- Sex & Drugs
- 28 May 18
Tomorrow, the day after this article is published, we will go to the polls in Ireland. The referendum in which we will mark our Xs on the ballot papers is — ostensibly at least — about the 8th Amendment. But there is more at stake than that. Fundamentally, the electorate is being asked whether or not the women of Ireland can be trusted.
The answer as far as I am concerned is emphatically ‘Yes’. And therefore I will be voting ‘Yes’.
Historically speaking, women, here and around much of the world, have not been trusted. And they still aren’t. This is something we have to change. Don’t believe me? Of course you don’t — I am a woman, after all. But there are many, many examples. Here are a few.