Laurie Penny is a contributing editor to the New Statesman. She is the author of five books, most recently Unspeakable Things.
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.
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.