Feminism

Lena Dunham takes a selfie with Hillary Clinton

Feminists want to ‘protect’ Hillary Clinton. Do they realise they are doing her dirty work?

5 February 2016 13:01

‘Do you really not like Hillary Clinton, or are you just sexist?’ Cosmopolitan actually asked that question last week. Claiming that…

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It’s dangerous and wrong to tell all children they’re ‘gender fluid’

27 January 2016 14:55

This is the cover piece of this week’s Spectator, out tomorrow: Once upon a time, ‘binary’ was a mathematical term. Now…

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Irony alert: ‘rabid feminists’ want themselves removed from the Oxford English Dictionary

26 January 2016 12:29

As if to make a massive display of their dearth of self-awareness, Twitter feminists have spent the past few days…

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Why are hipsters obsessed with programmes about dead women?

19 January 2016 13:03

I’ve pointed out before that to be a woman who sucks up to Islamic extremists is to be a somewhat upmarket…

'One doesn't beat women - not even with flowers'. A message in front of Cologne cathedral, near where the attacks took place (Photo: Getty)

Why are feminists refusing to discuss the Cologne sex attacks?

7 January 2016 15:44

Regardless of the background of the men who carried out the attacks in Cologne on New Year’s Eve, it is…

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I hate to break it to feminists, but ‘white male privilege’ is a myth

5 January 2016 17:35

How’s this for dark irony: throughout 2015, ‘white male privilege’ was the buzzphrase on every rad tweeter and liberal hack’s…

Nick Clegg Plays A Game Of Mini-tennis With Local Children

Miriam González Durántez’s Theresa May interview misses the mark on Today

30 December 2015 11:55

This week the Today show is being edited by a selection of guests including Sir Bradley Wiggins, Lord Browne and the…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 her appearance. She’s so fed up,…

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…