How many teenagers are using Ask.fm to self-harm?
By Hazel Robinson - 14 August 11:25

Some of the young people experiencing online abuse will be sending it to themselves, writes Hazel Robinson. That doesn't make their pain any less real - but it should inform how we approach the subject.

Straight Pride: finally, someone is standing up for the oppressed heterosexual majority
By Alex Andreou - 12 August 17:59

"Coming out as heterosexual in today's politically correct world is an extremely challenging experience," claims a new lobbying group. Perhaps it is . . . in Opposite Land.

Selfridges Birmingham.
Birmingham or Manchester: Which is Britain's second city?
By Joe Collin - 08 August 17:00

Obviously, it's Birmingham.

A statue of Nelson Mandela.
The less we remember about Nelson Mandela, the more we love him
By Will Self - 08 August 10:00

Will Self's "Madness of Crowds" column.

A homeless Detroit native with his possessions.
Letter from Detroit: "All there is now is crackhouses and churches"
By Mark Binelli - 06 August 11:00

With Motor City finally declared bankrupt, the Midwest’s industrial powerhouse has turned into a production line for drink, drugs and deprivation.

Domestic violence: how to help without doing harm
By Anne Payne - 04 August 10:12

Domestic violence is the abuse of power over one person by another. Employers can use their power to support people in need of help, says Anne Payne.

Is there ever a right time to have a baby?
By Sian Lawson - 01 August 15:05

If the media is to be believed, the answer is no. But do the casual assertions that fly around about women's reproductive choices have any basis in fact?

Ellie Cosgrave returned to the scene of the crime to dance in protest
What not to say to someone who has been groped in public
By Rhiannon and Holly - 24 July 12:20

As Ellie Cosgrave had proved, dancing is as good a way as any to deal with sexual assault.

Every opinion piece you're about to read about the royal baby
By Rafael Behr - 23 July 10:31

In predictable fashion, anyone with a column to fill in the next week is going to write about the new royal arrival. Rafael Behr saves you the trouble of reading them.

Why the feminist movement has to be inclusive
By Charlie Webster - 23 July 9:49

In her experience, TV presenter Charlie Webster has found that discussions about modern feminism can become confused and fragmented among all the divisive discourse about who belongs or doesn’t to the feminist movement.

Laurie Penny on the babies we don't care about today
By Laurie Penny - 22 July 15:38

Of all future subjects of our new infant overlord, none are more scapegoated than teenage single mums. Let's not forget about them and their children today.

Empty shoes.
Trading torture for poverty
By Bithia Large and Joe Collin - 17 July 11:33

As the Freedom from Torture charity publishes its report on the poverty of torture survivors, its clients have published photographs documenting their living conditions.

Laurie Penny tax breaks for marriage: why should I subsidise other people’s weird lifestyle choices?
By Laurie Penny - 09 July 14:07

There’s no reason anyone should be herded into an archaic arrangement that does not work for everybody.

A woman and her dog dress up as unicorns for Halloween in New York.
Why is the happily childless woman seen as the unicorn of society?
By Rhiannon and Holly - 03 July 9:36

Non-mothers are often told they'll "change their mind when they meet the right person". Between that and being forced to worry who will visit you in your old age, it's no wonder society seems to believe the happily childless woman is more myth than realit

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
The Marriage Tax Allowance is an expensive way of harnessing resentment and feelings of superiority
By Glosswitch - 03 July 9:01

David Cameron's proposed tax break for married couples is an expensive way of saying that some people's lives are better than others.

Lez Miserable: "I want a gigantic, champagne-drenched, public celebration of same-sex love"
By Eleanor Margolis - 03 July 8:29

The instinctive urge to get married is a hard one to rationalise, finds Eleanor Margolis, but she could do without being judged by other members of the gay community.

New Statesman
Laurie Penny on sexism in storytelling: I was a Manic Pixie Dream Girl
By Laurie Penny - 30 June 9:35

Men grow up expecting to be the hero of their own story. Women grow up expecting to be the supporting actress in somebody else's.

Caitlin Moran on what makes us human: Sorry, snow monkeys – we win
By Caitlin Moran - 27 June 9:39

Continuing our What Makes Us Human series, Caitlin Moran says that having fun - and having access to fluffy towels - makes all the difference.

Why do girls get glitter, hair and fluff while boys can have money, cars and trees?
By Rhiannon and Holly - 26 June 9:45

The kind of cradle-to-grave gender-based marketing that suggests girls like princesses and boys like adventures has to stop. Language is the one of the most powerful tools we have, and using it to project such a sexist agenda is unacceptable.

Lez Miserable: How to survive a lesbian protest march
By Eleanor Margolis - 25 June 9:47

Social awkwardness, men being disgusting, "feelings", bad vagina puns - Eleanor Margolis talks you through what goes on when large groups of lesbians gather to make their voices heard.

A woman breastfeeding her baby during a blackout
Sexy breasts are for the men, lactating, stretch-marked breasts are for the women
By Glosswitch - 23 June 11:16

The great breast debate, including but not limited to Page Three, breastfeeding in public, lads' mags, contains a frustrating lack of acknowledgement of female sexual agency.

The "Gay Cure" movement is in its death throes – but there's still more to do
By Patrick Strudwick - 21 June 10:33

Patrick Strudwick cheers the death of Exodus International.

New Statesman
A glorious, magical evening
By Alice O'Keeffe - 20 June 12:12

Alice O'Keeffe's "Squeezed Middle" column.

Kickstarter apologises for publishing "seduction guide", donates $25,000 to charity
By Alex Hern - 19 June 13:12

"This material encourages misogynistic behavior and is inconsistent with our mission of funding creative works."

Treachery and sisterhood: What does it mean to "betray" feminism?
By Rhiannon and Holly - 19 June 12:04

The whole notion that today's young women have somehow betrayed the "true" feminism is a bit of a muddle - who are these women who are letting the side down?

Wanting to protect children from online porn has nothing to do with social conservatism
By John Carr - 17 June 15:47

Too many people have fallen for the myth that any attempt to control the internet is bad.

The case for the Criminalisation of the Purchase of Sex Bill
By Rhoda Grant - 17 June 15:20

Rhoda Grant MSP explains why she thinks the arguments made against the Criminalisation of the Purchase of Sex Bill are flawed.

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