Laurie Penny is a contributing editor to the New Statesman. She is the author of five books, most recently Unspeakable Things.
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.
If you can’t handle the stress of working in a low-pay world, it is always and only your fault. It's time that presumption changed.
Hatred of the mainstream media was a theme at both the Republican and Democratic conventions. Yet how much of the incipient cartoon fascism on show was our fault?
Across the political spectrum, the New Statesman introduces you to the personalities who shape our world. Where else would you find Jeremy Corbyn, Tony Blair and Theresa May in the same place?