Law and sociology lecturers from WIT’s School of Humanities, talk with experts about gender issues across social, political and cultural dimensions
Episode 1 of the Engendering Change podcast, with hosts Niamh Maguire and John O’Brien, is titled: Gender and The Law w/ Ivana Bacik.
In the first episode, Niamh Maguire talks with Professor, Senator and Barrister-At-Law Ivana Bacik about gender and the law, and the myriad ways in which law enforces and reinforces gender roles in society. Is the law gender neutral? If, not, in what ways does the law enforce and reinforce stereotypical gender roles? What, if anything, has changed over the last two decades?
Their discussion of the gendered nature of law touches on topical issues including the defence of provocation in criminal law, the 8th Amendment to the Irish Constitution, gender equality in the legal profession, the 5 C’s holding women back and the 3 G’s that push men forward, gender quotas for electoral candidates, the Gender Pay Gap Information Bill 2019, Maternity and Paternity Leave for Elected Politicians and a radical feminist analysis of recent changes to the Irish Prostitution law.
The aim of the Engendering Change podcast is to talk to leading activists and researchers who work on questions and issues related to gender, so that this can be brought to a wider audience.
The hosts are WIT School of Humanities Niamh Maguire (senior lecturer in law) and John O’Brien (lecturer in sociology), and the producer is Rob O’Connor from the Department of Computing and Mathematics.
You can listen to all Engendering Change podcasts on the main streaming platforms through the links below: