My Christmas wish? Nobody comments on my body | Maeve Higgins

My Christmas wish? Nobody comments on my body

Maeve Higgins

My true objective is not to hate my body and not to worship it either. The less we speak about bodies, the better

‘It’s funny sometimes just how freighted the experience of showing up in a woman’s body can be.’ Photograph: Murdo Macleod/The Guardian

‘It’s funny sometimes just how freighted the experience of showing up in a woman’s body can be.’ Photograph: Murdo Macleod/The Guardian

The holidays are coming, and I am ready.

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Has living through Covid made me a hypochondriac? I asked some experts | Maeve Higgins

Has living through Covid made me a hypochondriac? I asked some experts

Maeve Higgins

I’m doing my best to act normal, but I’ve become incredibly aware of other people’s snuffling, coughing and wheezing.

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I don’t have kids. Can I hang with yours? | Maeve Higgins

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I don’t have kids. Can I hang with yours?

Maeve Higgins

Parents-to-be sometimes worry they will lose touch with their friends. They should really worry I’ll prefer their children’s company to theirs

‘My friends create these charming little people that are dependably fun companions. Meanwhile, the poor old parents grow more depleted and world-weary.’ Photograph: AndriyPorokhnenko/Getty Images/iStockphoto

‘My friends create these charming little people that are dependably fun companions.

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Take it from an Irish woman: if US abortion rights keep slipping, dark days are coming | Maeve Higgins

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Take it from an Irish woman: if US abortion rights keep slipping, dark days are coming

Maeve Higgins

In 2018, Ireland finally voted to legalize terminations. Before that condoms, divorce and abortion were illegal and shameful

Earlier this month, pro-choice activists in Ireland held a protest in solidarity with women in Texas. Photograph: Dominic McGrath/PA

Earlier this month, pro-choice activists in Ireland held a protest in solidarity with women in Texas. Photograph: Dominic McGrath/PA

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Simone Biles wins all of my medals | Maeve Higgins

OpinionSimone Biles

Simone Biles wins all of my medals

Maeve Higgins

My heart soars imagining how much anguish will be sidestepped by girls and women who pay attention to Simon Biles’ wise words

USA’s Simone Biles applauds during the artistic gymnastics women’s team final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre in Tokyo on July 27, 2021. (Photo by Loic VENANCE / AFP) (Photo by LOIC VENANCE/AFP via Getty Images)” src=”https://i.guim.co.

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These officers used to terrorise immigrants. Now they go after US citizens | Maeve Higgins

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These officers used to terrorise immigrants. Now they go after US citizens

Maeve Higgins

Long before US Customs and Border Protection agents targeted Portland moms, they stalked immigrant communities. This escalation is no surprise

‘The ever escalating detention and deportation regime is one way they keep busy, and now, with Portland as a test case, we see another.

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