08/07/2013 11:42 BST | Updated 09/07/2013 11:34 BST

Boris Johnson Gives His Opinion On Why Women Go To Uni.. So Tell Us Yours

Boris Johnson: Women Go To University To Find Men To Marry.. Why Did You Go?

UPDATE: Politicians have called Boris Johnson "nasty and divisive" after sexist comments he made in 2007 re-emerged. In a newspaper column, he said female graduates were to blame for rising house prices and children of working women are more likely to "mug you on the street".

Boris Johnson has suggested women enrol in university to find a husband, prompting a furious backlash against his sexist comments.

The faux pas happened at the launch of the World Islamic Economic Forum last week, where the Mayor of London spoke alongside the Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.

Razak recited a statistic he had been told by his officials - where 68% of the latest university intake in his country would be women - to which Boris quipped: "They’ve got to find men to marry."

On the recording, taken by blogger Adam Bienkov, laughter was heard following the comment.

We thought we'd ask our readers why they went to university... and it certainly wasn't to find a husband.