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Zoe Williams

Zoe Williams

    The Oscars whiteout is driven by racism – and greed
    The Oscars whiteout is driven by racism – and greed
    The  row about the Oscars  looked like the perfect spectator spat: it was about something real. Why was there not a single actor of...
    The injustice of miscarriage
    The injustice of miscarriage
    "Most people don't discuss miscarriages because you worry your problems will distance you or reflect upon you – as if you're defective or did...
    Hell is when Apple freezes ova
    Hell is when Apple freezes ova
    When Apple and Facebook announced an egg-freezing programme for women employees, the immediate response from the people I respect was that this is...
    Free from male manipulation
    Free from male manipulation
    The system was, apparently, nail-bitingly tense and casino-level frustrating: to buy Kate Bush tickets for her upcoming London concerts, one had to...
    Atheists: Excluded and overlooked
    Atheists: Excluded and overlooked
    This week a 23-year-old Afghan man became the first person to be granted asylum in Britain on the basis of his atheism – which, his lawyers argued,...
    Play-Doh to Playboy
    Play-Doh to Playboy
    Children are entering puberty younger.
    Ogling is an Olympic sport
    Ogling is an Olympic sport
    'Look at this … what a beautiful boy … Sorry .…" The father of Chad le Clos, talking to the BBC, was overwhelmed....
    Olympics medal count excludes sex
    Olympics medal count excludes sex
    "We made Sebastian Coe blush at a press conference, bless him," Lisa Power of the Terence Higgins Trust said. It was in 2007, two years...
    Whipping up an S&M wet dream
    Whipping up an S&M wet dream
    It is pointless to deny that there is something going on here: EL James has now sold four million copies of her Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy...
    Divide and rule, feminists
    Divide and rule, feminists
    International Women's Day on March 8 was an occasion for some thought on where feminism is today. I am not that bothered about pornography.
    Smacking will never be right
    Smacking will never be right
    London MP David Lammy's book about the riots in the United Kingdom in August last year and the role parenting played in them, Out of the...
    Getting the bad news overload
    Getting the bad news overload
    They always say too much disaster has the effect of inoculating the audience, so that we do not care. But there is a level above that, of so many...