What the Irish Referendum Means for Us Pro-Choice Campaigners Here at Home (The F Word: Let's Talk Feminism & Gender and bakamoono.lk)
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I spent last Friday with one eye glued to the news, heart in mouth and palms sweating. I scrolled through videos and images of Irish women on the streets their voices and pain refusing to be silenced, feeling a sense of real solidarity. Online I saw feminist friends from across South Asia and the world expressing their solidarity in standing with Irish women as they lined up at the polls demanding the rights to decide what they can do with their own bodies. Interestingly I pen this not long after writing a 3-part series on the abortion debate in Sri Lanka. Perhaps that is why this moment in time felt so intensely close to home.