The Machiavellian Genius of Dark Femininity

The Machiavellian Genius of Dark Femininity

When I set up Act Against Bullying in 2000 it was commonly believed that women didn’t bully.  That was a boys thing.  Research into the motivations of girl gangs and female criminology only began in the 1980s as women’s social behaviour changed. Chicken or egg? ...
Why Feminism Must Not Forget The Other Side

Why Feminism Must Not Forget The Other Side

Feminism has achieved a lot a good things for girls. It’s gone far beyond just getting the vote and property rights. Women now outnumber men in the UK almost two-thirds of degree subjects, and, according to university admissions service UCAS, the gender gap in British...
This epidemic of sexual bullying needs to be stopped

This epidemic of sexual bullying needs to be stopped

First published on Conservative Home on May 2nd 2016 In September last year, it was revealed that there were 5,500 sexual offences recorded in UK schools between 2011 and 2014. Within these figures, there were 4,000 alleged physical sexual assaults and more than 600...

Why Kindness and Politics Don’t Mix

First published on Conservative Home on October 15th 2015 Is Jeremy Corbyn’s pledge to put kindness back into British politics a helpful act or just a baseless ploy? On November 13th 2010 I launched Kindness Day UK on BBC Breakfast. World Kindness Day had been...