Laura Bates

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The UK Office for National Statistics has found that women in Britain do 40 per cent more housework and childcare than men. Photograph: Getty Images

If you’re a woman in a heterosexual relationship, chances are that you’re the one doing a disproportionate amount of the work this Christmas: shopping(...)

Edna O’Brien

The 2018 Hay Festival, in collaboration with The Pool, published this list of 100 books by women, including works by Iris Murdoch, Edna O’Brien, Maria(...)

Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson and Kira Knightley are among the almost 200 signatories of an open letter calling for equality and the end of sex harassment.

More than 190 leading female entertainment stars from Britain and Ireland are demanding the eradication of sexual harassment from across all industrie(...)

Margaret Atwood: her novel Hag-Seed is a modern prose version of The Tempest. “It was absolutely my first choice. It has a magician. It has fairies. Can it even be done?”   Photograph: Liam Sharp

It is 11am in Toronto. Margaret Atwood is in a cellar, talking to The Irish Times from her home office, where an assistant helps administer her schedu(...)

‘Every time we talk to teenage girls they say they don’t want to get involved in feminism because it’s too scary’: Vagenda’s Holly Baxter and Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett. Photograph: Alfie Hope

In the past three years, largely due to the internet and social media, feminism has had a shot in the arm. Journalist Caitlin Moran gave us How to Be (...)

Laura Bates: set up the Everyday Sexism website, inviting women to share their stories

A university lecturer who gropes his female students. A middle-aged man telling a 10-year-old he wants to be the first person to know when her brea(...)

Twitter has updated its rules and pledged to strengthen its teams dealing with reports of abuse as it moved to reassure users concerned about threats made through the website. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Social network Twitter has moved to reassure users that it is cracking down on abuse on its site, by updating its rules and expanding teams responsibl(...)

It has been an uncomfortable few days for social media, and Twitter in particular. The microblogging site has been threatened with a mass revolt from (...)