When it comes to pronouns or gendered descriptors, it's better to allow people autonomy over their identities rather than impose your own preconceptions.
The mean and narrow-minded advice in Steve Biddulph’s “Raising Girls”.
Writing for NS Trans Issues Week, Jennie Kermode outlines the facts about trans issues and language - an area where prejudice and confusion so often get in the way.
Putting the life back into death.
The myth that Savile "groomed the nation" is pure denialism - pretending that the problem isn’t about us but some other group.
Broke-ness crept up on me stealthily, like adulthood.
Martha Gill's "Irrational Animals" column.
Trans patients should not have to please medical staff before they can access treatment, writes Charlie Hallam.
English Heritage budget cuts threaten the future of London's 150 year old commemorative scheme
Unexpected people are struggling. The middle is getting closer to the bottom. So what is the way out?
"Celebrating" female self-esteem assumes it's been destroyed in the first place - why not protect it instead?
Games as ballet, a playwright on the medium, and (sorry) me talking about ladies, again.
Twelve months of disgraceful discrimination.
From the new patriotism to Ed Miliband's Jewish heritage, the best NS writing on identity.
We have to change the mindset that says women's choices must be “won” or “awarded”.
Josie Long recalls the student protests, UK Uncut and her activism over two years of Tory government, and celebrates the joy of “coming out” as a feminist.
If that’s respect, I’m Chrétien de Troyes.
When you’re a teenager you’re angry about everything, without necessarily knowing why. Steven Baxter suggests that it’s time for the grown-up teenagers to get properly angry – the kind of anger that comes with intimate knowledge of everything that’s gone
You probably feel guilty when you see a homeless person, but don't know what to do for the best. Now, you can call Streetlink and they will work with local services to get the person off the street and into accommodation.
Sex work isn’t stigmatised because it is dangerous. Sex work is dangerous because it is stigmatised.
Think how refreshing it would be if, once in a while, people admitted that they weren't sure about things.
Former dominatrix Nichi Hodgson was stunned to discover that the pictures that accompanied her article on how to safely spank a man were deemed officially "too racy" for the paper that proudly prints Page 3.
A response to an article by a rapist in the Good Men Project.
One generation’s social problem has become the next generation’s proud family history.
A YouGov study finds that Britons will be drinking whilst the French say Christmas has lost its "true meaning".
The losers in the generation game have to play the grown-up and care for elderly parents.
All it takes is a fake British accent and some background barking to instigate a major breach of medical confidentiality.
Keeping dads connected to their children during their sentence gives them purpose.
Kate has been forced to announce she's expecting early. Even though Glosswitch miscarried after doing the same, she says she doesn't regret it.