Forget the motivational media campaigns - Tina Amirtha explains what it's really like to be a female engineer in a male-dominated profession.
Anyone sneering at Mumsnet as a forum for feminist discussion probably hasn't visited the site very much, says Hannah Mudge.
The idea that India is "the rape capital of the world" needs to be challenged but without refusing women's experience of fear and violence.
Every time a high-profile rape case occurs in India, there is shock, outrage and protests, but nothing actually changes.
I have been told I am “too ugly to rape” and “too fat to live”. We must remember to take into account those of us for whom the very lack of objectification is used as a weapon against us.
From fairly early on, the Civil Rights Movement, in many instances, was a carefully managed affair. Bonnie Greer examines the role of the black middle class in the Civil Rights Movement and the March on Washington.
The TV chef's remarks that "You go to Italy or Spain and they eat well on not much money" reveals a startling ignorance about what life is really like in Italy or Spain for those without much money.
What can we expect?
Should faith schools criticise homosexuality? No, says Tom Copley.
There's a lack of modern activism.
Caroline Crampton was stuck on a train to Edinburgh, forced to deal with the worst.
More of our relationships are conducted online than we realise, says Sian Lawson. From jealous ghosts to misogynist threats, our behaviour towards each other is not just over-familiar, it has become proprietorial.
The soldier formerly known as Bradley Manning has announced that from now on she will living as a woman. What will life be like for a trans woman inside the US prison system?
Fourteen countries of the Caribbean are seeking reparations from three European nations for the slave trade. While the British responsibility for the Trans-Atlantic trade rightly remains high on the agenda, perhaps there are other countries which should b
Even if it was legal, that doesn’t make it right.
The BBFC's plan to put content flags on online video could work – but crowd-sourcing censorship isn't the right way to do it.
In the world of popular sexual mores, public oral sex is apparently seen as pretty much neutral for men. It's the woman who gets to be the repository for everything deemed "shameful" or "disgraceful". A culture that hates women for having sex is one that
Hayley Campbell is inexplicably still living. She shares her tips on how to master this impressive feat yourself.
Introducing a week of themed posts on how we get from here to there and back again.
The detention of David Miranda, partner of <em>Guardian</em> journalist Glenn Greenwald, by border officials has put the spotlight on the powers conferred on the UK's border control officials by Schedule 7 to the Terrorism Act 2000.
Since 1945, Britain has almost never been at peace. These conflicts have preoccupied the military and legitimised spending and facilities that would cause major problems if we stayed away from war.
Some of the young people experiencing online abuse will be sending it to themselves, writes Hazel Robinson. That doesn't make their pain any less real - but it should inform how we approach the subject.
"Come and find me," said the man who didn't believe it was easy to find people on the net, giving his real name. Twenty minutes later, I knew his address, university and current height and weight.
It's August. There is no news to report, so our newspapers are filling their pages with this guff instead.
Obviously, it's Birmingham.
It’s hard to have a healthy community when locals can’t afford to live there anymore.
Disrespected by the state, and demonised by the press - the most pressing "fears about migration" are those that belong to migrants.
While the Israeli government's plans for a rail network linking Israel to the West Bank and Gaza may bring a slight improvement in living standards, it also has the potential to erase Palestinian opportunities for independent economic development and perm
By now his credit is all used up.
Time away from home, the pressures of top-level sport, and even the game itself play a part. Antoinette Muller speaks to some of the players about why mental health problems are still a taboo subject in professional cricket.