Feminism

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…

A female culture war has begun

27 January 2017 10:58

I didn’t go on the women’s march last weekend, and it’s not the kind of thing I’d go to. However,…

The ‘pocket money gap’ is an alternative fact

25 January 2017 16:18

Parents: stop whatever you are doing, go home and give your daughter more pocket money. She needs it. A report…

The hypocrisy of the ‘Free Melania’ feminists

23 January 2017 13:48

I like to prance around showing off in hats and shouting at men as much as the next broad but…

Philip Davies interview: I don’t like being bullied

6 January 2017 10:30

Philip Davies originally wanted to be a journalist but decided against it after coming to the conclusion that he lacked…

The ‘Women’s March’ on Washington is a protest against democracy

5 January 2017 10:33

The ‘Women’s March’ on Washington might not have actually happened yet but it can already be judged a success. Few demonstrations…

Forget ‘soft’ feminism. I want my feminism ‘hard’

6 November 2016 9:00

Can you be a Disney princess and the feminist messiah? I wondered this earlier this week, upon seeing new images…

Glamour’s ‘women of the year’ awards are a feminist farce

3 November 2016 17:30

Glamour magazine has announced its annual women of the year awards, and, this year, they’re naming a man of the…

The Labour party’s struggle with the F-word

29 September 2016 22:05

This year, Labour’s Women Conference saw Harriet Harman take to the stand to describe Theresa May as ‘no sister‘. Hoping…

The Swinging Sixties should be renamed the Seedy Sixties

9 September 2016 10:56

You know you’re getting old not when the policemen start looking young, but when a public figure dies and you…

Unconditional love is a dangerous delusion

22 August 2016 16:10

When I think about love, that old line by William Goldman about Hollywood comes back to me: Nobody knows anything.…

Saatchi’s sexism row suggests feminists can’t handle debate

2 August 2016 11:46

Forget Pimm’s, sunburn and rain abandoned picnics. What really makes summer is a heap of outrage directed at an old…

The show’s over for the Women’s Equality Party

20 July 2016 10:34

In the post-Brexit upheaval, the Women’s Equality Party (WEP) has fallen out of sight. Its members once told us ‘WE can,…

The reason Theresa May is the better candidate has nothing to do with motherhood

9 July 2016 10:58

Well! It hasn’t taken long for the commentariat to get over their excitement at the prospect of another female prime…

Labour preach feminism. Tories practise it

7 July 2016 17:45

So now it is certain: the Conservatives will produce Britain’s second female Prime Minister, after Andrea Leadsom eliminated Michael Gove…

Sadiq Khan’s advert ban shows he is an illiberal censor at heart

14 June 2016 12:20

Six weeks ago I was one of the 1.3 million Londoners who voted for Sadiq Khan as mayor. Boy do…

Glastonbury’s ‘women-only’ venue deserves to sink into the mud

9 June 2016 16:40

It was only a matter of time before Glastonbury, the world’s most middle-class festival, caught up with the latest political…