Posted October 05, 2019 15:07:07 A group of Irish women have gone topless in the streets of Dublin for the first time in a bid to protest against gender inequality.
The group, dubbed the I am Not a Feminist march, has organised itself from a women’s boutique in west Dublin, to a public park in south Dublin, and on to the top of the iconic Shard building in London.
The first march in Dublin was attended by more than 20,000 people on Sunday night.
Organisers said the march was intended to bring attention to the issues of inequality, racism, police brutality and social exclusion faced by Irish women.
It is being organised by the Irish National Collective of Women and Girls (INCBG) and the Irish Association for Women’s Rights (IAWR), who also organise similar events around the country.
In the first week alone, there were more than 300 marches organised across Ireland, according to organisers.
Organiser, Iamnotfeminist, said the purpose of the event was to raise awareness of the many problems faced by women in Ireland.
“We are not looking for a celebration of the beautiful Irish women’s fashion, but for the recognition that there are many women who are living in poverty, often without any support,” she said.
“There is so much inequality in this country that it is not easy for us to be proud of our beautiful women.”