In praise of feckless, scrounging single mothers
By Rhiannon and Holly - 03 December 10:08

Anyone who has raised a child on their own knows it's a tough job. Why is there such a stigma attached to single parenthood?

Nathalie Barney, who wrote lesbian poetry in French
Does my new 19-year-old housemate have a penchant for French lesbian poetry?
By Nicholas Lezard - 29 November 8:33

Nicholas Lezard's "Down and Out in London" column.

New Statesman
Watch: Larry David's Thanksgiving Special
By Charlotte Simmonds - 22 November 19:01

“That’s the one thing we had in common, dark meat.” We’ve all been there, Larry.

Illustration by Maggie Li.
The age of innocence
By Fran Abrams - 22 November 7:22

Who is ultimately responsible for keeping children safe – their parents, or the state?

A butler brings his mistress breakfast in bed, in 1930
A day in the life of a modern-day butler
By Ritwik Deo - 19 November 10:56

An age-old profession is getting a new lease of life as the super-rich demand their very own Jeeves.

Hasbro: Being a boy is normal, being a girl is a "characteristic"
By Alex Hern - 16 November 12:52

Guess Who should get better PR.

New Statesman
"Fake" Nerd Girls, "Whores", and Sexism
By Mariah Huehner - 15 November 12:29

Dirk Manning is wrong: there is no doubt that the fake geek girl meme exists to specifically criticise women.

Lie! Say it's been sunny when it hasn't!
To be honest, I’d be a lot better if everyone stopped saying they were good
By Will Self - 15 November 8:37

Will Self's "Madness of Crowds" column.

Ireland's law and Catholic culture allowed Savita Halappanavar to die
By Nelson Jones - 14 November 16:42

The tragic case of a woman who was miscarrying, who died because doctors wouldn't give her a termination, shows the danger of fetishising the life of the unborn child.

The state is still failing schizophrenia sufferers
By Francis Davis - 14 November 14:04

Rethink's Schizophrenia Commission shows how a technocratic system is letting patients down.

I took a married name for SEO purposes, but it's not for everyone
By Sarah Ditum - 13 November 12:54

Less sentiment, more search-optimisation - that's the way forward, says Sarah Ditum (née Webster).

The advertising campaign featuring Isabelle Caro.
It's arrogant to say anorexia is a personal choice rather than a mental illness
By Rhiannon and Holly - 12 November 9:16

A response to Rachel Cusk's New Statesman article "The anorexic statement".

Neelam, a 14-year-old schoolgirl from Madhya Pradesh, India.
When Neelam started her period, she thought she was dying like her mother
By Rose George - 09 November 17:11

The subject of periods and menstruation is even more taboo for India's girls than defecation - many have no idea what is happening when the bleeding starts.

Mohammad Zafar (R) and wife Zaheen Akhtar
Acid attacks in Pakistan: A sorry litany of male egotism
By Samira Shackle - 09 November 9:15

Samira Shackle interviews Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, one of the directors of the Oscar-winning documentary "Saving Face".

New Statesman
Toronto’s ‘Graffiti Management Plan’ adds fuel to the street art debate
By Kamila Kocialkowska - 08 November 17:08

The escalating cultural merit of street art is causing legal wrangles in cities campaigning for its removal

An actual tiger mother.
Tiger mothers will disagree, but you can’t manufacture a prodigy
By Ed Smith - 08 November 8:52

Ed Smith's "Left Field" column.

NKarl-Heinz Hille at the Beards and Moustaches World Championship
My daughter says my tache makes me look like a Chuckle Brother. My sons just laugh
By Nicholas Lezard - 08 November 8:51

Nicholas Lezard's "Down and Out in London" column.

New Statesman
Finding female experts - doing the BBC's job for them
By Caroline Criado-Perez - 05 November 9:05

Women are underrepresented on the airwaves. Broadcasters say they can’t find female experts. The founders of "The Women's Room", a new index of female talking heads, say they're just not looking hard enough.

Stonewall's "Bigot of the Year" Award is offensive and out of date
By Nelson Jones - 02 November 16:01

By continuing to have a Bigot of the Year award, Stonewall is indulging in playground politics that sits ill with its new role as a facilitator of best practice in the public realm.

Children at a summer camp in 1967
When children were seen and not heard
By Talitha Stevenson - 01 November 8:24

Songs of Innocence - review.

Jimmy Savile after receiving his OBE in 1972
After the Savile scandal, it’s time for the BBC to remove its red nose
By Will Self - 01 November 5:58

Will Self's "Madness of Crowds" column.

Conrad Black earlier this year
What scares Conrad Black? Being forgotten
By Sophie Elmhirst - 01 November 5:25

Sophie Elmhirst has coffee with the last tycoon.

The anorexic statement
By Rachel Cusk - 31 October 17:33

Trust me, notice me, feed me: every female body conveys a message. So, when a woman starves herself, what is she saying?

Illustration by Aron Vellekoop León
The dying of the middle-class dream
By Rafael Behr - 31 October 17:27

Millions of households have suffered a fall in living standards in these past few years. So when the politicians are seen to collude in what feels like a rip-off . . .

Models pose in pink at the launch of this year's Breast Cancer Campaign
Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a terrible thing
By Caroline Crampton - 31 October 16:02

There are many, many reasons why the "pink ribbon" campaign isn't always a force for good.

New Statesman
Generation next: a photo essay
By New Statesman - 25 October 18:28

Four rising stars of Chinese photography give a glimpse into the country's youth culture and fashion scene.

Alt-na-reigh, the cottage owned by Jimmy Savile
The silence of Jimmy Savile’s lambs
By Brian Moore - 25 October 10:28

The writer and former England rugby international Brian Moore says he isn’t at all surprised the DJ’s victims didn’t speak up earlier. As long as victims live in fear of not being listened to, they won’t talk.

The other Hitchens boy
By Tom Cook - 23 October 11:40

On "Mortality", journalism and Russell Brand.

The Southall Black Sisters demonstrate outside the Royal Courts of Justice.
"Intersectionality", let me Google that for you
By Ray Filar - 23 October 11:17

You don’t need an MA in Gender Studies to engage with feminist ideas, just an open mind and a willingness to learn.