Laurie Penny is a contributing editor to the New Statesman. She is the author of five books, most recently Unspeakable Things.
For more than 40 years, Terry Pratchett used science fiction and fantasy to craft subtle satires. But the onset of Alzheimer’s forced him to confront a stark question – what happens when he is no longer able to write?
There are many ways “to be a woman”, and we should try to show more of them.
This sort of ‘feminism’ has nothing to do with changing women’s lives.
Critics' main problem with these books seems simply to be that they are porn for women.
The prime minister's crackdown on entitlement culture is misplaced and dangerous.
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