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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 15: Caroline Calloway attends the 10th Annual Shorty Awards at PlayStation Theater on April 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Shorty Awards)
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Lucy Mangan: “I can’t help but admire Caroline Calloway”

Commentary around the Calloway – Beach story is far too hectic, says our columnist

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In praise of Matilda, Roald Dahl’s most inspiring heroine

The genius five-year-old just lost out to Harry Potter as most inspirational children's book character, and we think it's an outrage

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Lucy Mangan: “Going back into therapy is never a failure”

“With mental health, you don’t just get one shot at a ‘cure’. The model is management, not vaccination.”

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Lucy Mangan: “Why must modern ‘sex norms’ dehumanise women?”

Our columnist has a thing or two to say about the latest bedroom trends

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Lucy Mangan: “Why I'm sick of being patronised by cutesy pyjamas”

Our columnist has had it with those belittling clothing slogans

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Lucy Mangan: “We need to stop protecting awful men with flimsy wordplay”

Why are so many of us still reluctant to name the evils men do? Lucy Mangan has had enough with euphemisms

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Lucy Mangan: “In 1995 I learnt the truth about privilege”

It was a formative and eye-opening year for our columnist

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Lucy Mangan on why you’re never too old to make new friends

“I’d almost forgotten the thrill. It’s like having an affair but without all the bits that get you into trouble.”

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Lucy Mangan is fed up of negative sneerers

“It’s such a failure of empathy and imagination to sneer at small gestures. Our lives are made up of small gestures”

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Lucy Mangan: “Going on ‘sex strike’ isn’t enough – women can do better”

Withholding sex as a form of protesting the abortion ban makes Lucy Mangan deeply uncomfortable – and she wants women to think bigger

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Breadcrumbing, ghosting, throning: Lucy Mangan explains why she’s all for inventing new words

“Words define us. We need new ones”

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The Julian Assange rape case has been re-opened. This is why we must stop calling him a hero

"Heroes do not always wear capes, but they nearly always have a past free from sexual allegations"

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Lucy Mangan: “Don’t mock Extinction Rebellion protesters – they’re fighting your war”

It makes no sense – logically, emotionally, practically – to be against environmentalism in at least the widest sense, says Lucy Mangan.

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Lucy Mangan has a message for those smug people who always wake up early

"Early birds aren't top of the pecking order," insists late-riser Lucy Mangan.

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Life

Lucy Mangan: “7 ways to address the sexist housework gap”

I have compiled a list of hard-won nuggets of wisdom, amassed over the years, about shared housework...

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Life

“Why civil partnerships for straight couples are something worth celebrating”

Speaking from experience, Lucy Mangan thinks freeing oneself from the pressures of traditional marriage could be a Very Good Thing.

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Life

Lucy Mangan: “Why I’m no longer ashamed of my antidepressants”

“What a cop-out. I should stay in my self-induced misery and suffer for it, shouldn’t I?”

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People

Why can’t more politicians be like Jacinda Ardern?

In the wake of the Christchurch shootings, the New Zealand Prime Minister has shown us what true leadership looks like.

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Lucy Mangan says we’re not angry enough about horrific domestic violence statistics

Society needs to stop ignoring an epidemic of abuse and start doing something about it.

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Lucy Mangan on why we have to accept that musical geniuses can be abusers

“Once the initial horror and shock subsides, you are left with an odd feeling of hope.”

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