In today’s blog, Catherine Mc Cartney explores a communique on Pornography written by female IRA prisoners in the mid nineties, chastising their male counterparts in the Republican Movement.
‘The ultimate form of domination, next to murder, is rape.’
Very few would disagree with the above sentiment eloquently articulated by the authors of a ‘communique,’ smuggled from Maghaberry prison, which can be accessed below. The writers put pen to paper in response to what they believe to be a serious failing on the part of their fellow comrades. The tone, language and coherency indicate that much thought and discussion had been spent on the subject matter. The communique does not give the background to the dressing down of their comrades however it is clear that the women had become aware of behaviour which seriously displeased them. This compelled them to question not only the actions of their comrades in arms, but…
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