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    Transformative Illegality: How Condoms ‘Became Legal’ in Ireland, 1991–1993
    with Emilie Cloatre
    Feminist Legal Studies 26 (3): 261-284. 2018.
    This paper examines Irish campaigns for condom access in the early 1990s. Against the backdrop of the AIDS crisis, activists campaigned against a law which would not allow condoms to be sold from ordinary commercial spaces or vending machines, and restricted sale to young people. Advancing a conception of ‘transformative illegality’, we show that illegal action was fundamental to the eventual legalisation of commercial condom sale. However, rather than foregrounding illegal condom sale as a mode…Read more