Caroline Criado-Perez

A Pox on the Patriarchy

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

Despite a barrage of hate, I put a statue of a woman where only men stand

Just over two years ago, I took my dog, Poppy, for a run through London. It was March 8, 2016: International Women’s Day. Like many feminists, I was having quite a … Continue reading

August 14, 2018

Amazingly, some people still think men are the real victims of #MeToo

Importune — v. to harass (someone) persistently for or to do something. Origin: mid-16th century, from French importuner or medieval Latin importunari, from Latin importunus “inconvenient, unseasonable.” Why am I … Continue reading

August 14, 2018

The Budget’s cuts fall mostly on women – but we need the numbers to fight this

Everyone’s getting poorer. Isn’t that what we’re all told? There have been years of economic crises, we’re all tightening our belts, trimming that fat, living within our means. But I’ve … Continue reading

August 14, 2018

Statement from Caroline Criado Perez on the release of the new £10 note

Back in 2013, the Bank of England announced that they were removing the only female historical figure from our banknotes and replacing her with Winston Churchill. As then chief cashier … Continue reading

July 17, 2017