UK Sexism

NHS Boss Suggests Men Have Shorter Life Expectancies Because Women ‘Nag Them To Death’

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK

An NHS boss has apologised after suggesting men do not live as long as women because they are “nagged to death” by their wives. Sir Andrew Morris,...

This 'Patronising' Pink 'Beer For Her' Did Not Go Down Well On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

From Bic pens to razors, retailers have come under fire for creating pink products “just for women” time and time again. But it seems they haven...

Subtle Sexism

Georgia Handley | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Georgia Handley

I was at my daughter's nursery graduation recently (yes, they have those now), there was a man in his 50s hired as a party entertainer (let's call him Mr E) for the children. Now, I'm almost certain that he didn't intend to be sexist, but sexist he was.

Sexist Ads Harm People Of Every Gender. Of Course They Should Be Banned

Amelia Womack | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Politics
Amelia Womack

The social, emotional and economic damage tied to gender stereotyping, objectification and unrealistic bodies in advertising is clear. Evidence from academics and public opinion research included in the report all reached the same conclusion.

Even A Woman

Jess Phillips | Posted 16.07.2017 | UK Politics
Jess Phillips

Because politics is so very predictable (and in fact not funny at all) I can already hear the PMQs exchange that with ensue. No doubt they will wheel out Theresa May to remind everyone that because she is a woman the Tories are better so na nah nah nah na. Sadly for the Tories having a woman PM seems to be the end goal rather than the thing that could be beginning of the change. The end goal is not a woman in the top job, the end goal is that all women get to progress.

8 Times Andy Murray Called Out Sexism (And Secured Himself As A Feminist Hero)

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Andy Murray may have crashed out of Wimbledon in a shock quarter-final, but he still proved himself a hero in many people’s eyes. In a post-match pr...

Serena Williams Has A Lot Of Time For Andy Murray After He Called Out Casual Sexism

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Andy Murray won a lot of fans when he called out casual sexism at Wimbledon - and Serena Williams is one of them. Earlier this week, Murray interrupte...

In Defence Of TfL's New Gender-Neutral Announcements

Will Nicholl | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Will Nicholl

We should embrace this decision by TfL not because it doesn't hurt anyone but improves the lives of a few, but because it is the beginning of a positive process that will improve the lives of us all. Deconstructing gender norms is the first step towards accepting rather than tolerating the transgender community, breaking the glass ceiling, and encouraging men and boys suffering from depression to seek help.

Women's Tennis Association Asks Fans To Vote For 'Best Dressed' Female Player, Gets Served

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Less than 24 hours after Andy Murray was praised for calling out a reporter for overlooking female tennis players, another sexism row has kicked off a...

Women Reveal The Aspects Of Their Lives Most Men Are Unaware Of

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Women on Reddit have been sharing the highs and lows of daily life that they believe most men are unaware of. While some of the responses are humorous...

Men Are Not The Enemy

Naomi Cooper | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Naomi Cooper

When we talk of men in dismissive, insulting tones, we lose our own battle to achieve equality. When men attempt to join in a conversation, they mustn't be silenced on account of the behaviour of men several generations before them.

'Highly Sexualised' Femfresh Shaving Advert Banned For 'Objectifying Women'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A Femfresh advert for bikini line shaving products has been banned for portraying women in an overly sexualised way. The advert showed women dancing a...

The Sunday Times Called Olympic Gold Medalist Laura Kenny ‘Jason’s Pregnant Wife’ And People Are Fuming

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Being referred to as “the missus”, whether you’re in a longterm relationship or actually married, is annoying as hell. Among friends, it ignores...

Man Nails Why Guys Need To Stop Joking About The 'Friend Zone'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Joking about being relegated to the “friend zone” may feel harmless, but it can actually be pretty offensive. A writer has schooled the internet o...

Woman Claims She Was Kicked Out Of Swimming Pool For Wearing This Swimsuit

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A woman claims she was asked to leave the swimming pool at her own apartment building for wearing a swimsuit that was deemed “inappropriate”. Tori...

School Accused Of ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Sexism After Telling Parents To Measure Girls' Skirts

SWNS | Amy Packham | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Parents

A school has been accused of sexism straight out of the ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ after asking parents to measure the length of their daughters’ skirt...

Boob Nail Art Is Helping To Free The Nipple, And It's Cool AF

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Style

Boob nail art has a powerful agenda. Featuring nipples in all shapes, colours and sizes - even including piercings - the statement making design make...

Bic Forced To Discontinue Pink Lighter After It Went Down Like A Lead Balloon

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Bic has been forced to discontinue a pink lighter after it was called out for sexism. The product in question - known as Miss Bic Flex - is a pink lig...

Bar's On Point Sign Will Make You Think Twice Before Harassing Female Bartenders

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If a female bartender is being nice to you, that isn’t your cue to harass her. It may sound like common sense, but a bar in Devon has created a sign...

Tory Plan To Fight Gender And Race Pay Gap Isn't Enough, Campaigners Say

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK

The Tories’ policy pledge to fight the “injustice” of the gender and race pay gap doesn’t go far enough, campaigners have said. The party will...

James Nesbitt Takes A Stand Against Acting Industry Sexism In Impassioned TV Baftas Speech

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Entertainment

James Nesbitt used an appearance at Sunday (14 May) night’s TV Bafta Awards to take a stand against inequality in the acting industry. Presenting t...

Sky Sports' Hayley McQueen Says Female Presenters 'Have To Work Twice As Hard' As She Addresses Sexism

The Huffington Post | Rachel McGrath | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Entertainment

Sky Sports’ Hayley McQueen has spoken out about the sexist criticism she faces, stating she feels female presenters have to work harder to avoid nas...

9 Female Work Collectives Helping Women Get Ahead In 2017

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

From glass ceilings and the gender pay gap to maternity discrimination and sexual harassment, the odds are stacked against women in the working world....

Female Gamers: The Moral Case And The Business Case In A Post #Gamergate World

Ian P Buckingham | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Tech
Ian P Buckingham

As a father I find the debacle worrying. But as a businessman I find it plain stupid. Morality aside, sexism, in any form, is poison for profits. To put it bluntly, sexism alienates at least 50% of potential customers not to mention talented developers able to connect authentically with female audiences and thereby grow additional revenue streams.

A Woman At Work: The Surprising Parts We Don't Want To Talk About

Sakthy Selvakumaran | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK
Sakthy Selvakumaran

I am sharing this now because I do not want to see the young people I meet, work with or supervise go through the same things. I want people not just to promote strong women as publicity figures, but consider the workplace culture for all women and men who feel uncomfortable or are unnecessarily held back. And people shouldn't have to feel scared to speak out, for fear that it would be considered against them in future professional endeavours.