21 female political leaders you need to know about: Part two

It’s been sixty-one years since the UN Convention on the Political Rights of Women, came into effect, yet only 21.9% of national parliamentarians worldwide right now are female. Sure, it’s a vast improvement on figures in the very recent past, but it’s still less than half of what we need to be.

21 female political leaders you need to know about: Part one

Although it’s been sixty-one years since the UN Convention on the Political Rights of Women came into effect, and although, as of 2015, the Convention has 123 state parties (including Palestine), the political landscape is still almost entirely male-dominated. In fact, only 21.9% of national parliamentarians worldwide right now are female politicians.

Folk of Genius: The 5 unusual habits of Ernest Hemingway

New studies show that both creativity and eccentricity may be the result of genetic variations that increase the brain’s ability to filter out useless distractions and just get on with it. Well, Papa certainly got on with it – but just how peculiar was he?