Alona Ferber, New Statesman

Alona Ferber

New Statesman

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Past articles by Alona:

Why do hospitals treat pregnant women like vessels?

NHS Lothian’s policy of only providing meals to breastfeeding mums is devoid of humanity. → Read More

Liz Truss’s conflation of anti-Semitism with wokeism is mad and bad

Last week Liz Truss pledged to change “woke civil service culture that strays into anti-Semitism". Please don't drag Jews into the culture war. → Read More

The success of women’s football is feminist revolution by stealth

The effect of seeing women footballers win will radically alter equality between girls and boys. → Read More

The trans culture war is a distraction from the more urgent issues women face

Women care more about abortion, female employment and violence against us. → Read More

Even after Roe v Wade “women’s issues” are sidelined, and I am sick to death of it

Women feel the threat to our abortion rights viscerally, in our bones. → Read More

It's not Oxbridge or nothing

Elitist institutions hold us back from real equality. → Read More

Israel elections 2021: can Binyamin Netanyahu break yet another political stalemate?

With 90 per cent of the vote counted, the Prime Minister does not have a clear coalition – but neither do his rivals. → Read More

Israel elections 2021: What does Benny Gantz’s fall mean for the opposition?

As Israelis prepare to head to the polls, the opposition to Netanyahu is more fragmented than ever. → Read More

Sarah Everard’s disappearance is a horrifying reminder that women live in fear of violence

Women grow up conditioned to protect themselves from attack. But why should the onus be on us? → Read More

Polling: Where do Labour voters stand on trans rights, race and gender equality?

Exclusive polling for the New Statesman finds Labour voters split on key questions of identity. → Read More

Why gender-neutral healthcare language is not a threat to women – or anyone else

Terms such as “chest-feeding” might sound strange to some, but surely our health system should make every effort to reach vulnerable groups? → Read More

Sex and the City might seem dated now – but for a Nineties teen, it was radical

Sex and the City showed me a world created by and for women. I felt seen by it, even though it was many miles away from who I was. → Read More

After the unremitting awfulness of 2020, even hope feels dangerous

The early months of the pandemic seem almost quaint compared to the horrors that were to come. → Read More

How Covid-19 led to a global crisis in maternity care

Pregnant women around the world have endured inadequate treatment since the start of the pandemic. → Read More

Why is gender equality being overlooked in the post-Covid recovery?

The pandemic threatens to reverse decades of feminist progress – governments must act now. → Read More

Ed Davey on Boris Johnson’s climate plan: “The Conservatives have wasted five years”

The Liberal Democrat leader has warned that the Tories’ new ten-point green programme does not go far enough. → Read More

How the Women’s Equality Party took on the most divisive issue in feminism

The party convened a members’ assembly to explore whether feminists can find common ground in the trans rights debate. → Read More

The double standard of the national mission to “save Christmas”

Unlike Christmas, festivals for religious minorities have been ignored by the government throughout the pandemic. → Read More

“Nobody feels it’s equal”: how Israel’s second lockdown is widening the religious-secular divide

A lack of agreement over new Covid-19 restrictions indicates a lack of trust in the nation’s government. → Read More

Judith Butler on the culture wars, JK Rowling and living in “anti-intellectual times”

The philosopher and gender theorist discusses tensions in the feminist movement over trans rights. → Read More