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.

A woman and child look at trees showing their autumn colours in Bath.
Mumsnot: If a woman doesn't have any kids, does she have any value?
By Lulu Le Vay - 02 July 15:36

The time has come for change, says Lulu Le Vay. We need to accept that a woman can live a happy and fulfilled life without children.

Lez Miserable: How to speak Lesbianese
By Eleanor Margolis - 11 June 10:20

Modern lesbian vernacular is coy, verging on enigmatic. Eleanor Margolis does her best to guide you through it.

New Statesman
Did Buddha have to put up with this?
By Alice O'Keeffe - 06 June 12:40

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

Squeamishness costs lives: Why the world needs better loos
By Helen Lewis - 05 June 10:54

Somehow I don’t think I’ll get many takers for my next Faeces Are A Feminist Issue rally.

New Statesman
The desperate quest for a lie-in
By Alice O'Keeffe - 30 May 11:33

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

How I nearly spent £180,000 on revolting champagne glasses
By Nicholas Lezard - 30 May 10:56

Nicholas Lezard's "Down and Out" column.

Where's the satnav for family life, eh?
By Alice O'Keeffe - 24 May 15:04

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

Matriarchal power is ephemeral: no woman is jealously guarding the kitchen sink
By Glosswitch - 24 May 8:00

What is this unspoken authority and how is it exercised?

Three woman reading.
Sexual squeamishness does women no favours
By Girl on the Net - 17 May 11:46

The opinions in this article are NSFW. Or breakfast. Or anywhere - that's the problem. Women aren't supposed to be filthy.

The animal onesie: the fluffy scourge of Generation Y
By Eleanor Margolis - 14 May 10:21

Adults, myself included, are regressing to childhood - moving back in with their parents, job-hunting in between porn-viewing sessions and eating bowls of Frosties for dinner. Who could blame us?

New Statesman
Don't overthink it
By Alice O'Keeffe - 02 May 9:08

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

How to "flaunt" it: A brief guide to baby bumps
By Glosswitch - 25 April 13:03

You don't just go about your life when you're pregnant. You "debut" your bump, and then "flaunt" it.

Is motherhood a kind of slavery?
By Glosswitch - 24 April 14:01

Tanya Gold writes that "motherhood and autonomy can never coexist" - but how does that affect the debate over abortion?

Crib Sheet: Green Parents and Earth Mothers
By Glosswitch - 10 April 12:20

Glosswitch reads parenting manuals so you don't have to.

Oxfam charity shop warehouse
An uncertain future for Britain's charity shops
By Sarah Howell - 04 April 10:42

The humble charity shop will be hit by further financial burdens thanks to the government's new business rates scheme.

Lez Miserable: “Everyone's coming out, including Hillary Clinton and Snoop Lion”
By Eleanor Margolis - 02 April 10:12

While it’s great to have Hillary and Snoop on board the equal marriage bandwagon, Eleanor can’t help feeling they care a little bit too much about vote-chasing and record sales to be celebrated as true converts to the cause just yet.

New Statesman
Returning to work can't be this expensive
By Alice O'Keeffe - 27 March 17:15

I was never that good at maths, but it just can't be right.

New Statesman
Squeezed Middle: Getting caffeinated for cash
By Alice O'Keeffe - 21 March 9:20

Entering “babyccino” denial.

Young women hiking on the Chiltern Hills
You don't have to wear tweed and cry "tally-ho" to enjoy the outdoors
By Aisha Gani - 14 March 18:51

Young women from BME backgrounds are discovering that there's more to hiking than the white middle class stereotype.

28 Dates Later, by Willard Foxton: Part Ten, the Cougar
By Willard Foxton - 12 March 9:48

In which Willard dates an older woman.

How should we mourn in the internet age?
By Gina Allum - 07 March 7:23

Ghosts in the machine.

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