Control, dominance, bullying and manipulation are the driving forces behind countless “romantic” narratives. If new regulation is going to eradicate coercive and controlling behaviour as well as physical harm, we have to start questioning the stories we are told.
Your sexuality is an important part of you, and no one should be allowed to diminish that.
Students graduating from university face huge debt, a difficult job market and declining starting salaries. Despite this, we shouldn’t allow education to become dominated by economics.
The Wikileaks founder does a great line in non-news announcements. Let's look back on them with boredom following today's press conference, where he said he may leave the Ecuadorian embassy "soon".
In light of the news that new cancer medications won’t be made available to NHS patients, it’s worth exploring the difficulties of drug commissioning.
Girls and boys names in the UK are becoming increasingly diverse - but does having a popular name make your life easier?
The idea that LGBT equality should be justified on the grounds that being gay is natural is tenuous at best and harmful at worst; it actually frames being gay as a second preference to heterosexuality.
Highlights from our Conway Hall event on 30 July 2014.
For more than 30 years, the Islamic Republic has been obsessively battling against sex, but as with anything that is suppressed or banned, people have learned to sidestep the punitive regulations.
Because providing affordable housing is too expensive.
What Does It Mean to Be Gay Today? asks Julie Bindel in the subtitle of her new book. For me, it means enduring endless dull and pukey nights out on the scene, says Eleanor Margolis.
Can’t get no satisfaction.
John Dolan spent almost two decades in the “revolving door” between homelessness and prison. That changed when he adopted George in 2009.
One nation, indivisible.
A drop in the bucket.
Walk this way.
Because otherwise the terrorists win.
Look, mum, no hands!
If “best friendship” is on the rise, what does it mean?
A load of old rubbish.
They’ve been silent too long.
It’s probably wrong.
“Boris beasts”, anyone?
If you are a woman of my generation, you were born into an era of extraordinary good fortune, where you have the right to decide what happens to your body. But we mistook a truce in the war on women for a victory.
If I had a piece of North Face clothing for every time a straight woman has said to me, “I wish I were a lesbian, but I just don’t fancy women” I would be able to open a Dyke Wear Emporium.
Cyberbullying became a major subject last year after a number of teen suicides linked to social network Ask.fm. But what is it, and how can we prevent young people from abusing each other online?
A healthy, humane culture should have space not just for the idea of us, but for our bodies, our children, what we are and what we do.
The time is coming when everyone who believes in equality and social justice must decide where they stand on the issue of trans rights.