Thanks For Your Discrimination And Stigma

Gemma Parry | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gemma Parry

Despite the fact that attitudes are different towards other health issues, and that attitudes towards issues such as sexuality, culture, ethnicity, gender and disabilities are changing, discrimination against people who are suffering with mental health problems are still very widespread.

Stories of Polish Gay Immigration in the UK

Pamela Sposito | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Pamela Sposito

Homophobia in Poland is another major reason of Polish immigration to the UK. Who would have thought? In fact, gay Poles decide to book a one-way flight ticket to London to escape discrimination.

Female Experts on TV Are Still a Rare Species

Barbara Stocking | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK
Barbara Stocking

It was disappointingly timely that last week the hostility often faced by women in positions of seniority or visibility in public life was brought to the fore by the Daily Mail's diary story about the panel of experts invited to discuss the results of the BICEP2 study on Newsnight.

Promoting Prejudice: Ableism, Weight Stigma and Just Really Bad Science

Angela Meadows | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Angela Meadows

March 17th marked the opening of the 12th International Congress on Obesity in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. To get the conference off to a good start, the organisers - The World Obesity Federation - decided to put their money where their mouth was and turn off the escalators in the conference centre. If only they'd put their brains there instead.

The Sky's the Limit ... or Is It?

Gloria Moss | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK
Gloria Moss

The theme of International Women's day 2014, 'Inspiring change', is an opportunity to reconsider the capabilities on which business success rests. According to Avivah Wittenberg-Cox and Alison Maitland, 'Gender is a business issue not a women's issue'.

Major Culture Transformation to Help Women in the Workplace Needed

Barbara Stocking | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK
Barbara Stocking

Unless we see a true cultural shift and change of attitude throughout the fabric of our workplaces, no matter how hard a college like Murray Edwards tries, it will still be difficult for our women to have the impact they aspire to in the world.

LOOK: Artist Peels Back Skin To Highlight Rights And Empowerment

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK

Artist Hikaru Cho uses her body painting expertise to create incredible realistic effects which make it appear her models' skin is peeled back, in an ...

Prejudice: Not Just Whom You Know, But Also Where You Live

Miles Hewstone | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK
Miles Hewstone

It has long been known that positive interaction with members of other groups (ethnic, religious and so on) promotes more positive attitudes to others. Why, then, is it sometimes claimed that diversity poses a challenge to modern society, makes people withdraw from interaction, makes us less trusting of one another?

Struggle for Minorities Equality Continues

Yousef Dar | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK
Yousef Dar

Sadly when we look at reality, all the effort and sacrifice have failed to deliver the vision of equality. Legislation alone will not solve the problem, words that have been have heard many times before on other matters.

Maths for Girls? It's as Easy as ABC - So, Why Are Schools Not Doing More to Encourage It?

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona Hotston Moore

We need to see much more mentoring and for schools to actively, not passively, ensure a throughput of female role models talking to, and hopefully inspiring, pupils. Governors and local education authorities should take a firm lead.

#OneLove: Homosexuality Isn't Bad

Kamran Assadi | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kamran Assadi

But looking back on how things once were, one can now see that there is some positive progression and more tolerance for homosexuality. The attitude towards it has improved in the UK rapidly, and can only get better. The progress that society is making is encouraging and can only be commended.

140 Million Girls and Women with Mutilated Genitals

Davinder Kumar | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK
Davinder Kumar

FGM needs to be put on political centre stage. It needs the hashtags, the likes, the virals to bring the silent suffering of millions out in public discourse. Until such time 140 million girls and women will continue to be told that their genitals have been cut and mutilated to make them "clean" and "beautiful".

Equality in the Workplace

Hilary Thomas | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK
Hilary Thomas

When Helen Clark - the former New Zealand Prime Minister who runs the UN Development Programme - was asked about quotas recently she responded with characteristic clarity 'when nothing else works you should have quotas'.

Disabled Disney Princess Illustrations Are A Stark Reminder Of Discrimination In Society

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Disney Princesses have long been held up as a blueprint for little girls to aspire to. And while their quest to find the man of their dreams (in mo...

'I Have a Dream' Is Still Not Yet a Reality

Meredith Berman | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK
Meredith Berman

It seems Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech needs to be revisited. Both the UK and America are countries which pride themselves on their people having rights regardless of your religion, race or gender. I think it's time we start to recognise this once more.

Young People Being Denied Access to Mental Health Support Online

Rebecca Walton | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Walton

Surely, blocking mental health related websites will do far more harm than good? What will denying young people information, resources and support networks possibly achieve? Other than a new generation of adults who are too terrified to talk about their mental health issues or seek out support when they need it most.

Don't Discriminate Against Wills For His Royal Blood, Urges Cambridge Professor

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Prince William should not be discriminated against for being born a royal, a Cambridge University professor has urged, following the Duke's enrolment ...

'The Truth About Gingers'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It's time to set the record straight about redheads, our freckly friends have been the butt of insensitive jokes for far too long. So without furth...

Fighting for Equality: Human Rights Day

Frontier | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK

Human rights are rights fundamental to all humanity. This means that everyone is entitled to their rights without discrimination; these rights do not consider age, sex, race, nationality, religion, language, ethnic origins or sexual orientation.

I Believe You Can

Simon Stevens | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK
Simon Stevens

I have never suggested that anyone should be working and I perfectly accept that there is many people, disabled or not, who are not ready to work for a whole range of reasons. I have never cared how many disabled people actually work, but simply the fact society, professionals and disabled people themselves believed they can work.

German Moves to Force Women on Company Boards Shames UK

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

Three cheers for Germany, where politicians have thrashed out a deal that will see companies forced to have at least 30 per cent of their boardrooms made up of women. The two parties expected to form the next government have not only agreed the quota, but also put a timeline on it arrival: Two years. Good. We should be embarrassed.

'I Don't Think They Understand Just How It All Feels' - Understanding Experiences of Anti-Muslim Hate on British Muslim Women

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Dr Chris Allen

Instead of talking about or for Muslim women, our research puts the voices of Muslim women front and centre: to give voice to their silent and overlooked stories of discrimination, bigotry and hate, stories that for many are far too real aspects of their everyday lives. More real that is than the newspaper headlines asking whether to ban or not ban the 'burqa'.

'You're Too Ugly To Hire'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

No pressure or anything, but if you want to be an air hostess for one Chinese airline, you have to be "perfect." You could be the nicest, most tale...

Why Is Justice for Survivors of Violence Trivialised?

Natalie Gyte | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Natalie Gyte

It seems that not a day passes where stories of domestic violence, rape, abuse, and grooming do not hit our headlines. Last week was no exception. The...

Are You Prejudiced Towards Roma and Travellers, Or Are You Right? A Five-Step Checklist

Peter McGuire | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Peter McGuire

Did you instantly believe that the Roma had abducted any of the three children taken from their families in Ireland or Greece this month? Pause a moment. Have a look at yourself. Why did you believe it?