Lucy Mangan

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

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

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

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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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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 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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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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“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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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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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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Lucy Mangan discovers how the world was literally designed with men in mind

“We need to tear down as much as possible… redesign is revolution”

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Lucy Mangan on why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the voice we all need

"We need to push for a lot more AOCs on both sides of the pond before we’re A-OK again"

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“Women aren’t attending regular smear tests – and I’m one of them”

“The smear campaign against our bodies is killing us”

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Lucy Mangan: “How I overcame my natural negativity”

Lucy Mangan shares how she stopped focusing on bad news

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Januhairy: why women are readily embracing their body hair this month

Lucy Mangan tells us exactly what she’s thinking.

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Lucy Mangan on the 9 things we should all feel grateful for in 2019

From the possible impeachment of Trump to the second series of Fleabag.

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