Joan Smith

Joan Smith is a novelist, essayist, columnist and campaigner for human rights. Her latest book is Home Grown: How Domestic Violence Turns Men Into Terrorists (riverrun, 2019). She tweets at @polblonde

How can sexist officers investigate rape?

There’s a difference between violence and criticism

Starmer should not double down on trans radicalism

What does Keir Starmer have to be proud of?

Maybe turning Labour into the “some-women-have-penises” party isn’t such a popular electoral strategy after all

Can a new report finally get rape victims out of the dock?

Terrifying parallels emerge between domestic violence and the Ukraine invasion

How have we reached a point where a former shadow women and equalities minster doesn’t know what a woman is?

The Met can’t be left to clean up its own mess

Why won’t Labour stand by women?