Misdirected lust costs billions and creates misery for millions. It is time for policy makers to take it seriously.
Intersectionality – the theory of how different types of discrimination interact - has brought law professor Kimberlé Crenshaw global attention. Here, she talks to Bim Adewunmi about how both feminist and anti-racist campaigns have left “women of colour invisible in plain sight”.
Childbirth is just one of the areas in which modern-day feminist beliefs can end up being appropriated by neoliberal and neoconservative agendas. Unless accompanied by structural change, “choice” is too often only meaningful for a small elite.
Around 1,500 cases are recorded every year but the real figure is probably far higher.
Peter Tatchell looks back on decades of campaigning that have finally resulted in the first same-sex marriages.
The way we present the female form spreads the idea that physical pleasingness is the primary guarantee of a woman’s acceptability to society.
It's official, women really are more attractive with less.
The mindset that believes, against all evidence, that governments are just desperate to give money to anyone who isn’t white, male and a citizen.
Two years ago John Kelly, an artist and long-term wheelchair user, was singing at the Paralympics Opening Ceremony. Without the ILF this would never have been possible.
In a South Yorkshire mining village in the 1960s, a gay couple were not just accepted but celebrated by their community.
The unequal distribution of unpaid domestic labour isn’t a frivolous side-issue. It’s dull, yes, but it’s related to depression, poverty and domestic abuse.
The East End used to be all immigrants. Now it is full of creatures in beards and confusing trousers. This has to stop.
All that stuff we used to call oppression? We’re totes cool with it now.
It’s restrictive, it’s insulting and it’s downright weird.
If you're fed up with Twitter storms, there are a few more practical things you can do to further the feminist cause.
The Labour peer and senior research fellow at Lincoln College, Oxford, takes the <i>NS</i> Centenary Questionnaire.
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.
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
A response to Glosswitch's piece about how she experiences gender as a trap.
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?
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?
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.
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 . . .
My dreams of career ambitions today, quite unexpectedly, touch a nerve.
Sex discrimination in the workplace is not eradicated - and it's not just to do with having children.
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.
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.
"Deodorant for breasts" is the latest addition to the shame cycle of having a female body.
As Marks and Spencer ditches dividing its toys into girls and boys' categories, Glosswitch wonders when this gender-neutral hell will ever end.
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.