Laurie Penny is a contributing editor to the New Statesman. She is the author of five books, most recently Unspeakable Things.
After Felix Salmon warned aspiring journalists that a world of woe awaits them, NS columnist Laurie Penny has some more cheery advice.
White male nerds need to recognise that other people had traumatic upbringings, too - and that's different from structural oppression.
I grew up in Lewes. I know this town. The Bonfire Parade has always been exactly this problematic. The surprising thing is that people are only just noticing.
What is happening in Ferguson is about more than Michael Brown and his family. It’s a shadow play of a national crisis in race relations and class repression.
“White knight” and “beta male” are the most common slurs flung at feminist allies – usually by retro sexists who still think feminism is all about poor confused chaps getting shouted at whenever they hold open a door for a woman.
On the centenary of the First World War, we must remember that millions who died had little idea what they were signing up for – nor how their deaths would be treated 100 years later.
The reason I’m so excited David Mitchell is writing on Twitter is that he’s one of the few authors who really understands how the medium, as well as the message, makes the story.
In the end, it is about blood.
Will the child victims of powerful abusers ever get justice – or just another cover-up?
The emergency surveillance law being rushed through Parliament next week exploits all the usual moral panic suspects - criminals, terrorists and paedophiles - to undermine our fundamental rights.
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