Ingrid Bergman in the 1944 film Gas Light
Using "because I’m a man" as an excuse for an "inevitable" response is just plain sexist
By Nichi Hodgson - 16 July 12:48

Gaslighting and self-reflexive sexism aren't something we can let slide.

Tulisa leaving the Royal Courts of Justice in London
The only ones shocked by Tulisa's sex tapes are the adults
By Rhiannon and Holly - 16 July 8:19

The way to guarantee teenagers access porn is to ban it outright.

Classical music should be about more than elite parties and private schools
By Andrew Mellor - 15 July 11:04

Exclusion in the classical music world stretches far beyond race.

Why so many ex-soldiers end up in prison
By Alan White - 15 July 10:16

One in ten inmates is a former soldier.

Mark Serwotka: Why Ed Miliband is right to speak at Durham today
By Mark Serwotka - 14 July 11:51

We need a united opposition to coalition policies that are wrecking Britain.

A member of activist group La Barbe onstage at a recent event.
How France’s sexual harassment law took a five-week hiatus
By Heather McRobie - 13 July 11:12

The suspension of the old law created a "dangerous void".

Notebook - Crossing into Gaza
By Salam Kanaan - 12 July 11:44

Salaam Kanaan works for Save the Children in the occupied Palestinian territories. She shares notes from a busy week, amid overcrowding so bad, it makes you feel you’re suffocating.

Praise worth receiving
By Nol Janis-Norton - 12 July 11:15

When our children and teens are at their best, it’s easy to enjoy them and not too hard to guide them into good habits. When they are uncooperative, argumentative, disrespectful or whingeing, however, we all know how easy it is to become irritated.

A Soho prostitute waits for some custom.
The taxman vs the prostitutes
By Alan White - 12 July 9:20

Prostitutes have to pay tax on their earnings, so why isn't their business entitled to same protections as everyone else?

A baby looks up at its mother on a street in Beijing
China's one-child policy puts a price on human life
By Samira Shackle - 12 July 8:29

A woman forced to undergo a late-term abortion receives 70,600 yuan in compensation.

Former National Front member Matthew Collins
The Books Interview: Matthew Collins
By Daniel Trilling - 11 July 17:30

The author of "Hate: My Life in the British Far Right" explains what drives people towards extremist groups like the BNP and the National Front.

Chris Brown onstage during the 2012 BET Awards in Los Angeles
Chris Brown’s smashing post-assault comeback
By Heather McRobie - 11 July 10:45

The media who are glossing over his past abuse send the message that assaulting women is little more than an inconvenience to your career.

David Mitchell
Why can't British people talk to celebrities?
By Alan White - 09 July 17:13

Experiencing extreme social awkwardness on meeting a minor celebrity seems to be a peculiarly British talent.

Rio Ferdinand's tweet flirts with Contempt of Court laws
By New Statesman - 09 July 13:29

Footballer tweets about "Liar Liar" as the court case between his brother Anton and John Terry begins.

A police officer causes a cyclist to fall from his bike.
Why are the BBC acting as stenographers for the police?
By Alex Hern - 09 July 10:38

They shouldn't type up official statements.

Pinkwashing is no cause for Pride
By Aidan Rowe - 07 July 10:57

Pride has become just another chance for corporations to parade their "values"

This is what online harassment looks like
By Helen Lewis - 06 July 9:30

Obscene images, hate sites and a game where people are invited to beat you up have been inflicted on Anita Sarkeesian.

A teenage prostitute waits for customers
The streetwalkers of Whitechapel have been badly let down
By Alan White - 05 July 13:30

More than a hundred years after Jack the Ripper, we're still fighting the same battles on prostitution.

The Shard is London's newest and tallest skyscraper.
How Qatar bought London
By George Eaton - 04 July 14:37

The Shard, Harrods, Barclays, the Olympics Village - Qatar owns them all.

I will not be sniffy about this non-Oxbridge university
By Nicholas Lezard - 04 July 13:57

To ———, a non-Oxbridge university in England, with the Daughter, for its open day. To think this was the girl whose first spoken word was “fuck”. (She would pick up a book, drop it on the floor and then say the word. Where on earth did she learn such behaviour?). She has come so far.

Fathers4Justice ad banned
By Joe Derry-Malone - 04 July 11:58

ASA remove campaign group's "Mother's Day" advert.

Job seekers queue outside a Jobcentre Plus branch in London Bridge
Welfare reform suicides must not be overlooked
By Caroline Crampton - 04 July 9:52

A website seeking to collate stories of suicides linked to the coalition's welfare reforms is a valuable resource.

A hypnotist at work with a fob watch
Ten tips for successful brain-hacking
By Michael Brooks - 03 July 16:45

Why are actors so much more susceptible to hypnosis?

An American soldier taking a communist prisoner in Korea
The truth about mind control
By Richard Wiseman - 03 July 9:28

All you have to do to get someone to believe something is make them behave as if they do.

Boris Johnson at the Gay Pride march in London in 2008
Why Boris Johnson should step in to save London’s WorldPride parade
By Nichi Hodgson - 03 July 8:52

The Mayor could make an important gesture to the LGBT community in London by helping with last-minute funding problems.

Happy jubilee, Keith!
By Kevin Maguire - 27 June 17:57

Commons confidential

Back in the marital home, I sleep in lonely vigil on the sofa
By Nicholas Lezard - 27 June 17:52

Coming up to the fifth anniversary of the eviction from the family home and I am beginning to wonder whether it is even a good idea to remember the anniversary, let alone mark it.

First the worst, second the best
By Martha Gill - 27 June 17:32

The role of luck in success

Damage on Clapham High Street following the riots in summer 2011. The riots were
Cameron risks the wrath of the young
By Laurie Penny - 27 June 17:05

The prime minister's crackdown on entitlement culture is misplaced and dangerous.