Nov 18, 2014
For a short time, the word “Feminist” was winning a poll run by TIME Magazine of words which should be banned. The magazine has since issued an apology. Of sorts. Dotty Winters wonders how important the word is anyway.
Nov 17, 2014
Comedian Joanne Lau knows good manners are the backbone of British society. She also knows it’s impossible to go through life without offending people. That won’t stop her trying.
Oct 22, 2014
Celebrity comics are taking over children’s literature. Hmm, says comedian and children’s author Catie Wilkins.
Oct 22, 2014
In the first of a new series, psychotherapist Philippa Perry muses on the meaning of things. First up: Top Gear and its mystery man in white flameproofs
Oct 17, 2014
As a new production of musical Calamity Jane tours the country, Hannah Dunleavy tells how after she discovered the harsh truth of the life of her childhood hero, she admired her even more.
Oct 15, 2014
When it comes to domestic abuse, says Kayleigh Llewellyn, we’re asking the wrong questions.
Oct 09, 2014
Sick of things getting stuck in her craw, Bryony Kimmings has decided to take positive action about stuff that makes her blood boil. Here she questions the ‘brave silence’ around cancer.
Oct 08, 2014
Jenni Murray doesn’t have breast cancer anymore, but she would never say she had “beaten” it. During Breast Cancer Awareness month, the journalist and broadcaster is calling for us to take the boxing gloves off when it comes to cancer talk.
Oct 03, 2014
Sadie Hasler visits the Museum of London, zones out at some dreary old dry things, but comes alive when a section on The Suffragettes reaffirms that there's still a bit of fighting to be done – and that we're making a new history all the time.
Sep 30, 2014
An unstinting campaigner for human rights, Helen Bamber died in August, aged 89. Maureen Younger recalls a wonderful example of a life well lived.