Laurie Penny is a contributing editor to the New Statesman. She is the author of five books, most recently Unspeakable Things.
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.
People don’t like to be reminded of their own moral relativism when their homes are underwater.
It is difficult to refute the reality of suffering when the death toll is still being reckoned.