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Monday 2 November 2015 November 2015
Brid Hehir
FGM: the epidemic that never was
Campaigners’ claims that FGM is rife in the UK remain unproven.

Cathy Young
Consent:
it’s a piece of cake

Being guilt-tripped into eating baked goods is not a matter for the police.

Luke Gittos
Tara Hudson: imprisoned by identity politics
In the eyes of the law, Hudson should be seen as a man.

Tuesday 3 November 2015
Tom Bailey
Employee happiness is none of your business
Companies should butt out of their employees' emotions.

Jan Macvarish
The real battle over breasts
Women should be free to live their lives, and feed their babies, as they see fit.

Wednesday 4 November 2015
Dan Bell
Who’s really being silenced in the gender debate?
Men’s issues have been ignored for too long.

Tim Black
China’s two-child policy is still an affront to freedom
People should not be slaves to socio-economic needs.

Tom Slater
We don’t need men’s rights
And we don’t need feminism, either.

Ella Whelan
The new passport design isn’t sexist, it’s historically accurate


Thursday 5 November 2015
Ella Whelan
Mental illness is not a political issue
We need to stop 'raising awareness' and focus on looking for cures.

Mick Hume
#KillAllWhiteMen? What about #KillAllMuslims?
The case of Bahar Mustafa shows we’re in a state over free speech.

Edward Carden
Leave Bond alone


Chris Lynch
Netanyahu isn’t the only one exploiting history


WORLDbytes
Is there a future for liberalism?


Friday 6 November 2015
Christian Butler
Randy Newman:
still biting,
still brilliant

Newman’s parade of weirdos and losers is as compelling as ever.

Kevin Rooney
The intolerance
of poppymania

The poppy is still a political symbol – we have a right to reject it.

Patrick West
The rise of the ‘new reactionaries’
A new generation of French intellectuals is speaking to the man on the Metro.

Monday 9 November 2015
Tim Black
Labour: a court of cowardly backstabbers
Andrew Fisher is the latest victim of the anti-Corbyn plotters.

Brendan O’Neill
The ‘Yale snowflakes’:
who made these monsters?

These little tyrants are the bastard offspring of older radicals.

Joe Arthur
Free speech for all – even neo-Nazis


Tuesday 10 November 2015
Rob Lyons
Leave fossil fuels
in the ground?
That’s madness

The campaign against fossil fuels will ruin more than Big Oil.

George Lawlor
‘But you’re a white man!’: how identity politics crushes debate
George Lawlor on the racialised response to his criticism of consent classes.

Joanna Williams
Divestment: an illiberal, anti-academic movement
A new report exposes the campaign to turn students against fossil fuels.

Wednesday 11 November 2015
Barbara Hewson
Is changing your child’s sex legal?
The treatment of gender dysphoria in children poses a legal and moral dilemma.

James Heartfield
Reform the EU? Pull the other one
David Cameron's EU reform plan is a charade of sovereignty.

Ella Whelan
Curing Layla: the brilliance of mankind
Scientists are playing God – and it’s a good thing, too.

Wendy Kaminer
Missouri: professors against press freedom
How fortysomething academics inflame campus witch-hunts.

Thursday 12 November 2015
Jon Fuge
Spectre: Bond will return


Mick Hume
Russian Olympic scandal, or dopey Western stunt?
It’s much easier to lecture Putin over drugs in sport than bombs in Syria.

Guy Pierce
Sexual assault: who really needs their awareness raised?


Friday 13 November 2015
spiked
Dapper Laughs uncensored


Patrick West
Blind altruists shall not inherit the Earth
Teaching children to be discriminating is an important life lesson.

Tom Slater
The Tory war on privacy
The Investigatory Powers Bill should be ripped up.

Stephen Beard
Why the snooping bill won’t work


Saturday 14 November 2015
Brendan O’Neill
Après Paris, c’est de raviver l’esprit
des Lumières

In French and English: read spiked’s response to the Paris attacks.

Monday 16 November 2015
Brendan O’Neill
After Paris:
victory to the Kurds

Why are so few Westerners standing with, or fighting with, the Kurds?

Jan Macvarish
‘Pregnancy sexism’: one woman’s battle with bar staff


Frank Furedi
After Paris: we must refuse to be terrorised
Fear is what they want; let’s not give them it.

Tim Black
After Paris:
the myth of Islamophobia

Fear of rampant anti-Muslim sentiment is really a fear of the people.

Tuesday 17 November 2015
Jennifer Richards
On not going to university


Sadhvi Sharma
The hypocrisy of
Modi’s British critics

They demand free speech in India but support censorship at home.

