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Laurie Penny is a contributing editor to the New Statesman. She is the author of five books, most recently Unspeakable Things.
Donald Trump and the political movement he built were nothing more than petty despots. The noise in the streets is the kind people make when tyrants fall.
The Kavanaugh hearings show how power operates in patriarchy.
Why don't we care more about the eating disorders epidemic?
Part-Delia Smith, part-Irvine Welsh; this isn’t a recipe collection full of soft-focus food pornography.
Today’s young women are absolutely tough enough to tolerate any amount of misogynist bullshit – they just don’t want to and they shouldn’t have to.
We can turn this around, and we ought to – not just for our own good, but for everyone else’s, too.
If men are fundamentally weak, slaves to their baser impulses, why are they in charge?
The Tories have a young-people problem – the problem being that young people hate them.
Nobody is actually being censored at all – they’re just being spoken back to.
The role reversal shows just how justice fails women.