Laurie Penny is a contributing editor to the New Statesman. She is the author of five books, most recently Unspeakable Things.
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".
The scandal is that no one is prepared to make a moral case for welfare provision.
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.