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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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By performing as African Americans or Indians, white people get to play act a kind of 'imaginary liberation', writes Michael Mark Cohen

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New essay by JK Rowling went live on Pottermore site this morning

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New UK station Russia Today gives a very bizarre view of Britain

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Top Gear presenter is no stranger to foot-in-mouth controversy

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The drugs revolution starts now as MPs agree its high time for change

The drugs revolution starts now as MPs agree its high time for change

Commons debate highlights growing cross-party consensus on softening UK drugs legislation, unchanged for 43 years
The camera is turned on tabloid editors in Richard Peppiatt's 'One Rogue Reporter'

Gotcha! The camera is turned on tabloid editors

Hugh Grant says Richard Peppiatt's 'One Rogue Reporter' documentary will highlight issues raised by Leveson
Fall of the Berlin Wall: It was thanks to Mikhail Gorbachev that this symbol of division fell

Fall of the Berlin Wall

It was thanks to Gorbachev that this symbol of division fell
Halloween 2014: What makes Ouija boards, demon dolls, and evil clowns so frightening?

What makes ouija boards and demon dolls scary?

Ouija boards, demon dolls, evil children and clowns are all classic tropes of horror, and this year’s Halloween releases feature them all. What makes them so frightening, decade after decade?
A safari in modern Britain: Rose Rouse reveals how her four-year tour of Harlesden taught her as much about the UK as it did about NW10

Rose Rouse's safari in modern Britain

Rouse decided to walk and talk with as many different people as possible in her neighbourhood of Harlesden and her experiences have been published in a new book
Welcome to my world of no smell and odd tastes: How a bike accident left one woman living with unwanted food mash-ups

'My world of no smell and odd tastes'

A head injury from a bicycle accident had the surprising effect of robbing Nell Frizzell of two of her senses

Matt Parker is proud of his square roots

The "stand-up mathematician" is using comedy nights to preach maths to big audiences
Paul Scholes column: Beating Manchester City is vital part of life at Manchester United. This is first major test for Luke Shaw, Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao – it’s not a game to lose

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Beating City is vital part of life at United. This is first major test for Shaw, Di Maria and Falcao – it’s not a game to lose
Frank Warren: Call me an old git, but I just can't see that there's a place for women’s boxing

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Call me an old git, but I just can't see that there's a place for women’s boxing
Adrian Heath interview: Former Everton striker prepares his Orlando City side for the MLS - and having Kaka in the dressing room

Adrian Heath's American dream...

Former Everton striker prepares his Orlando City side for the MLS - and having Kaka in the dressing room
Simon Hart: Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

Manuel Pellegrini’s side are too good to fail and derby allows them to start again, says Simon Hart
Isis in Syria: A general reveals the lack of communication with the US - and his country's awkward relationship with their allies-by-default

A Syrian general speaks

A senior officer of Bashar al-Assad’s regime talks to Robert Fisk about his army’s brutal struggle with Isis, in a dirty war whose challenges include widespread atrocities
‘A bit of a shock...’ Cambridge economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

‘A bit of a shock...’ Economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

Guy Scott's predecessor, Michael Sata, died in a London hospital this week after a lengthy illness
Fall of the Berlin Wall: History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War

Fall of the Berlin Wall

History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War
How to turn your mobile phone into easy money

Turn your mobile phone into easy money

There are 90 million unused mobiles in the UK, which would be worth £7bn if we cashed them in, says David Crookes