Laurie Penny is a contributing editor to the New Statesman. She is the author of five books, most recently Unspeakable Things.
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.
Behold: a Britain where a woman has to convince jobcentre staff she’s been raped so that her child can eat.
The greatest threat to our “way of life” is not migration. It is that we will swallow the lie that some human lives matter less than others.
I asked my new friends if I could stay for a few days whilst my landlords dealt with a rat problem. I ended up staying forever.
It’s easy to criticise call-out culture. It’s harder to look into your own heart and ask if you can do better.
Don't let the bastards get you down – choose action over despondency when coming to terms with the general election result.
Not voting isn't passive, but it only works if politicians care what you think. To be counted, you have to step into the ballot box - if only to register your disgust.
After Felix Salmon warned aspiring journalists that a world of woe awaits them, NS columnist Laurie Penny has some more cheery advice.
From Trump to Brexit, the world is changing fast - and we need intelligent, incisive journalism more than ever.
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