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Women are claiming "personhood" -- in this case the right to control what happens to one's own body. I am fascinated by the entire #metoo movement. Specifically, why now? Why not earlier or later? What specifically changed? The Internet perhaps? The women I knew while growing up did not consider themselves to have equal citizenship. They embraced their dependent status, as strange as that sounds. There were of course exceptions -- women like Joan of Arc or Queen Elizabeth I, but they were radically atypical.
If women do achieve personhood, how will society change? How will male children change? The Internet is a network rather than a hierarchy, so it is possible that social institutions will resemble networks more than they do hierarchies.
As I said, this phenomenon fascinates me!
I just got paid 7k dollar working off my laptop this month. And if you think that’s cool, my divorced friend has twin toddlers and made over 12k her first month. It feels so good making so much money when other people have to work for so much less. This is what I do
Irish are becoming modern human.
Welcome to civilization!
Boyle: I'm goin' to tell you somethin', Joxer, that I wouldn't tell to anybody else -- the clergy always had too much power over the people in this unfortunate country.
Joxer: You could sing that if you had an air to it!
--Sean O'Casey, Juno and the Paycock
Abortion has been "commonplace" for Irish women for about 35-40 years with nearly all the abortions taking place in England.
At one stage it was said to be 6000 / year, now down to 4500 / year, possibly due to the availability of emergency contraception.
This double standard enabled both sides to have it their way until Varadkar called their bluff and held the referendum.
It will be interesting to see how many abortions take place in Ireland if it is legalised up to 12 weeks. My guess is very few at first as there will be a stigma attached to it in much of Ireland, so it will continue to be exported to the UK for a few years (Breixt or no Brexit).