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If I ruled the world: Eimear McBride

Pull away the online trolls' veils

By Eimear McBride   November 2016

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If I did rule the world, no one would be allowed to post opinions online about a woman’s appearance without being obliged to post a photograph of themselves in a similar state. So, if the woman is undressed, they’d have to be as well. If she’d just had a baby, they would have had to also. If she’d eaten a burger, had a night on the tiles or spent all morning being vomited on by a child, her critic would have to reveal…

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