Agony aunts are relics from another time - it's time to kick them to the kerb
By Rhiannon and Holly - 21 August 10:10

Advice columnists are almost always female, but they really don’t seem all that feminist. It's time to consign this Victorian phenomenon permanently to the past.

Partner of Guardian's Glenn Greenwald detained under anti-terror laws
By Alex Hern - 19 August 10:10

David Miranda was detained for nine hours in Heathrow airport.

We need to change the very language we use to talk about immigrants
By Chitra Nagarajan - 15 August 14:07

An immigrant can no more be "illegal" than a teacher or a politician. To pretend otherwise dehumanises them, writes Chitra Nagarajan.

Desert Island Discs: 66 years young
By Simon Parkin - 15 August 12:13

Simon Parkin looks back at 66 years of a British institution.

Why is the Welsh language dying? Because the land of my fathers is obsessed with purity
By Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett - 14 August 14:56

Years ago, the emerging bourgeoisie appropriated the Welsh language and they are now in the process of ossifying it, says Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett.

"Masculinity in crisis" cannot justify killing your family
By Glosswitch - 14 August 13:23

Maybe it will be clearer in hindsight, but this murderous defence of privilege is shocking.

How many teenagers are using Ask.fm to self-harm?
By Hazel Robinson - 14 August 11:25

Some of the young people experiencing online abuse will be sending it to themselves, writes Hazel Robinson. That doesn't make their pain any less real - but it should inform how we approach the subject.

Laurie Penny on TV debates: Our news is dominated by people in expensive suits, shouting at each other
By Laurie Penny - 12 August 9:45

When "debating" on TV or radio, caring about the issue at hand is a handicap – because if you care, your opponent can make you angry, and if you get angry, you’ve lost.

Laverne Cox in Orange is the New Black.
Laverne Cox: Trans people should not put their dreams on hold because of who they are
By Paris Lees - 11 August 11:24

The breakout star of Netflix's Orange is the New Black is a trans woman raised by a single mother in Alabama. She talks race, gender and politics with Paris Lees.

Newspapers.
The six most pointless summer "news" stories
By Bithia Large and Joe Collin - 09 August 15:00

It's August. There is no news to report, so our newspapers are filling their pages with this guff instead.

New Statesman
Women write just a quarter of accredited stories in our national newspapers
By Bithia Large - 09 August 10:44

Bithia Large studied the number of women writing for eight different newspapers in 2013 and found some depressing results.

The five worst arguments in defence of lads' mags
By Frances Ryan - 08 August 17:34

"This is a matter of freedom!" No. No, it's not.

Bebo to relaunch with fewer pics of crudely-drawn penises
By Alex Hern - 08 August 15:54

Did AOL balls it up for good?

Stephen Fry: Ban the Winter Olympics over Russia's anti-gay laws
By Alex Hern - 07 August 13:51

Putin "is making scapegoats of gay people, just as Hitler did Jews. He cannot be allowed to get away with it," writes Fry.

What could a Jeff Bezos Washington Post look like?
By Alex Hern - 06 August 15:42

There will be changes afoot at the venerable institution.

New Statesman
Caitlin Moran on Twitter's reaction to abuse
By Alex Hern - 02 August 11:18

Is "can't do it" an acceptable response?

New Statesman
Forget the Sun, this is OUR Britain
By Alex Hern - 31 July 11:57

What if other papers followed up on the Sun's front page?

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Laurie Penny on page three: the real threat to young women’s health and happiness
By Laurie Penny - 27 July 10:45

David Cameron is wrong to try and ban pornography online when the casual objectification of women continues as a decoy for vicious xenophobia and social conservatism in the mainstream media.

Every opinion piece you're about to read about the royal baby
By Rafael Behr - 23 July 10:31

In predictable fashion, anyone with a column to fill in the next week is going to write about the new royal arrival. Rafael Behr saves you the trouble of reading them.

Would the Daily Mail website fall foul of the online porn filters it has championed?
By Alex Hern - 22 July 11:20

Ban this sick filth. No, not THIS sick filth, obviously.

New Statesman
In memory: Kirsty Milne
By New Statesman - 11 July 16:06

Former NS staffer Dr Kirsty Milne has died.

Bill O'Reilly and Jon Stewart.
An Atheist in the Foxhole by Joe Muto: A lot of fun at Fox News, but somewhat light on revelation
By Nicky Woolf - 11 July 8:59

Joe Muto, a self-described liberal and Obama supporter, joined Fox News in 2004. Nicky Woolf finds his insider exposé insightful, if a little underwhelming.

"Who will bully the bullies?"
By Darius Guppy - 11 July 8:32

In a disturbing account of an angry incident in London, Boris Johnson's old friend fights back against his detractors in the press.

Are women still getting short-changed on Question Time?
By James Evans - 10 July 14:34

A bit of number-crunching reveals on average in 2013, only two of the five panellists on <em>Question Time</em> were women. It's time for the BBC to be bold.

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