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Like many men, I am a lazy, good-for-nothing, selfish, forgetful, patronising, sex-obsessed bastard who drinks too much. Or so my wife points out. It's strange that I have ended up like this. I tried not to. I really did.

Transsexual worker to sue over dismissal

A transsexual care worker is suing her former employer claiming she was sacked after she turned up for work in a dress.

Transsexual care worker to sue over dismissal

A transsexual care worker is suing her former employer claiming she was sacked after she turned up for work in a dress.

Judith Williamson

In a column headlined “Women get the worst of stereotyping” (16 August) reference was made to Judith Williamson, the feminist author. Ms Williamson has asked us to make it clear that she has never written any of the statements attributed to her in that column. Our apologies to Ms Williamson.

Royal Institution board survives vote

Rebel members at the Royal Institution (RI), the 211-year-old scientific research centre, last night failed in their bid to oust its ruling body and reinstate Baroness Susan Greenfield as the head of the organisation.

Female sailor wins sex bias claim against Navy

A female sailor who was awarded the MBE could be in line for a six-figure payout after winning her case of sex discrimination against the Royal Navy, her solicitor said today.

Claudia Pritchard: The collapse of feminism is bad for us all

Men lose too, if women are demeaned

Greenfield exits Royal Institution, claiming sex discrimination

Baroness Greenfield made history when she became the first woman to head one of the country's oldest scientific organisations. Now, she is accusing the Royal Institution of Great Britain of sexual discrimination.

Observations: Trilogy is the feminist Fringe hit that puts the treat into treatise

Amid all the braying comedians and C-listers slumming it on last year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the show that really got people talking was a thoughtful piece of performance art by a young, Glasgow-based feminist. Nic Green's three-hour-long Trilogy, which arrives in London this month, is that unfashionable thing, a feminist treatise. On paper, it shouldn't have been a hit, but audiences loved it. Bloggers and reviewers hurled superlatives. The Poet Laureate came to see it, and brought her 14-year-old daughter with her.

Veronica Lee: Bernard Manning's ghost is among us

The 'irony' defence is nonsense. Our comics are just being lazy and base

The Noughtie Girl's Guide to Feminism, By Ellie Levenson

Market research reveals that younger women think of feminism as a dirty word, or at least, an antiquated one. A triumph for post-feminists maybe, but Ellie Levenson sets out to reclaim it as a noughtie's term.

Rape victims failed by lack of funds, say campaigners

A chronic lack of funding and an inadequate legal system is leading to a crisis in care for rape victims in Britain, campaigners said yesterday. They accused the Government of "failing to provide the support women want and need" in the aftermath of traumatic sexual abuse.

100 years of struggling to win justice for women

Despite a century of change, finds Susie Mesure, we are still striving for true sexual equality across the globe

Blair tells beleaguered Prescott: 'We leave office at the same time'

Tony Blair has privately told John Prescott that they are "linked" and will go together when the Prime Minister decides to step down.

Beatrix Campbell: Feminism is a revolution in human relationships

From a speech by the writer and academic at the Cheltenham Festival of Literature
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Scottish referendum: The Yes vote was the love that dared speak its name, but it was not to be

Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

Boyd Tonkin on the fall-out from the Scottish referendum
Manolo Blahnik: The high priest of heels talks flats, Englishness, and why he loves Mary Beard

Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

Scrambled eggs and LSD

Behind The Beatles' lyrics - thanks to Hunter Davis's original manuscript copies
'Normcore' fashion: Blending in is the new standing out in latest catwalk non-trend

'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
Dance’s new leading ladies fight back: How female vocalists are now writing their own hits

New leading ladies of dance fight back

How female vocalists are now writing their own hits
Mystery of the Ground Zero wedding photo

A shot in the dark

Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
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His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
Save us from small screen superheroes

Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
Reach for the skies

Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
How to make a Lego masterpiece

How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam