Feminism

Pilot Tammie Jo Shults sets an example for young women everywhere

20 April 2018 14:00

School girls have a new heroine this week. Tammie Jo Shults was the pilot onboard Tuesday’s ill-fated flight from New…

How dumb is this list of ‘Top Twenty Books By Women That Changed The World’?

20 April 2018 12:03

It always seems to be the way that when attempts are made to promote the life of the mind, they…

The Spectator Podcast: War Games

12 April 2018 14:40

In this week’s episode, we talk about the escalating situation in Syria and ask, would counter strikes actually help? We…

Fear and loathing grips the gender debate

27 March 2018 11:36

Since I started writing about issues of sex and gender here a few weeks ago, I have made all sorts…

The violent misogyny of the gender debate

27 February 2018 8:09

Journalists and politicians talk a lot about freedom of speech, and rightly so, because the ability to express thoughts and…

Oxfam isn’t alone: UN peacekeepers also exploit women in their care

9 February 2018 7:40

A Times investigation has uncovered the terrible fact that women and possibly young girls in Haiti have been exploited by…

Men and women of the world, unite!

7 February 2018 13:22

I’ve worked in several warehouses unloading stock and I’ve also worked in supermarkets stacking shelves. I’d have to say the…

The great women vs men tug of war helps nobody

6 February 2018 15:40

Today’s centenary of some women being given the right to vote seems to have bewildered a number of people. My…

The Today programme has become Woman’s Hour

6 February 2018 11:44

Anniversaries are very interesting, of course, but all the same I think a news programme ought to revolve around, well,…

Modern feminists aren’t a patch on the suffragettes

6 February 2018 10:00

Today’s centenary of the Representation of the People Act is in danger of becoming a rose-tinted celebration of votes for…

Why is porn ok but grid girls aren’t?

2 February 2018 12:22

I guess there comes that time in every man’s life when he realises he is in fact a dinosaur and…

The Spectator Podcast: Lead or go

1 February 2018 16:32

On this week’s episode we’re wondering whether Theresa May can weather this latest storm, speaking to a robot expert (and…

Feminists have a new target: working-class women

30 January 2018 13:53

So this week two things have got feminists cheering and whooping. First, the coming together of BBC women to demand…

Groping wasn’t the worst thing going on at The Presidents Club

25 January 2018 12:48

Once again public figures are fanning themselves with shocked surprise at something perfectly comprehensible to everyone else: men behave boorishly…

Robert Burns’ #MeToo moment

24 January 2018 10:48

A year ago, I sang ‘Ye Banks and Braes’ by Robert Burns at the annual Scottish banquet at Manhattan’s University…

Should the Tories consider all-women shortlists?

23 January 2018 12:42

That’s a question I never thought I’d ask. Women shouldn’t need to be patronised by creating a special class of…

The #MeToo movement’s feminist dystopia

15 January 2018 17:07

It’s here, at last: the backlash against #MeToo. Finally people are sticking their heads above the parapet and asking if…

The ‘new suffragettes’ are nothing of the sort

8 January 2018 14:00

As surely everyone must by now know, 2018 marks the centenary of women securing the vote in Britain. This monumental…

Ann Widdecombe is the feminist hero we need right now

4 January 2018 13:31

Britain has a new feminist hero. She’s a diminutive, eye-rolling force of nature. A BS-deflecting defender of the right and…

Feminists complaining at being called ‘honey’ are a tiresome bunch

4 January 2018 11:00

Not surprisingly, feminists lost no time this week weighing in behind Emily Lucinda Cole, a Virgin Trains passenger who took…

Feminism is holding women back

30 December 2017 9:00

It’s easy to see why the online dictionary Merriam-Webster chose ‘feminism’ as their word of the year. 2017 kicked off…

#MeToo is the gift that keeps on giving

6 December 2017 11:56

‘What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? The world would split open,’ wrote the American…

The #MeToo witch hunt comes back to bite Lena Dunham

21 November 2017 12:13

Let’s take a moment to celebrate Lena Dunham. OK, so she stinks as an actress and her brand of self-indulgent,…

Boozing and bitching with Germaine Greer: David Plante’s Difficult Women revisited

20 November 2017 15:24

Difficult Women: A Memoir of Three  David Plante New York Review of Books Classics, 2017, £10.99 Worlds Apart: A Memoir David…

Women need to free themselves from permanent victimhood

2 November 2017 9:22

If there is one thing the reactions to the Harvey Weinstein accusations have confirmed, other than the common knowledge that…