On that Lewis Hamilton ‘Gender Shaming Video’
You may remember Lewis Hamilton posting a 12 second video of himself teasing his nephew about ‘wearing a princess dress’ at Christmas, basically telling him that ‘boys don’t wear princess dresses’. And he got a lot of stick about ‘gender shaming his nephew from the liberal and trans community, so much in fact that he…
Social Class and Inequality Visualizations
Here a few visual updates and links which highlight the extent of class inequality in the UK today… 1. In Education… 3 year olds from the richest fifth of households are twice as likely to be ‘school ready’ than 3 year olds from the poorest fifth of households 2, by health – This is a…
Return to Eden and Eden Lost – A Case Study in Problematic Masculinity?
Starting in Spring 2016, Channel 4’s ‘Return to Eden’ was a year long social experiment in which 23 people moved to Inverness-shire in the Scottish Highlands – their mission – to form a community and survive for one year. The experiment was a somewhat artificial community-experiment – in that the people were selected by the…
The Human Development Index
The United Nations uses The Human Development Index (HDI) as a summary measure for assessing long-term progress in three basic dimensions of human development: a long and healthy life, access to knowledge and a decent standard of living. It provides a useful ‘snap-shot’ of a country’s economic and social development. HDI Scores in 2020 Dark…
Cultural Capital and Educational Achievement
cultural capital is the skills, knowledge and values possessed by the middle class which give their children an advantage in education compared to the working classes.