Feminism

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…

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…