Laurie Penny is a contributing editor to the New Statesman. She is the author of five books, most recently Unspeakable Things.
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.
There are many problems with this series, but subtlety isn’t one of them.
The message from the Alfie Meadows case is clear: if you protest, the police can do what they like to you.
The normalisation of exploitation is the real scandal here.
When somebody is paid to say the worst possible thing, it allows someone else to say the next worst.