Feminism

Why do boys outperform girls at university?

28 April 2014 9:02

According to the university’s own statistics, Oxford is one of the worst places in the country to be a female…

I Am Divine reminds me why I’ve always hated drag

25 April 2014 12:21

It was early evening and I had not yet eaten, so I took a glass of wine and a packet…

Red hair is having a renaissance

24 April 2014 17:58

Much like supporting Millwall or contracting Parkinson’s Disease, red hair has traditionally been seen by the prejudiced as an affliction…

Nick Clegg’s cojones

24 April 2014 13:13

Mr and Mrs Clegg attended the launch yesterday evening of Cityfathers, a group designed for fathers working in the Square…

Why must we have a Minister for Women?

15 April 2014 17:41

Does it make you feel better about yourself, girls, ladies, to know that if Labour’s elected, Ed Miliband will have…

Women should not fight on the frontline

10 April 2014 13:44

Writing in the Spectator Diary some time ago, the evergreen Peregrine Worsthorne, observed that one of the things about getting…

Let women fight on the front line, but only if they pass the tests

8 April 2014 11:17

The head of the British Army has given the clearest sign yet that women will soon be given the right…

The selfie protest

20 March 2014 15:20

How to protest these days? You can’t rely on our music industry to kick out a good protest song, and…

Tony Benn – feminist

14 March 2014 12:05

You may not have agreed with the late Tony Benn’s politics, but as Mary Wakefield points out in her interview…

What would Mary Wollstonecraft make of today’s feminism?

7 March 2014 13:02

Tomorrow is International Women’s Day, and no doubt it will be marked by plenty of discussions about internet misogyny, everyday…

Janet Street Porter chickens out of Mensch showdown

27 February 2014 11:58

Gobby Janet Street Porter has been silenced – for today at least. She pulled out of this morning’s edition of the…

Podcast: Julie Burchill vs. Paris Lees, Putin’s plan to rule the world and Cameron’s love for Angela Merkel

20 February 2014 8:00

What is intersectionality and why is it ruining feminism? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, Julie Burchill and Paris…

Why are feminists intolerant? It’s age, not sex

7 February 2014 16:06

There has been a lot of comment about a recent Michelle Goldberg piece in the Nation on feminism in social…

Feminism must pay attention to the boys let down by our education system

4 February 2014 12:39

The Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS) has released its latest admission statistics, and they aren’t pretty. Of the 580,000…

Tories and Labour both losing 8% of their female MPs

3 February 2014 12:51

Another day, another female MP decides to quit politics. Ann Clwyd has announced that, after 30 years in the Commons,…

Sorry Laurie Penny, but the patriarchy likes short hair

28 January 2014 15:34

Boy oh boy do I feel sorry for Laurie Penny. I hope that’s not a sexist thing to say. There she…

Jon Snow: sex expert

27 January 2014 14:25

Jon Snow’s interview in the Standard today makes for perfect post-lunch reading: ‘Sex comes into every evaluation of a woman,…

Ugliness and cynicism – all in the name of feminism

21 January 2014 12:27

Another day, another ‘victory’ in the name of feminism. Jezebel, the feminist blog aimed at women’s interests, last week offered…

Nigel Farage missed the point about ‘young, able women’

20 January 2014 16:09

Nigel Farage isn’t afraid ‘to court controversy’ over the issue of women’s pay. Speaking on the issue of equal pay,…

Women shouldn’t see fertility treatment as a lifestyle choice

17 January 2014 16:50

Pasted between adverts for chewing gum and the latest Hollywood blockbuster, a series of adverts on the tube are currently…