Zoe Williams

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Full name: Zoe Williams

Area of interest: Society, culture, politics

Journals/Organisation: The Guardian

Email: mszoewilliams@yahoo.co.uk

Personal website:

Website: http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/zoewilliams

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Networks: https://twitter.com/#!/zoesqwilliams

Biography:

About: http://www.clivejames.com/articles/zoe-williams - CliveJames.com biography

Education: Lincoln College, Oxford: Modern History

Career: Previously wrote on entertainmant for the London Evening Standard

Current position/role: The Guardian: Columnist and feature writer and interviewer (as well as her regular Wednesday column she writes the 'Ant-natal' column and 'Radio Head' column on a Friday, and also contributes occasional comment and features in the Food & Drink and Fashion & Beauty sections)

  • also writes/has written for: New Statesman, Marie Claire, Now Magazine, First, Radio Times, Grazia

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Other activities: Supporter of the British Humanist Association (Wiki info)

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Awards/Honours: Nominated for Journalist of the Year in the Stonewall Awards, 2007

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The Guardian:

Column name:

Remit/Info: Observations on modern culture, society and politics from a 'humanist' standpoint

Section: Comment & debate

Role: Columnist

Pen-name:

Email: mszoewilliams@yahoo.co.uk

Website: http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/zoewilliams

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Day published: Wednesday

Regularity: Weekly

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Articles: 2008

  • Straw's vest is full of holes - Making offenders wear tabards is proving petty and unworkable. Let the justice minister try one - 1st January 2009
  • Matron Branson - How ludicrous for the Virgin boss to upbraid the NHS. Just imagine if his lot managed hospitals - 24th December 2008
  • The thought that counts - Christmas gifts are about fixing a set cash value on relationships. With prices in flux, best buy a goat - 17th December 2008
  • Bagpuss was a Miaoist - If Oliver Postgate's works sang with leftwing ideals, most children's TV has a go at spreading fairness - 10th December 2008
  • Power to the people - Still not joined any Facebook groups? Don't even know what they are? Maybe it's time you did, because these online armies seem to have a hand in every major news story - 5th December 2008
  • The useful Mr Woolas - The minister's bungling reveals him to be what Labour needs: someone to take the Prescott role - 3rd December 2008
  • Pro-choice taboo - It doesn't make you a eugenicist to speak up for the right to abort a foetus that may have Down's - 26th November 2008
  • Defiance of gravity - We know it takes toil to get fit, and yet the idea of upside-down yoga just seems too good to miss - 19th November 2008
  • Turned off by tart-lit - Cute terminology and Belle de Jour ethics can't disguise the violence that fuels the sex industry - 13th November 2008
  • The point about tipping - Restaurants should be forced to pass on their service charges to staff, or at least pay them more - 5th November 2008
  • Getting the kids in shape - If 10-year-olds fixated on body image worry us, we need to address the adult culture they grow up in - 29th October 2008
  • Old lady Madonna - Even veteran pop icons can't avoid the usual stereotypes and slurs aimed at ageing women - 23rd October 2008
  • The blush of youth - Squirming adolescent embarrassment is down to brain function - and it's probably just as well - 1st October 2008
  • There's no reason why the left can't have manners too - Etiquette is not simply an accessory of the rich, used to reinforce the status quo, but makes up the very fabric of society - 24th September 2008
  • Blinded by the stripes - Fashion Week shines a light on a uniquely bizarre industry that defies the basic rules of commerce - 17th September 2008
  • Pity the family, the horses if we must. But not the killer - As the fire in Shropshire shows, we persist in investing some kind of noble intent in men who murder their families - 3rd September 2008
  • Saying the unsayable - Second-youth rebels like Paxman and Shriver always bottle it when it comes to genuine taboos - 27th August 2008
  • 'There is nothing so disastrous I won't eat it' - 21st August 2008
  • Go on boys, take it outside - US presidential debates promote the most crass politics. We might as well have them here too - 20th August 2008
  • Victimhood isn't a matter of degree for others to dictate - If alcohol has made women vulnerable to crime, does it follow that the elderly or weak are equally culpable? - 13th August 2008
  • Men under siege? A sense of proportion, people, please - Michael Vaughan's tears portend no crisis in masculinity. This fuss is just a distraction from the real concern: fairness - 6th August 2008
  • Have we fallen out of love with our pets? - Cruelty to animals is on the rise, says the RSPCA — and our affluent, throwaway society is to blame. That, and the fact that both men and women now buy pets to parade their own hyper-sexuality - 31st July 2008
  • Your number is up, Carol - She has profited from red-toothed capitalism so Vorderman should now accept its crueller side - 30th July 2008
  • A modern mystery -The John Darwin canoe disappearance - 25th July 2008
  • The mother of all celebrity news - Motherhood closes down a celebrity's possibilities, yokes her back to the earth, makes you think of incontinence - 24th July 2008
  • A dog is not a weapon - Cynophobia is irrational. But if you worry a canine might take your hand off, check the owner first - 23rd July 2008
  • The chavs and the chav-nots - Yes, it's a hideous word, born of snobbery. But demands to ban the term just give it more power - 16th July 2008
