Instead the feminists sat down drinking wine and beer like normal people, talked about politics, shared a few jokes, listened to some poetry readings, occasionally sang some songs, and then they even invented an impromptu dating game called "The Three Michaels".
In what has to be the highlight of the podcast festival Deborah Frances White, the most famous Deborah in the world, brought her sold out show "The Guilty Feminist" to Dublin for one night only. Co-hosted by comedian Alison Spittle the audience were brought to their knees with laughter and to their feet by poet Sarah Cahill performing “Ar An Imeall”.
Later in the night Tara Flynn and Senator Lynn Ruane joined the hosts to share stories with the audience on how they found their power. In what was a thoroughly enjoyable and inspirational event that not only lived up to expectations but created fond memories and hope for the future, I would encourage everyone to check out their live and unfiltered show. Hopefully they make their way back to Dublin (or Limerick) soon.
Luckily for anyone not present to witness the event, or the interval feminist occupation of the male bathrooms, the podcast is available online at:
www.guiltyfeminist.com/episodes/ The Dublin show is episode 119.
"Ar An Imeall" is available to hear and view on Sarah Cahill's website:
Sarah is an Irish playwright, spoken word artist, actor & activist with the London-Irish Abortion Rights Campaign. She founded Ragaire Theatre Company in 2016. Her most recent play Welcome Home ran at the Old Red Lion Theatre to a four star review by London Pub Theatres who called it "... consistently funny, with a sharp wit that is as smart as it is cruel."