Laurie Penny is a contributing editor to the New Statesman. She is the author of five books, most recently Unspeakable Things.
The actor has brutalised the women in his life for years, but the global press is more scandalised by his drug habit.
Bigotry has a moral framework in 2011.
Speak it aloud, let it ooze over your tongue: how bitter does it taste?
The problem with racism and sexism in fashion goes far beyond one slurring fantasist.
Celebrity elitism is merging with the elitism of previous centuries.
The difference between Tahrir Square and Parliament Square is one of scale, but not of substance.
The UK and US Uncut movements are a genuinely popular, if gentle, insurrection. So why are their members being branded "extremists"?
The occupation of private property is brave and necessary.
We have an uprising that's far bigger and more social than Cameron could have imagined.
There is a lot more to the recent uprisings than just the knock-on effects of social media.
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