‘A ball pen essentially for women!’ This is (somewhat incredibly) the tagline of Bic For Her, a range of biro pens that – despite the widespread online ridicule maker Bic came under for its heavy gender branding – are still marketed as being for women only. The Amazon reviews for the Bic For Her range of […]

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has this week launched his latest public health campaign aimed – rather brilliantly – at improving the self-esteem of girls and young women living in the city. Just as Bloomberg and his team have previously taken on big tobacco firms and drinks manufacturers, this time their target is the […]

2013 has sadly seen the media alight with stories of teenage rape victims (and in some cases perpetrators). From the Steubenville rape case to the heartbreaking suicides of young Canadian rape victim Rehtaeh Parsons and fourteen year old American Cherice Moralez. Whilst I would usually steer clear of grouping such cases together, each of these […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]