Fascism and the far right

Misogyny and anti-genderism


  • Marnie Holborow


The phrase ‘unvetted males’ crops up with predictable regularity in the online messaging of the Irish far right. Males ‘of military age’ are supposedly lurking in migrant housing, ready to attack local Irish women. With its hint at concern for women’s safety, ‘unvetted males’ becomes a fake ‘protecting women’ label covering a vicious racist narrative. As everyone knows, women are far more likely to experience violence in their own homes, and be attacked or killed, not by strangers, but by someone they know.