Provide a 5 pages analysis while answering the following question: Sexual Education in Ireland Compared to Russia. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is required. There was a memorable incident in Dublin where a Virgin Megastore was fined £500 for the sale of condoms. On the contrary, the same government of Dublin spent over £500,000 .on the promotion of condom use (McCormick, 2009). In brief, improvements in capitalism led to these changes in the lives of Irish women, family, and the attitudes around sexuality and sex. Despite this country being tagged with sexual repression, nothing inevitable or ‘Irish’ was involved. The season behind the lack of the feminine right can easily be traced to the changes in the forms of family, and to the format, reproduction was organized since the mid 19th century (Cronin, 2006).
Up to around 150 years, marriage in Ireland was informal similar to present-day Ireland where many individuals living as married under the penal law introduced by the British in the mid 17th century that saw Catholics recognized as second-class citizens. This implied that the church was then identified in the lines of the oppressed where it had a very reduced effect on the day-to-day lives of the oppressed. This saw the actual 1:1,587 ratios of the priesthood to Catholics in 1793, and 1:3,023 in1840 (McCormick, 2009). The church structures were very few in Ireland. This way the church had reduced influence on sexual morals and family in general. There was a historic period when there were changes in the women’s roles within the production that followed the Great Famine concerning how reproduction was organized in the family. Sex attitudes before this famine had remained open where they were often earthy. There was a celebration of both men’s and women’s sexuality (McCormick, 2009). The church came in to provide the ideological concept toward sexual repression ensuring the pattern in late marriages. This is what came to be known as the permanent celibacy that turned out to be a norm in Ireland to the period up to the 2nd part of the 20th century. Under normal circumstances, altering sexual mores did .not prove to be easy.