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.

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.

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