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Hello! I’m Helen Lewis, a staff writer at the Atlantic, former deputy editor of the New Statesman, and the author of Difficult Women: A History of Feminism in 11 Fights. I’ve been writing a regular newsletter for four a million years now, as a way of collecting links, testing pet theories and passing on fascinating stories.

The Bluestocking is a free, weekly email with only occasional gratuitous plugs for my book. My interests include history, psychology, feminism and media criticism, and often I can’t help myself writing about the culture wars.

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Helen Lewis
Author of Difficult Women: A History of Feminism in 11 Fights.