Laurie Penny is a contributing editor to the New Statesman. She is the author of five books, most recently Unspeakable Things.
It's not technically impossible to fight patriarchy in a Hello Kitty thong.
The privileged will do anything to distract attention from their own power.
The government's new youth strategy is nothing but spin.
Why were real women's brave, brilliant acts this year not considered newsworthy?
"Whose tweets? Our tweets!" Sometimes, only puns will do.
Laurie Penny meets the Staten Island Tea Party.
They want to punish us for wanting what they say we can't have.
The abuse of children within the home is something that society has yet to tackle adequately.
"To my astonishment, the audience applauds. Gingrich is in a spot."
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