Laurie Penny is a contributing editor to the New Statesman. She is the author of five books, most recently Unspeakable Things.
From Vox to 538, white guys get feted as the future of journalism while everyone else gets attacked and dismissed.
Civilisation as we know it could collapse in 15 years, something which is reflected in the viewing habits of today’s kids.
The mindset that believes, against all evidence, that governments are just desperate to give money to anyone who isn’t white, male and a citizen.
Attacking women’s rights isn’t just a diversion tactic. It’s a bid for votes from cultural conservatives.
Mainstream media have, until recently, been hostile to geeks – who have been hostile back. How do we break the cycle?
The Met wants the weapon ready for use this summer. But the question should not be why now but why at all.
Hundreds of female asylum-seekers are housed in Yarl’s Wood. They have done nothing wrong, so why are we locking them up?
To preserve rape culture, society at large has to believe that women systematically lie about rape.
In mainstream culture, white, straight, middle-class women don’t get to speak about their experience without having it universalised and made meaningless in the process - but black women, poor women and queer women usually don’t get to speak about their experiences at all
Choosing to behave consciously as if the sexual attention of men is not my top priority has made more of a difference to how my life has turned out than I ever imagined.
Twenty years ago, Labour won a landslide on a tide of optimism. Where did it all go wrong?
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