The Question of Abortion

Posted July 15, 2014 Avatar Jessica Owens

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“No woman can call herself free who does not control her own body.” - Margaret Sanger The question of abortion policy has been a divisive issue for both states and for communities. Intense debates and protests have followed abortion policies, and it is an issue which is not easily resolved. It is very difficult to say that abortion HAS to be legal/illegal because it can often depend on the women’s circumstances and her (and her partners) beliefs. There are two very differ...


Gender-Based Violence in Europe

Posted July 14, 2014 Avatar Jessica Owens

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As a young woman in Ireland, it is discouraged to stand up against sexist/sexual jokes, even if they normalize and minimize the severity of rape, thus perpetuating the rape culture. Though there is more awareness in Ireland on the issue of Gender-Based Violence, society still chooses to treat the issue as if it only affects lower-class or ethnic women. This could explain why there is a lack of reporting, and a lack of convictions. The patriarchal ideology which exists across the wo...


Hello Everyone!

Posted July 14, 2014 Avatar Jessica Owens

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Hello everyone! I am so excited about blogging on VOY and seeing as this is my first post, I thought I would give you all a short introduction. My name is Jessica and I live in Co. Kildare, Ireland. I just turned 23 and will soon graduate from Dublin City University with an honours degree in International Relations. I am really passionate about women’s rights and equality and was known as the resident feminist in most of my classes! I am currently working as a full-time nanny...


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    Hello everyone! I just graduated from Dublin City University with an Honours Degree in International Relations and am currently working full time as a nanny to three amazing little girls. I hope to do a Masters in Gender and Development next year.


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