Tory men! Terfs need you

29 June 2024 9:00 am

Some of my good male friends, Tories, are sick of terfs. I can see it in their shifty eyes, in…

The death of royalty

28 October 2023 9:00 am

The cohorts of Hamas have invaded my neighbourhood. I was walking my dog, Maxi, in the afterglow of a shower…

Set in a silver sea: the glory of Britain’s islands

14 October 2023 9:00 am

Alice Albinia reminds us that Orkney was a trading station long before London, Iona the epicentre of Celtic Christianity and Shetland a haven for liberal Udal law

The glory of Paris has long past

2 September 2023 9:00 am

Gstaad A reader’s inquiry as to why I think Paris belongs to yesterday (12 August) has me remembering times past.…

Dear Mary: how can I make my untidy twin look better?

12 August 2023 9:00 am

Q. I have a public profile and have always looked after my personal presentation, but my identical twin has never…

Dear Mary

5 August 2023 9:00 am

A feminist finds fulfilment in derided ‘women’s work’

22 July 2023 9:00 am

Like many women in mid-life, Marina Benjamin found herself caring for the very young and the elderly – leading her to ‘a radical feminist turn’

The shock of the new in feminist art

15 July 2023 9:00 am

Laura Elkin looks at women artists from the past century onwards who boldly portray the female body from their own intimate experience

Who needed who most? The complex bond between Vera Brittain and Winifred Holtby

29 October 2022 9:00 am

Claudia FitzHerbert explores the complex bond between two remarkable writers in the interwar years

Rivals Wagatha Christie for its lowbrow twists: FT's Hot Money – Who Rules Porn? reviewed

13 August 2022 9:00 am

It was recently reported that almost 8 per cent of global internet traffic is to pornographic websites. The rise of…

Why should advocating sexual restraint be ridiculed?

9 July 2022 9:00 am

Louise Perry is on a mission: ‘It wasn’t enough just to point out the problems with our new sexual culture,’…

If you see this show you’ll want to see it again – directed properly: The Glass Menagerie, at the Duke of York's Theatre, reviewed

2 July 2022 9:00 am

The Glass Menagerie directed by Jeremy Herrin is a bit of an eyeball-scrambler. The action takes place on a huge…

No genre of storytelling is more formulaic or more exhausted than true crime

25 June 2022 9:00 am

Nothing new under the sun. Or at least it feels that way these days, doesn’t it? The movies are TV…

The feminist case for marriage

29 May 2022 7:00 pm

I regret to inform you that your kitten heels and morning suits will probably not be seeing service this wedding…

Michel Houellebecq may be honoured by the French establishment, but he’s no fan of Europe

23 April 2022 9:00 am

For many years, Michel Houellebecq was patronised by the French literary establishment as an upstart, what with his background in…

Julie Burchill has found a new way to provoke: she’s turned sincere

5 March 2022 9:00 am

The greatest ever social media spat took place before the first tweet was sent, and was conducted via fax, which…

Margaret Atwood seems embarrassed by the sheer volume of her output

26 February 2022 9:00 am

Margaret Atwood is among the major writers of English fiction of our time. This is a very boring way to…

Is it an exaggeration to talk of a ‘gender war’?

5 February 2022 9:00 am

According to Nina Power’s forceful and rather unusual What Do Men Want?, we in the West are currently engaged in…

The march of South Korea’s anti-feminists

29 January 2022 9:00 am

How men’s rights became a big political issue

Who’s to blame if Britney Spears has been ‘devoured’ by celebrity?

11 December 2021 9:00 am

All the questions around Britney Spears can be condensed into this one: who should we blame? For a long time,…

Gender is contentious. The BBC is pretending it isn't

8 December 2021 2:10 am

The BBC has produced its annual 100 Women list, a showcase for women who have done interesting, important things. There’s…

When did traditional masculinity become toxic?

25 November 2021 10:45 pm

It’s hard for privileged white men to stay relevant in this age of identity politics but a number of fail-safe…

Women don't 'consent' to their own deaths

16 November 2021 5:30 am

A ruling by the Court of Appeal last week has further enshrined the notion that women can consent to their…

Thoroughly modern Marie: Matrix, by Lauren Groff, reviewed

25 September 2021 9:00 am

It is 1158. A 17-year-old girl, born of both rape and royal blood, is cast out of the French court…

The genius of Basic Instinct

28 August 2021 9:00 am

Our occasional series on cinema’s most underrated films arrives at what many have considered the peak of misogynistic trash. We’re…