Elysia O'Neill

Law graduate who would debate with a brick wall if it asked her to. Loves a protest, a sucker for anything sustainable and makes a banging salad dressing. The girliest tom-boy you’ve ever met, who is decent at tennis and has the best eyebrows you’ve ever seen. Feeding tadpoles in her local pond is her favourite pastime and an elite tier sun bather who isn’t bringing bras into post lockdown. Spoke at the United Nations Human Rights Council in 2018, speech is online but she doesn’t like showing people. Interviewed by The Independent whilst advocating for the People’s Vote, politics enthusiast who would do anything to meet Jeremy Corbyn. Democratic Socialist, Socialist Feminist. Can always be persuaded for a pint if there’s a good rooftop terrace. Lives by the words of Caroline Criado Perez: “for the women who persist: keep on being bloody difficult”.

Pregnancy Tests Should Be Free, I Repeat Pregnancy Tests Should Be Free

So I tweeted that a few months ago. I didn’t think it was overly controversial. Turns out it may be for some, as I got a bit of opposition in the replies. And from women, too. That’s what I was shocked about most. Anyway, I thought I’d write a piece explaining why I think we …

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The Decline of the Word ‘Feminism’ and What to do About It

It is not abnormal in general rhetoric for feminists to be perceived as a group of angry women, extremists, men-hating matriarchal beings. If you call yourself a feminist you are in the minority, and this is in terms of women (!). Only 34% of women in the UK said “yes” when asked whether they were a …

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Opinion: The Easing of Lockdown is Catered for Men

This article was originally written for Twentysomething News, a news/opinion website with contributions written by people in their 20s, published 21 July 2020.  On the evening of 6 July 2020, I wrote one of my typical tweets – reasonably noisy and unapologetically giving my opinion. I use Twitter to express my feelings and share that …

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