Politics, protests and that pig incident have made 2015 an unforgettable year
'Free speech' vs 'safe spaces' is a battle that's causing so much division within universities that in the US it has led to the phenomenon of the 'iceberg campus' – where to discuss issues of any sensitivity means doing it in private, below the surface. At what cost, asks Joshi Herrmann?
More than four decades after her breakthrough work, the writer has lost none of her appetite for flouting convention
“If you didn’t find your pants full of blood when you were thirteen, there’s something important about being a woman that you don’t know. It’s not all Caitlyn Jenner.”
It's not just celebrities who question transgender people's identities - it's the state itself
There is such a risk-averse mentality among those in public life these days that we are in danger of not hearing anything meaningful
Trans women’s and cis women’s issues intersect, but they are not identical
The writer and activist accuses transgender women of ‘inflicting an extraordinary act of violence’ by having surgery
Classics professor Mary Beard said she had not ‘signed up to an attack on the trans community’
The classicist and TV presenter signed a letter against censorship that many saw as an attack on transgender people
Trauma, illness and grim remembrance comprise this memoir collection – and that’s not to mention the genital warts
Much of the story of Wendy Woods is bound up with her journalist husband, Donald, and the charismatic leader of South Africa's Black Consciousness Movement, Steve Biko. She was portrayed in the film Cry Freedom, based on her husband's book about Biko's murder, by the Downton Abbey star Penelope Wilton. But during her long exile in Britain, Wendy, who has died of melanoma, devoted her life to fighting apartheid and, later, helping to rebuild her former homeland.
Literary writers look down on crime novelists like me, says Ian Rankin
It turned society upside down in 1970 and kick-started the women’s movement. But can The Female Eunuch deliver any important life lessons today? First-time reader Alice Jones gives her verdict
40th anniversary of 'The Female Eunuch' provokes astonishing attack on seminal text of women's liberation
Performance poetry conjures up images of po-faced writers declaiming depressing verse. Could a young collective bring some humour to the spoken word? Holly Williams takes a masterclass