Roe McDermott

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Stop using ‘You’ve lost weight!’ as a compliment

Monitoring women’s weight and telling them they look better when they take up less space in the world…

By Roe McDermott

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On Serena Williams and how we police black women’s emotions

To expect Serena Williams not to be angry or emotional is to expect her to constantly smile through…

By Roe McDermott

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Refusing to represent women’s sexual pleasure onscreen renders us obscene through invisibility

Women receiving oral sex in films and pop culture is often treated as obscene, though men receiving oral…

By Roe McDermott

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Screw the façade of effortless beauty: I did NOT wake up like this

While the internet, lifestyle bloggers and the beauty industry are putting intense pressure on women to look perfect, many…

By Roe McDermott

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Does it really matter that we call groups of people ‘guys’ and ‘lads’, but not ‘girls’ or ‘gals’?

Someday, in a court of law, my excuse for using the word “dude” will be known as ‘The…

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How the trope of the ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ protects abusive men

Roe McDermott sat down to write an email to another woman, warning her about the man she was…

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Glass Ceilings: How cultural and institutional sexism enable upskirting

Roe McDermott noticed how one Dublin office building's transparent floor made work more difficult for women, literally building…

By Roe McDermott