Feminism

Right-wing women are sexier

19 July 2014 9:00 am

A lust that dare not speak its name

The voice of Big Mother does more for women than any Twitter feminist

5 July 2014 9:00 am

Feminism in modern Britain is not for the faint-hearted. Only the smartest, mouthiest girls on the social media scene dare…

A coming of age novel? Or an age of coming novel?

5 July 2014 9:00 am

At a time when feminism is grimly engaged in disappearing up its own intersection (two transsexuals squabbling over a tampon…

Rod Liddle reminds me of old women moaning on the bus

31 May 2014 9:00 am

Books by bellicose columnists with the initials R.L. are like buses — none comes along for ages, then two come…

Arianna Huffington meets Madame de Menopause

12 April 2014 9:00 am

A-Huff’s career has been remarkable for the contrast between hard-headed social advancement (‘the most upwardly mobile Greek since Icarus’) and…

Don’t you dare tell me to check my privilege

22 February 2014 9:00 am

Welcome to feminism in the age of intersectionality

I’m nearly 60. I’m still interested in sex. Is that a problem?

15 February 2014 9:00 am

Have I become a dirty old man?

By the book: The NSA is behaving like a villain in a 1950s novel

18 January 2014 9:00 am

The continuing drip-feed of stories about governments and friendly-seeming internet giants sifting through our data has left some citizens feeling…

Don't tax sugar - it doesn't make you fat. Gluttony does

11 January 2014 9:00 am

Obesity isn’t a matter of addiction. It’s a question of self-control

Germany's war on Barbie

20 July 2013 9:00 am

She’s loathed by topless German neo-feminists. But isn’t it time to cut her some slack?

burlesque

Burlesque is not as bad as stripping. It's far worse

13 July 2013 9:00 am

A sense of irony doesn’t make stripping feminist. It just makes it worse to watch

Things I Don’t Want to Know, by Deborah Levy - review

22 June 2013 9:00 am

In her powerful rejoinder to Orwell’s 1946 essay ‘Why I Write’, Deborah Levy responds to his proposed motives for writing…

Check my privilege? I have, thanks. You’re still wrong

8 June 2013 9:00 am

This week, I bring you a dispatch from the frontline of pseudo-intellectual, metropolitan navel-gazing. This is, after all, what you…

Tanya Gold reviews STK London

18 May 2013 9:00 am

STK is a steakhouse at the bottom of the ME Hotel on the Aldwych. (This is a real name for…

The unfair sex - how feminism created a new class divide

27 April 2013 9:00 am

The rise of working women has created a new – and far less equal – world

If Cambridge's debating girls can't stand the heat, they should stay out of Glasgow kitchens

9 March 2013 9:00 am

The fuss about ‘misogyny’ at Glasgow risks making a mockery of the whole concept of the university union debate

'Mimi', by Lucy Ellmann - review

9 March 2013 9:00 am

Harrison Hanafan is a plastic surgeon in New York. Every day, he slices and stitches deluded women, reshaping healthy flesh…

Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique at 50

9 March 2013 9:00 am

Melanie McDonagh on 50 years of Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique

Lord Rennard doesn’t need an inquiry. He needs a swift kick to the shin

2 March 2013 9:00 am

I was seated at a rather stiff and formal BBC dinner a dozen or so years back, one of those…

Sorry, but Parliament is full of sex pests

2 March 2013 9:00 am

In Westminster, ‘inappropriate behaviour’ is a way of life – and the Lib Dems are the worst offenders

Thinly veiled threats

2 March 2013 9:00 am

A new kind of unrest is making itself felt throughout the Arab world. Women are beginning to assert themselves and voice their frustrations, says Caroline Moorehead

The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue

12 November 2011 10:00 am

Emily ‘Fido’ Faithfull, a stout, plain, clever Victorian, founder-member of the feminist Langham Place group, manager of the ground-breaking Victoria…

Fun-loving feminist

16 July 2011 12:00 am

How to be a Woman is a manifesto memoir.

A tireless campaigner

23 June 2010 12:00 am

Why haven’t we heard of Phillis Bottome? In her 60-year career she published 33 novels, several of them bestsellers, short stories, essays, biographies and memoirs.

Blood relatives

12 May 2010 12:00 am

The last time I saw Benazir Bhutto was at Oxford, over champagne outside the Examination Schools, when she inquired piercingly of a subfusc linguist, ‘Racine? What is Racine?’ Older and richer than most undergraduates, and as a Harvard graduate presumably better educated, she was already world famous, and was obviously not at Oxford to learn about classical tragedy.