Laurie Penny is a contributing editor to the New Statesman. She is the author of five books, most recently Unspeakable Things.
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.
No sick person responds to their diagnosis by thinking, “I can scam taxpayers for £73 a week!”
So, there’s a pill to make women want sex? Feminism is all the Viagra I will ever need.
At long last, the left is asking itself whether power without principle is worth having.