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A 'sinister and retrogressive' proposal : Irish women's opposition to the 1937 draft constitution

By Maria Luddy

Abstract

This article explores the campaign waged by Irish women against the draft constitution of 1937. A number of articles within the constitution were deemed by women activists to threaten both their rights as citizens and as workers. A campaign, organised principally by the Women Graduates' Association, the Joint Committee of Women's Societies and Social Workers, together with the Irish Women Workers' Union, sought to amend or delete the offending articles. The campaign ran for two months and in that period, feminists, the press, parliamentarians, the Catholic Church and republicans all engaged in the debate about women's position in Irish society.\ud \u

Topics: D901, JN
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Year: 2005
OAI identifier: oai:wrap.warwick.ac.uk:301

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