Laurie Penny is a contributing editor to the New Statesman. She is the author of five books, most recently Unspeakable Things.
The two most dangerous words in politics are “us” and “them”. At times of great national tragedy, we should open our hearts – and we not close our borders.
Those who want to facilitate bigotry and shut down dissent among voices that have been silenced for too long are exploiting the language of free speech.
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.
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