Rachel is a freelance writer, based in London. Her main interests are politics and social affairs, particularly education, welfare, social mobility and women's issues.
Charlize Theron may have gone off script, but she has every right to compare press intrusion to rape
02 June 2014 04:23 PM
If that is how she perceives things, does anyone have the right to demand an apology?
16 May 2014 03:45 PM
Why is it pervy for men to take secret pictures of women, yet somehow more acceptable the other way around?
04 April 2014 11:21 AM
Like the typical porno, this gives us male power over several helpless females, dressed up as a Trigger Happy-style trick
21 March 2014 01:00 AM
As Esther Rantzen pointed out when criticising the proposals, teenagers are often extremely self-conscious over the changes their bodies are going through
22 January 2014 03:59 PM
Male actors are celebrated for their talent while their female co-stars have far more column inches examining their bodies
12 December 2013 10:00 AM
It seems women are being sent two steps back in the constant battle to be treated as equals at work
11 November 2013 11:34 AM
Women who have ‘stolen’ someone’s husband are being outed by betrayed wives. But we have to challenge the belief that if a married man strays, he’s not responsible
India's parody rape ‘it's your fault’ video sends a message to us all about the ways victims are blamed
25 September 2013 12:26 PM
The uncomfortable truth is that we still find similar attitudes towards rape in the West with disturbing regularity
28 August 2013 04:09 PM
The question of why we continue to lock up some of the most vulnerable and damaged women in society for relatively petty offences has yet to be answered
12 July 2013 11:42 AM
According to the latest data from the ONS, by 2016 more children will be born out of wedlock than to married couples. Is this really such a harbinger of doom?
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
The 'scroungers’ fight back: The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Ukrainian military jet was flying close to passenger plane before it was shot down, says Russian officer
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: victims’ bodies bundled in black bags and loaded onto trains
- 1 Man tweets about bad service, gets kicked off plane, told to delete tweet before re-boarding
- 2 Crash victims in car flattened by shipping container emerge with just minor injuries
- 3 Students offered grants if they tweet pro-Israeli propaganda
- 5 Joey Barton and Yossi Benayoun become involved in Twitter row over Israel-Gaza conflict