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

What the backlash against women-only spaces reveals about rape, trauma and prejudice

Feminists’ adoption of Margaret Atwood’s red cape serves only to obscure the complex real-life issues around women’s rights

Today’s victimhood narratives don’t make space for the most vulnerable

What is a woman? What are they for? Do they have souls? Men may never know, as that might involve asking a woman her opinion

Historical feminists knew better than anyone that biological sex is real

Who is responsible for the backlash against women’s and LGBT rights?

Girls deserve a better deal growing up — but avoiding puberty isn’t the answer

Men who kill women shouldn’t get to define themselves

We’ve hit on the perfect way of denying women a social and intellectual heritage