The equalities minister, Lynne Featherstone, wants us to embrace Mad Men’s curvy secretary Joan as a role model. Wrong choice, right idea.
The sexual appeal of Margaret Thatcher, “the bloody Lib Dems” and the true meaning of “the big society"
We need to stop rehashing tired formulations of hierarchy and privilege and start telling some new stories
Gay jokes and Carry-On commentating
When it comes to the relationship between law enforcement and citizens, it’s still a one-way street.
Britain's Summer of Angst
The fashion statement couldn’t have been clearer.
Vince Cable’s plans are bold and progressive, but could go further to reduce inequality.
It’s hard to put your finger on what is wrong with Palin’s “Mama Grizzly” video.
The baby boomers could risk rebellion. Not so for Generation Y.
Mancession? Get real. Let's not waste time naming 'winners' and 'losers'
To criticism that a lot of people could be priced out, the response is, “That’s life.”
. . . which is precisely what makes it such shockingly good television.
It’s time to ditch the Digital Economy Act
The Budget is a direct threat to all women who believe their future should not depend on the ability to procreate
Osborne may have smacked us in the face, but Harman, Darling and co stabbed us in the back.
Bloggers aren’t out to take away the jobs of highly paid columnists: we’re more ambitious than that.
Women shouldn’t apologise for having abortions
Daily Mail asks women: “Are you a mother or a lover?”
John Gray’s article names not a single woman writer, nor any writer of colour.
Time to end this atomised politics
Who cares about a bunch of misogynist jocks tossing a ball around? Football is commodified nationalism that excludes more than half the population.
Hey Baby’s not big or clever, but boy is it cathartic
There is nothing edgy or iconoclastic about violence against women.
By inviting Niall Ferguson to revise the history curriculum, the Tories reveal their nostalgia for imperialism.
It is patriarchy rather than religion that oppresses women across the world.
It’s all over for sex-and-shopping feminism.