Final phase in fight to decide your own gender
Should you be able to choose your own gender? As public consultation on the Gender Recognition Act closes, some feminists claim that letting trans people “self-identify” could harm women’s...
I, Hunter: how a name can change your life
How much do they matter? The most popular baby names of 2017 have been revealed. Studies show that what you are named can influence everything from your exam results to your face.
Let teens choose their own gender, say MPs
The first ever government report on trans equality recommends a total overhaul of Britain’s approach to the issue. Should teenagers be allowed to choose their own gender when they turn 16?
New passport sparks sexism and identity rows
Nine famous people are featured in the new UK passport: all English, eight white, and seven men. A demoralising reminder of who is in charge, or a fair celebration of Britain’s heroes?
The movement of people, both into Europe and between its countries, is at the heart of many of the continent’s current political disputes. Should Europeans welcome the freedom to move?
Storm over racial identity of US campaigner
A woman who lived as an African American and worked as a civil rights advocate is under fire after revelations about her Caucasian heritage. Is she lying, or is the reality more complicated?
Calls for a revival of Scottish literary hero
The portrayal of Scotland in Sir Walter Scott’s writing became legendary. His historical romances took Europe by storm and influenced generations of artists. Is it now time for a revival?
Bolivian Congress decides to turn back time
In a show of national pride and identity, the Bolivian government has reversed the direction and digits on its Congress building’s clock. Is this a thoughtful symbol or just a waste of time?
Footballer in fresh row over ‘Englishness’
Pundits are fighting over who should be allowed to join the national football team. No foreign players should play for England, says midfielder Jack Wilshere – but who counts as foreign?
How Facebook ‘likes’ define everything about you
According to a new study, Facebook users who ‘like’ curly fries and thunderstorms are far more intelligent than average. Is your internet persona giving away more than you think?