Laurie Penny is a contributing editor to the New Statesman. She is the author of five books, most recently Unspeakable Things.
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.
Any of us might need a lawyer one day – so ignore the silly wigs and defend them.
How do you mourn a legend? You don’t. Not really. The legend continues, a little chip of it in all of us.
Why can't we always take sexual assault as seriously as we do when migrants and Muslims are involved as perpetrators?
From Star Wars to Mad Max, a new, more diverse kind of storytelling went mainstream this year - and the backlash shows how much it matters.
At a rally on board an aircraft carrier, Laurie Penny sees the true character of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign – fascism with a cartoon face.
The concept of women deciding when, whether and how to have children, is still a threat to the status quo.
Right now, the future seems dark and frightening and it is precisely now that we must continue to imagine other worlds and then plot ways to get there.
After the latest attack on Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs, America must confront the violence escalating at its heart.
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