By Laurie Penny - 13 June 12:18
The worst thing about this debate is that it turns a real-world, complex problem into a simple moral choice.
By Glosswitch - 13 June 8:59
The party fundraiser menu that offered to "serve up" parts of Australian PM Julia Gillard was offensive, no doubt about it. But it's refreshing to see some honest, in-your-face sexism for a change, rather than the kind that flies under the radar.
By Melissa Gira Grant - 12 June 9:51
A controversy involving a bill before the Scottish Parliament and a rogue submission by its Paisley Branch has forced Amnesty to clarify its position on the criminalisation of sex work.
By Eeh Bah Mum - 10 June 9:06
You think you won't, but you will.
By Willard Foxton - 07 June 12:28
As the reporting of Paris Jackson and Stephen Fry's suicide attempts has shown, the media has a chronic problem with the quality of reporting around suicide.
By Esther McVey - 06 June 9:23
A response from the Minister for Disabled People.
By John Pilger - 06 June 9:05
Once again, it’s time to ask: whose side are you on?
By Nelson Jones - 04 June 16:12
The modern basis of marriage is partnership and equality rather than innate difference.
By Eleanor Margolis - 04 June 12:36
For Eleanor Margolis, Gay Pride will always be Out Pride - a day when gay people are proud of who they are in spite of what the most conservative elements of society want them to be.
By Rhiannon and Holly - 03 June 12:46
Sexism in society isn't the result of individual women failing to have ambition. And as benefit systems are slashed and women are disproportionately affected, the parenthood pamphlet and the boardroom dream seem small compensation.
By Tabatha Leggett - 30 May 10:19
If modern feminism is about freedom of expression, then there’s nothing wrong with choosing to be viewed as a sexual object.
By Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett - 30 May 8:15
Thanks for the thought, though.
By Laurie Penny - 28 May 11:06
She made herself intolerable to a system she found impossible to tolerate.
By Nicholas Lezard - 23 May 9:56
Nicholas Lezard's "Down and Out" column.
By Erin Mee - 22 May 11:14
Causes for concern from a care worker.
By Eleanor Margolis - 21 May 10:29
This is a time in which we gays should be kissing and holding hands anywhere and everywhere.
By Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett - 21 May 8:11
Enviable curves v skinny self-control.
By Glen Poole - 17 May 11:04
Jon Cruddas and Diane Abbot have argued this week that Labour must value the roles that fathers play in modern families. But first, it must stop policies which disadvantage men.
By Philip Maughan - 16 May 15:43
“He isn’t a cartoonist, really. He’s a fine artist.”
By Danny Dorling - 16 May 15:05
Britain's poor were absolutely and relatively better off until Thatcher was elected in 1979. Since then, the bottom half of society is worse off than it was in 1983.
By Dawn Foster - 16 May 14:08
The cultural heart of a community is under sustained attack.
By Will Self - 16 May 9:53
Will Self's "Madness of Crowds" column.
By Irna Qureshi - 15 May 17:33
My mother and I both married men from Pakistan. Both marriages ended in divorce, but their circumstances and our attitudes towards them could not have been more different: it is a sign of how much has changed.
By Natasha Walter - 15 May 16:27
The <em>NS</em> of 1913 may have been in the vanguard for women’s rights yet its tone was hectoring, even patronising. But today’s popular feminists should not forget that the pioneers’ concerns still have weight.
By Peter Tatchell - 15 May 12:17
The bid to ban pro-Palestine group Queers Against Israeli Apartheid as well as the slogan “Israeli apartheid” is a direct attack on freedom of speech and the right to protest.
By Rhiannon and Holly - 15 May 11:33
Pot Noodle joined the list of brands which seem determined to drive away women. They should realise that ironic hipster sexism is still sexism.
By Eleanor Margolis - 14 May 10:21
Adults, myself included, are regressing to childhood - moving back in with their parents, job-hunting in between porn-viewing sessions and eating bowls of Frosties for dinner. Who could blame us?
By Laurie Penny - 11 May 9:26
Beauty is about class, money, power and privilege - and it always has been.
By Laurie Penny - 10 May 10:52
It’s not just about Jimmy Savile, or Stuart Hall, or the BBC, or the Socialist Workers’ Party, or two American high-schoolers crying in court, or three young women chained in a basement in Ohio, or one dead girl in a hospital in Delhi. After too long, pe
By Martha Gill - 09 May 13:20
The perils of Groupthink - Martha Gill's "Irrational Animals" column.