Nat Guest

Nat is a freelance writer. She has written for The Times Online, Skeptic Magazine and Culture Vulture, amongst others.

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Nagging kills: Let's stop it

So women nag, men don't talk about their feelings and we'll end up killing each other. It's time we moved on from this ridiculous narrative

The feeling of drinking alcohol without hangovers, disease or addiction? Bring it on

We stubbornly refuse to engage in a proper debate about the health effects of alcohol

A cinematic smörgåsbord of interesting female characters

Sweden has introduced a test to stamp out gender bias in film, what a relief

Lena Dunham and Girls is a triumph for real nudity

This is not sexual flesh, designed to titillate. It's matter-of-fact, the kind of shape and size you wouldn't be surprised to see in your mirror

Say no to sexism: why funny women on stage, on television and online are the new feminist fightback

The late Christopher Hitchens may have thought that women aren't funny - but if he were alive he'd see the evidence disproving his theory multiplying by the day

Gillette, not the best marketing can get

Many were offended by Gillette’s sexist 'Get Closer to Your Man' campaign, so it's refreshing to see that they decided to pull it down.

We don't want to be used as your ‘token woman’

Panel shows rarely include enough women. The number of female contributors on the Today programme has risen to 24%. Shouldn't it be more like, say, 50%?

The Daily Mail’s fight to get online porn blocked is a bit rich coming from the people behind Mail Online

The hypocrisy of the Mail fighting for porn blocks while filling its site with images of scantily-clad women is getting hard to bear

Nat Guest: Big Brother bullying, and when sexual and physical abuse are seen as entertainment

Big Brother is not exactly a stranger to blazing rows between housemates; in fact, one could be forgiven for thinking that they positively encourage as much bile and hatred as possible between contestants

Nat Guest: Gendered marketing - It’s not just for girls

Life as a woman is difficult. With the diet of salad and Ryvita and the pressure at work to play with Maltesers in a coquettish manner - if there’s one thing advertising tells us about women, it’s that we bloody love yoghurt.

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