Scarlet For The 8th – A Global March For Choice

Once you get scarlet fever, there’s very little you can do about it. Anything can trigger it and the symptoms can vary widely. From a slight toe curl cringe at the sight of a Kardashian, to a full on scarleptic fit when you get a flashback to this photo of Enda Kenny being caught rapid on his way for a bag of cans with d … Continue reading Scarlet For The 8th – A Global March For Choice

#COPONCOMRADES

SCARLET FOR THE PATRIARCHY “We are a group of activist women from a wide variety of backgrounds, races, ethnicities, and sexual orientations. Last week, a good number of the left-wing men we work and organise with seriously disappointed us. These men – our friends, our fellow trade unionists, activists, writers, organisers, and artists – shared and commented on a reductive and damaging article written by … Continue reading #COPONCOMRADES

Scarlet-Proof STRIKE

International Women’s Day. March 8th, 2017. More than 50 international strikes. For change. For choice. For equality. There is a war on women happening worldwide and we have had ENOUGH. We are fighting back, and solidarity is our weapon. Yesterday, millions of people stood up in solidarity to demand change and justice for ALL women. Here are some of the great moments from around the world, in what … Continue reading Scarlet-Proof STRIKE

Scarlet Shit List

As “fuck you 2016” memes flood Instagram, Facebook statuses reach new levels of narcissistic scarlet, and Snapchat filters teeter on a not-so-blurry line of blatant racism, we, at the Scarlet Brigade find ourselves desperately strapping onto a hitching post waiting to see the calm in the eye of the shit twister that was 2016, à la Helen Hunt, 1996. But if the dude from “Big Love” … Continue reading Scarlet Shit List

The Invisible War

There’s an invisible war happening, and it’s been happening for many centuries, only this year it’s gotten horrifically worse. And no, I’m not talking about what the government did with the rest of the Toblerone bar #brexitbastards. I’m talking about the war against women. Sit down, grab yourself a stiff drink ’cause I’m about to dump some serious scarlet shit on yiz. Most women know … Continue reading The Invisible War

Dear America

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

Top 5 Scarlet Moments From Repeal Dail Debate

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

Repeal The 8th | GLOBAL GATHERING

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