Sarah Ditum is a journalist who writes regularly for the Guardian, New Statesman and others. Her website is here.
A failure of justice is a failure for everyone.
Misogyny doesn’t vanish at the flicker of a rainbow.
It’s as though the ghost of Acker has taken possession of Laing, or a fugue-state Laing is escaping into the persona of Acker.
The difference with Greer is that she doesn’t get into trouble occasionally, but consistently and with the attitude of a tank rolling directly into a crowd of infantry.
Wolitzer has been offering piercing work on women’s lives for decades. Now, the world is finally catching up.
In these fictions, the future has caught up with “those of gender-fluid persuasions”.
Dean’s history of sexual offences was ignored in calls for her to be housed in the female estate.
Victims of the USA Gymnastics doctor were shamed into silence, now their voices are being heard.
The novel is a kind of plea that we should make our ideas of intimacy from more than porn, but is it more than porn itself?
Questions about support for women in Parliament remain unanswered.