Whatever the #MeToo backlash, we’ve heard it all before

The whataboutery being directed towards the #MeToo movement is nothing new – feminists have experienced backlashes before, writes Kate Smurthwaite.

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NI 510 - Black Lives Matter - March, 2018

Why some punchlines are beyond a joke

Jokes may have more power to make people think than facts – but is mainstream comedy doing enough to open people’s minds? Kate Smurthwaite jabs back at the comedians with only easy targets in their sights.

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NI 507 - Humans vs robots - November, 2017

The cult of insecurity

This month's piece by Kate Smurthwaite

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NI 504 - The Equality Effect - July, 2017

The laws won’t work.

There is no country in the world that has a proud history of men making great laws about women’s bodies, writes Kate Smurthwaite.

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NI 501 - Populism rises again - April, 2017

Sexism A and sexism B

There's accidental sexism, and then there's persistent misogyny, writes Kate Smurthwaite.

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NI 498 - The coming war on China - December, 2016

Men and feminism: the Smurthwaite Deal

Kate Smurthwaite has an idea for how men can truly be feminist.

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NI 493 - Love in the time of Ebola - June, 2016

Doing grief properly

Compulsory grief is both pointless and grotesque, writes Kate Smurthwaite.

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NI 489 - Humanity adrift: why refugees deserve better - January, 2016

Down with love

Love is a dangerous concept, argues Kate Smurthwaite.

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NI 486 - The transgender revolution - October, 2015

So much for free speech...

It's a complicated issue, admits Kate Smurthwaite.

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NI 477 - Big oil RIP? - November, 2014

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
Black Lives Matter March, 2018
Humans vs robots November, 2017
The Equality Effect July, 2017
Populism rises again April, 2017
The coming war on China December, 2016
Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist September, 2016
Love in the time of Ebola June, 2016
Humanity adrift: why refugees deserve better January, 2016
The transgender revolution October, 2015
Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion June, 2015
The great green energy grab March, 2015
Big oil RIP? November, 2014
Feminism fights back July, 2014
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