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.
Nick Clegg and the fleeting nature of hatred.
Getting ethnic minorities through the door in the media in the first place is not the only problem.
Writing for NS Trans Issues Week, Jane Fae explains why the "think of the children" reaction to transness is just a technique for concealing overt prejudice.
The Lawyers Association's refusal to defend the men accused of the Delhi gang rape might be one step too far.
An unhealthy type of Faustian pact has developed between the media and the celebrity class.
Trans patients should not have to please medical staff before they can access treatment, writes Charlie Hallam.
Every statistic available shows that women and children are being hit hardest by this recession. Outbursts of fury, politicised and scalpel sharp, are everywhere we look, says Suzanne Moore.
Since 2010, women - old, young, rich, poor - have received blow after blow to their economic independence and social wellbeing.
Those defending and condemning the Liverpool striker cannot have it all ways.
It is a requirement of civil society that government obviate the need for payday lenders, writes Carl Packman.
Tory MP's comments on gambling show why casting poverty as the result of individual spiritual failure is seductive - because it gets the government off the hook.
A culture of violence is something that normalises violence and makes it acceptable. Games don’t do that because they don’t feature real violence or anything that feels like it, argues Phil Hartup.
Labour's 'tough' message risks encouraging the belief that benefit claimants seek to avoid work.
As the Daily Mail celebrates success in their online porn campaign, Michael Marshall explores the PR influence behind their headlines.
Intrusive questions about your health. The fear and uncertainty of a claim being rejected. Trying to make ends meet through bureaucratic delays. What is life really like for those who claim disability benefits?
Tackling rape requires change, not retribution. Why the death penalty doesn't help rape victims.
The FA’s failure to punish the biggest child in the playground makes a mockery of "Respect" campaigns.
In the backwaters of India, in rural areas still governed by feudal mindsets, rapes and gang rapes continue with impunity. The candle flame wave being carried through Delhi’s foggy, winter nights is not reaching this India.
The Syrian activist disappeared in May 2011 and hasn't been seen since.
How close is football to tackling its historic problem with homophobia?
Opposition to having a charity-run mental health crisis centre in your street is both very telling and depressingly predictable.
Hiring a night nurse doesn’t make Megan Fox neglectful of her child – she’s just a woman trying to survive in the patriarchy like the rest of us.
Human rights researcher Tanya Lokshina tells how she was blackmailed over her pregnancy.
Rather than ranting that people aren't replying to you on Twitter, try being friendly and/or interesting (just like in real life).
An epic writing challenge in aid of promoting access to writing for everyone.
Being aware of one’s own privilege doesn't detract from the struggle - working to ameliorate its effects can only enhance what we are trying to achieve.
The Egyptian activist was beaten by soldiers as she tried to come to a woman's aid during last year's protests in Tahrir Square.
While we're concerned with our own potential prejudices, we're not fighting back against the Coalition.
The Mexican boxer’s dogged refusal to accept defeat resulted in the most glorious of pay-offs.