Joanna Williams

Labour’s ‘trans inclusive’ conversion therapy ban will be a disaster

3 February 2024 5:50 pm

Keir Starmer has a reputation for changing his mind. But on one issue at least, the Labour leader remains worryingly…

Why are MPs endorsing Stonewall’s rainbow laces campaign?

14 December 2023 1:53 am

Our Members of Parliament are not short of stuff to do. There’s immigration – of the legal and illegal varieties…

When did publishers stop caring what their readers actually want?

2 December 2023 12:23 am

It was easy to choose books for my young nieces and nephews this Christmas. First, I ruled out stories about…

Why won’t the Tories ban pupils from transitioning?

23 November 2023 5:17 pm

Finally, after months of argument and expectation, media briefings and leaked drafts, it seems the government just might be ready…

The negative side of being ‘sex positive’

10 November 2023 9:29 pm

‘Let’s talk about sex, baby,’ sang female rap duo Salt-N-Pepa back in 1990. More than 30-years later, it can seem…

The Met’s strange approach to protest

7 November 2023 3:44 am

Demonstrations against Israel, some attracting many thousands of people, have become a regular occurrence. We have grown used to the…

Why are feminists like me being labelled ‘far right’?

30 October 2023 5:30 pm

In what would no doubt come as a shock to great feminists like Mary Wollstonecraft, Sylvia Pankhurst and Simone de…

Has the NHS forgotten its real purpose?

20 September 2023 3:30 pm

As doctors down stethoscopes and walk out of hospitals in their ongoing strike for better pay and working conditions, the…

How museums lost their way

16 September 2023 4:00 pm

What’s the point of museums? According to researchers at the University of Leicester, museums should help children explore their gender…

The hypocrisy of Birmingham’s council

6 September 2023 11:36 pm

Who is to blame for Birmingham City Council’s dire financial situation? The council has long been struggling to pay its…

Meghan, Harry and the truth about sexist adverts

27 July 2023 11:39 pm

Do Harry and Meghan need rescuing from their Montecito mansion? Being part of the royal family and living among California’s…

Why was Carla Foster ever sent to prison?

19 July 2023 3:46 am

Carla Foster is to be released from prison. Her 28-month sentence for illegally obtaining abortion pills and terminating a pregnancy…

Spare us from Keir Starmer’s vacuous education pledges

7 July 2023 10:24 pm

Keir Starmer clearly does not abide by the principle ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’. On the contrary, with…

Why are high street banks teaming up with Stonewall?

5 July 2023 12:36 am

Pride month is over but my local bank still has its rainbow-striped window display firmly in place. The LGBTQ+ theme…

Carla Foster’s fate shows the need to reform Britain’s abortion laws

14 June 2023 2:45 am

Carla Foster spent last night in a prison cell. In 2020, after having obtained abortion pills under false pretences, the…

Who allowed Dale Vince’s climate curriculum to take over schools?

6 June 2023 2:44 am

Recently, much light has been shone on the way LGBTQ+ campaign groups have been able to influence school sex and…

Where was Stella Creasy when other mums were being harassed?

3 May 2023 3:05 am

Parliament’s ban on the Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok cannot come soon enough. But it’s not just cyber security we need…

Labour’s ‘lessons for boys’ plan is a sinister sideshow

25 April 2023 10:59 pm

What are schools for? The answer used to be obvious: school was where children went to learn how to read,…

The truth about Britain’s entitled strikers

20 April 2023 6:49 pm

Striking was part of my childhood. One of my first memories is of walking through Middlesbrough town centre and seeing…

How trans ideology took over our schools

31 March 2023 1:12 am

Concern with what schools are teaching about sex, gender and relationships has been growing. Parents worry their children are being…

The trouble with sex education

17 March 2023 1:51 am

Drawing penises and making vulvas out of Play-Doh might not be the reply most parents expect when they pose the…

What Biden gets wrong about women’s rights

15 March 2023 11:42 pm

If you’ve spent any time on Twitter over the past few years you will almost certainly have met the ‘woke…

The most insulting International Women’s Day campaign

8 March 2023 10:43 pm

Happy International Women’s Day! A few years ago, this jaunty greeting would have left me snorting with derision. I pooh-poohed…

In defence of Isabel Oakeshott

6 March 2023 10:55 pm

What shocks me most about Matt Hancock’s WhatsApp messages is the flippancy surrounding decisions to scare, manipulate and control the…

Labour’s ‘menopause action plan’ is an insult to women

1 March 2023 3:05 am

Only once have I been asked if I would like to be photographed with my head sticking out of a…