Various Artists

Various Artists

Some of Standard Issue's brilliant women's carefully crafted words for your reading pleasure.


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7 Wonders: The final playlist

It's the last playlist from us, so Standard Issue staff are picking a song to say goodbye with.
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All around the houses

Cardboard Citizens is lifting the lid on Home Truths, a season of plays exploring the history of UK housing. Two of the playwrights, Sonali Bhattacharyya and Lin Coghlan, tell us why they’re getting to the stories – and the issues – behind bricks and mortar.
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If I die, think only this of me

All good things come to an end, so for Plan Your Epitaph Day (yeah it’s a thing) we put some thought into how we’d like to be remembered.
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Some shit tips

April is IBS Awareness Month, which is presumably aimed at non-sufferers because it’s pretty much a year-round thing for those who have it. If that’s you, then you might find these tips useful.
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“I’d like to be taken from behind by something big”

Mums: far from perfect and all the better for it. We celebrate some light-hearted mum fails that have absolutely certainly not left anyone scarred for life.
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QOTM: What’s your favourite smell?

We asked our contributors what tickles their olfactory organs. Fresh manure and frying onions, anyone?
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The dogs of awww

It's National Puppy Day, so we asked our contributors to share a pic of their pup. Because how else do you celebrate it?
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7 Wonders: Sláinte!

It’s St Patrick’s Day, so our writers have chosen favourite songs from Irish artists. Oh, and this: dear Ireland, repeal the 8th, would you? Thanks.
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Weird sisters

There’s no doubt that in the 16th and 17th century witches got, to put it mildly, a bad press. On the 325th anniversary of the Salem Witch Trials, our writers celebrate some excellent magic madams.
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Our dream tea dates

It's Women's History Month, so we're wondering who our contributors would like to take out for a nice cup of tea or pint while quizzing them about their life.