I was recently leafing through one of the most up-to-date GCSE Biology guides. In the section devoted to nutrition it outlines brief reasons for the obesity epidemic in the UK. Along with a poorly balanced diet with too much fat and insufficient exercise, the guide lists ‘poor body image – especially amongst girls’. This piece of feminist dogma, the result of advocacy research, is presented as a hard scientific fact in a revision guide for the national biology exam taken by 16 year olds in the UK.
The same day I saw the following YouTube video in my Facebook feed – a short satirical take on the politically correct culture that has taken over Academia and increasingly the school system. It was created by a young Australian comedian over a year ago but seems to have only recently gone viral on Facebook. It’s quite brilliant.