“The female ‘confidence gap’ is a sham”
— Women’s lack of confidence could be just a keen understanding of just how little society values them, writes Jessica Valenti
“The more women of any age who are in control of their own orgasm the better”
— Fay Schopen
: Why is Good Housekeeping’s ‘intimate test’ on vibrators so shocking?
“The statistics on domestic violence, for instance, or the disproportionate impact of austerity on women, or the peculiar predicament of women from ethnic minorities are not a matter for national shame and urgent attention – until a female foreigner of a certain age points them out. Then we must get busy saying well, at least we aren’t as bad as South Africa, or – and here we really clutch at the flimsiest of straws – Saudi Arabia.”
— Tanya Gold
: Britain may have a sexist culture – but at least it’s British sexism, eh?
“'Women Who Eat On Tubes' sticks in my throat”
— Posting photos of women feeding themselves on public transport on Facebook is shaming and voyeuristic, writes Nell Frizzell
“It’s only by turning the tables on sexual aggression that we can see how shocking it is”
“People didn’t want to acknowledge it, or talk about it. And it wasn’t just men who took this view; it was women, too, telling me I was being oversensitive, or simply looking for problems where there weren’t any.”