Jul 21, 2016
Andrea Leadsom recently revealed she thought feminism was about hating men. Has she not met Nicola Sturgeon, asks Fiona Longmuir.
Apr 14, 2016
Ever wanted to apologise for something but don’t know where to start? In a regular series where our writers atone for their past sins, Fiona Longmuir wants to finally admit to her dad that the time she fell through her mirrored wardrobe and giggled till she was empty, she was totally wasted. WHO KNEW?? (Everyone, Fiona, everyone.)
Mar 15, 2016
Gemma Arterton may find it "boring", but feminism needs to be “stampy and shouty”, says Fiona Longmuir. Alright dear, calm down…
Mar 04, 2016
The author of Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging died on Monday. Fiona Longmuir would like to thank her for showing the reality of being a teenage girl and for making her laugh like a loon on loon tablets.
Jan 29, 2016
The toy company Mattel is now making its Barbie doll in three different body types. It’s a welcome step, but there’s still further to go, says Fiona Longmuir.
Jan 29, 2016
Conservative MP Philip Hollobone is arguing that donning a veil prevents the wearer from engaging in great British traditions such as smiling and saying hello. Smiling? Bollocks, says Fiona Longmuir, we invented the stiff upper lip.
Jan 25, 2016
Tonight is Burns Night, so we asked Fiona Longmuir to metaphorically raise her glass to the Bard of Scotland. (She’ll be doing it literally later.)
Dec 03, 2015
Police are investigating fat-shaming cards being handed out on the London Underground. Fiona Longmuir wouldn’t like the perpetrator to fall into a volcano or anything. Would she?
Nov 04, 2015
November is National Novel Writing Month and Fiona Longmuir has decided to pick up the gauntlet and pen 50,000 words in 30 days. She’s going to need lots of tea. And a tiara.
Oct 26, 2015
In the lead-up to Halloween, Standard Issue is dropping a dose of spook each day. Today Fiona Longmuir remembers discovering witches were real and her attempts to become one.