Margaret Thatcher was sexy, and she used her sex appeal as a weapon to disarm male colleagues at a time when politics was an even more hostile environment for women than it is now.
The reported sentencing of paralysis for a Saudi man as punishment for paralysing another man is grotesque. What we do not need is a person with a needless disability.
The attacks on Britain’s first youth police commissioner for some carelessly offensive tweets show that unless you’re an unusually cautious or discreet teenager, you’re writing a patchwork public diary without realising it.
I'm in a relationship with three men, says Charlie Hallam, and it's nothing like the controlling, coercive hold that Mick Philpott had over his wife and mistress.
A Guantánamo inmate since 2002, Shaker Aamer explains why he's joined the other detainees in a hunger strike.
We can't simply rely on the kindness of strangers. The welfare state is there to help the people we are too flaky or prudish to reach out to.
There is no doubt that the reaction to Mandela's death will reflect his values of reconciliation, understanding and harmony.
It is entirely reasonable for parents to worry about the influence of a sexualised culture on their kids, but there's a lot more to these statistics than the Mail's "moral calamity" reporting suggests.
The desire to avoid the racism that characterises some debates about rape and FGM abroad can lead us to make untenable comparisons with Britain, argues Rahila Gupta.
The success of a few outlying women does not mean that the struggle is over.
The current system of financing means that many people who are not from wealthy families are simply priced out.
Restructuring the UKBA will not confront its fundamental problems.
From 1 April, six different cuts to support started affecting disabled people. The result will be disabled people losing their independence, struggling to heat their homes and forced to withdraw from communities. What part can they play under such conditi
Many racing pigeons don't even make it to a year old. We must end this cruel sport, argues Reg Pycroft.
More deaths are likely in Burma in the coming weeks as anti-Muslim violence intensifies.
Five ethnic minority writers share their experiences with Asiya Islam.
Several British medallists could lose much-needed financial support when Iain Duncan Smith's Personal Independence Payment replaces Disability Living Allowance on 8 April.
We have to get to a place where the trans population are not pantomime but people.
In a free society there is no right to not be offended, and the right to free speech extends to those with whom we disagree, too.
Chances are you won’t be welcome in the world of online feminism? It depends on which part of the world you’re visiting – and what kind of attitude you bring with you.
Where the Sun leads, the public follow? Not quite…
Nuclear weapons provide the illusion of security not the reality.
Ever tried to engage with feminist discussion on the internet? Chances are, you won’t be welcome.
On the occasion of his enthronement as Archbishop of Canterbury.
Travelling to Sri Lanka to try and find out about his constituent's murder, Simon Danczuk learned that when politicians are implicated, justice is kicked into the long grass.
Ten years on, James Rodgers reflects on the invasion and occupation of Iraq.
The conviction of Bethan Tichborne begs the question: has Britain outlawed the truth?
Josh Lowe meets Joey Skaggs,the man who prides himself on being able to prank the media over and over again.
The 48-year-old boxer’s world title win is a triumph for longevity but a death knell for the last link to sport’s last golden age.
Ayatollah Khomeini, Saddam Hussein and the Assads have all flirted with the 99 per cent electoral margin.