Laurie Penny is a contributing editor to the New Statesman. She is the author of five books, most recently Unspeakable Things.
On the fifth anniversary of the birth of the activist movement, Laurie Penny explains why its failure made a difference.
A new BBC programme which features the dissection of an overweight corpse is a fat-shaming spectacle.
If you can’t handle the stress of working in a low-pay world, it is always and only your fault. It's time that presumption changed.
Hatred of the mainstream media was a theme at both the Republican and Democratic conventions. Yet how much of the incipient cartoon fascism on show was our fault?
Beaches are dreadful places. Maybe it would just be easier to ban them.
The Daily Mail would have you believe that polyamory is all wild orgies. Think more tea and washing up rotas.
The debate over gender in sport shows just how difficult it is to draw a sharp distinction between male and female bodies.
I have spent the day being told I should be pleased that the future leader of my country will be female. This is the feminist revolution in the same way that the Charge of the Light Brigade was a military triumph.
This was never a referendum on the EU. It was a referendum on the modern world.
True, drugs can also be dangerous - but criminalising them makes them even more so.
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