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Thu May 30, 2013, 07:37 PM

How things have changed - just ten things that Irish women could not do in 1970s

1. Keep their jobs in the public service or in a bank once they married

2. Sit on a jury

3. Buy contraceptives

4. Drink in a pub

5. Collect their Children’s Allowance

6. Women were unable to get a barring order against a violent partner

7. Before 1976 they were unable to own their home outright

8. Women could not refuse to have sex with their husband

9. Choose her official place of residence


10. Women could not get the same pay for jobs as men


http://www.irishcentral.com/news/How-things-have-changed---ten-things-that-Irish-women-could-not-do-in-1970s-183526621.html?mob-ua=Y

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Reply How things have changed - just ten things that Irish women could not do in 1970s (Original post)
ismnotwasm May 2013 OP
niyad May 2013 #1
Dawson Leery May 2013 #2
redqueen May 2013 #3
AverageJoe90 May 2013 #4

Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Thu May 30, 2013, 07:41 PM

1. and yet, we have people in this country who would like to take us even further back than that.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Thu May 30, 2013, 07:52 PM

2. Those laws existed because of the RCC.

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Response to Dawson Leery (Reply #2)

Fri May 31, 2013, 02:49 PM

3. Wrong. nt

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2013, 09:56 PM

4. It's almost as if Ireland had never had a revolution at all back then.

 

It was LONG overdue, TBH.

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