Forcing people to live in a body where they do not feel at home causes intense, often unbearable suffering.
The government must do more to prevent women being shut out, says Sue Nye.
I have to confess, Joplin's singing had always set me on edge. But seeing the way she struggled to be free made me love her.
When we pander to make feminism more palatable, we ignore the unpalatable truths of patriarchy.
The far more revolutionary campaign, of course, would be one that wanted boys to be allowed to wear skirts, too.
It's simply a matter of will.
We still aren’t talking enough about what supposedly civilised men actually do to women in prostitution.
Women demonstrate outside the Home Office in solidarity with refugee women who come to the UK.
Prepare to have your mind BLOWN.
Whatever the outcome of the EU vote, women will need protection, says Sophie Walker.
Between 0.1 and 5 per cent of the world's population are trans, genderqueer or intersex. Is International Women's Day for us too?
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