Nov 17, 2016
Misogyny is misogyny, says Ruth Bratt, whether it comes from the mouth of Donald Trump or is directed at his wife.
Sep 15, 2016
After a snap poll of Standard Issue staffers, we came to the conclusion everyone has a signature dish they’re willing to brag about. Ruth Bratt reckons she has it nailed when it comes to making gravy. Don’t tell her mum, though.
Aug 12, 2016
Ruth Bratt often daydreams of having an allotment, but decade-long waiting lists, Black Death fingers and a lack of plant know-how are holding her back.
Jul 28, 2016
Standard Issue writers explore when they knew they were feminist. It took an old-school Tory dicksplash and a desire to work to make Ruth Bratt’s alarm go right off.
Jul 11, 2016
So if you haven't got kids, you've got less of a stake in the future? Andrea Leadsom may have dropped out of the race to be PM, says Ruth Bratt, but she's helped reveal some universal sexist truths in politics.
Nov 12, 2015
We don’t all have to agree with each other, says Ruth Bratt, but let’s not fall to infighting.
Nov 04, 2015
A sext is all well and good, says Ruth Bratt, but nothing says I love you like the smell of ink on paper.
Aug 13, 2015
On National Lefthanders Day, Ruth Bratt talks about the sinister, the righteous and bloody tin openers.
Jul 20, 2015
Standard Issue writers are revisiting a film/book/TV series to see if it’s stood the test of time. As news of a TV series emerges, Ruth Bratt finds out if time has made Adrian Lyne’s 1987 psychological thriller more palatable than boiled rabbit. WARNING: Contains spoilers.
Feb 26, 2015
The third series of House of Cards appears on Netflix tomorrow. Ruth Bratt can hardly wait.