Feminism

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…

The word ‘woman’ is being erased from public life

23 October 2017 17:13

If someone had told you 10 years ago that it would soon become tantamount to a speechcrime to say ‘Men…

What if someone takes the kisses at the end of my emails seriously?

21 October 2017 10:52

Very good piece from Giles Coren (as usual) on the intrusive and aggressive act of putting ‘xx’ at the end of…

The #MeToo movement reveals feminism’s obsession with victimhood

17 October 2017 11:55

Following a weekend crammed with ever more salacious revelations about Harvey Weinstein, hundreds of thousands of women have now taken…

We need to start telling the image censors to back off

13 October 2017 11:14

Almost two and a half years ago, feminists called on Transport for London to remove adverts of a scantily-clad Australian…

Playboy Bunnies made their choices. They shouldn’t be patronised for them

1 October 2017 10:20

It would be wildly generous to bill Hugh Hefner as some kind of grandfather of feminism – I’m not sure…

Is America’s ‘despair epidemic’ about to arrive in Britain?

23 September 2017 8:55

However stressful and bad things get for a parent of young children, there is always one thought that puts it…

Feminism’s obsession with equality sells women short

30 August 2017 11:50

There was much fanfare last week when Holly Willoughby’s apparent ‘huge £200k pay rise’ meant she’d finally be earning the same as her…

Why western women are now the Islamists’ target of choice

23 August 2017 9:24

There has been an unprecedented development this year in the Islamists’ war on the West. For the first time their…

Taylor Swift’s sexual assault case reveals feminism’s guilty secret

21 August 2017 16:01

Despite Taylor Swift’s aspiration that her sexual assault trial last week should stand as an example for all women, what’s…

The BBC sisterhood has made the ultimate sacrifice – and asked for a pay rise

24 July 2017 15:15

The sisterhood is, apparently, ‘in full flow’ at the BBC. Since the publication last week of the salaries of its…

The Princess generation needs to grow up

18 July 2017 12:27

I never dreamed I’d see the day when I agreed with Miriam González Durántez – such a snob that she…

By their own logic, feminists should support Marine Le Pen

1 May 2017 7:55

Why aren’t feminists lining up behind Le Pen? I thought women had a moral responsibility to back women standing for…

Buffy the Vampire Slayer made me the man I am

11 March 2017 16:10

Buffy the Vampire Slayer turned 20 yesterday, which will make millennials feel as old as the actors who supposedly passed for…

Emma Watson’s ‘have your cake and eat it’ feminism is hard to swallow

2 March 2017 11:29

There’s a real whiff of hypocrisy about Emma Watson’s latest shoot for Vanity Fair, in which she poses semi-nude. Women’s magazines…

The post-fact world suits feminism just fine

23 February 2017 14:25

We now know that the video of a cyclist confronting a catcalling driver, which spent much of yesterday being circulated…

Norma McCorvey: the woman who made the choice to be pro-life

20 February 2017 14:20

Norma McCorvey, who died on Saturday, was unknown; as the Jane Roe in Roe v Wade, she became one of…