Equal Rights

Equal Pay Day 2014: The Only Way We'll Get Equal Pay Is Together

Rebecca Winson | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Politics
Rebecca Winson

When we imagine the struggle for equal pay, it's in black and white newsreels, mini-skirted strikers and overtly sexist, cigar-puffing bosses. It's grounded in history, a fight long since won. We view the debate over Equal Pay as one that doesn't need to happen any more.

Has Feminism Gone Too Far? Or Will We No Longer Have a Place For Mothers in Society?

Olga Levancuka | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

Feminism and the fight for women's equality rights has never backfired as much as during the last decade. Where men demand from women to be what they want, i.e. equal. And rightly so.

Is Third Wave Feminism a Fleeting Fad?

Charlotte Grainger | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Grainger

When Queen Bey stands in front of a 10ft tall feminist sign (both figurative and literal) then, sure, others will follow. What was once considered a dirty word has now become the height of fashion, but how long will the fad last? Like all fashions I fear that by the end of the year feminism will be out and something else will be in.

Is This Bikini The Best Reaction To #FreeTheNipple?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Head to a beach this summer and you might see a bunch of women walking around with their nipples on show. But, before you drop your ice-cream cone on ...

Boys In France Join The Fight Against Sexism By Wearing Skirts

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We all know children are the future, and schools in France are using a somewhat unusual way to change attitudes towards sexism in the country. Edu...

Equal Rights: Why Europe Needs an EU-Wide Strategy to Protect LGBTI People

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

It was a bold move that could have cost him his career. But when Olympic diver Tom Daley released a video announcing his relationship with a man, it was warmly welcomed by Brits. Celebrities lined up to offer their congratulations on Twitter, while many newspapers ran the news on their front pages, hailing his courage...

Ned Simons

Lord Rennard Allies Trying To 'Demonise Women', Says Lib Dem Peer

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

There is a worrying attempt by allies of Lib Dem peer Lord Rennard to "demonise women", the party's gender and equalities spokesperson in the House of...

Ned Simons

Former Tory Cabinet Minister Warns About The 'Danger Of Feminism'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

There is a "ludicrous" obsession with ensuring there is equal representation of men and woman in parliament and other areas of public life, a former C...

Gay Marriage 'One In The Eye' For 'Bigot' Lord Tebbit, Says Labour MP

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Earlier this week the government announced the first gay weddings will be able to take place on 29 March 2014. Much to the delight of gay marriage cam...

Date Of First Gay Weddings Announced

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Gay couples will be able to get married from Saturday 29 March, 2014, the government announced on Tuesday. The date, which is 109 days from now, is...

Ned Simons

Almost 40% Of Men Think There Are Enough Women MPs

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 14.11.2013 | UK Politics

Almost 40% of men think there are enough women in parliament, despite the fact only 22% of MPs are female. There are 650 MPs but only 147 are women...

Swinson: It's Not Sexist To Offer Pregnant Women A Seat

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Politics

Lib Dem minister Jo Swinson has insisted she does not think it is sexist for men to offer up their seats to pregnant women, following accusations MPs ...

Black Britons Subject To 'Lazy Stereotypes', Says Chuka Umunna

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK Politics

Young black people in Britain still do not have enough positive role models despite the progress made in race relations and equality, Chuka Umunna has...

Cape Town:Two Sides Of The Same Coin

A.J. Higginson | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK
A.J. Higginson

Many South Africans still oppose gay marriage and homosexuality. Conservative churches have vocally stated their opposition, and many traditional groups denounce homosexuality as "un-African", but despite this there's a noticeable increase in people of colour attending Pride events.

'Vladimir Putin Is Like Hitler'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK Politics

Stephen Fry has called for Russia to be stripped of next year's Winter Olympics due to Vladimir Putin's "barbaric" persecution of gay people. In an...

David Cameron: 'I Want To Export Gay Marriage Abroad'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.07.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron has said he would like to see gay marriage "exported" around the world following the passage of the historic legislation in Britain last...

Alan Turing Must Be Pardoned, Demands House Of Lords

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Politics

Alan Turing looks set to receive a pardon, after the government lent its support to a Bill that would overturn the wartime codebreaker's conviction fo...

David Cameron Criticises Men-Only Clubs (Despite Having Joined Two Himself)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron has criticised men-only clubs - despite having been a member of two himself. On Friday Conservative culture secretary Maria Miller an...

'Bigoted Bunker Mentality'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 18.07.2013 | UK Politics

Sports clubs that ban women from joining should be be made illegal, Harriet Harman has said. On Friday Conservative culture secretary Maria Miller ...

Gay Marriage Making 'Life Worse' For Gay People In Developing Countries, Charity Warns

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2013 | UK Politics

The advances in gay rights in the West, including gay marriage, has led to a "perverse" worsening of LGBT freedoms in the developing world, a global e...

Gays Against Gay Marriage

B.J. Epstein | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
B.J. Epstein

Gays who are against gay marriage might seem like an innocuous group, but in fact they could do damage to the general fight for equal citizenship. If they don't want to get married, that's absolutely fine, but they shouldn't argue against or stand in the way of gay-marriage-supporting gays.

Ned Simons

MP Demands The Sun Be Banned From Parliament

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK Politics

Green MP Caroline Lucas has written to the House of Commons authorities asking for The Sun newspaper to be banned from the palace of Westminster. I...

Julia Gillard Slams 'Grossly Sexist' Menu

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK Politics

Australian prime minister Julia Gillard has urged the opposition Liberal party to deselect a candidate over a "grossly sexist and offensive" fundrai...

Lords Overwhelmingly Approve Gay Marriage Bill

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Politics

The House of Lords has crushed an attempt to kill off the gay marriage Bill by 390 votes to 148 - a majority of 242 in favour of same-sex weddings. ...

Peer Upset With Gay People For Stealing The Word 'Gay'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Politics

Lord Hylton, a crossbencher and one of the few remaining hereditary peers in parliament, has a problem with gay marriage. Not too surprising. So do a ...