To mark International Women’s Day 2016, I gave a talk at Wexford Town Library this evening where Modern Wife, Modern Life is currently on display. In my talk, I explored the extent to which Irish women’s magazines advocated an equality agenda in the 1960s, looking in particular at women in the workplace and access to contraception.
I was thrilled that the event was not only well attended, but that it also attracted a mixed audience. There were women who remembered the 1960s, those who heard about it from their mothers and a group of school children who are part of a feminist society at the local secondary school. These girls (some of whom are pictured below) asked lots of really insightful questions and were really engaged with the discussion. I was delighted that they came along.
Many thanks to Wexford Library for the invitation to give the talk.