There are a lot of different factors to consider before the school day can be extended – the type of activities on offer, how you're staffing them, whether more affluent parents should pay – but the education secretary hasn't been clear on any of the deta
Pregnancy can be difficult, lonely and dangerous, and life doesn't stop just because you've conceived. Should pregnant women be forced to care for themselves in a way that others are not required to?
Russia has given its Olympic volunteers a rainbow-coloured uniform. This is a country that, as of last year, has criminalised homosexuality and banned its citizens from publically brandishing the Pride flag. What's really going on here?
Does a better social mix make these schools acceptable? The left has been silent on this issue for the past 40 years.
Children are subject to an onslaught of confusing messages about their place in the world. We want to teach our sons about consent and respect for women, but how this is possible without teaching them what men as a class do to women?
Julie Welch’s semi-autobiographical 1983 film <em>Those Glory Glory Days</em> is that rarest of things, a film about football that works.
We must believe these women when they tell us they would never have left their home, their family, their country, if they had a choice, and we must demonstrate this belief by telling our government that they must not be locked up.
There will be an admissions procedure. “So, did you get into lesbianism?” Emily asks Stephanie. “No,” says Stephanie, gazing at her tiny, straight-girl feet.
I can almost feel the sun on my neck, the chilled Chianti as it slips down my throat . . .
Middle aged, alone and with a rotting smell in the bedroom – such a life sucks hind tit.
Mainstream conversations about feminism usually proceed from the standpoint of middle-class white women - but they need to know their experiences aren't universal, including when it comes to hair.
In my life as a member of an endangered species (the mixed vet), I go to work with no inkling of the thousand shocks that await me on any day.
This is the place to which the Beloved is committed.
Before one of them came out of my sister, the best I could hope for around babies, speech-wise, would be an awkward “Hello, small person thing.” Now, I'm having thoughts . . .
My dreams of career ambitions today, quite unexpectedly, touch a nerve.
Only five per cent of sports media coverage features women. Wonder why?
After getting pregnant at 20, the life I thought I'd have suddenly vanished. Knowing that I still had control over what happened to my body helped me to come to terms with my new future.
We should be asking why women feel pressured to abort female foetuses, not descending into an anti-choice panic about sex-selective abortion without evidence.
It's enough to test the most passionate fan’s devotion.
Pope Francis's positioning of abortion as part of a “throwaway culture” shows how little respect there is for a woman's right to control her own body.
The Home Office has granted asylum to a man in fear of his life because he no longer believes in God and wishes to live his life without publicly practising Islam. How many others are there who will need protection because of their lack of religious faith
A politics-free period in schools could improve outcomes faster than any policy change.
"Deodorant for breasts" is the latest addition to the shame cycle of having a female body.
Christmas is the one time of year that straight, socially conservative men unconsciously gay it up for a whole month.
Come on, Cameron, get your togs on!
Dynasties, after all, can wind up frighteningly quickly, with or without hubris at the top.
A deeper understanding of the purpose and direction of one's career is the way to true success.
Our national news agenda is distorted by a deep suspicion of Muslims.
Francis's popularity among progressives suggests that women and gay people are still viewed as appendages in the struggle for a better society.
Come April 2014, our out-of-hours service will be run by strangers based many hundreds of miles away.