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#Equal Rights

What has feminism ever done for men?

Except ruin razor adverts, of course.

From TheJournal.ie PICTURES: Thousands take part in Dublin Pride Parade Dublin Pride

PICTURES: Thousands take part in Dublin Pride Parade

The streets of Dublin city centre were thronged with people from the early afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie 'Unacceptable sexist behaviour': Spanish women stage unprecedented strike for rights Women's Rights

'Unacceptable sexist behaviour': Spanish women stage unprecedented strike for rights

Women earn 14.9% less than men in Spain.

From TheJournal.ie 15 million girls under the age of 18 are married every year - that's one every two seconds Gender Inequality

15 million girls under the age of 18 are married every year - that's one every two seconds

Today is the sixth annual International Day of the Girl.

From TheJournal.ie "We're not looking for something extra or more than - we're looking for same as others" Equal Rights This post contains videos

"We're not looking for something extra or more than - we're looking for same as others"

Ireland is the only EU country yet to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

From TheJournal.ie Joanne O’Riordan: 'I will not allow this government treat me like a second class citizen' Equal Rights

Joanne O’Riordan: 'I will not allow this government treat me like a second class citizen'

More than 100 disability groups gathered outside the gates of Leinster House today to demand the ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities.

From TheJournal.ie 'We were walking through the flats and it came up in conversation. My Dad asked if I was gay' EXTRACT

'We were walking through the flats and it came up in conversation. My Dad asked if I was gay'

I got really really angry with my family when they said they wouldn’t be voting in the marriage referendum, writes Patrick Dempsey.

From TheJournal.ie Why is Patricia Arquette getting criticised for her Oscar speech? Equal Rights

Why is Patricia Arquette getting criticised for her Oscar speech?

She called for wage equality “once and for all”.

Google Docs have hidden a cute Pride Easter egg in your spreadsheets

Everything’s better in rainbow.

From TheJournal.ie More than 500 civil partnership ceremonies took place in 2011 CSO

More than 500 civil partnership ceremonies took place in 2011

There were 335 male unions and 201 female unions in the first year civil partnerships became legal.

The 11 funniest protest signs ever

They might be serious issues, but they’re also pretty gas.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Trayvon Martin’s tragic death shows that race still divides America Opinion

Column: Trayvon Martin’s tragic death shows that race still divides America

It makes me feel guilty when we talk about race, and I suspect that’s how most white Americans feel, writes Larry Donnelly, who says there is still a way to go yet before racism no longer has a stronghold in America.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Sexism in Leinster House is alive and well Opinion

Column: Sexism in Leinster House is alive and well

Two male politicians showed how sexism can come in many forms – post-modern with an ironic twist and just plain old-fashioned, writes Maura Adshead.

From TheJournal.ie Column: I'm a devoted father, I'm engaged and I'm a gay man - I should be able to marry Opinion

Column: I'm a devoted father, I'm engaged and I'm a gay man - I should be able to marry

When the question “why are you getting married?” is put to any couple, gay or straight, the answer is the same: “because we love each other,” writes Christian Daly, who says time for marriage equality is now upon us.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Two years on – how civil partnership helped change Irish attitudes Opinion

Column: Two years on – how civil partnership helped change Irish attitudes

I’m proud I was involved in bringing about civil partnership, because it’s made a real difference to people’s lives – including my own, writes Roderic O’Gorman.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Getting a few extra skirts in the boardroom is not liberation Opinion

Column: Getting a few extra skirts in the boardroom is not liberation

Men should support feminism, says David Cronin – and it should be about more than just high-status women.

From TheJournal.ie Girl power: Irish feminist conference sold out Feminism

Girl power: Irish feminist conference sold out

Feminism conference aims to open the dialogue between all generations of feminists.

From TheJournal.ie Irish govt criticises Russia's 'gay propaganda' law LGBT

Irish govt criticises Russia's 'gay propaganda' law

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said that legislation discrimination against the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people “are not acceptable”.