Caitlin Moran

How Twitter Has Made Me A Half Decent Feminist

Ben Moore | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Tech
Ben Moore

I don't think I was ever not basically a feminist. The femands (that was a genuine typo but I'm keeping it in) have never seemed unreasonable to me. I do think the extent to which I felt involved and the degree to which I appreciated the problem have both changed for the better this year, and these changes have much to do with twitter.

In Praise of the Difficult Woman

Kerry Barrett | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Politics
Kerry Barrett

Theresa May, we're now aware, is a "bloody difficult woman". Or so Ken Clarke says anyway. He was caught on camera discussing the Tory party leadership candidates with his old chum Sir Malcolm Rifkind, on Tuesday. He chuckled as he added: "But then you and I worked for Margaret Thatcher..."

In Defence of the F-Word

Emily Robb | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Robb

One morning last year, my year 13 form tutor told us she wasn't a feminist. Silence descended. Noticing the distinct lack of approving nods and the much more emphatic shiftiness and thumb-twiddling before her, our teacher hastily added "but obviously I believe in gender equality." She couldn't have paid us to keep quiet.

The Day I Met Caitlin Moran... Again

Sarah Powell | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Powell

Caitlin Moran is very busy. As well as the second series of Raised By Wolves on Channel 4, there's her new book Moranifesto and she is working on two films with John Niven of Kill Your Friends fame.

Caitlin Moran Shuts Down Every Argument That Claims Terrorism Is Linked To Refugees

The Huffington Post | Eve Hartley | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK

Caitlin Moran has recorded a scathing video response to refute the argument refugees in Europe are to blame for the Brussels terror attacks. The colum...

There's a Line Between Humour and Insult - These Coffee Shops Have Crossed It

Morwenna Jones | Posted 12.11.2016 | UK
Morwenna Jones

Sadly, both Fuck0ffee and Bricklane Coffee, appear to have misunderstood the time-old saying that "any publicity is good publicity" and, in doing so, to have missed a very simple truth: If you want to stand out in London's over-saturated independent coffee market, insulting 52% of the population isn't the best way to go about it. It's bad marketing, bad PR and, worst of all? It's not even funny.

Stop Bashing the Baby-boomers, They're Not to Blame for Your Problems

Jan Shure | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK
Jan Shure

Suddenly it's okay to attack the baby-boomers, describing them as the "lucky" generation and therefore a legitimate target for some serious abuse.

Stop Selling Our Hearts 4 Meat

Tim Arnold | Posted 30.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Tim Arnold

Caitlin Moran's article came out and it struck a chord. And then I got my guitar and struck a few more. I realised that because of the day to day work I do on Save Soho, I hadn't actually made any music for months. But out it came. Like a storm that had been brewing in the back of my mind for months.

The Day I Met Caitlin Moran

Sarah Powell | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Powell

There was only one thing to do: shout all my questions at Caitlin like a madwoman and hope that she would save me. Save me and like me.

Get Your Nose Out of My Knickers: Genital Piercing is not FGM

Samantha Rea | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK
Samantha Rea

By classing women with genital piercings as having suffered FGM, we take away their agency and suggest they're incapable of making decisions regarding their own bodies. We take away their bodily autonomy just as FGM takes away the bodily autonomy of the women it's inflicted upon.

The First 'Raised By Wolves' Reviews Are In...

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

It’s been over a year since the pilot episode of Caroline and Caitlin Moran’s comedy series ‘Raised By Wolves’ aired on Channel 4, and on Mond...

Feminist Role Model Emerges in CBB's Cami

Samantha Rea | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Samantha Rea

Are we still in the Victorian era, when women had to pretend sex was endured as a wifely duty? It's 2015 and a woman is being ridiculed and slut-shamed for dually taking ownership of her sexuality and refusing to degrade herself by man-pleasing with a show of faux lesbianism. I think we should applaud her.

Watch Katie Hopkins Finally Asked A Question She Can't Answer...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK Entertainment

Katie Hopkins' contempt for people from 'TOWIE's Gemma Collins to former boxing promoter Kelli Maloney, to parents who give their children unusual nam...

Britons Invade HuffPost Live During A Lively 2014

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK

HuffPost Live, the award-winning online streaming network, has hosted a raft of impressive guests in 2014, including (not to get too nativist) many to...

Ana-whata? Explaining Anaesthesia

Sarah Kessler | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK
Sarah Kessler

Squeeze. Release. Pause. Squeeze. Release. Pause. 20 times a minute. 1,200 times an hour. 28,800 times a day. Listen for the hiss of...

'I Don't Believe You're Racist By Omission'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Entertainment

Caitlin Moran has defended Lena Dunham from critics of her show 'Girls', saying she "can't be racist by omission" for creating a show around four whit...

Caitlin Moran On Why We Shouldn't Judge Female Celebrities Until They're 30

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

From Beyoncé and Miley Cyrus to Taylor Swift and Katy Perry, female celebrities have long been put under pressure to pledge their support for "the si...

Caitlin Moran's Five Rules Of Feminism

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Like the eight rules of Fight Club, feminism has its own set of rules too according to Caitlin Moran. Rule #1: Women are equal to men. Rule #2: don...

Caitlin Moran's Daughter Using Twitter Gives Us Hope For Humanity

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK

Writer Caitlin Moran gave her 11-year-old daughter control over her Twitter account and it was pretty marvellous. Moran's 511,000 followers were su...

Caitlin Moran - Calling Time on Booze Humor

Veronica Valli | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Veronica Valli

Caitlin Moran and I are from the generation that normalised binge drinking and now women are paying the price. We bought a lie and now it's time to get honest.

The Cult of Celebrity

Rae Duke | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rae Duke

We have created a culture that, on mass, rejects spiritual belief yet deifies the famous. Our new, modern day religion is the focal point of many people's lives. A whopping 11.7 million people trawl through the celebrity gossip pages of the Mail Online every day!

Let's Make Feminism the Biggest Joke in Town

Rachel Stroud | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Rachel Stroud

If there's one thing I'm bored of hearing when I ask to be treated equally to a man, it is 'you take yourself too seriously'... Humour, we're told, is a boys' game. Men are taught that their friendships should be forged in pranks and banter, while women are instructed to take the serious stuff - problems, worries and secrets - to their female friends.

Paxman And Caitlin Moran Discuss Rik Mayall's Appeal

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK

What was Rik Mayall’s appeal? "He was incredibly childlike," Caitlin Moran told Paxo on Monday's Newsnight, "but he also had an incredible intellige...

English A-Level Could Include Tweets, Russell Brand And Dizzee Rascal

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Sixth-formers taking a new English A-level may be asked to study comedian Russell Brand's evidence on drugs policy and interviews with music star Dizz...

The Risk of an All-Female Line Up

Darryl Morris | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Darryl Morris

The BBC's head of entertainment Danny Cohen insisted that he will put an end to all-male comedy panel shows, but I'm not entirely convinced its for the right reasons. Will the booking of more female panelists be seen as an honest recognition of the person's ability or simply an attempt to appease a growing movement?