Catherine Hakim Several factors give women the edge in comparisons of sex appeal and erotic power : the huge male sex deficit, especially among older people; the fact that women take more trouble with their appearance, and work harder at social skills and emotional intelligence. We explore the consequences, in the increasingly sexualized cultures of western society.
The HowTheLightGetsIn festival was a magical ten days. It brought together philosophers, writers, academics and musicians for thought-provoking interdisciplinary debate, incisive talks and infectiously danceable music. Visitors were challenged by the likes of Mary Midgley, Raymond Tallis, Michele le Doeuff, Will Hutton, Roger Penrose, Philip Blond, Jesse Norman, Mary Warnock, Helena Kennedy, Zygmunt Bauman, Bonnie Greer, Frank Furedi and many, many more. Check out our video highlights here. The festival showed us that consensus across political divides is possible, that science isn’t infallible, that celebrity is out and debate is in.