TV presenter To me, feminism is about your value system. Do you value each person as an equal? Obviously, in programmes like The Unemployables and Gay Daddy, I’m consciously exploring modern society and how open opportunities are to all. There are so many wonderful men and women in my life who inspire me, most especially my mam and dad, who instilled in me the values that I bring to everything I do. Of all the strong female role models, my late granny Lily, in particular, stands out. She held down three jobs while raising three children on her own in a pretty chauvinistic Dublin of the 1950s and 1960s. She was strong, indomitable, loving and great fun. Funnily, she would never, ever have called herself a feminist, but she never accepted unfair treatment. I’ve always thought that Irish women in particular possess a very obvious inner strength and emotional intelligence. The word ‘feminist’ can be contentious, and carries with it some rather unusual connotations, which I think can put some people off using it. The bottom line is that men and women should be treated without bias, but unfortunately we’re very often blind to all of the subtle ways that bias creeps in. I think if we focus here, great solutions are possible.