UKIP Treasurer: ‘Women Hold Themselves Back’

In the current economic climate (somewhat troubled to say the least), I think it would be fair to say that this summer’s graduates – both male and female – will be pretty concerned with finding that elusive first job. Indeed, Twitter seems confirm this – even a cursory glance at the feeds of new graduates suggests multiple job interviews in the quest to secure gainful employment, with the longer-term career path taking somewhat of a back seat for the time... Read More

Summer 2013: A Season of Musical Misogyny

As the evenings draw in, the inevitable rain appears and mornings become darker, the country seems to be reflecting back on the summer of 2013. This summer will not only be remembered for the actual appearance of the sun, it will also be remembered for the return of the Rolling Stones, the birth of the future King George and – somewhat unfortunately – the inescapable tones of Robin Thicke. Thicke’s hit track Blurred Lines was a major talking point this summer.... Read More

‘I Am Chelsea Manning’

Last week saw the incarceration of one of the most important whisle blowers in modern history. Bradley Manning released thousands of US documents which detailed a number of injustices within the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, as well as a number of US secrets which did not show the country to be the democratic power it claims to be. The released documents contained evidence of serious war crimes including groups of American servicemen torturing Iraqi prisoners, as well as the famous... Read More

Does Intelligence Affect the Desire to Procreate?

According to controversial London School of Economics researcher Satoshi Kanazawa, a woman’s desire to reproduce correlates directly – and negatively – with her intelligence. Kanazawa initially suggested this theory in his 2012 book The Intelligence Paradox: Why the Intelligent Choice isn’t Always the Smart One, suggesting that for every extra 15 IQ points a woman possesses, she is 25% less likely to want to have children. For an academic working at one... Read More