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.
On "Mortality", journalism and Russell Brand.
You don’t need an MA in Gender Studies to engage with feminist ideas, just an open mind and a willingness to learn.
Some educated women seem to want to keep feminism for themselves and cloak it in esoteric theory.
The disappearance of a teenager in a small Devonian town still raises questions nearly a decade later, writes Alan White.
Saying more than that would give the game away...
If it is true that you won’t understand Chinese society through Xinwen Lianbo (Chinese state television’s daily news programme), you should not build a picture of China’s legal system from its laws, either. In many cases, legal clauses have not been properly implemented.
On the afternoon of 2 April 2011, Beijing police suddenly summoned me to the local police station. Without any legal procedure or permission, they turned on my computer and inspected my email account and QQ chat records. I was detained for more than ten hours.
A response to the reaction to my most recent column.
It's a lack of consideration of women's lives, not gender or faith, that sours the abortion debate.
It is obscene to degrade and stigmatise disabled people as some kind of punishment for past wrongdoing.
Will Self's "Madness of Crowds" column.
Abortion is one of those rare political issues on which left and right seem to have swapped ideologies.
Nicholas Lezard's "Down and Out in London" column.
The forthcoming Poland-England match is a test of whether formerly Polish Jews now see themselves as entirely English.
Peter Wilby's "First Thoughts" column.
Brighton's Recovery Walk is an important sign that stigma about addiction isn't acceptable.
Tax evasion, not disability benefit fraud, is the real scandal.
Listening to extinct languages and dialects is an eerie, but incredible, experience.
Could you all please be a little quieter? Razors has been here and I am feeling a bit delicate this morning. Thank you. The Aymara people of Peru and Bolivia have a very good word to describe the condition of a hangover: umjayanipxitütuwa – “they must have made me drink”.
Hunter Davies' "The Fan" column.
Zoe Stavri argues that the women's minister's focus on reducing the abortion time limit is either misguided or disingenuous.
At worst, campaigners are engaging in exactly the same sort of sexual policing and censorship that The Sun does. The answer is more nudity, not less, says Martin Robbins.
It’s okay, I checked - the men are still here!
A classic case of "the public interest" not being "what we want to know".
To read a lads' mag in public is to declare that women's bodies are public property.
The received view does not quite match the reality of these crucial "reluctant radicals".
Not everyone with prior domestic violence convictions goes on to reoffend.
Why, when it comes to sex, are "simple, easily pleased" men always pitted against "complicated, wordy" women?
Ed Smith's "Left Field" column.