Feminism

Jeremy Corbyn is right – it’s time for women-only carriages on trains

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Can’t the BMA just admit it doesn’t want pregnant women to have fun?

26 June 2015 17:32

Earlier this month, a review published by the Cochrane Library criticised the idea of ‘eating for two’ while pregnant, suggesting that…

Since when was the hijab a feminist statement?

25 June 2015 16:22

Over ten years ago, the satirical American magazine the Onion published an article under the headline: Women Now Empowered By…

Yvette Cooper attacks David Cameron for a ‘blind spot’ on women

18 June 2015 18:01

Yvette Cooper addressed a lobby lunch today and put on an impressive performance. In contrast to her slightly wooden performance…

Why feminists like me are addicted to Game of Thrones

16 June 2015 15:32

This post contains spoilers and discussion of the Season 5 Finale. My name is Kate Maltby, I’m a feminist, and I’m addicted…

Why is the West so obsessed with the developing world’s knickers?

9 June 2015 14:05

Forget the selfie or the belfie; the latest craze to hit the internet is the ‘tampfie’. Twitter users are raiding their…

Why Twitter was right to mock Craig Raine’s poem

4 June 2015 17:44

Yesterday was a strange day on Twitter. For most of it, a living poet was trending. Unfortunately for Craig Raine,…

The Women’s Prize for Fiction deserves a better drink than Baileys

4 June 2015 15:03

Well, as a mere PR exercise, the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, awarded last night, has done really well, what…

Craig Raine should ignore the angry feminists – they’re just jealous

3 June 2015 17:00

I don’t know much about poetry, but I know this: whoever Craig Raine’s poem is about, she will be chuffed.…

‘Call me Caitlyn, or else’: the rise of authoritarian transgender politics

2 June 2015 11:10

The Vanity Fair photo of Bruce Jenner in a boob-enhancing swimsuit is being described as iconic. Bruce, one-time American athlete,…

Nicky Morgan has no right to tell Orthodox Jews how to behave

1 June 2015 17:14

Imagine if Education Secretary Nicky Morgan went into a mosque and told the praying blokes to put their shoes back…

Women don’t need police protection on the Tube

28 May 2015 15:48

The Tube isn’t an obvious political arena, but recently, it has become the backdrop for a number of flashy feminist statements. Last year,…

‘Trigger warnings’ are tools for censorship. They have no place in academia

26 May 2015 18:02

I get defensive when feminists are accused of being prudes. There’s nothing prudish in critiquing a monotonously promiscuous culture; in…

Never marry a lounger, a pleasure-seeker, or a fribble

22 May 2015 13:15

It’s good to see that an actual anthropologist is studying the behaviour of some of America’s weirdest women. Wednesday Martin’s…

The police shouldn’t be expected to clamp down on wolf whistling

28 April 2015 17:32

Every morning on the way to work I pass a group of Polish builders waiting to start work on the new…

Feminism becomes more like Islamism every day

28 April 2015 12:42

Here’s a tip for political activists: if your rabble-rousing echoes the behaviour and ideas of Islamists, then you’re doing something…

Men dominate professional chess thanks to history not ‘hardwiring’ in their brains

22 April 2015 11:56

British chess Grandmaster Nigel Short has form when it comes to explosive statements. Competing in a tournament in France some…

The BBC debate confirmed some unhelpful female stereotypes

17 April 2015 12:26

If I were a nicer person, I suppose I’d have been rather more moved by what the Independent called the moment that…

Trans activists are effectively experimenting on children. Could there be anything more cruel?

8 April 2015 15:45

Can you think of anything more cruel than telling a five-year-old boy who likes Lady Gaga that he might have…

The Syrian-bound schoolgirls remind us that feminism isn’t for everyone

25 February 2015 17:01

There is much to be said for Rod Liddle’s view that the fuss over the aspiring jihadi brides from the Bethnal…