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

Attempts to discredit the author are increasingly pathetic

How the feminist campaign against the gender binary was subverted

Female people are not small male people who lack penises

Women are punished for becoming the objects they are required to be

It is not kind or truthful to scare children into loyalty

You don’t have to excel at something for it to be important to your identity

We must distinguish between stories and their misuse

Women are being objectified and dehumanised in the name of progressivism

How should we talk about politics with our “evil” relatives?

Sometimes, condescension can seem almost as bad as cancellation