Laurie Penny is a contributing editor to the New Statesman. She is the author of five books, most recently Unspeakable Things.
The author of radical Marxist feminist text Labor of Love on emotional labour, finding freedom in relationships, and love's connection to work.
To describe sex work as “a job like any other job” is only a positive reframing if you consider a “job” to be a good thing by definition.
A record-breaking heat wave in Rajasthan reveals how badly we lack the necessary infrastructure to cope with the human suffering climate change is already causing.
There is no such thing as objective journalism, and in the case of Facebook, no requirement to be objective.
Groups such as the Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) have taken up the old banner of chaperoning white womanhood. But nothing about them makes me feel safe.
There is something horribly relatable about George R R Martin’s world of Westeros, whose characters have now become part of public myth.
How we gender robots is not an abstract, academic issue: the link between how we treat "fembots" and human women is real.
For those of Fry's age and background, there is something terribly uncomfortable about the new insistence on self-expression.
It may seem blasphemous to neoliberals, but a universal basic wage may be the only choice we have.
They, too, compromising to survive, and working within a system whose rules they did not choose.
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