Advertising is one of the areas where profound cultural battles are played out in public
There is nothing we can do to make normal or “appropriate” the death of a dear friend, or a beloved public figure.
Gender policing is all about the little things – trying to limit women through rules about beauty and dress and behaviour. But little things become big things, and it’s vital we fight the battles that make a difference.
San Francisco is awash with tech money. Yet this city of innovation is also a place where you have to step over the homeless to buy a $20 artisan coffee.
From Vox to 538, white guys get feted as the future of journalism while everyone else gets attacked and dismissed.
Civilisation as we know it could collapse in 15 years, something which is reflected in the viewing habits of today’s kids.
The mindset that believes, against all evidence, that governments are just desperate to give money to anyone who isn’t white, male and a citizen.
Attacking women’s rights isn’t just a diversion tactic. It’s a bid for votes from cultural conservatives.
Mainstream media have, until recently, been hostile to geeks – who have been hostile back. How do we break the cycle?
The Met wants the weapon ready for use this summer. But the question should not be why now but why at all.
Hundreds of female asylum-seekers are housed in Yarl’s Wood. They have done nothing wrong, so why are we locking them up?
To preserve rape culture, society at large has to believe that women systematically lie about rape.
In mainstream culture, white, straight, middle-class women don’t get to speak about their experience without having it universalised and made meaningless in the process - but black women, poor women and queer women usually don’t get to speak about their e
Choosing to behave consciously as if the sexual attention of men is not my top priority has made more of a difference to how my life has turned out than I ever imagined.
When political historians are dusting off the gravestone of Lord Rennard’s Liberal Democrats, I doubt it will read “killed by feminism”.
Liberals around the world in shock as Pope revealed to be Catholic, and have strong anti-abortion views.
Whose wankfest is this anyway? The BBC's <em>Sherlock</em> doesn’t just engage with fan fiction - it <em>is</em> fan fiction.
The most important political battles are fought on the territory of the imagination. Young and unemployed people need to know: you are more than your inability to find a job.
We should be jealous of the ten-year-olds who will grow up to tracks like Beyoncé's "Flawless", when all we had was the Spice Girls' "Wannabe".
The first time my father caught fire, I was nine years old.
You can take my fake smokes from my warm, blood-beating hands.
The moral crusade against the sex trade, whether it is pursued by the police or by high-profile feminists who have never done sex work, serves the same function that it has always served, writes Laurie Penny.
While the Home Office launches a special “fast-track” service for foreign business leaders wanting to come to the UK, asylum seekers and persecuted activists are treated with contempt.
For all those knuckle-clutching articles about how girls everywhere are about to pirouette into twerking, puking, self-hating whorishness, we do not actually care about young women.
Half a century after the end of the Chatterley ban, high culture still recoils at the least whiff of smut.
Neil Gaiman is one of the best-known - and best-selling - writers in the world. He just wishes that people would let him get on with writing a bit more.
Power is about who gets to do the watching and who has to put up with being watched.
On Brand, iconoclasm, and a woman's place in the revolution: a dialogue with Richard Seymour on the question of how to reconcile the fact that people need stirring up with the fact that the people doing the stirring so often fall down when it comes to tre
To be a white, middle-class male in this society is to live without a certain sort of scrutiny that people from other demographics grow up expecting. Meanwhile, intimate surveillance creeps into every aspect of young women's lives.
Sexual performance is still the only power this society grants to young women, and it grants it grudgingly, rushing to judge and humiliate them whenever they claim it.