Laurie Penny is a contributing editor to the New Statesman. She is the author of five books, most recently Unspeakable Things.
By 70, will I be screeching about immigrants from an enormous throne made of my clippings?
The pictures from Steubenville don’t just show a girl being raped. They show that rape being condoned, encouraged, celebrated. What type of culture could possibly produce such pictures?
The left has no monopoly on political correctness. Just try being rude about Margaret Thatcher. Right now, the list of things we’re not allowed to say about the rich and powerful is getting longer - and not just for professional writers.
Systematic abuse happens when the system is abusive.
Laurie Penny reports from Cairo.
Britain only permits two types of outrage today: dog-whistle disgust for the extremely poor and spanielish devotion to the aristocracy.
In the end, it was in our name.
Laurie Penny has GCSE Latin and a collection of ridiculous hats, plus years of experience dealing with in-fighting and intrigue (on the British Left). There is literally no reason she couldn't be Pope. Except for the Catholic thing. And the woman thing.
We're experiencing a sexual counterrevolution that encompasses a backlash against women’s sexual and reproductive freedom.
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