Laurie Penny is a contributing editor to the New Statesman. She is the author of five books, most recently Unspeakable Things.
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.
An anti-feminist book so bad it's good for the cause.
Jonnie Marbles, who was imprisoned after attacking Rupert Murdoch with a foam pie, talks about his time inside.
It's vital that we resist the easy story of "us" and "them".
Millions have urgent, legitimate grievances with government. The criminalisation of dissent should outrage us all.
Winehouse was never interested in the normal rules of female celebrity.
Let's not pretend that a few more skirt suits in the palaces of finance will deliver the change that women need.
Twenty years ago, Labour won a landslide on a tide of optimism. Where did it all go wrong?
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