Irish Women and Sexual Fantasies Survey
My name is Grace Corry and I am looking for women from the age of 18 upward to take part in a study I am carrying out as part of my master’s thesis in film and television, conducted from DCU. My research aims to study the role of film and television in Irish women’s sexual fantasies, as well as the influence of a constantly expanding media landscape.
If you would like to participate in this study, please find attached a link to a questionnaire which surveys the various cultural and social influences on Irish women’s sexual fantasies, influences often delivered through media forms. The research aims to look particularly at the role that film and television play in Irish women’s sexual fantasy (‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ and ‘Game of Thrones’ for example, have proved phenomenal and are significant players in a sexualized culture). So little understanding exists in Ireland in the area of women’s sexuality and research analysis specific to Irish women is virtually non-existent, so outside of the people we may discuss it with it remains mysterious. The survey is completely anonymous, so no identifying information will be required. Please understand that your involvement in this study is voluntary, and that you may withdraw at any point. Confidentiality of information provided is subject to legal limitation i.e. admitting to illegal activity over the course of the survey may result in the investigator contacting police.
Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete this survey. With your help, I hope to shed some light on a subject that remains to this day, considerably taboo.
Please be informed that the questionnaire must be completed in one sitting.
Here is a list of the events we have either organized, been involved in, or have helped to support! For more information on any of these of events please contact email@example.com
June 27-28 | Camden Palace Hotel | Sexual Wellness Conference.
May 27 | The Gallows Bar, Bandon Road, 7.00pm | Pub Quiz: The “F” word. Pub Quiz hosted by Cork Feminista to raise funds for the 2015 Sexual Wellness Conference. €5 per person €3 unwaged/student. For more information on this event please click here.
May 14 | The Haven, Bachelors Quay, 7.30pm | She’s a Punk Rocker UK screening by Red: The Cork Feminista Film Collective. Zilla Minx of Rubella Ballet has put together a wonderful documentary that tells the story of the women who pioneered the British punk rock scene. This is a vital film that brings some balance to the lopsided male-centric history of punk. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHFRHEUL5Tc
May 12 | Camden Pallace Hotel, Camden Quay, 4.00pm | Celebrate LGBT Awareness Week! Free Creative Writing Workshop hosted by Performance Poet Sarah Clancy for Cork Feminista members, in conjunction with Cork LGBT Awareness week! Celebration of the vibrant LGBT Communities in Cork.
May 11-17 | Cork City | LGBT Awareness Week. The Launch of LGBT week on Monday, May 11 2015 at 5.00pm in the Atrium, New Civic Offices.
April 23 | The Haven, Bachelors Quay, 7.30pm| Screening of Frida by Red: The Cork Feminista Film Collective. Directed by Julie Taymor, this feature length film chronicles the life and art of the great Mexican painter and feminist icon Frida Kahlo.
March 23-26 | Cork Lifelong Learning Festival; featuring CF’s Liz Madden on the Feminization of Poverty– The Impact of Poverty on Female-led Households in Ireland.
March 19 | The Haven, Bachelors Quay, 7.30pm | “The Pieces of Me” screening by Red: The Cork Feminista Film Collective. A documentary film that captures Carol O’Keeffe’s search to find her birth mother. It follows the twists and turns of piecing together her identity, to where a maze of complex pathways eventually leads her. Trailer: http://www.carolokeeffedocumentary.com/
March 8 | International Women’s Day!! Guided City Tour, Celebrate the Ladies of Cork event.
February 6 | South Parish Community Centre | “FIRST WORDS: A CELEBRATION OF STRENGTH AND COURAGE”; A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer.
Dec 20 | Kinsale Road Accommodation Centre | KRAC AGUS CEOIL: A Christmas Jamboree!
December 9 | St Johns Central College | We Were There Film Screening and Q&A featuring Director Laura Aguair and Carol O’Keefe, a RED: Cork Feminista Film Collective event.
November 29 | Western Gateway Building, UCC | Conference on Women in Leadership, UCC FemSoc.
November 21-22 | Trinity College Dublin | Sibéal Annual Conference, Paper presentation by CF’s Siobhan Ramos: ‘Know Your Role’ – Linguistic construction of identities for female gamers.
October 28 | Cork Rally for the Repeal of the 8th Amendment – 2nd Anniversary of the death of Savita.
