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Independent: The fact that we’re considering making misandry a hate crime should concern everyone who believes in equality

It seems there’s nothing women can have – not even their status as a marginalised sex class – that men will not expect them to share

Independent: You can be happy for Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black and criticise commercial surrogacy at the same time

Surrogacy can be a joyful act of generosity – but there is a need to understand the risks to the most vulnerable women once we start to think of wombs as rentable spaces

New Statesman: When men remind feminists that grooming is worse than groping, they reveal their complicity

Andrew Neil and Piers Morgan berate women for calling out sexism that they see as minor. But what have they ever done for women’s refuges or FGM victims?

New Statesman: Should the BBC still close the presenter pay gap if lower-ranking staff suffer?

The Daily Mail reports that paying female presenters more means cutting budgets elsewhere.

New Statesman: How do you separate outrage about Theresa May from misogyny? Quite easily, it turns out

She's not bloody difficult. She's just bloody useless.

New Statesman: Is Ivanka Trump the feminist we deserve?

The fauxminist-in-chief's book is unintentionally a hoot. But shouldn't we be laughing at ourselves as well?

New Statesman: If you think “sex work is work”, how can you be against sex for rent?

The mainstream left has no right to be shocked about sex for rent. It’s the logical conclusion of a pseudo-feminist politics which refuses to engage fully with power and labour redistribution.

New Statesman: If Kate Middleton is secretly using Mumsnet, is she one of us?

Some of the parenting forum discussions have a stressed-out future consort written all over them.

New Statesman: Why is three children too many? The government’s hypocritical stance on benefits

The government is limiting child tax credits to two children. But its policies on the "right" number of children don't add up.

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