So as some of you may know by reading this blog, we (The Scarlet Brigade) set up Repeal Global this year. Repeal Global is a network for Irish people abroad and our allies to get involved in the fight to repeal the 8th amendment, which bans access to abortion in Ireland. There are now many wonderful groups all over the place trying to sort out … Continue reading Repeal London – A Call To Action
Dear America, It’s me, your uterus. Or, well. Your collective uterus. Your daughter’s uterus. Your wife’s uterus. Your mother’s uterus. Your granddaughter’s uterus. YOUR UTERUS. You know, the one that makes the future happen? the one that each and every one of you incubated in for months? Yeah, that uterus. When you go to the polls tomorrow, please know that my future, that is, the … Continue reading Dear America
Watching your reproductive rights being flung around the Dail chamber like a sliotar is scarlet enough at the best of times, but Tuesday night’s debate about Ruth Coppinger’s bill (that the government rejected), just a few days before the anniversary of the needless death of Savita Halappanavar was almost too much. Here’s just 5 of the grossest moments from the night, some of which will be … Continue reading Top 5 Scarlet Moments From Repeal Dail Debate
Just over two months ago, we were almost dead from the scarlet due to Ireland’s 8th amendment. We decided we wanted to do something about it, despite the fact that we’re not in Ireland at the moment, which is where the idea of the global gatherings came about. We knew as Irish diaspora, that there had to be others like us who were feeling disconnected from this … Continue reading Repeal The 8th | GLOBAL GATHERING
The fact that repealing the 8th amendment is taking soooooo long is not surprising. As history has proven Ireland has always been a right little prick to women. Here’s a timeline of all the scarlet Ireland has made women endure. I’d set your mind to RAAAAAAGE, right about now. 17th&18th century: The Magdalene Laundries opened. Where in fact, not a lot of laundry was done. They specialized … Continue reading Repeal The Scarlet – Repeal The 8th!
News just in to us at scarlet headquarters: supreme leader in all things scarlet, Enda Kenny, has been rushed to the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital in Dublin with reports he is suffering from being blind, deaf AND dumb (BDD), after people started asking him about repealing the 8th. His rambling and constant stupidity over the constitution as laid out in this article is what first got doctors alarmed. … Continue reading Enda Kenny – Rushed To Hospital
Dear Enda, I am writing to you as one of the thousands of Irish people living abroad who are demanding change for Irish women. I am writing to you to repeal the 8th. To repeal the shame and to help move this country forward to become a safe and progressive place to live for all citizens. The 8th amendment was voted into the constitution in Ireland … Continue reading Dear Enda
Lads! We’re fucking morto again, but in a good way. Thanks to the Littlewoods Ireland blog awards for officially nominating The Scarlet Brigade this year. The ceremony is on September 15th and we will be sending some stun huns in our place as we are too scarlet to go and also live abroad. We think ye should all start a kickstarter to get us home for the ceremony … Continue reading Scarlet For Ourselves
Police in Rio have issued an appeal for help in finding Irish man, John Delaney, otherwise known as “Delo Boy”, or “Yokemon” to those closest to him. Delo Boy has been on the missing list since Rio police issued a warrant for his arrest for being a scabby cunt. Delo Boy’s partner in crime, Pat “Soprano” Hickey, (President of the Olympics Council of Ireland), was knicked … Continue reading MISSING PERSON APPEAL- John ‘Del Boy’ Delaney.
Here’s the story… We at the Scarlet Brigade are, as you can imagine, SCARLET for Ireland’s 8th amendment. We are mortified at the state of our nation’s archaic abortion laws and the direct and negative impact they have on women’s rights, and we are not alone. The thing is, we live abroad and feel a bit disconnected from the conversation and we want to have … Continue reading Repeal The 8th – A Global Gathering