When Pankaj Mishra describes a “postmodern collage rather than a coherent doctrine”, he inadvertently summarises his own book.
In the Darkroom charts the author's relationship with her transgender parent.
Kat Banyard's new book make a strident case against the sale of sex.
Books by Iris Bohnet and Dawn Foster take divergent views on the problem of how women are valued at work.
History written by men becomes men’s history. That's why we've started a new prize.
Newspaper proprietors find it relatively easy to opt out of public life but Desmond is a salesman to the core.
As Jon Ronson's new book shows, public shaming is cruel, random and effective - and it flourishes when we have lost trust in the system.
Wonder Woman is riddled with contradictions: sexless, yet sexy; strong, yet vulnerable; a feminist hero created by a man.
Lena Dunham’s Not That Kind of Girl is a confessional book where you cannot be sure if the confessions are true: it’s either a brilliantly ironic subversion of the form, or a deeply wearying put-on by someone who has no sense of who they are when no one is watching.
Reading Roxane Gay comes as a relief – as being involved in feminism can sometimes feel more like voluntarily climbing into the stocks than participating in a social movement.
Solnit’s lead essay became a viral sensation because many women recognised the experience of having their expertise instantly dismissed because of the lady-shaped package it came in.
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