Archive of press pieces written by Katie Edwards
Articles published in The Guardian, The New Statesman, The Independent, The i Newspaper, The Telegraph, The Washington Post, and Medium
Meghan Markle Told Us We Drove Her To The Brink, We Can't Afford To Ignore Her
The i Paper, 10 January 2023
We keep tearing down women in life only to reconstruct them as popular cultural saints in death - all while learning nothing from it
Harry’s painful row with Prince William shows how unremarkable the Royals truly are
The i Paper, 5 January 2023
Details of the explosive fallout are picking off the diamond-encrusted protective veneer of the monarchy stone by precious stone
The Windsors? More like The Jeremy Kyle Show
The Independent, 5 January 2023
It’s the mundanity of the incident that’s so shocking – aren’t the royals, especially the heir to the throne, supposed to be beyond this?
A montage of misogyny: 2022 was a year for women to forget
The i Paper, 4 January 2023
2022 was a sh*tshow of misogyny, performed publicly so that women can be reminded of our place
Can you believe what the woke brigade want to do with Christmas
The Independent, 25 December 2022
All these snivelling snowflakes trying to sully tradition and language with their right on identity politics. Now they're coming for Christmas. Well, not this year. Not on my watch.
Is Louise Thompson's warts and all honesty about her health what we really want from celebrities?
The Independent, 15 December 2022
What happens when sharing on social media doesn't get the reaction you hope for?
Rees-Mogg is worse than a Halloween Victorian ghoul and this is why
The Independent, 30 November 2022
The MP for North East Somerset's archaic views make him a threat to women
Christianity in the UK is in decline but its influence is not – and that’s a real problem
The i Paper, 29 November 2022
The 2021 census suggests that Christianity is no longer the majority religion in England and Wales
Helena Bonham Carter has fallen into a familiar trap over Johnny Depp
The Independent, 29 November 2022
For me at least, her cultural commentary is far less sparkling than her acting career
Finally, Elon Musk has said something we can all agree with
The Independent, 25 November 2022
This week, his email to staff containing six tips for productivity resurfaced – and it wasn’t complete trash
No room for politics in sport? With the greatest respect, my friends – that’s absolute garbage
The Independent, 24 November 2022
If the tournament has to be in Qatar, then I’d rather see some pushback rather than meek silence in the face of the threat of a yellow card
Rihanna’s casting of Johnny Depp in the Savage X Fenty show is a bizarre joke on us all
The Independent, 09 November 2022
What kind of statement does the casting of Depp make for a brand that’s supposed to be all about the celebration of women, inclusivity and diversity?
Johnny Depp's Fenty revival is further proof that cancel culture benefits rich white blokes
The i Newspaper, 6 November 2022
I think it's an unusually distasteful step by Rihanna. In fact, I think it stinks
Rejoice! EasyJet has solved the cost of living crisis
The Independent, 28 October 2022
For the few privileged souls who can take 28 consecutive days off work in one go, don’t have any caring responsibilities and can afford to give the best part of a grand in disposable income to the budget airline, that is
Oh dear, Helena Bonham Carter – internalised misogyny is never a good look
The i newspaper, 28 November 2022
The actress reckons Amber Heard jumped on the ‘bandwagon’ of #MeToo
Are William and Harry the Best of Friends Again? Don’t Overthink It
The Independent, 11 September 2022
Quiet Quitting Isn’t New, Some Men Have Been Doing It For Decades
In academia, I noticed how many blokes got away with doing the career-boosting, profile raising bits of the job, while leaving the less glam, the less rewarded parts to others
The Independent, 31 August 2022
Betting on who Kim Kardashian will date next? You might be underestimating her
Serial heterosexual monogamy, with the ultimate traditional institution of marriage, is part of the Kardashians’ arsenal to ensure that their threat is minimised while they continue to take over the world
The Independent, 22 August 2022
What's missing from Euros 2022? Intimate details of the boyfriends and partners
The i Newspaper (online), 30 July 2022
We've had WAGs, so where are the BAPs?
Changes in Vatican Not Fast Enough
The i Paper (print), 18 July 2022
What Does Coverage of the Lionesses Lack? Classist Judgement of Their Partners
Where Are The Grainy Pap Snaps of Boyfriends Poolside in Budgie Smugglers?
The i Newspaper (Print), 30 July 2022
If the Pope wants gender equality in the Vatican he’s going to have to make radical changes – and fast
Small Structural Changes May Not Be Enough
The i Paper (online), 17 July 2022
My experience of Rotherham shows the real problem isn’t brown men, it’s how we treat working-class girls
The New Statesman, 27 June 2022
Stop dog-whistling about Pakistani men on the pretext of caring about poor schoolgirls.
The Bible is Being Weaponised in Abortion Struggle
The i Paper (print), 28 June 2022
It's Not Accurate To Say That God Is 'Pro-life' Or 'Anti-abortion'
Republicans Should Be Careful: The Bible Has Precious Little To Say About Abortion
The i Paper (online), 28 June 2022
As an academic specialising i the Bible in contemporary culture, I was puzzled - and troubled - to see the biblical text employed to support anti-abortion laws and rhetoric
Roe Overturned Isn’t a Victory For Life - It Spells Death For Women
Our lives and health are collateral damage. Unnecessary maternal mortality seems to be the order of the day in the US Supreme Court
The Independent, 24 June 2022
How Can Heard 'Move On' When the Hatred Continues?
The i Paper, 17 June 2022 (Print)
Is the Vilification of One Woman Striking a Blow for Male Victims?
Amber Heard has shown astonishing fortitude and she won’t be silenced
The i Paper, 15 June 2022
This week, NBC broadcast Heard’s first interview since the trial verdict
The Depp v Heard Ducking Stool
i Newspaper, 3 June 2022 (Print)
Verdicts Showed in Real Time What Happens When Women Speak Out
Johnny Depp’s victory in the Amber Heard trial is a loss for domestic violence victims everywhere
i, 2 June 2022
Who would want to report intimate partner violence knowing what we now know about the treatment of Heard before a verdict was even reached?
Why does the internet hate Amber Heard more than Putin?
The Independent, 27 May 2022
War criminals guilty of atrocities don’t get as much vitriol as she does
The i Newspaper, 18 May 2022
This trial illuminates our darkest attitudes towards women
Jordan Peterson’s tweet about ‘authoritarian tolerance’ was a huge self-own
The Independent, 17 May 2022
The notorious right-wing internet celeb and academic is now the arbiter of women’s beauty, apparently
Depp vs Heard is holding a mirror up to society – and the reflection isn't pretty
The i Newspaper, 17 May 2022
This trial illuminates our darkest attitudes to women, particularly those who allege domestic and sexual abuse against men
Will Everyone Please Stop Talking About Peter Andre’s Penis
The Independent, 11 May 2022
Why are we still perpetuating this noxious, sexist idea that the size of a man’s penis bears any relation to their perceived masculinity?
The ‘Wagatha Christie’ Trial Has Started and It’s Already Screamingly Sexist
The Independent, 10 May 2022
The ‘WAG’ label, referring to the wives and girlfriends of famous sportsmen, erases women’s identity beyond that of their male romantic partner
What Have We Learnt From #MeToo? Depp vs Heard Holds the Answer
The Independent, 8 May 2022
#MeToo was supposed to herald a new age with increased understanding of the dynamics of abusive relationships and the maltreatment of survivors of sexual violence