Laurie Penny is a contributing editor to the New Statesman. She is the author of five books, most recently Unspeakable Things.
Today's teenage readers don't trust authority or institutions and why should they? Adults have made an Orwellian nightmare of half of the world and set fire to the rest.
007 is still supposed to be a hero but if you knew him in real life, you would be warning all your friends not to invite him to their parties.
Work-life balance is a myth. It’s time for women to stop blaming themselves and start demanding change.
When he’s a white American man.
The problem with automation isn’t technology. The problem is capitalism.
Those who are complaining that the show has “caved in to political correctness” have missed the point.
Laurie Penny reports from a refugee centre in Berlin.
There is a reason David Cameron is allowed to hold office when everyone assumes he spent the 1980s getting up to weird things with pork, but Jeremy Corbyn is considered unelectable because he didn’t sing the national anthem last week.
For centuries, there was a quota for the representation of men in politics. It was 100 per cent.
Title yourself “Mx” on your gas bill, because small acts of linguistic rebellion can change the world.
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