Caroline Criado-Perez

A Pox on the Patriarchy

Why the “gender data gap” means doctors don’t take women’s pain seriously enough

“I always suspected my diagnosis was wrong,” Rebecca told me, “but doctors weren’t interested in investigating. I’d have weird symptoms and they’d sort of be written off as just one … Continue reading

August 19, 2018

Actually, women may well have to give up work to care for parents after Brexit

This week the Twittersphere reacted with outrage over a headline. Nothing new there, of course. But bear with me, because the headline to this Telegraph exclusive was special. “Women will have to … Continue reading

August 14, 2018

A tale of two masculinities

You wouldn’t catch Gareth Southgate embroiled in a sex pest text scandal. I highly doubt Southgate even has a Snapchat account (bless him), but if he did, he certainly wouldn’t … Continue reading

August 14, 2018

Pregnancy is a big deal

The first thing you notice is that you’re tired all the time. Then the nausea starts. You will start feeling dizzy and you may faint. As the condition progresses you … Continue reading

August 14, 2018

The Three Lions can go jump in a lake

I didn’t hate football until I moved to England. My first big footballing memory was the 1990 World Cup. I was six, we were living in Portugal at the time, … Continue reading

August 14, 2018

The New Feminist: My five next steps to equality

1 Decriminalise abortion Most people think women in Britain have easy access to abortion. This is untrue. Abortion in the UK is still illegal under the 1861 Offences Against the … Continue reading

August 14, 2018

Why I don’t think the suffragettes should receive a pardon

Today is a miraculous day. No, not because it’s the centenary of the day the first women in Britain won the right to vote — although that’s pretty brilliant too. … Continue reading

August 14, 2018