LOUISE O'NEILL: March. March, I beg of you

I know that most of you are horrified by the stories detailing the atrocities that women have been subjected to over the last 100 years, writes Louise O’Neill

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LOUISE O'NEILL: Is cosmetic surgery a feminist issue?

It seems doubly cruel how we laugh at plastic surgery that has gone wrong, writes Louise O’Neill

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LOUISE O'NEILL: I made myself get up at 5am even though I had nowhere to go (Varadkar would be so proud)

There were warning signs back in April, signs I should have paid attention to. I was in hospital, about to go under general anaesthetic and I was playing a bargaining game with the surgeon. 

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LOUISE O'NEILL: If you're not failing, then you're not learning

I was recently approached by Always to be part of the Irish team for their #LikeAGirl campaign, writes Louise O’Neill

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LOUISE O'NEILL: And I lie awake, praying for sleep....

Most of my childhood photos are of me lying unconscious in the most unlikely of places, mouth agape, drooling unattractively, writes Louise O’Neill.

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LOUISE O'NEILL: Are unsolicited photos the price women are expected to pay on social media?

It was a Wednesday when I saw it. Wednesday afternoon, to be precise, broad daylight, so I really wasn’t expecting it. 

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LOUISE O'NEILL: Why don’t we trust women?

A couple of years ago, my father called me into the living room because he wanted to show me something on the television, writes Louise O’Neill

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LOUISE O'NEILL: I find it insufferable when I hear adult women described as girls

This obsession with the word ‘girls’ is a by-product of a preoccupation with youth in women, writes Louise O’Neill

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LOUISE O'NEILL: No matter how much time recovery takes, no matter how much energy — it is still easier than living with an addiction

There are a few words that I use extensively in my daily life. Patriarchy. Misogyny. Feminism. Intersectionality. (I am great craic, please invite me to your parties.)

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LOUISE O'NEILL: There are countless different ways in which victims can and will react to sexual violence and all are valid

ONE of my favourite things to do around Oscar season is to read The Hollywood Reporter’s ‘Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot’ in which anonymous members of the Academy admit who they voted for and explain their reasons why.

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LOUISE O'NEILL: When I am Queen of the World, the sun is going to be the first thing against the wall

I’m the person at barbecues dressed in what basically amounts to a bee-keeper’s uniform, writes Louise O’Neill.

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LOUISE O'NEILL: The phrase ‘check your privilege’ is over-used and mocked in some quarters but its ubiquity should not diminish its importance

I became interested in the power of positive thinking when I was 17 and found a copy of You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay on our bookshelves at home.

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