Laurie Penny is a contributing editor to the New Statesman. She is the author of five books, most recently Unspeakable Things.
Yes, he acted like an idiot, but he's also an ideal tabloid scapegoat.
Dorries's propaganda reveals ugly truths about the coalition's version of "choice".
A new drinking game based on the ubiquitous programme gives much away about the robustness of political debate in Westminster.
The Murdoch red-tops are not moral arbiters, they are brutal mercenary machines.
In this interpretation, as in most modern justice systems, it's always the 'bitch's' fault.
This state-sponsored panic about the sexualisation of childhood has far more to do with religious censoriousness than it might at first appear.
Perseverance in the face of power is the only thing that can truly change the world.
Bono should find time in his busy schedule of high-profile philanthropy to pay the hefty tax bill he owes.
Theological dogma should not dictate policy when it comes to assisted suicide.
Sex is not the problem. Sexism is. Arbitrary moral divisions are being renewed between "innocent" women and "sluts".
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