Sarah Ditum is a journalist who writes regularly for the Guardian, New Statesman and others. Her website is here.
Just as it's cruel to deny treatment to trans people who need it, so it's unethical to railroad youngsters into decisions they later regret.
Like the historical fiction of Hillary Mantel and Ali Smith, Danielle Dutton's Margaret the First investigates, more than anything, what it means to be a woman and write.
The first serious election of the social media age, and what we got wasn’t scrutiny and scientific precision: it was misplaced confidence and mass falsehood.
If women were the ones with power – the kind that men are coached to inhabit from the second their penis is identified – Theresa May would not be embroiled in a row about her trousers.
The survey shows that the majority of women who are killed by men suffer their fate at the hands of a current or former partner.
If we treat gender purely as a matter of self-declaration, the system is open to abuse.
Naomi Alderman's The Power imagines how women would behave if they, not men, were the dominant gender.
In the wake of the cancellation of a public debate on this subject, one of the speakers shares her view on where society's approach to gender nonconformity is going wrong.
Melania Trump's recent defence of her husband's indefensible comments, shows why a Cinton victory is vital.
If Trump can still win after this latest scandal then we'll know there isn't a sliver of sanity left in American democracy.
From Trump to Brexit, the world is changing fast - and we need intelligent, incisive journalism more than ever.
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