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.
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?
10 April 2013 02:17 PM
The day women take advice on feminist icons from the likes of Kelvin MacKenzie will be a very sad day indeed
06 March 2013 12:02 PM
Clearly there are major differences, but both procedures derive from the demand that women's bodies conform to a cultural norm
04 March 2013 02:16 PM
The former Lib Dem spin doctor Jo Phillips caused controversy with her remarks, but there's nothing "victim-blaming" about teaching girls techniques to deal with sexism
31 January 2013 06:16 PM
Almost everyone has broken the law at some point, but 'enhanced disclosure' can make the stigma of a criminal record impossible to overcome
Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
Ukraine crisis: Russia dismisses '3am ultimatum' as 'total nonsense'
If you're horrified by a flame-roasted dog, you should be shocked at a hog roast
Poor 'live like animals' says Boris's privately educated sister after going on 'poverty safari'
White people become less racist just by moving to more diverse areas, study finds
Exclusive: Impact of immigrants on British workers ‘negligible’
- 1 International Women's Day 2014: The shocking statistics that show why it is still so important
- 2 Orgasm machine to deliver climax at the push of a button
- 3 Singapore sting: Sky-high prices are pushing locals to the edge of affordability
- 4 Liam Neeson turned down James Bond role because late wife Natasha Richardson said she wouldn't marry him if he took it
- 5 Dead woman's body found sitting in a car after six years after direct debits ran $54,000 bank account dry