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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LOUISE O'NEILL: As a nation we are becoming more and more sleep deprived

As I have mentioned in this column before, I’ve commandeered one of the spare bedrooms in my parents’ house as my writing room.

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LOUISE O'NEILL: Human rights that we take for granted can easily be taken away from us

How is it possible that this novel was written in 1985, and yet so little has changed in 15 years, asks Louise O’Neill.

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LOUISE O'NEILL: Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while you might miss it

There has always been a certainty with Áine that no matter what happened we would always be connected, says Louise O’Neill.

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LOUISE O'NEILL: If you marry for money then you will end up earning every penny of it

Being a trophy wife is not real power. Real power is never dependent on someone else’s mood and/or generosity, says Louise O’Neill.

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LOUISE O'NEILL: Men are not the ones who will be left holding the baby

You might not like the idea of abortion. You might never like it. No one is ever going to force you to terminate your pregnancy.

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