The first and most obvious point to make is that the most prominent present leaders of the Populists are all women, and have been so since the first decade of the century. That was the time when women first began to come to the fore in left-wing politics, and, as one would expect, their first essay was in the romantic style that suits them best. That generation of malcontents returned home and many of them are now the respected wives of some of the leading scientists. Astringency has been added to the debate, first, by the 'impoverishment' of women, and second, by the eugenic campaign. Professor Eagle and his collaborators were really saying, to begin with, that before choosing their marriage partners people should consult the intelligence register. The fact is that every advance towards equality of opportunity creates resistance to going any further.