Equality

The rise of the pluto-meritocracy

5 June 2021 9:00 am

Meritocracy, a word coined by my father, gets a bad press these days. Two recent books — The Meritocracy Trap…

Selling the family home to pay for care is not an injustice

15 May 2021 9:00 am

There’s nothing unjust about selling the family house to pay for care

Letters: The veiled elitism of social mobility

1 May 2021 9:00 am

Levelling up Sir: In making the case for social mobility, Lee Cain unwittingly endorses the classism he hopes to fight…

The problem with ‘role models’

24 April 2021 9:00 am

Who needs role models anyway?

Westminster and the truth about the class ceiling

24 April 2021 9:00 am

Social mobility is more urgently needed than ever

Tony Sewell’s race report critics are guilty of gaslighting

4 April 2021 8:07 pm

The Sewell Report on Race and Ethnic Disparities is courageous, thoughtful and measured. Its relative optimism has triggered a torrent…

An open letter to my golf club

20 March 2021 9:00 am

An open letter to my golf club

Confessions of a lifelong bitch

13 March 2021 9:00 am

The return of the bitch is long overdue

Beware the linguistic Trojan horse

27 February 2021 9:00 am

It’s the bane of many an author these days: those newspaper-filler Q&As. One I recently filled out included the question:…

The secret code of the ruling class

27 February 2021 9:00 am

I naively hoped that last year’s statement by the Equalities Minister explaining why unconscious bias training was being phased out…

No one wins in the race race

12 December 2020 9:00 am

After the explosion of international self-abasement over George Floyd’s killing in Minneapolis, much theatrical soul-searching ensued. So your basic man…

The battle for Eton’s soul

5 December 2020 9:00 am

When trying to get my head around the row that has engulfed Eton College in the past two weeks I…

The ‘anti-racism’ movement is sowing deeper divisions

5 December 2020 9:00 am

Why the ‘anti-racism’ movement is dangerous

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Kamala Harris vs James Madison

3 November 2020 1:51 am

If Joe Biden loses the presidential election tomorrow, he will not have any shortage of people to blame. The first…

Let men have their boys’ clubs

3 October 2020 9:00 am

There’s nothing wrong with men-only clubs

The lost boys: the white working class is being left behind

18 July 2020 9:00 am

Britain’s forgotten demographic

What makes Thomas Piketty so sure he can save the world?

28 March 2020 9:00 am

The French economist, statistician and polymath Thomas Piketty sprang to fame in 2013 with a daunting tome, Capital in the…

Never mind the numbers – the boardroom gender battle has barely begun

15 February 2020 9:00 am

It’s the way the world’s going, but still it looks quite impressive that the number of women directors of FTSE100…

Universities don’t need to be lectured about racism

2 November 2019 9:00 am

I’ve been contacted by a professor at a leading Russell Group university who is worried about the spread of progressive…

Is anything creepier than a ‘male feminist’?

27 April 2019 9:00 am

Over a drink recently I sat next to a man who announced, barely before he’d taken his first sip, that…

Life is tough at the bottom of the equality heap

18 November 2017 9:00 am

The incident I am about to recount I make no judgment about, other than that I believe it tells us…

Feminism is over, the battle is won. Time to move on

24 October 2015 9:00 am

Victory has left 21st-century feminists in a morass of social-media sniping

Women’s issues are for everyone now, not just feminists

24 October 2015 9:00 am

‘Women’s issues’ are for everyone. So feminism is obsolete

The best thing about Harry G. Frankfurt’s On Inequality is the paper

17 October 2015 8:00 am

Ten years ago, a philosophy professor at Princeton wrote a book with a provocative, slightly indecent title. It was a…