Caroline Criado Perez

All the Challenges Facing Feminism on Show at Southbank Centre's Women of the World Festival

Victoria Sadler | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

International Women's Day 2014 saw, for the fourth year, the Southbank Centre organise their spectacular and diverse WOW - Women of the World festival. And on show was the good, the bad and the ugly side of feminism today.

International Women's Day: Conversation Changers

Carla Buzasi | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carla Buzasi

International Women's Day takes place this Saturday, and will be celebrated with events across the world. The theme this year? 'Inspire Change'. Taking that notion on board, this year at HuffPost we have decided to move the conversation on. While it's all too temping to go over the same old arguments - so many of them still far from resolved - it's also time to look to the future and celebrate those paving a way for the next generation.

If You Don't Have Anything Nice to Say, Don't Say Anything at All

Katie Mickleburgh | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK
Katie Mickleburgh

I've already given away my best piece of advice in the title. I want to focus here on the behaviour of social media users but, in all fairness it's probably not a bad approach to adopt in day to day life; which is, in effect, my point...

Feminist Twitter Trolls Sentenced

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK

Two people who subjected feminist Caroline Criado-Perez to abuse on Twitter have been handed jail sentences. Isabella Sorley, 23, was jailed for 1...

Man Charged With Sending Threatening Messages To MP Stella Creasy Charged

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A man accused of sending threatening messages to MP Stella Creasy has been charged, according to prosecutors. Peter Nunn, a 33-year-old from Bristol, ...

Twitter Troll Posts Buckingham Palace Selfie Hours Before Pleading Guilty

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

One Twitter troll who pleaded guilty to sending "menacing" tweets to a feminist campaigner posted a selfie outside Buckingham Palace this morning on h...

Twitter Trolls Plead Guilty Over Abuse At Feminist Banknote Campaigner

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Two Twitter trolls have pleaded guilty to sending "menacing" tweets to a feminist campaigner following her successful campaign to ensure a woman featu...

Jessica Elgot

How Online Campaigning Won 2013

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Online campaigning certainly has its critics. In a forthcoming book, researchers from Oxford University say they have found 99.9% of e-petitions f...

Where is the Satisfaction in Being Anonymous?

Shihab S Joi | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shihab S Joi

In every corner of the Internet, there is an entire legion of writers who need to share their thoughts, yet choose to remain Anonymous. And they're not making throwaway comments either. People get fiercely attached to their online personas.

Social Media Bolsters Feminism, Not Derails It

Victoria Sadler | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK Tech
Victoria Sadler

Social media may seem to be a bit of a double-edged sword - there's always the risk of abuse towards women who speak out. But social media has brought life to feminism and I hope women continue to embrace it. It's the way forward, in spite of its challenges.

Asa Bennett

Who Else Could Have Been On UK Banknotes? Bank Of England Won't Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Politics

The Bank Of England has refused to reveal the two other figures it considered featuring on banknotes instead of Jane Austen and Winston Churchill. ...

People Powered Media

Katherine Sladden | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Politics
Katherine Sladden

Congratulations! You are more powerful than Rupert Murdoch. Jeff Bezos may be the billionaire owner of Amazon but he's got nothing on you. Not, that is, according to the Guardian. In it's annual power survey of the British media landscape the Guardian has awarded "you" - the people - top billing, the most powerful force in British media today.

20 Women You Should Follow On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Sarah Bostock | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Fans of Twitter can't help have noticed that the site has become a bit of a battleground for women, of late. Recent threats of violence towards fem...

What Can Businesses Learn From Online Activism?

Sara Benwell | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Tech
Sara Benwell

It is clear that all these movements have had a huge impact in raising awareness of these women's groups' agendas, regularly hitting the front pages and attracting high level support. As someone who works with companies to create communications strategies to support their business objectives, I wondered what lessons could be learnt to create more engaging campaigns.

Racist? Sexist? Who Decides?

Michael Collier | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK
Michael Collier

As a species, we are left with a great deal of confusion. Confusion in that it's acceptable to joke that all Australians 'throw shrimp on the barbie' or all Welsh people engage in sexual relations with sheep but not acceptable to stereotype or joke about people of Asian or black descent.

Carney Condemns Banknote Twitter Abuse

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK

The violent abuse received by female campaigners behind a campaign to have Jane Austen on the new £10 banknote was "shocking", Bank of England govern...

When the Words "Body Bag" Were Uttered, I Would've Agreed to Pose Naked in Playboy

Tess Finch-Lees | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tess Finch-Lees

I found exposing myself to physical threats fundamentally incompatible with pregnancy, the first of which ended in miscarriage after being pinned up against a wall by a man who uttered the words "body bag" (amongst others) in my ear. My crime? Co-organising a series of demonstrations exposing the genocide in Darfur.

Man Arrested Over Twitter Abuse Directed At Labour MP

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK

A man has been arrested in Bristol in connection with a stream of violent abuse directed at Labour MP Stella Creasy and campaigner Caroline Criado-Per...

Rules of the Internet: 'Tits or GTFO!'

Jamie Bartlett | Posted 05.10.2013 | UK Tech
Jamie Bartlett

Over the last week, 'Twitter trolls' have targeted high profile women with repeated online threats of rape, murder and bomb attacks... It's terrible behaviour, of course. Just because it's a feature of internet culture doesn't mean it's ok. But anyone remotely surprised that the internet is full of trolls and misogynists hasn't really been paying much attention for the last 20 years or so.

Vile Abuse Should Have No Place in Public Debate

Bob Morgan | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Tech
Bob Morgan

Half our population will have to consider the hazards of launching an entirely legitimate public campaign for fear of receiving nasty threatening messages - and this is a disgrace. We should compare Twitter and other social networking sites with real public places.

Is #Twittersilence' A Good Way To Protest?

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 04.08.2013 | UK

Mary Beard reveals bomb threat on Twitter Some Twitter users are boycotting the site as a gesture against the violence threats directed at women ...

Generation Troll: Twitter Abuse and Explaining Yourself to Mum and Dad

Luke Massey | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Tech
Luke Massey

his week we found out that sending grotesque abuse online isn't that fun when your mum finds out about it. And it made me wonder... how will online behaviour change when all of our parents are online, or rather when we are the parents online?

Twitter Needs To Find Its Safe Place

Melissa Davis | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Tech
Melissa Davis

On a practical level, it's easy to see how self-policing might be hard to do. As was demonstrated with several of the offending accounts, as soon as Twitter suspended an account, the perpetrator simply opened a new one and began the same series of ugly threats and comments.

Why Are Women Still Treated as Sexual Objects?

Esther Hayden | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Esther Hayden

While good grooming is not necessarily an indication of the immediate sexualisation of particular women, it does seem to be essential to a lot of people before we will listen to what they have to say. Women themselves are contributing to this, with hundreds a day taking to criticising others for their choice of outfit, when in actual fact they simply disagree with a point being made.

A 'Report Abuse' Button on Twitter Will Create More Problems Than It Solves

Sharon O'Dea | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Tech
Sharon O'Dea

We should be careful what we wish for. A button will not, alone, rid Twitter (or the wider world) of mysogyny and abuse. These are complex issues that will take more than a button to resolve. But 'report abuse' buttons have been known to be widely abused on other networks.