Here’s exactly what to look for in your eye cream depending on your issue
Here’s exactly what to look for in your eye cream depending on your issue

Melanie Morris

7 new must-sees we can’t wait to watch this year
7 new must-sees we can’t wait to watch this year

Jennifer McShane

This Rathgar home with a separate coach house is on the market for €2.95 million
This Rathgar home with a separate coach house is on the market for €2.95 million

Megan Burns

Vaccine envy: ‘When I was offered the vaccine, my friends Whatsapp group went very silent’
Vaccine envy: ‘When I was offered the vaccine, my friends Whatsapp group went very silent’

IMAGE

Atayef (a Middle Eastern pancake with a twist) – the winning recipe from innocent Ireland’s dairy-free cook off
Atayef (a Middle Eastern pancake with a twist) – the winning recipe from innocent Ireland’s...

Shayna Sappington

8 brilliant books worth reading (that you may have missed)
8 brilliant books worth reading (that you may have missed)

Jennifer McShane

Outdoor spots to take the kids to this summer that aren’t Dublin Zoo or Tayto Park
Outdoor spots to take the kids to this summer that aren’t Dublin Zoo or Tayto...

Sarah Finnan

Image / Editorial

1 Is 2 Many


by Jeanne Sutton
30th Apr 2014
blank

Yesterday saw Irish women being failed once again by the courts after a businessman escaped jail despite dragging a teenage girl into a spare bedroom in a Killarney B&B to sexually assault her. Martin Quigley of Ballygarron, Kilmuckridge, Co Wexford was handed down a suspended sentence in Tralee’s Circuit Criminal Court and has twelve previous convictions for assault, drink driving and public order offences. When sentencing Judge Carroll Moran?acknowledged the victim’s trauma, but also noted the adverse publicity Quigley’s business had received. The victim wept openly in court. Her mother comforted her.

Today sees the Obama administration sending their strongest message yet in support of women’s rights with the powerful 1 is 2 Many campaign video. ?We have a big problem,? proclaims Benicio del Toro at the beginning which goes on to feature some of Hollywood’s leading men such as Seth Meyers, Steve Carrell and Daniel Craig talking about consent, respect, never blaming the victim and standing up for what is right. President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden also speak during the powerful one-minute long video. As they launched the video, the White House reminded the American public that 1 in 5 women is sexually assaulted while in college. That 1 in 10 will be hurt by someone they’re dating. That 1 in 9 teenage girls will be forced to have sex.?1 is 2 Many is a project with which Biden has been instrumental. The Vice President’s record when it comes to battling violence against women is impressive and constant. He is a well-known donator to various charities and has been an instrumental in helping to pass legislation in the area.

Meanwhile Daniel Craig is no stranger to viral women’s rights campaigns having memorably starred, in drag, as Bond in the Sam Taylor-Johnson directed short for International Women’s Day in 2011. Judi Dench narrated EQUALS as M, Bond’s spy boss, and listed the various inequalities that persist in the world in the workplace and the home. For a reminder of that amazing and stark public service announcement see here.

Speaking about the 1 is 2 Many campaign Craig says ?I am honored to be part of such an important and crucial project. The message is clear and simple; everyone has a responsibility. There are no exceptions. There are no excuses. Please watch it and pass it on.?

You heard him.

Jeanne Sutton @jeannedesutun

Also Read

blank
EDITORIAL
Vaccine envy: ‘Why a year of Covid has brought out the begrudgers’

By Amanda Cassidy

shells cafe
EDITORIAL
A Sligo cottage is transformed into a cool and cosy surfers’ haven

Still one of our favourite homes ever, the easy-breezy interiors...

By IMAGE Interiors & Living

blank
EDITORIAL
“You’re weird Mammy… other mothers iron”: Author Elske Rahill on writing and motherhood

“Every baby costs you a book” – that’s something women...

By IMAGE

Keith-_-Tara_130_Web Shantanu Starick painting kitchen cabinets
EDITORIAL
How to limit drips and brush strokes while painting kitchen cabinets

Painting kitchen cabinets can be transformative and can be achieved relatively low-cost,...

By Amanda Kavanagh

Women with MS who take medication, especially immunosuppressants, cannot become pregnant unless they come off medication.
premium HEALTH & WELLNESS, REAL-LIFE STORIES
I had to weigh up the possibility of losing my mind against losing my future children

Holograms of the children she may never have dance across Dearbhla Crosses' mind as an MS diagnosis and Covid-19 are unwelcome reminders of her biological clock ticking.

By Dearbhla Crosse

blank
EDITORIAL
‘We went to the zoo today – and life felt deliciously normal’

What’s seldom is truly wonderful, writes Amanda Cassidy Dublin Zoo...

By Amanda Cassidy

blank
EDITORIAL
What to eat this weekend: Fish n’ courgette chips with homemade tartar sauce

This healthy fish and courgette chips recipe from Jane Kennedy...

By Meg Walker