As she prepares for her 50th birthday, the author and journalist reflects on what it means to be “middle-aged” – and on a journey she knows never ends well.
There is evidence to suggest that a high level of psychological flexibility, something LGBT employees often need to develop at work, can help people cope better, and indeed flourish, in the workplace.
Tracking the movement of second names shows how they can affect our life chances.
In reality, prostitution is not the world’s oldest profession – it is one of the world’s oldest oppressions.
Marriage certificates only include your father’s name – to reinvent marriage as a twenty-first century institution, this must change.
Simply having the choice to have children later than before isn't a sign of greater freedom - it's simply a sign of greater privilege under the same old patriarchy.
When you approach 25, it suddenly hits you that you’re never going to be an astronaut. Or an architect. Or a folk sensation.
Austria has incited anti-gay and transphobic rhetoric in Russia by entering Conchita Wurst into Eurovision. Can she do for drag what Dana International did for trans people?
The past 20 years have seen the growth of a more deeply felt and prominent sense of English identity, going beyond a chauvinist form of nationhood.
The unhappy history of the workplace.
This is supposed to be my tiny bit of luxury, a protective bubble sparing me, this once, the stultifying, sexist harassment of traversing London in the wee hours.
There is nothing we can do to make normal or “appropriate” the death of a dear friend, or a beloved public figure.
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