Someone said :
Of course the point is men shouldn't be legislating on women's bodies and all the rest is just deflection
So you are against modifying Article 40.3.3:
- It would require a mostly male parliament to enact it
- It would require a male president to give the go ahead
- It would require Ireland's men to also vote, and you told them to not legislate on women's bodies so that 48% of Irish people (men) who you want to vote "NO" to changing Article 40.3.3, hoping that 100% of the women (52% of the population) will vote in favor of that male-driven referendum.
And we all know that 100% of women who are not president of a student union are against Article 40.3.3...
And of course, you would require men to not take part in organizing, supervising, controlling, tallying, collating, return officering, announcing, commenting the results.
And, what about the Referendum Commission, which last time round included 1 woman...
with most position being filled based on the institutional role of the post holders:
it was chaired by the Hon Mr Justice Kevin Cross of the High Court. Its other members were the Ombudsman, Mr Peter Tyndall; the Comptroller and Auditor General, Mr Seamus McCarthy; the Clerk Assistant of the Dáil, Mr Peter Finnegan; and the Clerk of the Seanad, Ms Deirdre Lane.
How may women would that be then, this time? Given that the current Clerk of Seanad Éireann is Martin Groves? "Men shouldn't be legislating on women's bodies"
is just an empty pseudo-inspirational gimmick.
Especially when women tend to be more conservative in those matters than men!
Check out http://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/irish-times-poll-ma etc ...
There was no major difference in opinion between men and women on the issue with women marginally more in favour in retaining the blanket prohibition on abortion. Women were also less inclined than men to favour a liberal abortion regime on the British model.
It is not major... it would still be passed with a comfortable majority... but it does not really support the simplistic and populist that only people who are concerned by something should have a voice to legislate about it!
Only the poor TD's can vote on poverty issues?
Only tax dodger can vote on tax dodging?
Only animal owners can vote on animal welfare?
Only drivers can vote on car?
That only tells me one thing (assuming I give you credit for not being a complete moron): you believe that politics and legislation is about the selfish interests of individual lobby groups, and that legislators do not care for the public interest or the common good.