Laurie Penny is a contributing editor to the New Statesman. She is the author of five books, most recently Unspeakable Things.
Laurie Penny's eyebrow-raising encounter with a media studies professor at Occupy Wall Street.
Twitter to the left of me, Daily Mail to the right: here I am, stuck in the middle.
Anglo-American culture has never had a problem with sex - as long as it is carefully managed.
Racist, sexist or homophobic banter draws its lazy humour from exclusion.
This is not history. This is masturbation.
Britain is being refashioned into a nation which believes that helping the needy is morally and fiscally wrong.
Gesture politics are good for only one thing: taking the edge off public outrage.
As eviction looms at St Paul’s, the protesters are struggling with the hardship of months spent sleeping rough.
My appearance on Channel 4 News, debating David Lammy's comments about parental failure and the riots.
My appearance on the Daily Politics.
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