Issue 1379

03 May 2021
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About this issue: Overview

Sphere of influence
Sexual violence in schools has hit the headlines recently. One of its causes, believes Laura Bates, is boys’ exposure to the manosphere, an online pit of misogyny. The writer and campaigner tells Antonia Charlesworth that this is a process of radicalisation similar to the grooming of terrorists.

Glimpse of the disappeared
Under a Buenos Aires motorway lies the site of a notorious detention centre where opponents of the Argentinian dictatorship were tortured in the 1970s. Luz Ailín Báez speaks to the archaeologists finding evidence to complete gaps in the historical account of the regime and to bring justice for the victims.

The least painful route
Former champion Chris Boardman tells Gerry Corner that the boost lockdown gave to cycling must be sustained – but admits his own relationship with the two-wheeled pursuit wasn’t always straightforward.

News, arts and entertainment, Esther Rantzen’s letter to her younger self, crossword, Sudoku and more.