Alex Kasnetz
You can’t ban racism


Joe Arthur
In defence of the Facebook flag fad


Sean Collins
The University
of Racial Indoctrination

The rise of the race therapy complex on campus.

Wednesday 18 November 2015
Waldemar Ingdahl
Why mass surveillance misses terrorists
Mass monitoring of citizens provides an entirely false sense of security.

Jennie Bristow
Millennial terrorism comes of age
The Paris attacks reveal the fearful, beleaguered mindset of today’s youth.

Mick Hume
Free speech: our best weapon in the war for the West’s soul
The terror attack on Boulevard Voltaire is a symbolic reminder of what’s at stake.

Thursday 19 November 2015
Neil Ross
We need tolerance, not respect
Non-judgementalism has helped embolden the state and curtail our freedom.

Barbara Hewson
Robinson v Furlong: a case study in witch-hunting
A Canadian historic-abuse case holds lessons for today’s witch-finder generals.

Ella Whelan
Political lactivism: why breast isn’t always best
The pro-breastfeeding push smacks of middle-class prejudice.

Baudet, Kelder and Wellens
The shocking cost of Holland’s Eurozone membership
Dutch anti-Euro campaigners explain why their leaders have questions to answer.

Rob Lyons
#JeSuisChien:
soppy not racist



Peter Lloyd
The feminists who want to silence men
Why shouldn’t men have a day to talk about men’s issues?

Joanna Williams
Oppression
one-upmanship: Men's Rights vs Victim Feminism

Identity politics is an ugly struggle for the highground of victimhood.

Friday 20 November 2015
Patrick West
‘I stand with Paris, but...’
We must engage with the real motivation behind the Paris attacks.

Ben Pile
The world needs more energy, not green BS
Western governments and agencies are now standing in the way of development.

Brendan O’Neill
After Paris: where’s our fire?
Why our rulers are more interested in policing our passions than fighting ISIS.

Monday 23 November 2015
Luke Gittos
The fake-penis case: a moral travesty
Gayle Newland’s sentence revealed a chasm between the law and the people.

Frank Furedi
Microaggression theory: an assault on everyday life
This crusade against unwitting racism is deeply divisive.

Tuesday 24 November 2015
Robert Smith
Yes, the Paris attacks had something to do with Islam
Insisting that Islamists are not 'real Muslims' gets us nowhere.

Ken McLaughlin
The mental obsession with offence-taking
Ken Livingstone has become the latest victim of these over-sensitive times.

Luke Gittos
Silhan Ozcelik is a hero
Why are we locking up people who want to fight the Islamic State?

Tim Black
Labour’s men of conscience? Gimme a break
The PLP has turned the Syria vote into another chance to depose Corbyn.

Wednesday 25 November 2015
James Heartfield
Osborne is right, we need more homes
But new plans for the ‘starter home’ scheme won’t satisfy that need.

Ella Whelan
The DWP doesn’t kill
Using suicide to argue against welfare cuts is sick and wrong.

Tom Slater
Brussels: a city terrorising itself
The shutdown in Belgium is doing the jihadists’ work for them.

Alka Sehgal Cuthbert
In defence of David Starkey


Thursday 26 November 2015
Rob Lyons
George Osborne: ducking the difficult questions
The Spending Review was nothing but tinkering – we need a real plan for growth.

Joanna Williams
The make-believe world of child-abuse campaigners
A new report is light on facts and heavy on scaremongering.

Mick Hume
‘Every idea is an incitement’
Blurring the line between offensive speech and incitement to violence threatens freedom for us all.

Brendan O’Neill
If we’re serious about free speech, we should say ‘Je Suis Dieudonné’
Hateful people must be as free as decent people to express their beliefs.

Stephen Beard
The internet must never be a safe space


Friday 27 November 2015
Neil Davenport
The culture war on Christianity
The banning of the Lord’s Prayer ad shows traditional values are on their knees.

Patrick West
Cultural appropriation will eat itself
That yoga ban showed just how ludicrous it is to ghettoise culture.

Stefan Rhys-Williams
The rage against Cumberbatch: no one is safe from PC


Michael Fitzpatrick
Recalling the spirit of the Easter Rising
A new book gives the 1916 Dublin revolt its due.

Rob Lyons
The People’s March for Climate? Yeah, right


spiked
‘Free-range parenting is not a crime’


Monday 30 November 2015
Ian Paris
The Mizzou protesters are muzzling us
A student at Missouri reports on the stifling campus conformism.

Brendan O’Neill
To bomb or not to bomb? A plague on both their houses
Neither displacement nor defeatism will solve the West's real problems.


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