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Death to the Irish Mammy: Should we retire the martyr matriarch?

By November 13, 2021No Comments

Emma Doran explains why she thinks it might just be time to do so…


Up until 1973 in Ireland, once married, women had to give up work. Sure, some days the thoughts of legally having to depend on a husband’s salary sounds appealing but I think we can all agree that Ireland of the past isn’t missed. A society that was controlled by the church and where women fell somewhere below cars and pints in the pecking order.

Emma Doran explains why she thinks it might just be time to do so...

Up until 1973 in Ireland, once married, women had to give up work. Sure, some days the thoughts of legally having to depend on a husband's salary sounds appealing but I think we can all agree that Ireland of the past isn’t missed. A society that was controlled by the church and where women fell somewhere below cars and pints in the pecking order . . .

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