October 22 | Franciscan Well | Bring your “F” Game Table Quiz, fundraising event.
October 21 | UCC | Women in Academia Panel Discussion, hosted by UCC Feminist Society and Sophia Society.
October 25 | Trash Culture Revue | Cork Feminista Showcase; featuring “The Wall of ‘Femspiration'”, poetry reading, and stand-up comedy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJ0Ke97_1r8
September 27 | Dublin | Cork Contingent to the 3rd Annual March for Choice in Dublin with Cork Women’s Right to Choose Group.
September 26 | Kinsale Road Accommodation Centre | ProFest- Song & Dance Protest.
September 13 | UCC | Women and the Media: Feminist Concerns; A panel discussion featuring Sophie Bennett of UK Feminista, Rachel Doyle of the National Women’s Council of Ireland, and Una Mullally, feminist journalist and broadcaster. Moderated by Deirdre O’Shaughnessy of 96FM.
August 29| LINC in Cork | August Screening: But I’m A Cheerleader.
August 26 | LINC in Cork | Reveal: The Real Vs. The Ideal Body Image; Featuring Endangered Bodies Ireland co-ordinator Deirdre Cowman, the research of Eoghan Hanlon on young Irish men’s body image & the media, and our top body image questions answered by Everyday Feminism’s Melissa Fabello.
August 23 | Bishop Lucey Park Cork | Cork calls for an IMMEDIATE REFERENDUM to repeal the eighth amendment.
July 25| Camden Palace Hotel | July Screening: The Bling Ring.
June 21-22| Camden Palace Hotel | Sexual Wellness Conference.
May 16| Camden Palace Hotel | May Screening: “Better Than Chocolate”.
March 8| LINC in Cork | Celebrate International Women’s day at Cork Feminista’s self-care workshop.
February 14| Camden Palace Hotel | Eat, Play, Love: V-Day Love Feast with International Foods and Performances.
January 28| The Other Place Cork | Are you the New Feminist of 2014? What are our member’s ideas and goals for feminism and how can we incorporate them into Cork Feminista’s aims for 2014?
December 7 | Cork City Library | Turn a Wish into a Gift with Cork Feminista’s Giving Tree for Edel House.
October 28 | Cork Opera House | Candlelight Vigil in remembrance of Savita Halappanavar. A vigil in remembrance of the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar.
September 28 | The Other Place | Feminista’s Third Birthday Bash! Mad Hatters Tea Party and Feminista Fair. Local Arts, crafts and collectible items with a feminist bent.
September 7 | The Other Place | Online Activism Training Day – delivered by Maureen Considine.
August 31 | Sharman Crawford Street Cork | Feminista Supported the Magdalene Survivors at a protest outside Sisters of Mercy Convent which called on the four religious orders to pay into the compensation fund for survivors.
August 11 | Patrick Street Cork | Magdalene Laundry Survivors banner signing demo; compel the four religious orders to pay into the governments’ compensation fund for survivors. The Four orders that ran the Magdalene Laundries have refused to pay into the compensation fund for survivors of their regime. We stand with the survivors in demanding that the orders pay compensation to their victims.
July 23 | The Other Place | ‘Do you identify with a lie?: Exploring the gender and sexuality spectrum.’. Speakers- Darrin Mathews, a representative of TENI and Trish Connolly a Researcher in the area of gender, sexuality and disability.
June 25 | The Other Place | Film Screening ‘ Breaking Ground Documentary’- The Story of the London Irish Women’s Centre. Followed by discussion on Resource centres in CorkCity.
June 16 | The Other Place | CuntCraft Workshop run by Artist Colette Nolan. Colette’s workshops use poetry and Cuntcraft to encourage women to tell their stories.
June 8 | Sundays Well | A field trip to the Spirituality Centre Sundays Well to research about the Magdalene Laundries.
May 21 | The Other Place | What does justice mean for the Magdalene Laundry survivors? Speakers Dr Sandra McAvoy and Claire McGetterick (committee of Justice for Magdalene).
April 30 | Mr Bradleys | Fundraising pub quiz.
April 16 | The Other Place | Hello fanny: A reunion with your vagina. Guest speaker Mary sky (energy healer). A discussion based on body image as portrayed by media and the cosmetic industry.
March |New Organizers | Liz Madden, Maureen Considine and Emily Davis Fletcher became the new Co-Organizers of Cork Feminista.
