How FHM readers lost their safe space

20 November 2015 13:32

‘A victory for feminism,’ came the cries this week, as news broke that FHM was to close after 20 years.…

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The brutality of China’s one-child policy is still shocking

31 October 2015 13:48

So, China’s Communist Party has radically modified its one-child policy in favour of a one-or-two-child policy. For most politically minded…

Melbourne Writers Festival - Opening Night

Germaine Greer can say whatever she likes about trans politics

23 October 2015 12:41

If you want to know how crazy, even Kafkaesque, this young millennium has become, consider this: yesterday it was reported…


Podcast: the decline of feminism?

22 October 2015 15:08

Has feminism won the battle and is it time to move on? On the latest View from 22 podcast, Emily Hill and Charlotte…


George Osborne: Corbyn is not the cause of Labour’s problems

6 October 2015 15:14

George Osborne was interviewed by Kath Viner, editor of The Guardian, this afternoon and offered some interesting thoughts on Jeremy Corbyn.…

Not content with her LinkedIn furore, Charlotte Proudman has now attacked Jonathan Sumption. Image: PA

That LinkedIn photograph has served Charlotte Proudman very well, hasn’t it?

24 September 2015 15:47

Gosh, she’s done well out of notoriety, has Charlotte Proudman. After emerging from entire obscurity after outing an older male…


Few feminists dare criticise Islam. To see why, look at the ones who do

16 September 2015 13:58

Over the weekend, a Muslim conference held near Paris was interrupted when two Femen activists stormed the stage during a talk given by two…

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There’s a good reason why there are no great female composers

16 September 2015 12:18

Last week a 17-year-old girl forced the Edexcel exam board to change its A-level music syllabus to include the work…


Like Cameron, Corbyn also believes in the merits of ‘token women’

15 September 2015 11:13

In the early hours of Monday, it dawned on Jeremy Corbyn that no women in his team would be shadowing…

Alexander Carter-Silk and the image of Charlotte Proudman he referred to in his email (Photos: LinkedIn)

A compliment isn’t misogynistic. Why can’t feminists understand this?

10 September 2015 11:00

If you were in any doubt that we live in mean-spirited and vengeful times, then Complimentgate should put you straight.…

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Is Nicola Sturgeon trying to have her feminist cake and eat it too?

7 September 2015 12:26

Nicola Sturgeon is fed up that ‘literally every time I’m on camera’ people discuss about her appearance. She’s so fed…

Tyler, The Creator: a homophobic menace? Photograph: Joseph Okpako/Redferns via Getty Images

Why is the Home Office giving in to illiberal youth by banning rappers like Tyler, The Creator?

28 August 2015 13:17

In a 2012 interview on Newsnight, foul-mouthed LA rapper Tyler, The Creator told a churlish Stephen Smith that the point…

What is it about quiet coaches and station buffets that attracts perverts? (Photo: Getty)

I’m utterly sickened by this story of a man trying to talk to a woman on a train

26 August 2015 11:26

What can we as a society do about the relentless harassment of women by terrifying men? Menacing men, threatening men,…

Hillary Clinton Campaigns In New Hampshire

If Hillary Clinton keeps playing the gender card, others will too

14 August 2015 16:16

The American presidential race seemed more like a playground fight than a clash of politics this week as would-be Democratic…


Feminists want to be both whistled at and ignored. What’s a man to do?

23 July 2015 11:37

‘Seasoned feminist’ Jessica Valenti has written in the Guardian about catcalling and the detrimental effect it is having on her…


The crusade against FGM is out of control

20 July 2015 14:47

Imagine if a Ukip politician wrote about being on an aeroplane that was ‘heaving’ with black people. Imagine if he described…


Why the gender pay gap is a myth

14 July 2015 12:19

Today the Prime Minister has set out to ‘end the gender pay gap in a generation’. It would be an…


Rihanna’s latest offering is the perfect anthem for contemporary feminism

9 July 2015 13:43

Popular culture is all about the shock factor, especially when it involves female popstars. The late Eighties set a precedent…


Can’t the BMA just admit it doesn’t want pregnant women to have fun?

26 June 2015 17:32

Earlier this month, a review published by the Cochrane Library criticised the idea of ‘eating for two’ while pregnant, suggesting that…


Since when was the hijab a feminist statement?

25 June 2015 16:22

Over ten years ago, the satirical American magazine the Onion published an article under the headline: Women Now Empowered By…

Labour leadership candidate Yvette Cooper speaks during a meeting in London, United Kingdom, on June 15, 2015.

Yvette Cooper attacks David Cameron for a ‘blind spot’ on women

18 June 2015 18:01

Yvette Cooper addressed a lobby lunch today and put on an impressive performance. In contrast to her slightly wooden performance…

Queen Cersei Lannister - pre-punishment

Why feminists like me are addicted to Game of Thrones

16 June 2015 15:32

This post contains spoilers and discussion of the Season 5 Finale. My name is Kate Maltby, I’m a feminist, and I’m addicted…

Jon Snow's tampfie

It's just a tampon, and it doesn't belong on Twitter

9 June 2015 14:05

Forget the selfie or the belfie; the latest craze to hit the internet is the ‘tampfie’. Twitter users are raiding their…

Craig Raine - poet under fire. Photo: Corbis

Why Twitter was right to mock Craig Raine’s poem

4 June 2015 17:44

Yesterday was a strange day on Twitter. For most of it, a living poet was trending. Unfortunately for Craig Raine,…

Ali Smith wins the 2015 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction for her novel How To Be Both (Photo: Ian Gavan/Getty)

The Women’s Prize for Fiction deserves a better drink than Baileys

4 June 2015 15:03

Well, as a mere PR exercise, the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, awarded last night, has done really well, what…