At the 2012 Olympic Games, boxing allowed female competitors for the first time. Katie Taylor of Ireland took a gold medal. She was inspired by pioneering Irish boxer and World Champion Deirdre Gogarty. This is the story of how a teenage Gogarty began her fierce ascent when it was still illegal for women to enter the ring.
The most significant problem with essential feminism is how it doesn’t allow for the complexities of human experience or individuality. There seems to be little room for multiple or discordant points of view.
It’s hardly even a matter of debate anymore that the demands of American motherhood have spiraled out of control. Yet there appears to be little sense that the excesses of our parenting culture are anything more than a personal problem We continue to be resistant to thinking more broadly about the subject: about the ways our society have created the high-pressure, high-stakes world of family life.