Laurie Penny is a contributing editor to the New Statesman. She is the author of five books, most recently Unspeakable Things.
The singer's latest video gives new meaning to the term "riot porn".
Our fascination with scandal and sleaze hides the seriousness of corruption and the ordinariness of infidelity, rape and abuse.
Ken Clarke's comments are part of a culture that still misunderstands consent and wilfully ignores the scale and prevalence of rape.
David Willetts's proposal merely formalises the process of purchasing access that already exists.
Young women need different models of femininity.
On the day of the wedding, this country is undergoing a profound identity crisis.
Royal wedding cheerleaders want to drag us back to the days of deference.
What happened when police, squatters and anti-Tesco protesters clashed in Bristol.
Petty revenge politics does nothing but reduce us to the level of Westminster.
Governments have long been reluctant to draw attention to the links between mental health and socio-economic factors.
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