UK Sexism

The Online Abuse Of Diane Abbott Is A Damning Indictment Of Racism And Sexism In Our Democracy

Barbara Ntumy | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK Politics
Barbara Ntumy

Diane Abbott is an icon for Black women, who challenged the structural barriers and hostility that comes with the double discrimination of racism and sexism in order to reach elected office. The online abuse she faced in the period the report analysed from the first half of this year is larger than the total combined abuse aimed at all women in the Conservative and SNP political parties combined.

Blonde Silicon Valley CEO Dyes Hair To Be 'Taken Seriously', Women In Tech Say She's 'Not Alone'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A Silicon Valley CEO has revealed she dyed her blonde hair, wore loose-fitting clothes and switched her contact lenses for glasses in order to be “t...

Refusing To Take 'No' For An Answer Is Never Romantic

Rachel Moss | Posted 11.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Moss

At worst refusing to take "no" for an answer is predatory and contributes to the harassment women experience day-in, day-out. This ideology is to blame for why some men think it's okay to repeatedly grope women in nightclubs, refusing to back off until said woman declares she's "already taken", either by a real or fictional boyfriend.

Gangs, Rape, Violence: The Girls We're Letting Down

Suzanne Virdee | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK
Suzanne Virdee

I sit down for coffee and a chat on a sunny terrace with a friend who's a senior youth worker, and she says. "We have a big problem with our 11-13 year old girls". She works on the edge of a big city, in charge of a large youth centre. Her young clients are often affiliated to gangs. She bans all gang talk, throwing of signs and bandanas that identify which gang they belong to. No weapons either. It's to create a safe oasis in their chaotic world. But she's worried it's girls that are suffering most.

This Twitter Thread Satirising How Men Talk About Women Is Too Good

HuffPost | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

What if we talked about male historical figures in the same way we talk about female historical figures? Twitter user @manwhohasitall has thousands ...

Zara Responds To Claims About 'Sexist' Slogans On Kids' Clothing

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK Parents

Zara has responded to claims items in their kids’ clothing line are sexist, by saying their products deliver positive messages to both boys and girl...

Labour MP Diane Abbott Receives Almost Half Of All Abusive Tweets Sent To Female MPs

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK

Labour’s Diane Abbott received almost half of all abusive tweets sent to female MPs in the run up to the General Election, a new report from Amnesty...

Dance Music Is Still A Boys' Club

Jess Readett | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Jess Readett

We all know that sexism exists and that it neither starts nor ends in the world of dance music. Yet in a scene supposedly based upon values of equality and inclusivity, it seems odd that the world of dance music and DJing should still be such a boys' club.

Third Of Teenage Girls Fear Being Followed, With Catcalling Starting While In School Uniform

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Teenage girls are living in fear of being followed by a stranger, with many experiencing intimidating catcalling by men while wearing their school uni...

Dad Slams Puberty Book That States Girls Have Breasts To Look 'Grown-Up And Attractive'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 01.09.2017 | UK Parents

A dad has called out a puberty book for boys that claims one of the reasons girls have breasts is to “look grown-up and attractive”. Simon Ragoona...

How To Talk About Sexism With Your Kids

Quora | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK Parents

Discussing sexism with kids can seem difficult, but actually turns out to be pretty easy once you get going. I have four children, ages 9, 7, 6, and 4, of both genders, and I've been casually discussing sexism and fighting sexist media/comments/etc, for as long as I can remember with them. Here are some tips that worked well for me:

This Sexist Retail Poster Needs To Get Back In The '50s Where It Belongs

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A photo of a poster that wouldn’t look out of place in the fifties is doing the rounds on Twitter - and shockingly it’s from a present-day fashion...

Dad Calls Out Supermarket’s Sexist Sign And Gets Awesome Response

HuffPost | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK Parents

A Canadian dad used Twitter to make a small but meaningful change for parents today. On Monday 21 August, Justin Simard tweeted a photo of himself a...

Brains Over Bums: Brands Need Smarter Tactics Than Flaunting Women

Sophie Deal | Posted 21.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Deal

I admit, it's hard not to bop along to California Girls and Surf City. But do we want to remain frozen in a 1970s narrative, where there's 'two girls for every boy' and women are little other than eye candy for beach boys to ogle at?

JK Rowling Defends New Author After Mansplainer Says She Didn't Technically Write A Book

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

JK Rowling and Roxane Gay have tweeted messages of support for a fellow author after a man tweeted her to say she hadn’t written a book, she’d wri...

Why Aren't Classrooms Gender Neutral?

Sarah Tinsley | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Tinsley

Of course, at the other end of school, there are other, huge challenges. Working practices with relation to flexible hours, job sharing, the stigma of shared parenting, childcare, sexism in the workplace, all of these things are needed so that when these children do leave school, they are entering a world where their understanding of equality is matched by the world they find themselves in. With any luck, we can get on with creating that world for them, while they are discovering the limitless possibilities of themselves.

I Met A Man Who Offered Me An Opportunity To Change My Life. And Then

Suzy Gill | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Suzy Gill

Suzy Gill is an actress, playwright and poet. In this vlog for HuffPost UK, Suzy performs an extract from her poem Systematic Problems which was written in response to an uncomfortable situation she found herself in.

Debenhams Under Fire Over 'Sexist' Gruffalo Pyjamas For Boys And Girls

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK Parents

Debenhams has been called out over their “sexist” Gruffalo pyjamas that are different for boys and girls. Gender-neutral campaign group - Let Clot...

Why Google Were Right To Sack Their Sexist Employee

Roanna Carleton-Taylor | Posted 13.08.2017 | UK Tech
Roanna Carleton-Taylor

Yes, Google sacked their sexist employee because he was offensively patronising and gained the company much unneeded negative publicity. But they also sacked him because, as any global corporation knows, the best way to grow and succeed is to recruit high calibre candidates.

Chloë Grace Moretz Reveals She Was Body-Shamed By Older Male Actor At 15 Years Old

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Actor Chloë Grace Moretz has opened up about being body-shamed by a male co-star when she was just 15 years old. Moretz said she was starring alongsi...

Club Night Advert Banned For Being 'Inherently Sexual' And 'Objectifying Women'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

An advert for a club night at Lola Lo has been banned for being “inherently sexual” and promoting irresponsible drinking. The ad, to promote club ...

Pub Slammed For 'Sexist' Sign Advertising 'Naked Waitresses'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A pub has apologised after dividing the internet with a sign some slammed as “sexist”. The Southern Cross pub near Middlesborough came under fire ...

Missguided Forced To Remove 'Send Me Nudes' Sign Branded 'Disgusting' Online

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Missguided has been forced to remove a controversial sign from one of its stores after it was branded “appalling” and “disgusting” by people o...

Chris Evans Defended By Fans Following Criticism For Allowing Five-Year-Old Son To Wear A Dress

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK Parents

Chris Evans has been criticised for allowing his five-year-old son to wear a dress, but it wasn’t long before fans and other parents came to his def...

Parents Accuse Silver Cross Of Being 'In The Dark Ages' With Their 'Play Like Mum' Toy Range

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK Parents

This article has been updated, Silver Cross told HuffPost UK: “Play Like Mum is an independent trading company which is licensed to manufacture doll...