By Hopi Sen - 10 March 18:00
The East End used to be all immigrants. Now it is full of creatures in beards and confusing trousers. This has to stop.
By Glosswitch - 07 March 10:51
All that stuff we used to call oppression? We’re totes cool with it now.
By Rhiannon and Holly - 04 March 11:03
It’s restrictive, it’s insulting and it’s downright weird.
By Rhiannon and Holly - 27 February 15:46
If you're fed up with Twitter storms, there are a few more practical things you can do to further the feminist cause.
By New Statesman - 19 February 10:43
The Labour peer and senior research fellow at Lincoln College, Oxford, takes the <i>NS</i> Centenary Questionnaire.
By Vanessa Austin Locke - 14 February 15:05
Rebekah Cameron is a 46-year-old trans woman working in one of the most male-dominated environments known to woman – construction. Since transitioning, she has found it necessary to price her work lower than before.
By Sarah Ditum - 14 February 10:47
Jesse Bering's new book, <em>Perv</em>, puts forward a rigidly harm-reduction approach to sexual morality (although at times his theories seem to be proposing the normalisation of child abuse images). But tolerance alone isn't enough. Shouldn't wanting to
By Roz Kaveney - 13 February 11:15
A response to <a href="http://www.newstatesman.com/lifestyle/2014/02/i-dont-feel-i-match-my-gender-so-what-does-it-mean-be-called-cis">Glosswitch's piece</a> about how she experiences gender as a trap.
By Glosswitch - 04 February 12:49
Pregnancy can be difficult, lonely and dangerous, and life doesn't stop just because you've conceived. Should pregnant women be forced to care for themselves in a way that others are not required to?
By Glosswitch - 31 January 13:26
Children are subject to an onslaught of confusing messages about their place in the world. We want to teach our sons about consent and respect for women, but how this is possible without teaching them what men as a class do to women?
By Emma Dabiri - 29 January 14:48
Mainstream conversations about feminism usually proceed from the standpoint of middle-class white women - but they need to know their experiences aren't universal, including when it comes to hair.
By Eleanor Margolis - 23 January 10:13
Before one of them came out of my sister, the best I could hope for around babies, speech-wise, would be an awkward “Hello, small person thing.” Now, I'm having thoughts . . .
By Alice O'Keeffe - 23 January 10:11
My dreams of career ambitions today, quite unexpectedly, touch a nerve.
By Glosswitch - 22 January 11:06
Sex discrimination in the workplace is not eradicated - and it's not just to do with having children.
By Frances Ryan - 16 January 15:17
We should be asking why women feel pressured to abort female foetuses, not descending into an anti-choice panic about sex-selective abortion without evidence.
By Glosswitch - 15 January 9:48
Pope Francis's positioning of abortion as part of a “throwaway culture” shows how little respect there is for a woman's right to control her own body.
By Frances Ryan - 10 January 15:50
"Deodorant for breasts" is the latest addition to the shame cycle of having a female body.
By Glosswitch - 19 December 12:17
As Marks and Spencer ditches dividing its toys into girls and boys' categories, Glosswitch wonders when this gender-neutral hell will ever end.
By Rose George - 11 December 14:32
My mother struggled to cope as her husband's personality and ability disintegrated as his brain rotted and shrank, until she contemplated committing suicide. In the end my dad died of dementia, but also because dying was the easiest way to treat him.
By Holly Baxter - 28 November 12:44
Go on a Tinder date and chances are you’ll get what I got: one free drink and an evening with a man called Aristoteles who spoke in hipster-cliche speak as if he was a living dating profile.
By Holly Baxter - 25 November 14:44
Drawing connections between the murders of women by men is surprisingly rare. Attempting to accurately calculate women who died because of a sexist culture is even harder.
By Ben Gwalchmai - 23 November 12:53
No single mother I’ve known could be called a "shirker" - and yet the discriminatory influence of the 19th century continues.
By Sarah Ditum - 11 November 16:20
If you see yourself as a mother to the exclusion of all other roles, I think you become dependent on your children. You need them to need you.
By Nayla Ziadeh - 10 November 9:28
The only word that used to be available if you were non-straight and masculine presenting was "butch". Times have changed - and one woman has found that the term "Masculine of Center" strikes a chord with America's LGBTQ community.
By Max Strasser - 09 November 9:52
Every time I’ve come home to the US from my home abroad over the past four years, I notice a trend among people of my demographic: they have become increasingly politicised – and increasingly radical.
By Nelson Jones - 01 November 15:52
Germany has become the first European country to pass a law that lets a birth certificate to be left blank in cases where the child is neither obviously male nor female, but it will take far more than a bureaucratic fix to remove the stigma of "abnormalit
By Nigel Knowles - 25 October 11:40
Research has found that companies whose boards were made up of at least a third by women are 42 per cent more profitable - it makes perfect sense.
By Frances Ryan - 22 October 15:52
Deaf women are twice as likely as hearing women to experience domestic abuse. A disability, such as deafness, makes victims more vulnerable to abuse, and the same disability leaves them more vulnerable to not ever being able to escape it.
By Sarah Ditum - 22 October 11:12
Whether in relation to rape, abortion or care, women are still viewed as something others are entitled to make use of. But it's time to do away with these grey areas of "duty" and recognise that the primary interest in what happens to a woman’s body belon
By Holly Baxter - 19 October 10:06
Daisy Coleman is the latest in a series of girls to report that they were sexually assaulted and cyberbullied on social media. But we can't blame Twitter and Facebook for the existence of rape culture - and with #justice4daisy, they might have helped end