LAST NIGHT, RTÉ One aired the first part of a two-part documentary series which examined the lives of Irish women over the course of the last century.
Anne Roper’s No Country for Women: A Woman’s Place focussed on the discriminatory laws faced by the nation’s women in the wake of achieving the vote 100 years ago.
The programme sought to establish just how much has changed for women in Ireland since the suffragette movement, with attention on religious, legal and cultural influence.
No Country for Women is a new landmark television two part documentary series which explores Irish women’s lives since achieving the vote 100 years ago. pic.twitter.com/NKF80qkRwa— RTE One (@RTEOne) June 16, 2018
And it’s safe to say that viewers were profoundly impacted by the stories shared on last night’s episode.
Taking to Twitter both during the broadcast and in the hours that followed, viewers heaped praise upon its creators, and urged those who had yet to watch the first episode to catch up in time for tonight’s.
Yes, it’s tough viewing, but for the vast majority who tuned in last night, it’s must-see television at its most powerful.
Watching #NoCountryForWomen and it’s giving me shivers down my spine, then I remember some of this shit is still going on. We owe it to those women, and to ourselves, to make it better.— Jessie Collins (@thecollinsline) June 19, 2018
#NoCountryforwomen was wonderful TV with incredibly brave women. Lavinia Kerwick’s courage & realisation of impact she had on rape law was a heartstopping moment. Is Ireland changed utterly? So important to vote for change, to mobilise, to show solidarity #feminism— Dr Margaret Ward (@MargaretWard1) June 19, 2018
"Irish men want to have sex before marriage, but Irish men want to marry virgins" #NoCountryForWomen— ash 🇵🇸 (@aisghair) June 19, 2018
It's not like we didn't know this, but seeing and hearing the stories of real women who had to endure that life has me in tears. It could have been any of our families— Gráinne O'Toole (@toole_grainne) June 19, 2018
My grandmother was born the same year as Julia from Connemara, it could have been her. #nocountryforwomen
Catherine Corless is simply a hero, a warrior, there are no words to describe my admiration for her. This country has lurched forward only because of ordinary heroes who say NO MORE.— Katie Dawson (@katiedawson23) June 19, 2018
#NoCountryForWomen I hope that Irish school history curriculum in the near future has a dedicated chapter to the consistent punishment and institutionalisation of Mná na hEireann. Ireland's shameful past AND present should not be forgotten— Tracey (@mummakeupbag) June 19, 2018
I'm feeling somewhere between rage and panic watching this. Grim, compelling and so very sad #NoCountryForWomen— Jac Sinnott for YES (@JacSinnott) June 19, 2018
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