Laurie Penny

    • 1.14.16

      The Killing Jar

      Tuesday’s murder is nothing special apart from the paperwork.

    • 10.22.15

      Blue Monday

      Everyone loves cute animal videos. We’ve got all of them here. On every screen in front of me, baby animals are barking and squealing in fake living rooms to maintain the illusion that we’re not pumping this stuff out on an industrial scale.

    • 8.25.15

      Feminism Needs to Find Room for Men

      For many, male voices in gender debates are an unwanted intrusion. But author Laurie Penny argues that masculinity has been in a condition of crisis for centuries, and it's time to address that.

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    • 7.23.13

      David Cameron's War On Internet Porn Lacks a Smoking Gun

      David Cameron announced yesterday that he is working with ISPs in England to implement a blanket ban on violent porn. He will also be making it compulsory for adults to actively "opt in" to internet porn access.

    • 2.11.13

      The Holy War on Irish Wombs

      Thousands of scared Irish women without options fly to England every year to get an abortion, largely thanks to the Irish Catholic Church’s war on reproductive rights. But things are changing. For women across the country, shame and intimidation are no...

    • 10.14.12

      Greece's Fascist Homophobes Have God and Police on Their Side

      It's a warm night in Athens, and the nuns have broken the police line. They didn't have to try too hard. The lines of riot cops assembled outside the Chytirio theater are mostly trying to stop the anti-fascists from reaching the neo-Nazis, nuns, and...