No single mother I’ve known could be called a "shirker" - and yet the discriminatory influence of the 19th century continues.
If you see yourself as a mother to the exclusion of all other roles, I think you become dependent on your children. You need them to need you.
The only word that used to be available if you were non-straight and masculine presenting was "butch". Times have changed - and one woman has found that the term "Masculine of Center" strikes a chord with America's LGBTQ community.
Every time I’ve come home to the US from my home abroad over the past four years, I notice a trend among people of my demographic: they have become increasingly politicised – and increasingly radical.
Germany has become the first European country to pass a law that lets a birth certificate to be left blank in cases where the child is neither obviously male nor female, but it will take far more than a bureaucratic fix to remove the stigma of "abnormalit
Research has found that companies whose boards were made up of at least a third by women are 42 per cent more profitable - it makes perfect sense.
Deaf women are twice as likely as hearing women to experience domestic abuse. A disability, such as deafness, makes victims more vulnerable to abuse, and the same disability leaves them more vulnerable to not ever being able to escape it.
Whether in relation to rape, abortion or care, women are still viewed as something others are entitled to make use of. But it's time to do away with these grey areas of "duty" and recognise that the primary interest in what happens to a woman’s body belon
Daisy Coleman is the latest in a series of girls to report that they were sexually assaulted and cyberbullied on social media. But we can't blame Twitter and Facebook for the existence of rape culture - and with #justice4daisy, they might have helped end
The biopic "Hannah Arendt" credits Professor Arendt, responsible for some of the most publicly enduring theories in 20th century philosophy, with an intellectual interiority mostly reserved – at least in the public eye – for white men.
When I was a child my skin was praised by both white and black women - but more by black women. A new film, <em>Black Girls</em>, is opening up the conversation on colourism, class and skin bleaching.
This terrible practice requires silence to continue. When girls name this abuse and speak out against it, they have the power to end it.
Sexual performance is still the only power this society grants to young women, and it grants it grudgingly, rushing to judge and humiliate them whenever they claim it.
I knew all along that Moe was beautiful, of course I did. It’s just that a lot of things were obscuring my view.
In a climate where we still don't understand the London riots, we need to keep the dialogue about gang culture open in any way we can.
Artist Alison Lapper was born without arms and was denied the affection she needed as a child. Here, as part of our "What Makes Us Human" series, she reflects on her experiences, and what they can tell us about humanity.
Protestors gathering for the International Day for the Decriminalization of Abortion want better reproductive rights for women in developing countries, but few are aware of the problems faced by women in Northern Ireland.
If we are ever going to combat the attitudes and behaviour that can lead to violence, we have to prevent early stereotypes from taking root.
Alice O'Keeffe's "Squeezed Middle" column.
Why don't we love our neglected towns? When he returned to England to research his latest book, author Daniel Gray found the country's towns a haven of the beautiful and bizarre.
A parked Bentley with the number plate I H8 TAX summarises everything that's going wrong with our beloved Heath.
Peter Wilby's "First Thoughts" column: the day I dined with David Frost, why we should stay out of Syria, and who will really benefit from Vodafone selling its stake in Verizon Wireless.
A blanket ban on sex in prison leads to prisoners failing to report rape or sexual assault for fear of punishment.
‘Queer’ is not something that ever stays still; it is transient and, in that sense, in a constant state of becoming.
No matter the degree, racism hurts, regresses and divides, but it needn't conquer.
Sex selective abortion is abhorrent, and it must be prevented. But there is no evidence of widespread sex-selective abortion in the UK. By campaigning against it, the <em>Telegraph</em> is able to recruit the support of people who would normally stand ver
A selective cry of “misogyny” for anti-choice ends contributes to a culture which does not see people with female reproductive systems as full, equal human beings. The only person who can decide whether or not a pregnancy should continue is the person who
If murder was so common that in any medium-sized mixed group I could be pretty sure someone there had been directly affected by murder, you are damn right I wouldn’t make any jokes about murder, writes Sophia McDougall.
A problem which affects all of society has its roots in classrooms and on the internet, writes Frances Ryan.