Off the back of Donald Trump’s comments about sexual assault and Michelle Obama’s response to them, I was invited to take part in a debate about the extent of and solutions to gender inequality for BBC Ulster. You can listen below: … Read More
Below you can listen to a debate Peninah Thomson (CEO of the Mentoring Foundation) and I took part in for Radio 4’s ‘Woman’s Hour’, on whether feminism has focussed too much on women at the top and not enough on those really struggling. … Read More
Be it no-platform policies, controversial leadership or moral panics about their behaviour, students have a way of dominating the news. Are they too precious and mollycoddled? Are they drinking too much, or not enough? Do they represent the end of free speech as we know it?
They’re grouped together as a homogenous monolith, but ‘students’ are, by their very nature, transient. Classes change every year, obviously. And for all the time freshers week leaflets spend on baked bean and beer gags, those with the most at stake in debates around so-called student culture might just be the people we’ve heard from least. … Read More
What would you do with £119,000? It’s a nice problem to have, but not one the majority of us will ever have to grapple with, given that the average UK income is £26,500.
The £119,000 threshold is what it takes to become one of the UK’s super-rich, the top 1% of earners in the country. They are concentrated in sectors such as finance and business, and between them they are worth more than £250bn to the UK’s economy. It also just so happens that only one in five of them are women, according to new research released by the LSE. … Read More