25 September 2014

The Kafkaesque clampdown on campus hook-ups

Sex at college can be cringey, but that doesn’t make it assault.

5 September 2014

After Joan, who’ll slaughter the sacred cows now?

Peculiarly in this PC era, Rivers treated her audience as grown-ups.

11 April 2014

Helicopter parents vs cotton-wool kids

Parenting Culture Studies cuts through the confusing world of modern parenting.

6 February 2014

The culture war against circumcision

What a terrible irony that this age-old Jewish practice is being attacked in the language of human rights.

29 January 2014

The war on poverty – did poverty win?

50 years ago, America was optimistic about ending poverty. What went wrong?

2 December 2013

The triumph of the maternalists

How paternalism has been feminised.

14 May 2013

Cleveland kidnappings: putting the poor on trial

Some observers are verging on blaming a whole rundown neighbourhood for Ariel Castro’s horrific crimes.

Books 26 April 2013

‘Breast is Best’: the worst kind of hectoring

Two new books explode the pseudoscientific idea that bottle-feeding is evil, and reveal what a poisonous impact the pro-breast lobby has had.

Books 5 April 2013

‘Breast is Best’: the worst kind of hectoring

Two new books explode the pseudoscientific idea that bottle-feeding is evil, and reveal what a poisonous impact the pro-breast lobby has had.

19 February 2013

The decline of the family’s mystique

Fifty years on from Betty Friedan’s seminal The Feminine Mystique, family life could do with more supporters.