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The making of inequality in the Irish Free State, 1922–37

Women, power and gender ideology

Maryann Gialanella Valiulis

How did Ireland travel from the glorious Proclamation of 1916 with its promise of equality and universal citizenship to the conservative Constitution of 1937, which allowed for only a domestic identity for women? This book is a study of that journey, an overview of how specific pieces of legislation worked together to create an unequal state. Throu...
Publish Date
October 25
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The current conversations around maternity leave for TDs, senators & councillors and how “appropriate” a tampon ad might be reminds me of how, from the beginning, our state sought to keep women out of political & public life.Highly recommend this book tracking inequality 1922-37.      source