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Laurie Penny

Laurie Penny

Laurie Penny is a contributing editor to the New Statesman. She is the author of five books, most recently "Bitch Doctrine: Essays for Dissenting Adults" (2017). Her other books include: "Everything Belongs to the Future" (2016) "Unspeakable Things: Sex, Lies, and Revolutions" (2014).

Articles by this author

 

The New Chauvinists Try to Defend Women – But Who Will Defend Us from Them?

Groups such as the Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) have taken up the old banner of chaperoning white womanhood. But nothing about them makes me feel safe.

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Why Game of Thrones is the Perfect Show for the Modern Age

There is something horribly relatable about George R R Martin’s world of Westeros, whose characters have now become part of public myth.

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What Would Society Look Like with Universal Basic Income?

It may seem blasphemous to neoliberals, but a universal basic wage may be the only choice we have.

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What We Talk about When We Talk about Millennials

When we speak about generational angst, we should not forget that we are really talking about class, and class expectations.

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Why the Rest of the World Should Get a Vote in the Greatest Reality TV Show on Earth – the US Election

I've been watching so closely, I am now able to tell Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio apart almost 50 per cent of the time, though it’s still like watching the Chuckle Brothers trying to lead a fascist rally.

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This is the New Front in the Battle to Control Women’s Bodies

By defining all of us as “pre-pregnant”, women are afforded all the blame – but none of the control.

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After Cologne, We Can't Let the Bigots Steal Feminism

Why can't we always take sexual assault as seriously as we do when migrants and Muslims are involved as perpetrators?

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There’s Nothing Funny About a Donald Trump Rally

At a rally on board an aircraft carrier, the true character of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is apparent – fascism with a cartoon face.

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