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Past articles by Rachael:

Women need to learn up on money – and this is the urgent reason why

I have a simple, rallying cry: women need to do more with their money. → Read More

Do you need social media followers to get a book deal?

They say everyone has a book inside of them. But does everyone have what it takes to get a book deal? Besides a great idea, you arguably need talent, time and dedication to tip yourself over the line from aspiring writer to published author. In 2019, you may also need a social media following. Take Pinch of Nom, a cookbook by Kay Featherstone and Kate Allinson, which sold more → Read More

10 best millennial memoirs by women 2019: Must-reads covering mental health, dating and running

From books on dating to mental health, we've found the best female millennial memoirs, including Dolly Alderton and Bella Mackie, that are must-reads for 2019 → Read More

Smear test: Fear, pain and misunderstanding keep women from undergoing a life-saving procedure

In March 2009, when reality television star Jade Goody died of cervical cancer at the age of 27, it sent shockwaves around the country. Cervical screenings saw a massive spike. In 2008-09, samples from women checking for abnormal cells shot up by 400,000. → Read More

A simple guide to turning your new year's resolutions into a feminist statement

For 2019, let's all angrily and swearily pledge – among other things –  to start talking less about ‘ladies’ and more about vaginas  → Read More

If women weren't already put off a career in politics, the plight of Bodyguard's Julia Montague will certainly do it

Jed Mercurio has hinted there is no such thing as a ‘can’t die’ character, but in real life this theory only applies to men such as Boris Johnson → Read More

The strange thing is that both Susan Sarandon and Debra Messing are right about Trump

Everyone loves a catfight. They do well for clicks and ratings, and they satisfy misogynists who believe that women really are nastier and bitchier than men. That’s why we heard so much about Kim Cattrall revealing she really didn’t think much of Sarah Jessica Parker, or when Kim Woodburn walked off the set of Loose Women. → Read More

9/11: Donald Trump's bizarre quotes about September 11 attacks before becoming president

Before becoming 'leader of the free world', reality TV star propelled conspiracy theories and boasted about having higher television ratings than the 2001 atrocity → Read More

What Mollie Tibbetts' death has in common with other recent killings should be obvious – and it's not an undocumented immigrant

When I read about the murder of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts, one of the first facts that jumped out at me was not that she had been killed by an “illegal alien” – it was that she was attacked when she went for a jog. The 20-year-old was missing for more than a month until a local campaign led to her body being found in a cornfield, near her hometown. → Read More

Allowing women to take the abortion pill at home would be a great first step for Matt Hancock – and for the NHS

Let’s get straight to the point. Women need the new health secretary, Matt Hancock, to act now. If he wants to revert the damage caused by his predecessor to women’s health and to the NHS in general, he had better move quickly. Another cabinet reshuffle is only around the corner. → Read More

The Northern Irish abortion issue could topple Theresa May once and for all – here’s why

Depending on which side of the Brexit debate you sit, it has been easy to blame obtuse EU bureaucrats or incompetent Westminster officials for the fragile state of negotiations. Behind the scenes, the DUP is the link in the chain that is increasingly likely to snap. → Read More

The damaging legacy of the rape clause for three or more children

On 20 January 2017, all eyes were on Donald Trump. While billions of people watched the former reality television star being sworn into the highest office in the world, the UK government was quietly publishing the response to its consultation on limiting child tax credit to two-child families. → Read More

10 best new non-fiction feminist books

The MeToo and the TimesUp movements have given the male-dominated world a kick in the nuts. From the US to China, France and South Korea, women all over the planet have been marching, protesting and demanding bodily autonomy, freedom and equality. From the many allegations spanning American media to Bill Cosby, Harvey Weinstein, and Westminster, dangerous and predatory behaviour is now being… → Read More

Made in Chelsea is on its 15th season, yet its attitudes towards women continue to be some of the most reactionary on television

As I prepare to watch the 166th episode of Made in Chelsea on Monday night – no doubt along with thousands of teenagers across the UK – I am bracing myself for so much cringing that the faint lines on my forehead are likely to become permanent. → Read More

Sex and the City is finally over, and we must grieve and celebrate in equal measure

Have you heard the news? Sex and the City is over. O-V-E-R. (For true fans, you will know that I am quoting party girl Lexi Featherston from season six, who lit a cigarette, tripped over her stilettos and plummeted out of a window.) It took exactly two decades for the secret to be let out of the bag, but the SATC cast – Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, Kristen Davis and Kim Cattrall – don’t… → Read More

New York City guide: Where to eat, drink and stay in Manhattan

New York is a city of hectic and exciting extremes: wind tunnel avenues and skyscrapers are cosied up to Sunday afternoon-type bars and cafés. The metropolis is a must-see for those who love culture, history, food and nightlife – and it’s a delight for architectural devotees who simply enjoy pounding the miles of pavement in a grid-like structure that ensures getting lost isn’t an option. → Read More

Well done Theresa May for discussing your smear test – it makes a change for those in power to acknowledge women’s health

Oh, do grow up. When the Prime Minister urged women at PMQs to book their regular smear test – now called a cervical screening test – the Telegraph’s Kate McCann commented on Twitter that there was sniggering in the gallery. → Read More

Misogynistic abuse against Cathy Newman is a symbol of the backlash against the MeToo movement

“What a terrible indictment of the times we live in.” Those are the words of Ben de Pear, the editor of Channel 4 News, relating to the stream of misogynist abuse levelled at presenter Cathy Newman after her interview with clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson. → Read More

10 best new novels for 2018

2018 has only just started but there is already an excellent line-up of fiction, from psychological thrillers with surprising twists to an exploration of the bleak and comical undertones of 18th century London. It’s not just England’s capital that is capturing the imagination – this list also includes a dark humour saga from Iceland, a fugitive’s flight in Australia and the scary tale of a… → Read More

10 best new novels for 2018

2018 has only just started but there is already an excellent line-up of fiction, from psychological thrillers with surprising twists to an exploration of the bleak and comical undertones of 18th-century London. It’s not just England’s capital that is capturing the imagination – this list also includes a dark humour saga from Iceland, a fugitive’s flight in Australia and the scary tale of a… → Read More