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Sexism of Olympic Proportion

Social media and the 24 hour news cycle has given us a whole new perspective and insight into the Olympics than we haven’t been exposed to up tot his point.

Apart from the incredible athletic achievements, we’ve also seen some pretty scandalous goings on, both in and out of competition. But one of the elements that’s come into sharp focus is sexism in coverage of this year’s Games. Continue reading Sexism of Olympic Proportion

Giving birth in Ireland: why such scaremongering by female journalists?

Maternity care in Ireland has very much been in the spotlight in the last few weeks. Aja Teehan’s High Court case has been to the forefront of this but we’ve also had some interesting studies published including this one that says Irish women have more C-sections than their European counterparts and this one that says women fare better in pregnancy and birth when they are under midwife-led care. Continue reading Giving birth in Ireland: why such scaremongering by female journalists?

Aja Teehan: Just because you don’t like it, doesn’t mean it’s wrong

Aja Teehan www.mindthebaby.ie Mind The Baby Blog
Photo courtesy of irishtimes.com

If you follow me on Twitter, you probably saw during the week that I attended the rally outside the High Court in Dublin on Wednesday to support Aja Teehan in her case against the HSE to lift the blanket ban on homebirths for women who have had a previous Caesarean section. Aja’s case is based on an individual’s right to self-determination and making decisions about themselves based on informed choice. You can read the details of her application on her website here. Continue reading Aja Teehan: Just because you don’t like it, doesn’t mean it’s wrong