Feburary 14 |CIT Crawford College of Art and Design | Screening of “Until the Violence Stops” documentary followed by a RISING dancing party St Aloysius, Secondary School, Sharman Crawford, St Cork. Organised by Maureen Considine, Helen Bohan and Catherine Dunne.
December 6 |Quay Co-op Meeting Room | Pro-choice letter writing event.
November 2| Quay Co-op Meeting Room | Stop cuts to child benefit- The impact of cuts to child benefit on low-income families. Speaker Liz Madden (community activist) from campaign against cuts to child benefit.
September 22 | Bodega | Cork Feminista’s 2nd Birthday. Planning next year’s events. Project Calendar Meeting.
June 21 | Quay Co-op | An open discussion on the Irish Social Welfare System and the difficulties women face in it. With speakers Gaia Charis & Liz Madden.
May 15 | UCC | A film screening of ‘As If I Am Not There’ with Director Juanita Wilson. In association with Hanna’s House & UCC Women’s Studies.
April 20 | Solidarity Books | A film screening of ‘We want roses too’ in partnership with Solidarity Books.
March 8 | Metropole Hotel | International Women’s Day Celebration – World Cafe Style Discussion with a performance from Rashenkoti Dance Tribe.
February 25 | UCC | “From X to ABC: 20 Years On” With Speakers: Dr Lisa Smyth, Queen’s University Belfast (Author of Abortion and Nation: The Politics of Reproduction in Contemporary Ireland (Ashgate 2005); Dr. Mary Favier, Media Spokesperson for Doctors for Choice; Niall Behan, CEO of the Irish Family Planning Association; & Dr. Brenda Daly, Law & Government, DCU. In assocation with Women’s Studies UCC.
February 23 | Quay Co-op Meeting Room | How do I tell them I’m Pro Choice? A lobbying workshop focusing specifically on how to discuss the issue of abortion with Irish politicians. In association with Cork Women’s Right To Choose Group.
January 26 | Quay Co-op Meeting Room | Lived Experiences: Migrant Women Living in Ireland. Speakers on the night included Tabi Rose Eseme, Chairperson of Cork African Women’s Group; Nilmini Fernando, Sri Lankan, PhD candidate at UCC Women’s Studies; Fiona Finn, CEO Nasc & Claire Cumisky, Legal Information Officer, Nasc.
January 6 | The Gate Cinema | Cinema Trip to see The Iron Lady.
November 19 | Quay Co-op Meeting Room | Advocacy & Activism Training. An intensive 4 hr training session for anyone interested in running campaigns/becoming an advocate. This training is based on increasing your skill set and as such is not issue specific. This will be an introductory training and so is aimed at those who don’t have a huge amount of experience already. Sessions will cover what is advocacy, how to run a campaign, how to work with the media, public speaking and how to lobby politicians. Our aim is to have external trainers where possible for each session.
October 23 | Crawford College of art and Design | Documentary Screening: Marina Abramovic, Artist is Present This is a Cork Feminista event, hosted by Maureen Considine.
October 20 | Quay Co-op Meeting Room | A Discussion on Prostitution. Speaker: Wendy Lyon, Statement: Louise (former prostitute).
September 8 | 8 North Mall | 1st Birthday – The Future of Feminism. A roundtable discussion with Clara Fisher & Padraig de Ris. Music by DJ Terasa Jackson.
July 9 | Cork City Centre | Join the Dots Demo.
June 6 & July 2 | The Woodford | Planning meetings for Join the Dots.
June 3 | The Other Place | Launch of ‘Queer As Political’ Art Exhibition as part of Cork Pride.
May 25 | The Metropole Hotel | Book Club: Room by Emma Donoghue.
April 13 | 8 North Mall | ‘This is my constitution’ performed by Ungovernable Bodies.
March 8 | 8 North Mall | Cork Women – A Centenary Celebration. Kathy D’arcy, Dr Sandra McAvoy, UCC and Deirdre O Shaughnessy, Cork Independent were all speakers.
Feburary 19 | 8 North Mall | LGBT Love – Why civil marriage is a feminist issue! With Hazel Cullen, LGBT Noise, Moninne Griffith, MarriagEquality and Dr Angela O Connell.
January 27 | The Metropole Hotel | Book Club: Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy.