Sarah Ditum is a journalist who writes regularly for the Guardian, New Statesman and others. Her website is here.
Confirmation bias is always a powerful thing. We’re always hungry for scraps that can support our own narratives and reinforce our belief that we are right.
When it’s your identity on the line, why would made-up figures about the EU be enough to change your mind?
The backlash received by Amber Heard for claiming she suffered abuse by her estranged husband is yet another reminder that men are always given the benefit of the doubt over the women they are said to have hurt.
In the US and UK, politicians want to enshrine respect for "gender identity" into law. The only problem? There is no scientific consensus on what gender is.
Like the heroine, the narrative feels becalmed and slightly wrong-footed in Anthony Quinn’s Freya.
It’s impossible to ignore that the latest research into sexualisation in schools shows that the lives being blighted are very nearly always female ones.
Only women are asked to choose between being our bodies and being a person.
Walsh's short stories are elegant, but the closed-off life they portray is an impoverished one for anybody.
We still aren’t talking enough about what supposedly civilised men actually do to women in prostitution.
While the institutions that abuse victims have to deal with remain corrupt, remote and male-dominated, justice will always be hard to come by.
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