Victoria Smith

Victoria Smith is a feminist writer, with a particular interest in motherhood and intersections of misogyny and ageism. Her book Hags, on the demonisation of middle-aged women, is published in March. She tweets at @glosswitch

Violent men being mentally ill need not make broader societal phenomena irrelevant

“Be kind” culture has abandoned adolescent girls

Those in flight from human dependency are the ones who cannot be realistic

Transsexual Apostate is a disturbing book, written for disturbing times

Emotion need not entail irrationality, and fence-sitting need not involve wisdom

This popular cliché attempts to be generous but ends up implying that victims are tainted

It is she, not gender-critical feminists, who seems to be afraid

Using untruthful pronouns is not the same as complimenting a bad haircut

Men’s mental health is a serious matter — but it is wrong to expect people to be lifesavers

It is time to stop being so facetious about women’s health