Laurie Penny is a contributing editor to the New Statesman.
Articles in In the Red
If there’s something called a soul and it moves at walki
Body image is big business.
If the prime minister says it, it can’t be political cor
Racist, sexist or homophobic banter draws its lazy humou
There are many Maggie Thatchers, and which story we choo
She was 15, maybe 16, and she wore a black top hat and eyeliner for her big trip from Sticksville, Wiltshire, to London and the pseudo-alternative shopping mecca of Camden Market.
The government's new youth strategy is nothing but spin.
In our storybook world, royalty open hospitals with thei
Pornography is often used as an excuse to enact a wider
We are old enough and ugly enough to build a better futu
We can choose abject complicity, or we can decide that i
The selective abortion of female foetuses tends to refle
The idea that everyone has a soulmate whom they are dest
In the ten years since 9/11, we have been starved of the
The scandal is that no one is prepared to make a moral c
Petty revenge politics does nothing but reduce us to the
The government insists that meaningful and empowering jo
It's hard to see someone's humanity through a riot visor
What I learned at the porn industry's annual awards cere
The problem with racism and sexism in fashion goes far b
This latest trend shows that female sexual shame remains
Civil society may be dissolving, governments are in cris
If global justice movements had to rely solely on people
What has been stolen from this angry generation?
If you had to build a prison for human pleasure, it woul
Why do young liberals hate Margaret Thatcher?
The X Factor vision of society blames the poor for their
There's something about punishment and hierarchy that ho
The capitalist delusions of Breast Cancer Awareness Mont
The Social Network is an elegant psychodrama of contempo
This fall, the fashion press is celebrating 'the return
Those planning to protest the Pope's visit are not insti
Moving Tony Blair's autobiography in bookshops shows tha
The real problem with sensationalising misogyny is that
Does Climate Camp show us the future of youth activism?
The equalities minister, Lynne Featherstone, wants us to