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.
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?
Let's start feeding the trolls.
As Ellie Cosgrave had proved, dancing is as good a way as any to deal with sexual assault.
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.
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.
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.
As the Freedom from Torture charity publishes its report on the poverty of torture survivors, its clients have published photographs documenting their living conditions.
There’s no reason anyone should be herded into an archaic arrangement that does not work for everybody.
Like dying, birth is something we can all relate to.
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
David Cameron's proposed tax break for married couples is an expensive way of saying that some people's lives are better than others.
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.
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.
Continuing our What Makes Us Human series, Caitlin Moran says that having fun - and having access to fluffy towels - makes all the difference.
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.
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.
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.
Patrick Strudwick cheers the death of Exodus International.
Alice O'Keeffe's "Squeezed Middle" column.
"This material encourages misogynistic behavior and is inconsistent with our mission of funding creative works."
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?
Too many people have fallen for the myth that any attempt to control the internet is bad.
Rhoda Grant MSP explains why she thinks the arguments made against the Criminalisation of the Purchase of Sex Bill are flawed.
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?
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.
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.
Alice O'Keeffe's "Squeezed Middle" column.
The worst thing about this debate is that it turns a real-world, complex problem into a simple moral choice.
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.