Laurie Penny


Laurie PennyLaurie Penny is a freelance journalist who blogs regularly for the New Statesman.

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A distinctive purpose June 2010

Labour's leadership debate could end up like a competition to be chief executive of an ailing company. But activists are intent on taking it somewhere more interesting. Laurie Penny and Hilary Wainwright did the round of post-election think-ins to find out more

Reclaiming the revolution May 2010

It is right to celebrate the re-emergence of feminism, says Laurie Penny, but we need to build a broad movement that has a clear analysis of the economic basis of women's oppression

Inspirational history, practical handbook August 2009

Ireland's Hidden Diaspora by Ann Rossiter (Irish Abortion Solidarity Campaign), reviewed by Laurie Penny

A fair cop: the police and the public May 2009

Our special feature, to be continued in future issues and on our website, looks at policing - and policing the police - in modern Britain

Something special February 2009

Laurie Penny speaks to Mary Wilson, the longest-standing member of Motown's most successful group, the Supremes

Mrs Chips November 2008

From school meals to school selection policies, Margaret Tulloch has been a tireless campaigner for state education for half a lifetime. She spoke to Laurie Penny

Back to class October 2008

The falling value and rising price of a degree is hitting some harder than others. Laurie Penny looks at what's left of the egalitarian dream of universally accessible education

Only 43 inside October 2008

Whether he's talking about Boris Johnson, the credit crunch or China, Laurie Penny finds Ken Livingstone full of infectious energy - and planning his comeback

Commie Girl in the OC July 2008

Laurie Penny interviews Rebecca Schoenkopf about politics, life, feminism and getting 'finger-fucked' by Hillary Clinton

Disturbing family order May 2008

Laurie Penny interviews the Turkish feminist and author Meltem Arikan

24 reasons for 24 weeks May 2008

MP Nadine Dorries unveiled 20 'reasons' for lowering the abortion limit to 20 weeks. Here Laurie Penny gives 24 reasons why it should remain at 24 weeks

Up for a fight May 2008

The anti-choice lobby, with David Cameron at the helm, has proposed amendments to the abortion law that would target a vulnerable minority of women. Reforms are needed, but to extend rather than restrict women's reproductive freedoms, argues Laurie Penny

Student debt: selling out the next generation February 2008

With student debt spiralling and higher education being reduced to a commodity, Laurie Penny calls for a change of course

Babes without spice December 2007

Laurie Penny explains what it means to have hopes dashed twice, first by the Spice Girls and second by Blair's Babes

Not for little sister October 2007

Laurie Penny finds only middle-class male fantasy in Billie Piper's call girl

Hypertext heroines October 2007

Feminism is back - and this time it's hypertextual. Laurie Penny reports on the new women's spaces on the web





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