Women

Why isn’t it creepy when women phwoar at Poldark?

3 October 2015 9:00 am

Stand by your remotes, girls: the second series of Poldark is under way. Filming has started — yes, he’s out…

Why I’ve finally given up on the left

19 September 2015 8:00 am

‘Tory, Tory, Tory. You’re a Tory.’ The level of hatred directed by the Corbyn left at Labour people who have…

Clara Schumann

There's a good reason why there are no great female composers

19 September 2015 8:00 am

Last week a 17-year-old girl forced the Edexcel exam board to change its A-level music syllabus to include the work…

Finally James Delingpole gets why women are so angry

5 September 2015 9:00 am

Finally I realise why women are so pissed off. It all goes back to the first codified laws — circa…

For me and an increasing number of young people, each abortion is a death

8 August 2015 9:00 am

In November 2013, the campaign group Abortion Rights announced their first-ever student conference. It was, they explained, in response to…

Me, Jeremy Clarke and a bottle of absinthe

27 June 2015 9:00 am

Last Wednesday, 24 June, Pugs held a luncheon in honour of our first member to depart for the Elysian Fields,…

Rod Liddle: why I’m supporting the #JustaTampon campaign

13 June 2015 9:00 am

I have spent the last few days posing with a tampon as part of an international campaign to demystify the…

An Episcopalian vicar made me warm to the principle of women joining gentlemen’s clubs

21 March 2015 9:00 am

In 1993, when I was living in Manhattan working for the New Yorker magazine, I was chosen as ‘distinguished visitor’…

My four great loves were unrequited (though I had a chance with Ginger Rogers)

24 January 2015 9:00 am

I had a short chat with BBC radio concerning the actor Jack Nicholson, whom I knew slightly during the Seventies…

Taki's Christmas gift to readers: a masterclass in the art of seduction

13 December 2014 9:00 am

Here is my Christmas gift to Spectator readers, one that applies mostly to unmarried males, but is also available to…

The age of selfie-obsession

4 October 2014 9:00 am

So it now seems pretty clear to me that we can no longer send women photographs of our genitals without…

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

In the heyday of the Hollywood studio system, Louis B. Mayer, head of MGM (‘More stars than there are in…

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Conservative Anglicans’ emergency plan to escape women bishops

20 September 2014 9:00 am

Anglicans aren’t the sort of church-goers who set much store by miracles, signs and wonders. Yet their own church is one…

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

Anybody with an ounce of compassion would have been doffing caps in recent days to Frank Maloney — as, indeed,…

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

Tehran does not welcome pedestrians. It is eight o’clock on a July evening and the sun has plunged out of…

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…