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.
Domestic violence is the abuse of power over one person by another. Employers can use their power to support people in need of help, says Anne Payne.
To pretend that extra resources are not urgently needed in the NHS is to be as foolish as the courtiers in Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale.
The increasing trend for Facebook users to share pre-made images with opinions attached is encouraging us to adopt a stranger's agenda wholesale and without question, argues Jacob Mertens.
Guilt lies with those who could have prevented it.
If the media is to be believed, the answer is no. But do the casual assertions that fly around about women's reproductive choices have any basis in fact?
In light of the "racist van", I found the Home Office's spot-checks at Kensal Green station intimidating and heavy-handed, says Matt Kelcher.
Lord Howell of Guildford has suggested the "desolate" north east would be the perfect place for fracking, and you can really see what he means.
Why do we feel the need to "share" pictures of children for others to gawp at on social media? Lulu Le Vay argues that there's more to this smug hollering about our reproductive successes than meets the eye.
How do you tell a stranger, "I have too many balls"? Paul Dean has the answer.
When a writer lifts thoughts - or even paragraphs - from an existing work, we call it plagiarism. But news organisations do the same, and call it aggregation.
On the face of it, life continues as normal, but behind the scenes the South African military has been cut to the point where it's doubtful it will be able to live up to its African responsibilities.
If scammers disguised themselves as your bank's fraud protection team, would you fall for it? Andy Welch did.