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We need to talk about revenge porn
By Ellie Hutchinson - 05 October 11:47

"Young women who have contacted us talk about feeling “dirty” and “shamed”, they talk about self -harming and depression"

Let's all stop kicking Joe Hart
By Joshua Funnell - 05 October 11:27

The footballer deserves our compassion. Not cruel psychological abuse.

New Statesman
Qatar wades into the Sudanese revolt
By Martin Plaut - 04 October 10:51

The government of Qatar is well known for its forays into foreign policy, and is accused by the United Nations Monitoring Group on Somalia of buying the votes in last year's Somali election. Now it has turned its attention to Sudan.

A girl and her mother cross the road together
Government policy is forcing single parents into poverty
By Rebecca Omonira-Oyekanmi - 02 October 11:23

Loneliness, isolation and poverty are now the fate of many single parents in this country. Rebecca Omonira-Oyekanmi finds out why so many of them feel like they're being punished "like naughty children".

New Statesman
Osborne shouts bingo - but let's first keep up with Paraguay
By Michael Meacher - 30 September 14:48

The UK cannot achieve a sustainable recovery until it can pay its way in the world, and despite a 25% depreciation of the currency over the last 5 years it still fails lamentably to do so.

New Statesman
Did I betray my religion by falling in love with a Gentile?
By Dina Rickman - 27 September 13:48

I've been called worse than Hitler for being with the man I'm in love with. But to me, my boyfriend's religion is even more arbitrary than his fashion sense.

New Statesman
The macho world of scientific research
By Kay Davies - 26 September 16:03

When I was interviewed for a lectureship at Oxford, where my husband worked, I was advised that a junior position would be more appropriate as it would enable me to go home and cook dinner.

A girl spray paints figures of male and female couples
Violence against women starts with school stereotypes
By Nancy Lombard - 26 September 13:23

If we are ever going to combat the attitudes and behaviour that can lead to violence, we have to prevent early stereotypes from taking root.

If you know you’re right, then does it matter if you make up the numbers?
By Robert De Vries - 26 September 10:16

The Tories have always had disdain for scientific evidence - and the situation is getting worse.

New Statesman
A doctor's letter from the besieged Syrian city of Homs
By Dr Mosab - 20 September 13:44

A Syrian surgeon describes his struggles to treat the wounded in Homs and calls on the international community to intervene.

What should social democrats believe?
By Nick Pearce - 19 September 14:36

A new vision for welfare.

Children playing the violin.
Deal with it, parents: Violin lessons are pointless
By Mark Oppenheimer - 18 September 13:25

Parents who drag their children through music and dance lessons in order to give them skills for life, are wasting their time. Such lessons are pointless - but that needn't be a bad thing.

New Statesman
The march that made Gandhi the Mahatma
By Martin Plaut - 17 September 13:33

One hundred years ago, Gandhi launched the decisive 1913 campaign that was to transform him into a figure of international stature. Later this year, we commemorate it.

Have you ever met a woman in a niqab? Has one ever harmed you?
By Aisha Gani - 17 September 9:43

As politicians call for a "national debate" on the niqab, Aisha Gani speaks to women who choose to wear a full-face veil to discover why they do so.

High street.
Crap Towns is nothing but an exercise in laughing at neglect
By Daniel Gray - 16 September 11:57

Why don't we love our neglected towns? When he returned to England to research his latest book, author Daniel Gray found the country's towns a haven of the beautiful and bizarre.

Why are we still relying on decades-old stereotypes when we talk about the Middle East?
By Samira Shackle - 13 September 11:49

Media narratives and the stereotypes they employ matter because they frame the way the world understands events. The reporting of Middle Eastern conflicts has the potential power to impact western political responses.

New Statesman
Inequality reaches a record high in the US, but which countries are worst off?
By Sophie McBain - 13 September 11:07

Five years after Lehman Brother's collapse, one group has fared spectacularly well: the richest 1 per cent. The world's superpower is now worryingly dependent on the financial fortunes of just 1.35m taxpayers. But where in the world is inequality the grea

New Statesman
The divided town of Deir Ezzour is a microcosm of Syria’s bitter conflict
By Donatella Rovera - 12 September 7:49

As the threat of military intervention continues to loom over Syria, in a far-flung corner of the country, the town of Deir Ezzour offers an insight into the suffering of ordinary Syrians.

New Statesman
The gay taboo in Nigeria: "I don't lose sight of the struggle"
By Alan White - 11 September 14:00

It’s now nearly nine years since Bisi Alimi made the decision to come out as gay on national Nigerian television. He hasn't stopped fighting since.

New Statesman
A quarter of men in Asia-Pacific admit rape
By Sophie McBain - 10 September 10:14

A UN survey of 10,000 men in Asia-Pacific reveals high levels of sexual violence in the region, and asks why rape is so common.

New Statesman
The 'stranger danger' message isn't protecting our children from abuse
By @EVB_Now - 09 September 15:35

We need to teach children how to differentiate between threatening situations and threatening people, whether those people are familiar or not.

A girl flys her kite in the Olympic park in Munich, southern Germany
Judicial Review is not part of a vast left wing conspiracy
By Adam Wagner - 09 September 15:24

It is surely no surprise that when there is a predominantly right-wing government, those not in power will use other means to challenge government decisions - that is not necessarily a bad thing.

New Statesman
The British countryside has always been an extended theme park for the rich
By Rachel McCormack - 09 September 14:48

My Glaswegian father won't be celebrating the Glorious Twelfth, but the Scottish economy depends on moneyed tourists shooting grouse in a stylised countryside idyll.

New Statesman
Banning Khat is one of the most dangerous decisions made during the 'war on drugs'
By Jon Manning - 09 September 11:38

Khat has been part of Somali, Yemeni and Ethiopian culture for hundreds of years. In banning the substance, Theresa May runs a very real risk of creating violence and organised crime.

A policy of banning all sex in prison will not work
By Michael Amherst - 09 September 9:25

A blanket ban on sex in prison leads to prisoners failing to report rape or sexual assault for fear of punishment.

'Queer' is so much more than what's found in the theory books.
Queer is the question
By Nayla Ziadeh - 08 September 10:25

‘Queer’ is not something that ever stays still; it is transient and, in that sense, in a constant state of becoming.

Mickey Rooney playing a Japanese landlord in Breakfast at Tiffany's.
"Yellowface" is funny, according to a bevy of non-east Asians
By Anh Chu - 08 September 10:04

No matter the degree, racism hurts, regresses and divides, but it needn't conquer.

After Egypt and Syria, there's never been a worse time to host an arms fair
By David Wearing - 07 September 13:58

Next week London hosts the world’s largest arms fair, the "Defence Security Equipment International" (DSEi) exhibition, organised with the help of the British government and part-subsidised by the UK taxpayer.

Caroline Criado-Perez, right, on the day of the banknote announcement. Getty
Have the police failed to record the Twitter threats against me?
By Caroline Criado-Perez - 05 September 17:57

Police officers told Caroline Criado-Perez that they would collate the necessary information on threatening tweets sent to her. But earlier today, she was told that only individual tweets she had reported were being investigated. She now wonders if it is

Spirit
Has the time come for self-destructing tweets?
By Siraj Datoo - 05 September 14:03

A new service for twitter lets you add a snapchat-like timer to tweets. Is this what we need to get people to take privacy seriously, asks Siraj Datoo?

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