Joanna Williams


Dr Joanna Williams is an author, academic and the education editor of Spiked. Joanna’s latest book is Women Vs Feminism: Why we all need liberating from the gender wars (Emerald, 2017). She talks about it here.

Joanna is also the author of Academic Freedom in an Age of Conformity (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) which she talks about here and Consuming Higher Education Why Learning Can’t Be Bought (Bloomsbury, 2012). She co-edited  Why Academic Freedom Matters (Civitas, 2016).

Joanna writes and speaks about feminism, academic freedom and education. Her writing has been published everywhere from The Times Higher Education to Early Years Educator; from the Telegraph to the Erotic Review. Please support my work.

Women vs Feminism


Claire Fox:

“For those of us who’ve been involved in fighting for women’s liberation for years, it has been tragic to watch contemporary feminism become the enemy of freedom. Do not despair. Joanna Williams’s wonderful book not only uses erudition, philosophy and polemics to explain how on earth this betrayal has happened but more importantly it is a bravura clarion call urging women to throw off the shackles of hapless victimhood and instead take control of their destiny. I loved every word.”

Christina Hoff Sommers:

“Women vs Feminism is a superb exposé of today’s victim feminism. It tells the story of how a once valiant movement for equality and freedom devolved into a male-bashing grievance-fest. This meticulously researched book will drive the gender activists crazy–and delight those who care about truth, rules of evidence, and genuine liberation.”

Feminism today does women no favours and it’s time we were all liberated from the gender wars.

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Press coverage and reviews.

Latest articles

The TelegraphThanks to our obsession with consent, granny can’t grab a hug

The SunFeminists used to fight for women’s rights… now they’re putting darts girls out of a job – but applauding naked women in Vogue

The American Conservative, #MeToo in an age of heterophobia

The Telegraph, Older feminists aren’t lobotomised – today’s young women should show respect

Spiked, Why men are being wrongly accused of rape

New York Daily NewsThe accusation against Aziz Ansari is a step backward for feminism

Spiked, How feminism became a rich woman’s racket

SpectatorThe ‘new suffragettes’ are nothing of the sort



In the news

CBC Radio, Canada, ‘It concerns me greatly’: Have #MeToo and modern feminism gone too far?

BBC News, On political sex claims

Channel 4 News, Sexual harassment debate

Roundtable: Is the Harvey Weinstein scandal a tipping point?

Zoomer Radio, Me Too and the problem with victim feminism

Sky News, Paper Review

Sky News, Free speech on campus

BBC 1, Sunday Morning Live, Do schools encroach upon the role of parents?