Gender Agenda

'A disciple of Terry Eagleton objects to a culture of "dead white men". Would she sneer at a culture of "dead black men"?'

Pandora’s Books

Belinda Jack's The Woman Reader charts the fascinating history of female literacy from Sappho to illegal book clubs in modern-day Iran

Über Mensch?

There's a distinct lack of sisterly sympathy with Louise Mensch

Still Not Equal

'A friend asked her editor for a pay rise. Surely, he replied, her husband was earning enough to support them both'

Picking Losers

Harriet Harman's obsession with female-only quotas would only stricture the free market and ignores the realities of successful business

David Cameron’s Difficulties with Girls

The Prime Minister is a true gentleman, but he has no idea how to turn his code of conduct into policies that will appeal to women

On Track: The Great Olympic Cover-up

In order to encourage Muslim countries to send more women athletes to the Games, the IOC is allowing them to wear the hijab

ONLINE ONLY: Dust Busting Today’s Gender Myths

On the centenary of International Women's Day, feminist attitudes to gender roles and the pay gap need reevaluating

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"