.
End Rape Culture Public meeting (Facebook)