Helen Lewis Bio, Age, Husband, Net Worth, Feminism, Book, Guardian

Helen Lewis Biography

Helen Lewis is a British journalist and The Atlantic staff writer. She was the New Statesman’s former deputy editor and has also written for The Guardian and The Sunday Times.


How old is Helen Lewis? – Age

She is 38 years old as of 2021. She was born in the United Kingdom.

Helen Lewis Family – Wife

In 2015, Lewis married Guardian journalist Jonathan Haynes. She previously married in 2010 and divorced in 2013, claiming that she fell in love with someone else during their marriage.

Helen Lewis Net Worth

She has an estimated net worth of $2 Million.

Helen Lewis Difficult Women

Difficult Women: A History of Feminism in 11 Fights, a history of the battles for women’s rights, was published on February 27, 2020, by Jonathan Cape. It contends that feminism was successful because of complex women who clashed with one another while fighting for equal rights. Difficult Women was named one of the New Statesman’s “Books to Read in 2020,” as well as one of the Observer’s “Non-fiction Books to Look Out for in 2020.”

Helen Lewis Gender Self-Identification

In November 2020, Ubisoft removed two in-game podcasts featuring Lewis from Watch Dogs: Legion. Lewis expressed her concerns in July 2017 that gender self-identification would make rape shelters unsafe for women and lead to an increase in sexual assaults. “Who would challenge someone with a beard exposing their penis in a women’s changing room in this climate?” she wondered.

Helen Lewis Feminism

Lewis was named deputy editor of the New Statesman in May 2012, after serving as an assistant editor since 2010. Lewis coined the amusing Lewis’s Law in 2012: “the comments on any article about feminism justify feminism.” She has written about online harassment and trolling of women. She has been a member of the staff since July 2019. She has been a staff writer at The Atlantic since July 2019. Lewis appeared on BBC’s Have I Got News for You in November 2019, April 2020, October 2020, and April 2021.

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Helen Lewis Guardian – Career

Lewis was educated privately at the independent St Mary’s School in Worcester before studying English at St Peter’s College, Oxford. She went on to earn a post-graduate diploma in newspaper journalism from City University in London after graduating. She was then accepted into the Daily Mail’s trainee sub-editors program, where she worked for a few years before moving on to the team in charge of commissioning features for the paper. She was named the Women in the Humanities Honorary Writing Fellow at Oxford University for 2018/2019, and she is now[when?] a member of the Reuters Institute for Journalism at Oxford University’s steering committee.

Lewis ran Schmooze and Booze, a networking event open to all young journalists, for five years beginning in August 2006, with events held every other month in a central London pub. Lewis observed in 2007 that older coworkers who had known each other for a long time seemed to know each other, whereas her contemporaries did not.