10 of the best from 2014

December 17, 2014
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2014 has been a pretty good year for me and writing. There are three reasons for that. First, I’ve had the attentions of an outstanding editorial team – Helen Lewis and Caroline Crampton at the New Statesman, who say yes bravely and no wisely and whose suggestions often turn into my best ideas. Second, I’ve been […]

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New Statesman | From Shia LaBeouf to Rolling Stone’s frat house story, the trouble with “I Believe Her”

December 14, 2014
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http://www.newstatesman.com/sarah-ditum/2014/12/shia-labeouf-rolling-stone-trouble-i-believe-her

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New Statesman | Serial reveals how much more we care about justice for a man than the life of a woman

December 11, 2014
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http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/2014/12/serial-reveals-how-much-more-we-care-about-justice-man-life-woman

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New Statesman | Why we shouldn’t rebrand prostitution as “sex work”

December 2, 2014
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http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2014/12/why-we-shouldnt-rebrand-prostitution-sex-work

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Why talking about male violence matters

November 25, 2014
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November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which is also the international day of tediously explaining why violence against women needs to be discussed as a category. November 25 is the day when you will be reminded that two thirds of homicide victims in England and Wales are male, […]

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New Statesman | Tweeting a picture of a house is not an act of class warfare, whatever the Sun says

November 21, 2014
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http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2014/11/tweeting-picture-house-not-act-class-warfare-whatever-sun-says

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There is no free speech defence for Julien Blanc

November 18, 2014
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The line where freedom of expression runs out should be generously set, but also hard and clear: free speech ends where direct incitement to personal violence begins. That’s a line that pick-up artist Julien Blanc passes with ease. In his videos, he prescribes techniques such as “the choke opener” and “just grabbing girls’ heads … head […]

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