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Standard Issue: For women. By women. About everything.

In September, 2014, Standard Issue launched as a smart and witty online magazine for women by women, covering everything that interests women – ie everything. No celebrity tittle tattle, no photoshopping, no calorie counting, no cellulite circling. Just honest, good, interesting and funny writing from a bunch of cracking broads.

We created something absolutely excellent. And vital. A women’s magazine that didn’t pander to society’s narrow definition of what women are interested in. What we didn’t make was anywhere near enough money and so the decision was made to cut our cloth accordingly.

Standard Issue is now a smart, funny magazine-style podcast for women by women: same great content; different platform. There’ll continue to be a mix of news, opinions, life stories and entertainment, all from a female perspective straight into your ears.

Standard Issue will never tell you who to be, what to wear or how to look. We believe that every woman should feel empowered to simply be herself.

An archive of more than 3000 articles is yours to rummage in. Fill your boots.


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Standard Issue Events

In Conversation with Standard Issue
February 14, 2019

King’s Place, London

Join Standard Issue alongside guests broadcaster and journalist Clare Balding and comedian and writer Sara Pascoe, chatting about funnies, feminism and more.

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In Conversation with Standard Issue at Podfest Birmingham
March 24, 2019

Town Hall, Birmingham

Join the Standard Issue team as they bring their regular gigcast to Podfest Birmingham, with Jess Phillips* and other special guests from the worlds of comedy, media and politics, chatting feminism, funnies and more.

*Lineup subject to change.

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