Laurie Penny is a contributing editor to the New Statesman. She is the author of five books, most recently Unspeakable Things.
We are old enough and ugly enough to build a better future for ourselves.
My appearance on Democracy Now!
A dispatch from the New York frontline.
Taking a stand against sexism isn't the same as taking a stand against sex.
We can choose abject complicity, or we can decide that it's not too late to build a better world.
The selective abortion of female foetuses tends to reflect the esteem in which women are held in society.
The idea that everyone has a soulmate whom they are destined to love for ever is both implausible and cruel.
We have been starved of the meaning and context of global disaster.
Tired, hot and frustrated -- they've been drinking since breakfast.
The coming changes to abortion provision have nothing do with caring, and everything to do with prejudice.