By Martin Robbins - 23 December 14:16
Through secretive negotiations with ISPs, the coalition has divided the internet into 'acceptable' and 'unacceptable' categories and cut people off from huge swathes of it at the stroke of a key.
By Martin Robbins - 10 October 8:50
“Couples speak openly and honestly about sex within a loving relationship,” Mariella Frostrup tells us as she opens the show, and suddenly we’re stuck in a curtain-twitching socially-conservative moral rut.
By Martin Robbins - 09 August 12:02
Increasingly, Richard Dawkins' public output resembles that of a man desperately grasping for attention and relevance in a maturing community.
By Martin Robbins - 30 July 12:40
The idea that you can tackle misogyny with a porn filter or a plastic bag is one of the more ludicrous conceits of social conservatives in modern times.
By Martin Robbins - 21 June 12:52
We shouldn’t be afraid to tell people the full story, or admit the things we don’t know. Otherwise, we’ve engaged in exactly the sort of sloppy, lazy, error-prone journalism we’d normally criticise.
By Martin Robbins - 30 April 14:08
Mental health is a complicated thing, problems arise for complicated reasons, and the idea that it’s simply a question of being unable to cope with bad things is deeply unhelpful.
By Martin Robbins - 13 April 15:52
The Independent should not have run the discredited doctor's claims on its front page today, says Martin Robbins.
By Martin Robbins - 26 March 11:04
Censoring the Daily Mail columnist, particularly in the wake of Lucy Meadows’ death, is tempting. But his views are still shared by millions, and worse is said on social media every single minute.
By Martin Robbins - 14 January 14:32
The myth that Savile "groomed the nation" is pure denialism - pretending that the problem isn’t about us but some other group.
By Martin Robbins - 10 December 13:00
The astronomer inspired many, but we cannot whitewash his sexist, xenophobic and homophobic comments as the outbursts of a quirky old eccentric.
By Martin Robbins - 28 November 18:06
"As long as our insatiable demand for trashy gossip and comforting lies remains it will continue to be satisfied by any means possible", writes Martin Robbins.
By Martin Robbins - 03 October 12:08
At worst, campaigners are engaging in exactly the same sort of sexual policing and censorship that The Sun does. The answer is more nudity, not less, says Martin Robbins.
By Martin Robbins - 10 September 13:33
In the cult of TED, everything is awesome and inspirational, and ideas aren’t supposed to be challenged, says Martin Robbins.
By Martin Robbins - 20 August 13:33
I masturbate. You masturbate. Let's not get our knickers in such a twist about it, says Martin Robbins.
By Martin Robbins - 18 July 11:15
Since when were Greenpeace the bad guys?
By Martin Robbins - 06 July 9:26
A teenage rapist was excused by a judge because he had been "corrupted" by online filth. Where's the evidence?
By Martin Robbins - 11 June 11:09
The Daily Mail campaigns against the sexualisation of children. Meanwhile, its website runs pictures of 14-year-old Kylie Jenner in a "tiny wetsuit" and "skimpy bikinis". What's wrong here?