Laurie Penny is a contributing editor to the New Statesman. She is the author of five books, most recently Unspeakable Things.
How we gender robots is not an abstract, academic issue: the link between how we treat "fembots" and human women is real.
For those of Fry's age and background, there is something terribly uncomfortable about the new insistence on self-expression.
It may seem blasphemous to neoliberals, but a universal basic wage may be the only choice we have.
They, too, compromising to survive, and working within a system whose rules they did not choose.
These women are trying to eke out an existance in the no-man's land between the Islamists and far right groups. Acts of compassion - and translation - matter.
If you believe that abortion should be banned except in cases of rape and incest, you are not “pro-life”. You are anti-woman.
When we speak about generational angst, we should not forget that we are really talking about class, and class expectations.
I agree, as Swartz wrote in 2008, that "there is no justice in following unjust laws", and the movement to protect the free internet from corporate and political interests is urgent.
Behind the usual monarchist deference is an insidious attempt to redefine poverty as a moral choice, rather than a result of the government’s austerity.
We have to ask ourselves: can we bear to live in a nation where millionares are welcomed while the vulnerable risk being deported?
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