A local news channel in Evansville, Indiana recently reported a story about a family who moved into a new house in south-east Missouri and found it infested with spiders. “I’ve counted over a hundred in the house right now,” said Darren Bockhorn, the new owner.
Every time a girl sees a shelf of science-related toys under a sign that says "boys", she is being told that the world thinks science is not for her.
Britain only permits two types of outrage today: dog-whistle disgust for the extremely poor and spanielish devotion to the aristocracy.
Dancing in the streets, a despondent David Cameron and the final frontier for women.
Alice O'Keeffe's "Squeezed Middle" column.
Will Self's "Madness of Crowds" column.
Nothing is as simple as it seems.
The new super-rich have no allegiance, obligation or connection to wider society. They live in a mirror-lined bubble – and a legally entitled one. Can anything beyond another crash change things?
Its opponents may well have a darker motivation than they admit.
We're experiencing a sexual counterrevolution that encompasses a backlash against women’s sexual and reproductive freedom.
While fostering and adoption are undeniably important, focusing on them at the expense of early intervention is a false economy, say charity leaders.
The multimillion-pound industry devoted to telling you how to raise your child.
The first rung of the housing ladder is unreachable for too many people.
Louise Page, who has had four amputations, explains how her disability hasn't changed her essential feeling of who she is.
Though I try to fight it, at heart, I’m still an obedient little consumer.
Anna Soubry, Minister for Public Health, says she can tell somebody's background just by looking at their weight. Such claims are not evidence-based, they are prejudice-based, and shouldn't be allowed to inform policy.
Nicholas Lezard's "Down and Out" column.
A third of the most well-off, high status people in society consider themselves to be working class. Maybe it's time for some new definitions?
Before letting rip at HMV staff, remember that while you have lost your £10 gift card, the person you are screaming at has lost their livelihood.
We need a proactive and empathetic understanding of why some teenagers seem glued to their screens.
Don't be fooled: feminism is about exploring gender, not policing it.
Do not assume you can tell someone’s gender identity just by looking at their gender presentation.
All other New Year's Eve celebrations will pale by comparison.
Men convicted of victimless homosexual offences three decades ago are threatened with arrest if they refuse to provide samples for the national DNA database.
When it comes to pronouns or gendered descriptors, it's better to allow people autonomy over their identities rather than impose your own preconceptions.
The mean and narrow-minded advice in Steve Biddulph’s “Raising Girls”.
Writing for NS Trans Issues Week, Jennie Kermode outlines the facts about trans issues and language - an area where prejudice and confusion so often get in the way.
Putting the life back into death.
The myth that Savile "groomed the nation" is pure denialism - pretending that the problem isn’t about us but some other group.
Broke-ness crept up on me stealthily, like adulthood.