PETTICOAT REBELS IN IRELAND
Some of the most unlikely rebels were women who grew up in Protestant Unionist households, in other words part of the Anglo Irish elite
.They went to private schools, socialized with those of their own class, lived in large Georgian houses in the same neighborhoods as their peers, supposedly sharing the same values and ideals.
The lines were strictly drawn and it was considered scandalous for women to speak up against establishment, write editorials, or do almost anything outside of homemaking. In fact, after the Easter Rising, Nellie Gifford was thrown out of her mother’s house. So how did these women become rebels in Ireland?