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Laurie Penny is a contributing editor to the New Statesman.
On the front line of the eco-war.
The west must not use women’s rights to justify war
For the rich and the middle-aged, property remains a commodity fetish.
The equalities minister, Lynne Featherstone, wants us to embrace Mad Men’s curvy secretary Joan as a role model. Wrong choice, right idea.
The sexual appeal of Margaret Thatcher, “the bloody Lib Dems” and the true meaning of “the big society".
The sexual appeal of Margaret Thatcher, “the bloody Lib Dems” and the true meaning of “the big society"
We need to stop rehashing tired formulations of hierarchy and privilege and start telling some new stories
Gay jokes and Carry-On commentating
Laurie Penny gives her verdict on Francis Beckett's latest book.
When it comes to the relationship between law enforcement and citizens, it’s still a one-way street.