Laurie Penny is a contributing editor to the New Statesman. She is the author of five books, most recently Unspeakable Things.
When we speak about generational angst, we should not forget that we are really talking about class, and class expectations.
I agree, as Swartz wrote in 2008, that "there is no justice in following unjust laws", and the movement to protect the free internet from corporate and political interests is urgent.
Behind the usual monarchist deference is an insidious attempt to redefine poverty as a moral choice, rather than a result of the government’s austerity.
We have to ask ourselves: can we bear to live in a nation where millionares are welcomed while the vulnerable risk being deported?
I've been watching so closely, I am now able to tell Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio apart almost 50 per cent of the time, though it’s still like watching the Chuckle Brothers trying to lead a fascist rally.
This isn’t your standard anti-Valentine’s day rant.
By defining all of us as “pre-pregnant”, women are afforded all the blame – but none of the control.
When officers lie to women to infiltrate peaceful protest groups, it shows the abusive relationship between citizen and state.
Hillary is a caricature of the compromises ambitious women have to make to attain any sort of standing - but she'll destroy Trump in the first debate.
Barbie's rebrand is about capitalism far more than feminism.
Whether it's tweeting about his enemies, or using his children as advisers, Donald J Trump is not a conventional president. We need a strong media to hold the new US president - and other world leaders - to account.
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