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On this episode of A Woman's Place we are joined by Dr Josesph Trachtman, O.D, Ph.D to talk about his work which involves treating PTSD through the eye. Joseph Trachtman, O.D., Ph.D. is one of the approximately 60 optometrists world-wide, who has earned the status of F.C.O.V.D.-A, and one of the few in private practice with this distinction. Dr. Tr…
 
Here's a bit of history they don't teach you in school folks: the majority of women were denied the franchise in 1922. We posit that this exclusion at a fundamental moment of our state meant that the Treaty side swept the 1922 General Election. What we have come to uncover is that Michael Collins along with Arthur Griffith conspired to deny women t…
 
In episode 28 of A Woman's Place, Christina reads you a critical essay on the formula that makes up disaster. Looking at the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and contributing vulnerabilities of the society and how economic inequality plays a major role in creating 'disaster'. She discusses disaster as an outcome rather than an event and outlines lessons le…
 
We chatted about the emergence of neoliberalism and why it's hard to define. We go through a basic overview of the ideology and how it affects out lives-socially and economically- and it's emergence under Thatcher & Reagan aka Season 2 of The Crown We talk about how globalism and neoliberalism is colonialism rebranded. We think it's especially impo…
 
In this episode, we talk about the founding of American "democracy", Irish partition and how supremacists states stack the deck against groups seen as neither fully a citizen nor human. In America it was black people, in Ireland it was Catholics. We give an overview of Gerrymandering and how it works, keeping minority governments in power even when…
 
In the 25th episode of a Woman’s Place we are asking Sorcha: What the Fu¢k is a Republic? We look at the history of republicanism and give a brief overview of Republicanism in Europe and its roots in Ireland. La connexion Francaise is very important as we’ll come to learn! We clear up some terms for you, discuss what makes Irish Republicanism diffe…
 
In episode 24 of a Woman's Place Podcast, we get into the vanishing of women's pockets and the relationship between a lack of pockets in women's clothing and control. The ability to conceal something on your person can be said to be directly related to the level of freedom you enjoy. Practices are employed by authorities that often restrict this ab…
 
Clodagh Finn, a graduate of UCC, UCD and the European School of Journalism, Paris is a journalist who has worked for the Irish Examiner, the Sunday Independent and the Irish Independent and as a freelance writer and editor in Paris. She has a particular interest in history and archaeology. She lives in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, and in October 2019…
 
This episode is a very special Halloween/Samhain special to wrap up the series on witches! We are talking about Faeries in Irish society! We didn't really have witches here in Ireland but we did have those pesky faeries. Find out about this long standing Irish mythology, who the faeries were and listen as we talk about death, superstition and thing…
 
Ok girlies, we're really spoiling you this week. I have been pondering this notion in my head after salivating over The Vampire Diaries' Damon Salvatore for a solid 4 weeks and before that it was Che Guevara (Today, my love is Hasan Piker, but that's another episode) and I couldn't quite put my finger on why they are so goddamn sexy until finally I…
 
We had fun with this one huns! We talk about the modern depiction of witches in Popular Culture and focus in on the BAD witches and look at their 15th Century origins including the Hansel & Gretel witch, the Snow White Queen, Malificient and more. We also touch on ENVY and how it is a contributing factor to ONLINE ABUSE! We talk about Bloggers Unve…
 
Back in...sometime this year? Tina did an hour with WWW on Dublin Digital Radio. Here is the first of her appearances with the show detailing songs of revolution and protest from Portugal, Australia, South America, Ireland and more. There are wonderful feminist anthems including "The Pill" and "El violador en tu camino" and songs in Portuguese, Spa…
 
In the 19th episode of A Woman's Place we discuss how Women/Witches are to blame for the misfortunes of mankind, especially disease. We take you back to the Black Death in Europe in 1346 and document how one of the most traumatic events in European history led to the witch hunts just two centuries later. Sorcha talks you through some of the Religio…
 
In this latest episode of A Woman's Place we talk about WHY Irish women chose to 'go into the covent' and become nuns. What were the power dynamics of these structures, what were the conditions of their lives which influenced their decision. We also touch on the notion of 'purity' and why Irish people's identity, especially womanhood, became intrin…
 