  • Double trouble - Gordon Brown says he identifies with Heathcliff, the brooding romantic hero from Wuthering Heights. But which literary figures do his political peers most resemble? - 11th July 2008
  • Bored to tears - A blubbing bishop is too good to ignore, especially when most of what goes on at such things is so dull - 9th July 2008
  • Lessons for the godless - Fulminating against faith schools is pointless. Far better to identify the real reasons for their success - 3rd July 2008
  • Outraged, but lazy - When it comes to complaining, we lefties are put to shame by a vocal homophobic few - 25th June 2008
  • Persaud's disorder - As the doctor's case shows, honesty only exists when in balance with the fear of discovery - 20th June 2008
  • The names of the fathers - All this proposed law over birth certificates will do is make hard-pressed mothers feel miserable - 11th June 2008
  • Margaret Thatcher a style icon? Do me a favour - 5th June 2008
  • Let's face the music - It may be bloc voting, but the UK's disastrous score at Eurovision is a chilling sign that nobody likes us - 28th May 2008
  • Generation excess - The popularity of social networking means it will cease to matter whether the young value privacy - 21st May 2008
  • Rock Hudson no more - Celebrities are now so similar that any debate about their sexuality is largely beside the point - 14th May 2008
  • Fact, fiction and foetuses - A campaign to reduce the late-term abortion limit insults women - and the intelligence of us all - 7th May 2008
  • Be afraid. Be very afraid - Unbelievable as it may seem, Boris Johnson has a real chance of being elected London mayor today. Zoe Williams and other Londoners imagine what it would be like if this bigoted, lying, Old Etonian buffoon got his hands on our diverse and liberal capital - 1st May 2008
  • Storm in a teen cup -Miley Cyrus has no need to apologise for her Vanity Fair pose as it's essentially meaningless - 30th April 2008
  • Lapdancing's naked truths - It is a nonsense to deny there is a link between legal clubs and the sex industry's murkier side - 23rd April 2008
  • Eco-mom: here to save the world! - Middle-class mothers in the US are embracing environmental activism. But, says Zoe Williams, they have some pretty strange ideas about what it actually involves - 17th April 2008
  • Muddied sentiments - Glastonbury isn't about hippy ideals or guitar bands, so why make a big fuss over hip-hop? - 16th april 2008
  • Bulletproof but loaded - The prejudice masked in the word 'hoodie' is more sinister than the new protective top on sale - 9th April 2008
  • A very liberal lover - Nick Clegg's reply to the bedpost question should work in his favour. Shame about the mental imagery - 2nd April 2008
  • The boom in breast implants is less about male approval than the supremacy of the market - 26th March 2008
  • Cherchez la femme - In the popular imagination, French women are independent and yet sublimely feminine. And those in public life - from Sarkozy's new first lady to his socialist rival - reinforce the image. But there are good reasons why British women shouldn't aspire to be French - 25th March 2008
  • Food fixation is the real enemy - not Fray Bentos - If the outrage caused by Delia's tinned mince teaches us one thing, it is that we can think too much about what we eat - 19th March 2008
  • This po-faced rectitude - Creating a taboo around the word 'gay' does not stamp out its insulting usage in the classroom - 12th March 2008
  • 'Sorry, I binge responsibly - For all the piety and 24-hour licensing debates, booze culture is beyond government control - 5th March 2008
  • Off message on maternity - You just can't blame the NHS midwife shortage on mothers being too fat, too old or too feckless - 27th February 2008
  • A blow to equality - The Mills-McCartney case illustrates why a 50:50 divorce split isn't always best for women generally - 20th February 2008
  • The wheel of generosity - Clunky bikes and stiff deposits that will deter many seem a funny way to start a cycling scheme - 13th February 2008
  • Sermon for a carbon fast - The church should keep up its climate preaching. It is taken more seriously than politicians or media - 6th February 2008
  • Myths of the coping class - This voguish melodrama might abate when we realise that absurd house prices don't make us rich - 30th January 2008
  • Scrambled thinking - This cookery initiative reveals the gap between what is taught and what we expect of children - 23rd January 2008
  • Jamie's fowl sanctimony - Chef-polemicists should work on changing the law, instead of preaching to the less well-off - 16th January 2008
  • Writers can't carry it alone - The right to strike may be eroding to the point where only non-essential workers are allowed do it - 9th January 2008
  • The secret of getting on with your ex - 2nd January 2008

The Guardian:

Column name: 'Radio Head'

Remit/Info: "A critical ear on the aural gems of the last seven days"

Section: TV & radio

Role: Columnist

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Email: mszoewilliams@yahoo.co.uk

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Website: http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/series/radiohead

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Day published: Wednesday

Regularity: Weekly

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Articles: 2009

Articles: 2008

The Guardian:

Column name: 'Antinatal' *this column ended 9th Oct 2009*

Remit/Info: "Charts the trials and tribulations of first-time motherhood"

Section: G2: Comment & features

Role: Columnist

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Email: mszoewilliams@yahoo.co.uk

Personal website:

Website: http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/series/antinatalseries

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Day published: Friday

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