Laurie Penny is a contributing editor to the New Statesman. She is the author of five books, most recently Unspeakable Things.
The German chancellor's plan for a partial ban of the full-face veil is a clearly political move, which will do more to harm those women who wear it than protect them.
This is no time to back away from our commitment to women’s rights, racial justice and sexual equality.
Perhaps there are more important stories about the new president-elect. But how will you hear them if we don’t defend the right to dissent?
If the elites have been vanquished, they don't seem to have caught on just yet.
Netflix's lavish royal drama is pointless pomp designed to help take our minds off our Brexit circumstances.
A collective cultural resistance has halted scientific progress on the male contraceptive pill.
What we're dealing with is a man who wants to grab the whole world by the pussy and is bewildered and furious when the pussy grabs back.
Donald Trump's beauty queen shaming reminds me why I'm supporting the former secretary of state.
On the fifth anniversary of the birth of the activist movement, Laurie Penny explains why its failure made a difference.
A new BBC programme which features the dissection of an overweight corpse is a fat-shaming spectacle.
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