Thandie Newton: We dont just need more black women in movies. We need intersectionality, now

Not all black people are men; not all women are white. Too often the distinct and different stories of women of colour are overlooked or erased I have been an actor for more than diversity in Hollywood? How many people of colour and women are enough? Does diversity sell? First it was: why are there […]

Diane Nash: ‘Non-violent protest was the most important invention of the 20th century’

She led the lunch counter protests and organised the Freedom Riders in the 60s. What does civil rights veteran Diane Nash think of todays campaigners? More than a half-century later, Diane Nash can still hear the sound of the nights she spent alone in that Mississippi jail cell. There was an insect in that jail […]

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 […]

From La La Land to Jackie, women lead the way at this years Oscars

With a high number of female-led films, critics say Hollywood has turned the corner One person will almost certainly not be watching the global Academy Awards telecast: President Donald Trump. I think Film critics describe 2016 as an unusually buoyant year for women, even as much of America convulses with anxiety about gender rights under […]