Virginity, Chastity and Purity: Defining Women Past and Present

I’ve been thinking a lot about ‘unmarried mothers’* recently: I gave a paper on perceptions of these women in Ireland in the second half of the twentieth century to the University of Hertfordshire’s History Lab, and I’m currently reviewing Pat Thane’s and Tanya Evans’s Sinners? Scroungers? Saints? Unmarried Motherhood in Twentieth Century England. Virginity, chastity, purityContinue reading “Virginity, Chastity and Purity: Defining Women Past and Present”

“Change The Law -Give Him An Equal Chance” 1980 Young Fine Gael campaign to give rights to ‘illegitimate’ children

Originally posted on Irish Election Literature:
From April 1980 “Change The Law -Give Him An Equal Chance” a Young Fine Gael campaign to give rights to ‘illegitimate’ children. Many thanks to the sender.