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
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.

Nigella Lawson.
Nigella Lawson pictures: We must not look away from domestic violence, but we can do more than just gawp
By Sarah Ditum - 16 June 11:59

The photographs of Nigella Lawson in the Sunday People are undoubtedly shocking - but do they really "raise awareness", or is the victim, already, being neglected and ignored?

Paris Lees.
Paris Lees: Why I won't be sending you a father's day card
By Paris Lees - 16 June 10:01

When I tell people I no longer speak to you, they assume it’s because of my difficult and lengthy transition from male to female. That frames me as the problem. I don’t speak to you because I don’t share your values and I don’t like the way you treat people.

Terraced houses.
The poor are still paying more for basic utilities and financial services
By Katie Schmuecker - 15 June 10:25

Payment structures and price plans in utilities and financial services continue to inflict higher costs on the poorest in society. Regulators and the government need to do more.

New Statesman
Don't feel sorry for the estate agent
By Alice O'Keeffe - 14 June 14:28

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

A woman looks at pornographic videos and DVDs
The genie of unlimited filth is out of the bottle and no law can stop us polishing our lamps
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.

Julia Gillard "on the menu": Three cheers for a bit of in-your-face, no-frills sexism
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.

A couple wrapped in the Scottish flag look down on the Scottish Parliament
Amnesty, human rights and the criminalisation of sex work
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.

Top ten things you will do as a parent that you will not like
By Eeh Bah Mum - 10 June 9:06

You think you won't, but you will.

Stephen Fry at the premiere of the latest Star Trek film in May 2013.
Reporting suicide: Journalists must resist the temptation to make it a "better story"
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.

How the Disability Living Allowance is being reformed
By Esther McVey - 06 June 9:23

A response from the Minister for Disabled People.

A foreclosed house for sale
There is a war on ordinary people and feminists are needed at the front
By John Pilger - 06 June 9:05

Once again, it’s time to ask: whose side are you on?

Equal marriage could only threaten gender roles if it magically turned everyone gay
By Nelson Jones - 04 June 16:12

The modern basis of marriage is partnership and equality rather than innate difference.

Lez Miserable: "The fundamental problem with 'Straight Pride' is that homophobes have no idea how to party"
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.

A woman holds a placard aloft during a Slutwalk march in Melbourne in 2011
Maria Miller's "information packs" for the parents of daughters won't end inequality
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.

Playboy bunnies in 2011, before the launch of the new Playboy Club in Mayfair
Are Playboy bunnies feminism’s biggest paradox?
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.

Emily Wilding Davison.
Emily Wilding Davison made the only choice she could bear
By Laurie Penny - 28 May 11:06

She made herself intolerable to a system she found impossible to tolerate.

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