Eleanor Fitzsimons is a researcher, writer, journalist and occasional broadcaster specialising in historical and current feminist issues. She has an MA in Women, Gender and Society from University College Dublin. Her work has been published in a range of newspapers and journals including The Sunday TimesThe GuardianHistory Today and The Irish Times, and she is a regular radio and television contributor. Her book Wilde’s Women will be published by Duckworth Overlook in 16 October 2015. This article is based on a paper delivered to Communities of Communication II in Edinburgh University, 10-11 September 2015.

Last modified 22 August 2011