Julie Bindel

The gender identity issue: Kathleen Stock puts her head above the parapet

15 May 2021 9:00 am

‘Something is afoot,’ wrote the academic philosopher Kathleen Stock in 2018: Beyond the academy, there’s a huge and impassioned discussion…

What's the problem, ladies and gentlemen?

14 May 2021 1:54 am

Picture the scene. You’re on a train when the following message comes over the tannoy: ‘Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen,…

Nostalgia for seedy nightclubs reeking of sex and poppers

17 April 2021 9:00 am

Gay bar, how I miss you. Barely any lesbian joints have survived the online dating scene, and Grindr has replaced…

The case for a domestic abuse register

25 March 2021 2:10 am

In the 12 months since the first lockdown, at least 112 women in the UK have been killed by men.…

Why are London police telling women to stay at home?

11 March 2021 4:28 am

The disappearance of Sarah Everard in south London has once again led to women being advised by police to stay…

Why are trans activists and a Melbourne bookstore trying to cancel me?

10 February 2021 2:44 am

Imagine my surprise to wake up this morning to be told that Readings book store in Melbourne had posted an…

A landmark victory against hormone blockers for children

2 December 2020 3:37 am

Briton Keira Bell has won her legal case against the NHS’s only gender identity development service (GIDS) for under-18s, after…

It's time to ban puberty blockers for children

9 October 2020 6:37 pm

A ground-breaking case in the High Court will decide this week whether the UK’s only gender identity development service (GIDS)…

What young feminists can learn from Ruth Bader Ginsburg

22 September 2020 12:00 am

So Ruth Bader Ginsburg is gone. What do I hope is her legacy? That younger feminists take a leaf out…

Trans activists risk falling for misogyny

22 July 2020 10:44 pm

Watching the BBC drama Mrs America about the 1970s fight for the Equal Rights Amendment is a reminder that progress is rarely permanent…

The latest gender studies literature is indistinguishable from satire

26 March 2020 11:18 pm

Reading the back cover of the soon to be released Me Not You: The trouble with mainstream feminism, I assumed…

Meet the thug who was spared jail for being transgender

29 February 2020 4:50 am

In today’s episode of ‘You Couldn’t Make It up’, I bring you Leila Le Fey, also known as Layla Le…

Why my booze-free Christmas just didn’t work

31 December 2019 5:38 am

I decided to go booze free this Christmas. I had a lot of people staying, which means work, stress, and…

Women are the losers in Labour’s trans equality fight

23 November 2019 3:55 am

I was pleasantly surprised when I read Labour’s manifesto. Not only did the party promise to end ‘mixed-sex wards’ in…

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Why are boringly straight women claiming to be lesbians?

4 May 2019 9:00 am

Lesbian tourism has long been a thing — women who once kissed a girl trying to appear more interesting while…

The ‘sex worker’ myth

19 August 2017 9:00 am

In the midst of all the outrage about modern-day slavery, usually vulnerable men forced into manual labour, there is actually…