Sarah Ditum is a journalist who writes regularly for the Guardian, New Statesman and others. Her website is here.
British speakers are importing terms and analytical frames from the US, regardless of how well they actually fit our own terrain.
One Weibo user came up with the idea of using the emojis for the Chinese words mi (rice) and tu (bunny).
How ridiculous, how self-deluding to suggest that any problem with fat is irrational and not because being fat is objectively bad.
Online attacks from superfans of pop stars have become the norm – now the same is true in the political sphere.
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”.