In this week's episode we look at the history of religious orders in Ireland and how it came about that Religious Orders had so much power in Irish society. We barely scratched the surface of this conversation but this is the first part of a series on the nuns in Ireland. We start off with Catholic Emancipation, through to De Valera and then onto t…
 
In Episode 16 we talk you through the Free Britney movement, getting in depth about what exactly conservatorships are in America and here in Ireland. We talk about how other celebrities are subject to this same treatment, how to get one and we discuss the injustice of this practise which is used to control people with 'mental health' issues and mor…
 
In this episode we are back after another hiatus (it's been humid ok?) and we're following up our Violence and Technology episode (13) with a discussion on AI and what surveillance systems are being used for. Is it to protect you? Or just to control you through surveillance? And why are the US mad at Tik Tok??? Join us!…
 
In Episode 14 we are discussing technology and taking you ALL the way back to the invention of papyrus. We detail out how each new discovery has both lead to a burst of creativity but also of destruction and subjugation. We talk about sails, the radio, the printing press, the stirrup and of course, the internet and how the world has gotten more vio…
 
I sat down with Laetitia from WWW whose work involves creating community amongst marginalised genders working across the music industry in Ireland! We talk about the affects of the pandemic, how they align with global economic trends, what listeners and bands can do in order to help artists, politics and accountability! For people who may not know …
 
In this episode we talk you through the tropes of women in film and examples of them in film that sill exist today! We talk about the Bechdel Test and what films fail or pass. Listen to Part one of this episode before listening to this one to get a short history lesson of how women were pinnacle in developing film before the capitalists got their g…
 
In this the 11th episode of A Woman's Place, we talk about the history of women in cinema and we discover the very feminine roots of early moving pictures. From producing to writing to starring in films women were at the front of the pack because corporate America hadn't yet discovered it's profitability. Join us in part one! Part two we discuss fe…
 
In this episode Tina talks to Sky about agoraphobia and her experience of how it affects her life plus the steps she has taken to help her overcome the physical symptoms with things like exposure therapy. We have a chat about our upbringing, secondary school and how bullying may have played a part in developing agoraphobia. We also discuss famous p…
 
These things don't exist in a vacuum, disasters are created! In this podcast Tina and Sorcha discuss what disasters ACTUALLY are. How they are made up of 'pre impact conditions' consisting of vulnerabilities and how our systems, like in Texas only last week, and people in charge leave us at high risk to disaster which is a combination of what is ca…
 
In this special series of readings, Tina reads the letters of Constance Markievicz as she is on the run from the British in the 1920s in an effort to get to know the woman behind the icon. Constance Markievicz was a suffragette, activist, socialist, and the first woman elected to the Westminster Parliament devoting her life to Ireland's freedom, th…
 
Welcome back! We've been struggling through these last few weeks in Lockdown and therefore the Christmas break turned into a Christmas Hiatus. Almost as long as the Government is taking to respond properly to this pandemic. This week we are chatting about Women in Warfare and specifically hair cutting as a tool of the Black and Tans AND of the IRA,…
 
In the fourth episode of A Woman's Place we talk about the economics and cultural enforcement of motherhood and marriage. We discuss our own decisions regarding motherhood, why single mothers are still demonised and the virgin/whore complex that still plays out in Ireland todayBy awomansplaceireland
 
Just in time for Samhain 2020 and the first Halloween blue moon in 55 years. Enjoy taking a trip into ancient Ireland with us as we discover the roots of Halloween, from faery forts to winter feast to trick or treating in America and the rising embracing of Samhain once more throughout the globe.By awomansplaceireland
 
In this episode we delve into this article: www.express.co.uk/news/world/13208…nomy-Ray-Bassett which makes the case that Ireland must 'be brave' and make a difficult decision to free itself from the clutches of the EU, reminding us of the old Aisling poets of ye olde time. T We discuss how this is, in fact, a feminist issue and we look to expand t…
 
In the first episode of 'A Woman's Place' we discuss the controversy surrounding the infamous 'tampax ad' that got banned in Ireland recently for its supposed vulgarity. We delve into the history of menstruation in cultures, how we ended up being ashamed of our own bodies and the church's role in promoting disgust of women. We discover some of the …
 
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