Feminism

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

Marisol with some of her sculptures, New York, 1958

What happened to the First Lady of Pop Art?

21 May 2016 9:00 am

In 1961 the Venezuelan-American sculptor Marisol Escobar made a startling appearance at the New York artists’ group known as the…

Caption – Natalie Portman in Jane Got a Gun

Jane Got a Gun is about as feminist as my cat Daphne, who barely moves

23 April 2016 9:00 am

Jane Got a Gun is being sold as a rousing feminist Western although the truth is that it’s about as…

Sorry, but saying ‘sex worker’ won’t lift the stigma

23 April 2016 9:00 am

‘Of course,’ said my husband in his worst smirky way, as though waiting for an appreciative chuckle, ‘as soon as…

‘Undressed’ is too much boob, not enough woman: ‘Tamila’ lingerie set from the Agent Provocateur Soirée collection

Too much boob – not enough woman: Undressed at the V&A reviewed

16 April 2016 9:00 am

The V&A is selling £35 Agent Provocateur pants. This is, of course, a business deal because Agent Provocateur — along…

Modern feminists should come to me if they want the truth about sex

9 April 2016 9:00 am

   New York Even after all these years, I’m still at times floored by the scale of the place. And…

The EU is a feminist issue. I’m voting to leave

26 March 2016 9:00 am

Britain is trapped in a bad marriage with the EU. It’s time to leave

Kenneth Williams (Photo: Getty)

Radio comedy still misses Kenneth Williams

27 February 2016 9:00 am

It’s tempting to believe that somewhere in the bowels of Broadcasting House in London the voice of Kenneth Williams is…

It’s dangerous and wrong to tell all children they’re ‘gender fluid’

30 January 2016 9:00 am

Children are not all ‘gender fluid’. It’s dangerous and wrong to try to persuade them that they are

What stops women from having it all

30 January 2016 9:00 am

Don’t even ask, says Anne-Marie Slaughter, law professor and former adviser to Hillary Clinton. Motherhood still means sacrifice

Chrissie Hynde writes like an angel on angel dust

12 December 2015 9:00 am

‘The day I found out that Suzi Quatro wasn’t a dyke was the worst day of my life!’ a teenage…

Julia Garner and Lily Tomlin in ‘Grandma’

Grandma: a feminist comedy that punches magnificently above its weight

12 December 2015 9:00 am

Apologies if you were expecting a review of Star Wars here, but Disney is not allowing critics access prior to…

Lunch with Jess Phillips MP is like bunking off with the naughty schoolgirl she once was

5 December 2015 9:00 am

Jess Phillips is a gobby Brummie with the balls to drag the Labour party back from Korbyn’s Keystone Kommunism

Erica Jong's middle-aged dread

28 November 2015 9:00 am

Who’d get old? Bits fall off, your loved ones start dropping like flies and, perhaps worst of all, the only…

We’re not more genderfluid now. We’re just duller about it

7 November 2015 9:00 am

Sex has always been less binary than it looks – but we’ve never been this boring about it