Feminism

The strange cases of Mr Justice McCardie

20 May 2017 9:00 am

Justice McCardie was anything but a conventional High Court judge. He left school at 15 and was called to the…

The SNP don’t speak for Scotland? Don’t be so sure…

25 March 2017 9:00 am

Speaking for Scotland Sir: I wonder if it is wise of Charles Moore (Notes, 18 March) to assume — as…

Adam Driver as Adam Sackler, the most unsparingly but sensitively drawn modern male to grace the small screen this decade

The real joy of Lena Dunham's Girls is the boys

25 March 2017 9:00 am

Say what you like about Girls creator Lena Dunham, says Jonathan McAloon. She can write men

Of course ‘girl’ can mean ‘woman’. It has done for centuries

25 March 2017 9:00 am

Sir Roger Gale sounds like an old-bufferish knight of the shires, but he once worked as a disc-jockey on a…

The other sexual double-standard

25 March 2017 9:00 am

Why is self-love for women so cool and feminist? For men it’s seen as sad and sleazy, points out Julie Burchill

Basic instinct: Paul Verhoeven has long been fascinated by the idea of rape

Misogynist or feminist? The murky world of director Paul Verhoeven

18 March 2017 9:00 am

Misogynist or feminist? Tobias Grey enters the murky world of controversial director Paul Verhoeven

Funny, lively and preposterous: Beauty and the Beast reviewed

18 March 2017 9:00 am

To cut to the chase, my ten-year-old daughter really liked Beauty and the Beast. And given you’re probably going to…

What I did on International Women’s Day

11 March 2017 9:00 am

It was International Women’s Day on Wednesday of this last week. The Guardian had enjoined its readers to send in…

Jess Phillips — like a clever, funny friend telling you what gets her goat

Harriet Harman and Jess Phillips: poles apart in the sisterhood

25 February 2017 9:00 am

We’re told not to judge books by their covers, but faced with these two it’s hard not to. Harman’s is…

How moaning about pink Lego hurts girls

11 February 2017 9:00 am

Feminists are picking on the wrong toy

Emily Witt is a disgrace to feminism

11 February 2017 9:00 am

‘I was single, straight, and female,’ Emily Witt begins, with all the élan of an alcoholic stating her name and…

Kate Duchêne as Juliana, Kyle Soller as Tesman, Ruth Wilson as Hedda, Rafe Spall as Brack and Sinead Matthews as Mrs Elvsted in ‘Hedda Gabler’

Scarcely worth discussing this daft old muddle: Hedda Gabler at the Lyttelton reviewed

7 January 2017 9:00 am

Hedda Gabler is one of the most influential plays ever written. It not merely illuminated an injustice, the enslavement of…

‘The woman is a disaster!’: Camille Paglia on Hillary Clinton

29 October 2016 9:00 am

The iconoclastic professor discusses the presidential election, feminism and date rape

Jenni Murray and Jane Garvey of Radio 4’s Woman's Hour. Photo: BBC/Amanda

Woman's Hour is depressing and retrograde

15 October 2016 9:00 am

When Jane Garvey announced to the audience who had just ‘taken part’ in the 70th birthday celebrations of Radio 4’s…

The Pill has been linked to depression. Why isn’t this more of a scandal?

8 October 2016 9:00 am

A new study shows that women taking hormonal contraceptives have a greater risk of depression. Why isn’t this more of a scandal?

Angela Carter: a seminal novelist who changed writing and the world

8 October 2016 9:00 am

Philip Hensher celebrates the breathtaking imagination — and dottiness — of the seminal writer Angela Carter and deeply mourns her early death

The rise of marriage for one

27 August 2016 9:00 am

Meet the women taking the ‘we’ out of wedding

Bring back bonkbusters!

27 August 2016 9:00 am

It’s time for a new wave of the quintessential Thatcherite literary form

A role model for the modern woman: Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: a role model for the modern feminist

6 August 2016 9:00 am

Cards on the table. Before I’d published my first novel, or written for newspapers, or won awards for my writing,…

How I survived my nightmare upbringing, by Ariel Leve

30 July 2016 9:00 am

All parents worry about the extent to which their children will expose their private weirdness to the world. They tell…

What Susan Faludi learned from her dad Stefánie

16 July 2016 9:00 am

In 2004, after a 25-year estrangement, Susan Faludi’s father reappeared in her life via email. ‘I have had enough of…

It’s not sexist to say ‘throw the baby out with the bathwater’

9 July 2016 9:00 am

Bustle, an online newspaper ‘for and by women’, has published ‘six common phrases you didn’t know were sexist (that you’ll…

I’d rather spend time with Isis than those harridans at the New York Times

25 June 2016 8:00 am

I always thought the Freuds a pretty sordid bunch, and after the latest revelations it seems I wasn’t far off.…

Why Hillary Clinton’s nomination is no triumph for womanhood

11 June 2016 9:00 am

Clinton’s nomination is no triumph for womanhood

Confessions of a groomzilla

11 June 2016 9:00 am

It’s not just brides-to-be who can fuss absurdly over weddings. I’m living proof