The left mustnt get hung up over language orthodoxy we must be welcoming | Ellie Mae OHagan

The author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie says she was criticised for not using movement-specific jargon. Words are important but leftists should be inclusive Does the left have a problem with language orthodoxy? The feminist author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie thinks so after she was criticised on social media and by other public figures following her comments on […]

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie clarifies transgender comments as backlash grows

Author reiterates her support for transgender people, but says it would be disingenuous not to acknowledge differences Nigerian novelist and feminist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has sought to clarify her position after sparking outrage with comments about transgender women that she made in an interview with Channel 4 News. The author of In a lengthy post […]

Whats next for the womens movement?

After the success of the Womens March, its International Womens Day on Wednesday 8 March. Here, 15 influential women, from Lena Dunham and Nicola Sturgeon to Susie Orbach, nominate a crucial next step towards equality Lena Dunham: keep on protesting I think the activism and organisation thats happening now is showing protest matters, calling your […]

The case of serial rapist police officer Daniel Holtzclaw tells us so much about 2015 | Lindy West

The Oklahoma City police officer knew the odds were rigged in his favour we live in a world where police violence against black bodies isnt simply tolerated, it is encouraged A wave of bitter satisfaction swept over much of the internet last week when video footage from the the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, […]

Maternal deaths worldwide drop by half, yet shocking disparities remain

Study in Lancet shows a womans lifetime chance of dying from childbirth is one in 36 in sub-Saharan Africa, compared to one in 4,900 in richer countries The number of women dying from causes related to pregnancy and childbirth has almost halved since 1990, a global report has revealed. Worldwide the annual number of maternal […]

Beyonc’s Formation review a rallying cry that couldn’t be more timely

Beyoncés Super Bowl surprise single was the perfect way to follow her shock album from two years ago: shes made a black consciousness masterpiece Fully realising a masterpiece can be a double-edged sword. In the two years since Beyonc hanging out with Nicki Minaj (and indeed co-writer Swae Lee, one half of rap scamps Mike […]