Laurie Penny is a contributing editor to the New Statesman. She is the author of five books, most recently Unspeakable Things.
Alongside the icons we lost in 2016, we're mourning for a world that felt like it was changing for the better.
Getting locked out on the coldest night of the year lead Laurie Penny to an unexpected encounter with two Brexiteers.
The wife of the bully-in-chief speaking out against online harassment could be seen as a desperate, veiled cry for help.
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.