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In search of the European dream
By Rebecca Omonira-Oyekanmi - 25 May 10:45

Undocumented migrants have skewed ideas about life in Europe.

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A shed of one's own
By James Ball - 25 May 9:29

We need to be more open about issues facing men.

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Marie's place is empty
By Cyrus Shahrad - 24 May 10:58

Remembering Marie Colvin, 1956-2012.

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What it is like to be a man with an eating disorder?
By Joseph Stashko - 24 May 9:52

Too often, help and discussion is targeted only at women.

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Freedom of information and unusable data
By Victoria James - 23 May 9:34

Disclosure of data is all very well, but only if it is intelligible and reliable.

The Second Sexism: don't judge a book by its press
By Ally Fogg - 23 May 9:15

David Benatar's book has valid comments to make about the position of men.

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Better porn with de Botton
By Nichi Hodgson - 21 May 10:19

There is scope to re-think the porn industry.

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After Rochdale
By Sara Khan - 20 May 9:54

Asian women are suffering too.

Barristers threaten to strike
The myth of "fat cat" barristers
By Harriet Williams - 18 May 15:16

Criminal barristers threaten to strike over cuts to legal aid fees.

Egyptian elections
Women and the Arab Spring
By Sara Hashash - 18 May 10:57

Hopes for freedom in Egypt remain unfulfilled.

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John Sentamu and the acceptable face of bigotry
By Mic Wright - 18 May 10:46

To deny that gay people do not have equal rights is to be on the side of evil, no matter how twinkly

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Disability and the return of blame culture
By Frances Ryan - 17 May 15:21

From newspaper columnists, to politicians, to nightclub owners, myths and distortions are spreading.

The value of the NHS and the BBC is immeasurable
The value of the NHS and the BBC is immeasurable
By George Chesterton - 16 May 10:55

Attempts to denigrate these public institutions must be resisted

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Ricky Gervais's 'Derek': the reality of a life of otherness
By Nicky Clark - 16 May 10:21

Previously sceptical of his work, a disability rights campaigner speaks with the comedian about cont

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The sex lives of others are our greatest fetish
By Ray Filar - 15 May 11:19

Legitimate public interest stories about sex are sidelined by the seemingly scandalous.

Francois Hollande, France's President-elect
What Hollande should do now
By Andrew Graham - 10 May 16:59

How the new French president can oblige the Germans to play their part in Europe's growth strategy.

Politics: just for geeks?
By Harriet Williams - 08 May 17:42

The sad truth: we aren't cool.

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Fleet Street Fox's hypocritical misogyny
By Sarah Ditum - 07 May 12:03

Women should stop denigrating women, says columnist. In a column denigrating women.

A Greek election poster in Athens
What the Greek election tells us about Europe
By Petros Fassoulas - 07 May 11:38

A political consensus shattered.

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Louise Mensch deserves our solidarity
By Ellie Mae O'Hagan - 04 May 15:14

I know what it’s like to be a woman with an opinion in a man’s world. I think Mensch does too.

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Is Vatican III the answer?
By Paul Donovan - 04 May 12:59

The Cardinal Sean Brady case shows only root and branch reform can deal with the issue of abuse in t

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Mensch and Dorries shouldn't have to deal with sexist abuse
By Emily Wight - 03 May 18:22

Why are female politicians not taken seriously?

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Israel Loves Iran: an interview with founder Ronny Edry
By Camilla Schick - 01 May 15:00

"The way to win us is always with the threat of war, because when you have a war coming, nobody’s go

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How conservatives hijacked the gay movement
By Ray Filar - 30 April 11:16

The focus on gay marriage shows how the movement has lost its teeth.

A horse drawn funeral carriage carrying the coffin of Mark Duggan
This investigation is about more than Mark Duggan
By Alan White - 28 April 12:11

It is time for the police to prioritise the issue of community engagement.

Paul Boateng in Ghana
Prevention is better than cure
By Paul Boateng - 28 April 8:53

The ongoing struggle to reduce the cost of vaccines in developing countries like Ghana.

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Do we deserve Twitter?
By Emily Wight - 24 April 18:08

After racism and sexism have abounded on Twitter, perhaps we are not worthy of it.

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Darfur nine years on: murder in a media vacuum
By Olivia Warham - 24 April 11:22

For every Libya there are 10 Darfurs.

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The issues surrounding youth crime
By Alan White - 23 April 16:05

Who is best qualified to tackle this problem?

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Young, gay, homeless - and likely to stay that way
By Petra Davis - 23 April 15:05

The potential withdrawing of housing benefit for the under-25s is an assault on the lives of young