By Laurie Penny - 05 February 6:17
We're experiencing a sexual counterrevolution that encompasses a backlash against women’s sexual and reproductive freedom.
By Laurie Penny - 27 January 17:02
It would be nice to think that the rot of rank misogyny was confined to fringe sites populated by lunatics. But it is found all over the web - and it's silencing its victims. Fighting it is not the same as censorship.
By Laurie Penny - 21 January 7:31
How hard a person works is not and never has been proportional to a person’s salary.
By Laurie Penny - 17 January 8:30
In the aftermath of the Leveson report, journalism has changed forever - but it's not because of the inquiry.
By Laurie Penny - 11 January 16:28
When it comes to sexual violence, progressive organisations should not be held to different standards.
By Laurie Penny - 03 January 6:06
We must fight the voice that says: stay home, keep your legs closed and your eyes lowered. In 2013, we face a choice.
By Laurie Penny - 23 December 0:19
A note on the Nice Guys of OkCupid
By Laurie Penny - 14 December 17:51
A letter to a reader in crisis.
By Laurie Penny - 13 December 6:41
Sex work isn’t stigmatised because it is dangerous. Sex work is dangerous because it is stigmatised.
By Laurie Penny - 04 December 11:36
I don't know the Duke or Duchess of Cambridge, but I do know too many couples who can't afford to have children.
By Laurie Penny - 29 November 7:40
Being sick and tired is no reason not to keep fighting - a growing number of people are refusing to accept this new, cruel reality.
By Laurie Penny - 22 November 6:41
Julian Assange's new book "Cypherpunks" has failed to understand something fundamental about the internet.
By Laurie Penny - 21 November 15:09
For more than 40 years, Terry Pratchett has used science fiction and fantasy to craft subtle satires. But the onset of Alzheimer’s has forced him to confront a stark question – what will happen when he is no longer able to write?
By Laurie Penny - 05 November 15:23
It’s no accident that the original Occupy Wall Street organisers were among the first to set up and co-ordinate volunteering efforts.
By Laurie Penny - 31 October 14:35
Somewhere along the line women seem to have forgotten how far we’ve got to go.
By Laurie Penny - 18 October 8:25
A statement in absentia.
By Laurie Penny - 09 October 18:02
There are many ways “to be a woman”, and we should try to show more of them, says Laurie Penny.
By Laurie Penny - 10 September 9:56
This sort of ‘feminism’ has nothing to do with changing women’s lives.
By Laurie Penny - 08 July 11:09
Critics' main problem with these books seems simply to be that they are porn for women.
By Laurie Penny - 18 June 8:13
Why is rape seen as a reasonable way to "strengthen" female characters?
By Laurie Penny - 04 June 9:49
There are many problems with this series, but subtlety isn’t one of them.
By Laurie Penny - 24 March 9:37
The message from the Alfie Meadows case is clear: if you protest, the police can do what they like t
By Laurie Penny - 15 March 17:14
The normalisation of exploitation is the real scandal here.
By Laurie Penny - 09 March 16:20
When somebody is paid to say the worst possible thing, it allows someone else to say the next worst
By Laurie Penny - 04 March 8:15
There is plenty of "awareness" of eating disorders in the media but just as much complicity in the idea that starvation is a legitimate expression of female distress, says Laurie Penny.
By Laurie Penny - 29 February 19:36
My eyebrow-raising encounter with a media studies professor at Occupy Wall Street.
By Laurie Penny - 27 February 10:05
Caught between Twitter and the Daily Mail.
By Laurie Penny - 25 February 10:19
To call this a culture war would be to imply that more than one side is fighting.
By Laurie Penny - 19 February 11:19
Racist, sexist or homophobic banter draws its lazy humour from exclusion.