Friday, January 25, 2008

Two tits and a vote

SABRINA, who made all the cool badges for the different events around Irish Blog Awards week, has just launched Two Tits and a Vote, a website intended to help Irish women become politically active around the issues that affect them.

The site offers a range of ways that you can make a difference, sign the petition for one.

Two tits and a vote

View it large here.

Explaining the site Sabrina says: “"Women make up more than 50% of the Irish population, but as a group, we're not particularly politically active, nor are women or our issues well represented in government. Of the current lot of TDs, only 12% are women. Because we're not vocal enough as voters, we're not regularly demanding attention where we want it to be focused."

Red Mum“The site has launched with "Better Access to Breast Health Care, Now" as its first campaigning issue. Highlighting service withdrawal from hospitals, excessive waiting times and Dail debate on the issue, Two Tits and a Vote enables women to send real world letters, postcards and petition signatures from the website.

"Women today face unprecedented demands on their time," noted Sabrina Dent, the campaign's creator. "Women care passionately about the healthcare issues that affect ourselves, our friends and our families, but to channel that passion into action, many of us need streamlined mechanisms that will put our views in front of politicians without taking up vast amounts of time we don't have."

Sabrina also talks about Alison who had to wait for a scan on her breast after having some problems. This post condenses the awful treatment given to Alison before Christmas.

Alison says on her own blog: “My heartfelt thanks to Sabrina for highlighting my issue. It is my sincere hope that more women will come out of the woodwork and people will know what is really going on and how ridiculous it really is.”

A petition is also planned to be delivered to Mary Harney just in time for International Womens’ Day so get over to the site and see what you can do.

You can also check out some of the press coverage the site has received today, the Indo and the Mirror.

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