Fintan O’Toole: Every woman walks around with a mental Geiger counter; no man does

Fintan O’Toole: Every woman walks around with a mental Geiger counter; no man does

Before Christmas, my wife got a taxi from Dublin Airport on her own. The driver, a middle-aged man, did not have the licence with his name and photograph on display.

When she asked him politely about this, he huffed: “I’m not going to harm you. I’m just a typical Irish man.” When she replied that this did not give her much comfort, he was outraged.

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