(picture from Dazed tribute)
Elliot Rodger and the price of toxic masculinity – We need to talk about the men who hate women, we need to talk about toxic masculinity.
Not all men – This is a great piece about people who continuously derail the conversation by saying ‘not all men’. Society must take a shared responsibility to end violence against women.
Domestic violence and the difference between attacks on women and attacks on men – I watched this viral advert recently and thought that they had probably presented the figures somewhat dishonestly. It turns out they had. This is a good response.
Tribute to Maya Angelou, a phenomenal woman – I was deeply saddened by Dr Maya Angelou’s passing.
How my Korean mother gave me the courage to transition – The loving support this mother gave her daughter brought tears to my eyes.
Senior Met advisor says rape has been ‘decriminalised’ – Vulnerable women ‘face almost unsurmountable obstacles to justice’.
An open letter – Please stop playing ‘devil’s advocate’.
They’re not really sex chromosomes – A little bit of misinformation is a dangerous thing and can feed into bigoted ideas. This is an important piece on what we’ve come to learn about chromosomes.
Jacob Tobia: Why I’m genderqueer, professional and unafraid – This person is just amazing!
Black feminists: the social context of micro aggressions – If you don’t understand what people mean by ‘micro aggressions’ this is a great piece.
Even worse than failing to win office would be winning it while unprepared for the realities of government. Christine Berry considers what Labour needs to do to avoid the fate of Syriza in Greece
The Conservative Party is in a process of ideological decline or even disintegration, argue James Butler and Richard Seymour.
Red Pepper’s picks of The World Transformed festival, in Brighton from 21-24 September
Winning elections is not enough. To transform society we need to involve the people in policy making, argue Kerem Dikerdem and Annie Quick
Chloe Tomlinson lays out the battle lines for a more egalitarian, democratic and holistic education system. Essential reading ahead of The World Transformed education sessions
As a US-friendly no-deal Brexit inches closer, Bonnie Castillo of National Nurses United explains why US nurses have joined the fight against NHS privatisation. Recommended reading ahead of The World Transformed health sessions
Alex McDonald reviews new British film Bait, a socially engaged drama that uses lyricism to devastating effect.