Reference to Women's Place in the Home must be removed from Constitution

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Beaumont, C (2018). Reference to Women's Place in the Home must be removed from Constitution. Irish Times.
AuthorsBeaumont, C
Abstract

This short opinion piece outlines the historical context of Article 41.2 of the 1937 Constitution which defined the role of women as housewives and mothers. It highlights the campaigns by feminist activists to have the clause removed and calls on the current Irish government to remove Article 41.2 from the Constitution. This is an Irish Times newspaper op ed piece.

KeywordsIrish history; Irish women's movement; Article 41.2 of Irish Constitution; women's role as wife and mother
Year2018
JournalIrish Times
Web address (URL)https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/reference-to-woman-s-place-in-home-must-be-removed-from-constitution-1.3650608
Publication dates
Print04 Oct 2018
Publication process dates
Deposited18 Dec 2018
Accepted04 Oct 2018
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CC BY 4.0
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