Joan Smith

Joan Smith is a novelist and columnist. She has been Chair of the Mayor of London's Violence Against Women and Girls Board since 2013. Her book Homegrown: How Domestic Violence Turns Men Into Terrorists was published in 2019.

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Joan Smith is a novelist and columnist. She has been Chair of the Mayor of London's Violence Against Women and Girls Board since 2013. Her book Homegrown: How Domestic Violence Turns Men Into Terrorists was published in 2019.

Why has Starmer banished feminists?

BY Joan Smith / 5 mins

The Atlantic succumbs to magical thinking on sport

BY Joan Smith / 3 mins

Who will defend JK Rowling’s defenders?

BY Joan Smith / 2 mins

Starmer stays silent on womens’ rights

BY Joan Smith / 3 mins

Cherie Blair’s class war

BY Joan Smith / 6 mins

Even Twitter is ganging up on JK Rowling

BY Joan Smith / 2 mins

Keir Starmer is gaslighting women

BY Joan Smith / 4 mins

Has Sadiq Khan sacrificed women?

BY Joan Smith / 5 mins

Cressida Dick has failed women

BY Joan Smith / 5 mins

Raquel Rosario Sánchez won’t be silenced

BY Joan Smith / 5 mins

Caroline Nokes is confused about gender self-ID

BY Joan Smith / 3 mins

Why trans activists can’t beat JK Rowling

BY Joan Smith / 2 mins

Don’t make misogyny a hate crime

BY Joan Smith / 3 mins

Kathleen Stock deserved better

BY Joan Smith / 2 mins

The disgraceful treatment of Kathleen Stock

BY Joan Smith / 2 mins

Sack Cressida Dick

BY Joan Smith / 2 mins

Why did Sadiq Khan’s office fire me?

BY Joan Smith / 5 mins

Women don’t feel safe with Starmer

BY Joan Smith / 4 mins

Forty years after the Ripper, women still aren’t safe

BY Joan Smith / 7 mins

Keir Starmer’s woman problem

BY Joan Smith / 5 mins

How offensive is Edinburgh Festival?

BY Joan Smith / 5 mins

Pity the women locked in with their abusers

BY Joan Smith / 4 mins

Our dangerous approach to misogyny

BY Joan Smith / 5 mins

Why women are Carl Beech’s real victims

BY Joan Smith / 5 mins

How toxic masculinity is tied to terrorism

BY Joan Smith / 5 mins

Don’t base policy on moral panic

BY Joan Smith / 5 mins

How America sanitised FGM

BY Joan Smith / 5 mins