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Past:
  • The Guardian
  • New Statesman
  • i newspaper
  • The New York Times
  • Prospect Magazine
  • The Telegraph
  • Huffington Post UK

Past articles by Martha:

To those who claim the NHS has turned into a British religion, I say: keep the faith

The 75th birthday of the health service has prompted renewed calls for its reform. They should be resisted → Read More

Remote working is like a dating app: isolating, joyless and bad for us. Yet still we stay home

We crave social connection but sit indoors typing and swiping. Is it time to prod us back into the office? → Read More

Don’t blame Tories for their useless policies. It’s all the fault of snobbery

The government is suddenly finding the invisible foe everywhere. Unfortunately for them, no one else can see it → Read More

Female novelists don’t need their own prizes. Let’s abolish them

Barbara Kingsolver and others are no longer oppressed – they dominate book sales → Read More

We loved the Phillip Schofield drama because we enjoy watching people suffer

We’ve come a long way since buying tickets for public hangings but our blood lust is never far below the surface → Read More

Fairytales have always reflected the morals of the age. It’s not a sin to rewrite them

Nothing is being destroyed in adding diversity and sexual equality to old stories → Read More

Amis, Hitchens and Larkin: bad behaviour and a messy personal life were once a gift for authors. Not any more

Flaws used to feed their sales but now writers are expected to be saints → Read More

There’s no shame in waging war on old age – long live Martha Stewart

Conquering diseases that appear among elderly people will eventually make life better for everyone → Read More

The definition of mental health has been widened so much that it’s now almost meaningless

In our newly aware world, serious conditions such as psychosis and schizophrenia are overlooked → Read More

Royal occasions aren’t really about the royals at all. What we love is our own reactions

The queues, the pubs, our strange cynicism as we wait in the rain: this is what entertains us → Read More

Bullying victims don’t need more resilience, it’s time for their own #MeToo moment

Sexual harassment is another workplace abuse that once seen as trivial, but not any more → Read More

Boomers, you’ve done OK – but don’t expect undying affection from us millennials

Younger people can only watch in envy as older generations are tempted into golden early retirement → Read More

This crackdown on antisocial behaviour puts us at the mercy of curtain twitchers

Going after minor misdeeds will add to police workloads and likely fuel vigilantism → Read More

Think women have never had it so good? You should take a look at medieval days

History shows that progress in gender equality is neither steady nor inevitable → Read More

The obesity jab may save the food industry’s bacon, but should it?

Semaglutide has reignited the debate over who is responsible for weight, and how as a society we tackle it → Read More

Fewer people are marrying. That’s cause for celebration, not state intervention

Some view the decline in marriage rates as a crisis, yet cohabitation has much to recommend it → Read More

Environmental utopias can save the planet

Stories about better futures inspire humanity to make them happen. → Read More

‘Nepo babies’ claim their parentage is overblown. Truth is, they’re helped all the way

From Kaia Gerber to Lily-Rose Depp, celebrity offspring are making a mockery of meritocracy → Read More

Buccal fat removal is a new take on an old theme: a means to keep women in their place

When fashion demands that females mutilate themselves, it begins to look a lot like abuse → Read More

Andrew Tate isn’t feminism’s inadvertent bastard child. He’s sexism’s last gasp

Equality has spawned a masculinity crisis, goes the theory. But a glance around the world’s patriarchies proves otherwise → Read More