Helen Lewis

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At a time when politics can seem mean, small and polarised, it's important to remember that the right campaign can change the world.


Helen Lewis joined the New Statesman as assistant editor in 2010, and was promoted to deputy editor two years later. She writes on politics in all its forms, and is a regular panellist on the BBC's Sunday Politics, News Quiz and Week in Westminster. She is writing her first book, on the history of feminism. 

A woman who has inspired me

"The history of men's opposition to women's emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself.” - Virginia Woolf, A Room Of One's Own

My words to share with others

"The comments on any article about feminism justify feminism" - Lewis's Law

My proudest achievement

Madeleine Albright once said that there was a special place in hell for women who don't help other women, so I am most proud of the female writers I've discovered and championed, and of all the brilliant women I've met through feminist campaigning.

My thoughts on feminism and women’s suffrage

For me, suffrage still has a key role to play for all women and girls.