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The scold’s bridle of JK Rowling

At a time when many feminists are writing passionately and clearly against the silencing of women in general, there is a gaping hole right at the centre of their argument.

Independent: The idea that we should discount Germaine Greer’s work because of her comments on #MeToo isn’t just wrong – it’s sexist

Just as Charles Darwin’s belief that women were intellectually inferior to men isn’t a reason to embrace creationism, Germaine Greer’s comments on #MeToo are not a reason to reject the entire back catalogue of modern feminist thought

New Statesman: I can finally say it – I think Quentin Tarantino and Woody Allen are rubbish anyway

For so long, I’ve been held back by the sexist male genius paradox.

Quiz: Do you have a male or female brain?

Is yours a manbrain or a ladybrain? Find out with this simple quiz!

What is a man, anyway?

If left-wing men are so appalled by their own privilege, why don't they just become more like women?

New Statesman: Ladies! Iain Duncan Smith is extremely worried about this country’s wife shortage

Can you please marry a dysfunctional, porn-addicted man already?

Independent: Stephen Paddock killing people in Las Vegas had nothing to do with ‘toxic masculinity

When ‘being bad’ is what makes you a real man for the purposes of a photoshoot, why should we be surprised when the same applies in real life?

Independent: There is a way to prevent so many teenage girls being depressed – but no one wants to admit it

Pity the girl who’s wearing a bra before she leaves primary school; already she’s ventured over the top, into a no man’s land of groping, cat calls and adult disapproval

New Statesman: Women-only train carriages are just a way of ensuring more spaces are male by default

We don’t need the “personal choice” to sit in a non-segregated carriage to become the new short skirt.

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