I don’t think I knew, before yesterday, that Ireland’s constitution has a clause about women and “their duties in the home.”
It’s in Article 41, starting on page 160 of the government version.
2° The State recognises the Family as the natural primary and fundamental unit group of Society, and as a moral institution possessing inalienable and imprescriptible rights, antecedent and superior to all positive law.
That’s an alarming sentence already. It sounds Vaticanesque, but I haven’t been able to find anything from the Vatican that says, as that sentence seems to, that the family is “superior to” (and thus immune from?) the law. I have a feeling I’ve written about the idea before, too, but I haven’t been … Read the rest
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