Domestic violence

16 December 2015

Domestic violence is not on the rise

There's a real danger in expanding the definition of abuse.

30 September 2015

Cybersexism? Yet another feminist panic

The UN’s report on cybersexism is shrill and illiberal.

22 December 2014

Beware Theresa May’s relationship police

If ‘controlling behaviour’ is made a criminal offence, no relationship is safe.

3 September 2014

Marital bickering is none of the state’s business

Politicians should butt out of the emotional lives of husbands and wives.

29 April 2013

Inviting the police to vet our partners

Clare’s Law will do nothing to stop domestic abuse, but it will poison existing, non-violent relationships.

10 December 2012

Could you be an unwitting abuser?

A campaign about rape, aimed at teens, suggests we can't cope with intimate relationships without expert help.

24 September 2012

Domestic autonomy takes another beating

Nick Clegg’s expanded definition of domestic violence conflates vicious assaults with ordinary behaviour.