A clean, empty bed.
You need to start asking questions when a quiet, empty house is your idea of heaven
By Alice O'Keeffe - 05 September 10:35

Alice O'Keeffe's "Squeezed Middle" column.

The EuroPride parade makes its way down Oxford Street in 2006.
Lez Miserable: "Is a lesbian coup about to hit Britain?"
By Eleanor Margolis - 04 September 8:34

Welcome to the Sapphic Republic of Great Britain.

A missing trick: Non-alcoholic beer
By Irfan Allana - 02 September 9:19

Why non-alcoholic beer could be a golden market in the UK’s capital.

Chronic boredom is like the dull itch of a pair of Seventies school trousers
By Nicholas Lezard - 30 August 10:58

Nicholas Lezard's "Down and Out" column.

Couple in bed.
"I want a fur coat and a villa and a cat": The art and agony of the English marriage
By Richard Davenport-Hines - 22 August 11:00

Using details from the huge Mass Observations archive at Sussex University, a new book "The English in Love" charts the changing meaning and reality of marriage since 1945.

Buggy.
Whose stupid idea was couples therapy anyway?
By Alice O'Keeffe - 15 August 8:40

Alice O'Keeffe's "Squeezed Middle" column.

Mother and child.
Birth stories: how science is changing parenthood
By Rachel Bowlby - 15 August 7:00

Over the course of the 20th century, children became more of an active choice than a post-marital expectation. Rachel Bowlby explores the influence science has made in offering a new range of parental types.

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.

Depression is not the same as "being sad", Giles Fraser
By Glosswitch - 10 August 11:46

Casual “let’s not pathologise sadness” musings don't contribute much to the debate about medication for depression.

Squeezed middle.
At what point do I tell my child that life just isn't fair?
By Alice O'Keeffe - 07 August 10:00

Alice O'Keeffe's "Squeezed Middle" column.

Lez Miserable: Unleashing your inner aggro-dyke
By Eleanor Margolis - 06 August 10:12

Aggro-dyke is more than “angry lesbian”. It’s a smarter, more subtle concept.

Don't be too quick to knock sugar-pink, prince-free, Disney-style princessification
By Glosswitch - 29 July 12:56

It’s not true empowerment, but if this is the only imaginative space that is on offer to young girls, perhaps we should let them play. Soon enough, they'll grow up into a world where female self-realisation is still a fairy tale.

Clubbers queuing outside a nightclub.
In Buenos Aires, nights out start with pre-drinks or "previa" at 1am
By Elizabeth Yentumi - 27 July 12:05

Elizabeth Yentumi on nightlife in Argentina, which differs from the UK on more than just the time.

Lez Miserable: Ten online dating mistakes to avoid if you don't want to die alone
By Eleanor Margolis - 23 July 11:19

For starters, never describe yourself as "bubbly" or "normal".

New Statesman
Maximum efficiency at maintaining professional standards
By Alice O'Keeffe - 18 July 8:30

Alice O'Keeffe's "Squeezed Middle" column.

As a mother, I've learned that the phrase "as a mother" is divisive and indulgent
By Glosswitch - 16 July 9:29

Motherhood-as-kneejerk-opinion-former reduces mothers, these diverse, thinking individuals, to one indistinct mass, functioning on entirely predictable emotional responses.

An Open Letter To HRH The Duchess Of Cambridge
By Michael Moran - 15 July 13:52

Women are devoting increasing amounts of time to their "birth day" appearance. Please don't give in to the trend, ma'am.

Why are politicians still pretending Ireland is an abortion-free wonderland?
By Anna Carey - 12 July 14:24

While our legislators bask in their moral superiority, thousands of Irish women have to travel to the UK in order to have an abortion, says Anna Carey.

28 Dates Later by Willard Foxton: Part Twenty-Six, The Video Gamer and the Zombies
By Willard Foxton - 11 July 16:13

In which Willard goes on a date that involves hiding in a barn from some zombies.

I can’t apologise for all my drunken exploits – it would take years
By Nicholas Lezard - 11 July 8:22

Nicholas Lezard's "Down and Out" column.

New Statesman
What the books don't tell you
By Alice O'Keeffe - 11 July 8:21

Alice O'Keeffe's "Squeezed Middle" column.

How to be a feminist in hot weather
By Rhiannon and Holly - 10 July 9:18

From street harassment to hot pants to barbecuing, Rhiannon and Holly will help you survive the sweaty season with your feminist ideals intact.

Lez Miserable: "Bed is the one place where shame wields no influence whatsoever"
By Eleanor Margolis - 09 July 8:57

Musing on the concept of Bedfulness, Eleanor Margolis finds her self questioning her own unhealthy relationship with her Ikea Malm.

New Statesman
Will Self: Why do so many young men have beards?
By Will Self - 08 July 13:45

Today we are seeing a resurgence of beards the likes of which haven't been seen in British public life since Lord Salisbury's second government.

Will a fertile woman's body ever be considered hers and hers alone?
By Glosswitch - 05 July 9:43

Alicia Silverstone's breast milk sharing programme is intriguing, if slightly alienating for those who don't meet her "lifestyle" standards. While donating milk or being a surrogate is an incredibly kind thing to do it is too often regarded with paternali

New Statesman
How to have a nice time at Ikea
By Alice O'Keeffe - 04 July 9:00

Alice O'Keeffe's "Squeezed Middle" column.

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