Women

The age of selfie-obsession

4 October 2014 9:00 am

People can’t seem to stop taking pictures of themselves – and their private parts. It’s the ultimate expression of our increasingly puerile and narcissistic society

Today’s Disney princesses look like Russian mafia wives. This is their café

4 October 2014 9:00 am

The Disney Café is a gaudy hell on the fourth floor of Harrods, Knightsbridge. It is adjacent to the Harrods…

My hormones are all over the place. It must be the manopause

27 September 2014 8:00 am

Women spend ten days a year in a grumpy mood, according to the Daily Mail. The top triggers include being…

Women on Facebook are too bitchy even for me

20 September 2014 9:00 am

My female friends’ social media habits are too bitchy even for me

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Conservative Anglicans’ emergency plan to escape women bishops

20 September 2014 9:00 am

To escape women bishops, Church of England conservatives are preparing a communion of their own

The Society of Odd Bottles and the Sisterhood of the Black Pudding

13 September 2014 9:00 am

The Honourable Society of Odd Bottles has been mentioned in this column before. I can report that the membership is…

Sorry, Kellie Maloney, but to be a woman you must first be a girl

23 August 2014 9:00 am

I applaud Frank – now Kellie – Maloney. But I still think being a woman means growing up as one

The Spectator's Notes: this is the worst reshuffle since 1989

19 July 2014 9:00 am

This must be the worst reshuffle since Mrs Thatcher demoted Geoffrey Howe in 1989. Unlike that one, its errors are…

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…

The Navigators

11 January 2014 9:00 am

The 2014 winner of The Spectator’s award for unconventional travel writing

James Delingpole: I don't automatically support Piers Morgan. So why should women automatically support Julia Gillard?

12 October 2013 9:00 am

I’ve been racking my brains to think what I might have in common with Kim Jong Un and Piers Morgan.…

The sad story of Oprah, the handbag and the shop assistant

17 August 2013 9:00 am

Listen, this story is moving so quickly stuff will almost certainly have happened in between me writing it and you…

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

Letters

16 March 2013 9:00 am

Sir David must stand down Sir: Reading the reports of Sir David Nicholson’s evidence before the House of Commons Health…

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

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

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

Ladies, you don’t want to go back there

19 May 2012 10:00 am

In 2009 a magazine survey found that many women in their twenties wanted to stay at home baking while their…

What did you do in the war, Mummy?

28 May 2011 12:00 am

By tradition, ‘What did you do in the war?’ is a question children address to Daddy, not to Mummy.

Flower power

25 November 2009 12:00 am

Mrs Delaney (1700-88) is an inspiring example for old age; also a reproach to those who think ‘upper class’ a term of abuse and that women have only recently had a life.