Sexism

Mane event: shaggy blond David Coverdale

David Coverdale, lead singer of Whitesnake, talks hair, love handles and ‘sexism’

29 June 2019 9:00 am

‘Invest in your hair,’ advises David Coverdale, a man with a shag of the stuff glossier than a supermodel’s and…

Did the makers of When I Grow Up have no qualms turning a small boy into a hate figure?

4 May 2019 9:00 am

Channel 4’s When I Grow Up had an important lesson for middle-class white males everywhere: you’re never too young to…

Claire Foy accepts the best actress Emmy for her role as Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown. Photo: Getty

Men and women are born equal but different. Deal with it

22 September 2018 9:00 am

I was delighted to see Claire Foy win an Emmy award for her portrayal of the Queen in the fine…

Julie Burchill is bored by Robin Green’s account of her time at Rolling Stone – and says hippies still stink

22 September 2018 9:00 am

The last time I saw a copy of the New Musical Express — the ferociously influential 1970s pop paper which…

Video games like Fortnite are fun — so they must be bad

14 July 2018 9:00 am

It was only a matter of time. The headteacher of a primary school in Ilfracombe in Devon has banned ‘Flossing’,…

High life

14 October 2017 9:00 am

I smell a rat when it comes to Harvey Weinstein. Let’s take it from the start. The telephone rang very…

Claire Tomalin in 2007

True grit

16 September 2017 9:00 am

As literary editor of the Sunday Times in the early 1980s, when the rest of the editorial staff routinely papered…

A feast of Mexicanismo: Tamara Rojo as Frida Kahlo in ‘Broken Wings’

Does Tamara Rojo really think female choreographers are being stifled by sexism?

23 April 2016 9:00 am

Tamara Rojo programmed three female choreographers for her English National Ballet spring bill because, she said, she had never danced…

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…

Is ‘female’ still an insult?

14 November 2015 9:00 am

‘More deadly than the male,’ said my husband archly. He was knowingly quoting Kipling, though I don’t know why he…

Why over-forties like me still need feminism

29 October 2015 9:00 am

If Emily Hill is right in her cover piece for the magazine last week headlined ‘The end of feminism’, then…

Why is a festival of Israeli film fighting for censorship in London?

20 June 2015 9:00 am

You might think that Jews, faced with a relentless campaign to ban their culture, would think once, twice, a hundred…

Sorry, but I don’t think feminists can fight the male gaze by baring their breasts

7 March 2015 9:00 am

Imagine that you have stepped back in time to the 1970s. Feminists are out on the streets of London protesting…

The march of the new political correctness

7 February 2015 9:00 am

I wonder how many of you know that you’re cis. Not very many, I’m guessing. So let me break this…

An A-to-Z guide to the new PC

7 February 2015 9:00 am

Anyone who thought political correctness had croaked, joining neon leg warmers, mullets and MC Hammer in the graveyard of bad…

The war on frat culture

24 January 2015 9:00 am

 New York It’s a new semester and a new start at the University of Virginia. Thomas Jefferson, the university’s founder,…

Page 3 was harmless. Here’s why I’ll miss it

24 January 2015 9:00 am

‘I for one would be sorry to see them go,’ wrote George Orwell. ‘They are a sort of saturnalia, a harmless…

What The Theory of Everything doesn’t tell you about Stephen Hawking

10 January 2015 9:00 am

Stephen Hawking is a misogynist; and also, quite possibly, a narcissist. You wouldn’t know it from watching The Theory Of…

Free speech is so last century. Today’s students want the ‘right to be comfortable’

22 November 2014 9:00 am

Don’t be a Stepford student — subscribe to The Spectator’s print and digital bundle for just £22 for 22 weeks.  Have…

For some left-wing men, the misogyny of the Islamic State is part of the appeal

22 November 2014 9:00 am

Watching the recent footage of Islamic State gang members haggling over the price of captured Christian women in a makeshift…

You shouldn’t watch Dapper Laughs. But you really shouldn’t let the likes of me stop you

15 November 2014 9:00 am

As you’ll know by now, I’m big on thinking the right things. Should a thought strike me that m’colleague Rod…

The pop artist whose transgressions went too far – for the PC art world

1 November 2014 9:00 am

Allen Jones (born 1937) has been demonised. In 1969 he made a group of three sculptures of scantily-clad female figures.…

Right-wing women are sexier

19 July 2014 9:00 am

Not long ago I was out drinking with a group of friends and we started playing the If-You-Had-To game. The…

Should I report my boyfriend to the police?

28 June 2014 9:00 am

Driving along in the car, listening to the radio news, the boyfriend turned to me and said he thought the…

Sex and squalor in San Francisco

5 April 2014 9:00 am

Frog Music begins with a crime against a young mother, committed in a tiny space. Unlike Emma Donoghue’s bestselling novel…