Everyday Sexism

Challenging the F-word: Don't Ask For Permission to be Equal

Torie Chilcott | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK
Torie Chilcott

For the next generation of millennials, calling yourself a feminist is just not enough to push change forward, it's about how we effect change. We need to woman up, take the lead from Sheryl Sandberg and actively lean in in the workplace and find our voice.

Give Julie Bindel a Loud Hailer: Feminism Is a Friend, Not a Foe

Samantha Rea | Posted 07.03.2015 | UK
Samantha Rea

Last week I heard Julie Bindel speak at Challenging the Campus Censors. She was charismatic and funny and she's spent decades campaigning against violence towards women. I feel privileged to have heard her speak - it's not an opportunity everyone gets.

Major Campaign #SheBelongs Hopes To Call Out Sexism In Football

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

There's no denying that football has long been considered a man's game. Sadly, sexism comes hand in hand with the sport, with many women sitting on...

Women, Film, and Censorship, What We Can Learn From Pre-Code Cinema

Eleanor Taylor-Davis | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Eleanor Taylor-Davis

At a time when - despite being a fully modernised world in most others senses - women still fail to receive pay packets equal to their male counterparts, the need for women to be portrayed as equals in mainstream media has never been more critical.

Everything About This Daily Mail Headline Is So Wrong

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The award for most sexist, ironic and completely ill-conceived headline goes to... *Drum roll please* The Daily Mail! For their excellent co...

Women's Political Participation

Meg Munn | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Politics
Meg Munn

We need more women in key decision-making positions and for them to be visible whilst undertaking them. Increasing the numbers of women at all levels of political representation will lead to a more cohesive and inclusive society.

It's 'All About That Bass' - The Feminist, Businesswoman Version

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Comedy

This, say its creators, is "a love letter to all the badass bitches who aren’t afraid to be themselves in the business world." Made by three stud...

This Year In Eight Amazing Online Moments

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK

Ellen DeGeneres's Oscar selfie, Greenpeace's Lego protest video and images of the Tower of London poppies installation lead in The C Word list 201...

Shia LaBeouf Was 'Raped'? You Must Be Kidding...

Hekate Papadaki | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Hekate Papadaki

Gender norms are so fixed that we refuse to recognise male victims of sexual violence just as we refuse to identify female perpetrators. As a woman, I was taught from a very early age that men are always after sex, the same way I was taught that sex is not a primary drive for women. Ridiculous as both these statements sound, they're still inscribed on our social psyche.

This Is, Quite Possibly, The Most Offensive Bumper Sticker We've Ever Seen

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Last week Dapper Laughs was dropped by ITV. This week "pick-up artist" Julien Blanc has been denied entry to the UK. We thought the world must have fi...

Vagina Tax: The Musical - Made in Dagenham

Yolanda Copes-Stepney | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Yolanda Copes-Stepney

If you or others need to be inspired to 'woman up' and start challenging this absurd nonsense, might I suggest that you go and see Made in Dagenham -'the gateway drug to feminism'?

Street Harassment: London vs. Paris

Indigo Ellis | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Indigo Ellis

The number of occurrences may vary, as may the means men go about it, but the overall effect is the same. I am left intimidated, pressured and insulted, more times than not the opposite of what the perpetrators are trying to achieve.

Woman Secretly Films Herself Being Catcalled By Men, She's Now Getting Rape Threats

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

An actress has worn a hidden camera to show how often women get catcalled on the street by men. For 10 hours, Shoshana Roberts walked around New Yo...

Fox News Host Says Young Women Shouldn't Vote, Cue Face Palm

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Politics is too complex for young women to understand, scrolling through Tinder is an activity more suited to our tiny minds. That's according to F...

Is London's Sexism Problem Getting Worse?

Yazmin Joy Vigus | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Yazmin Joy Vigus

'Yo yo - This cute girl walks by,' I am half listening as I check my emails on my phone on an ordinary weekday afternoon in Camden, when I realise the rapper busking on the street corner is talking about me.

On Women and Getting Taken Seriously in the Workplace

Marina Gask | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marina Gask

Why can't excellent women progress in their careers in proportion to their talent? Every day, it seems, a new factor is blamed. We're too apologetic and indecisive. Or self-deprecating and cute. We lack confidence in the company of alpha males. We can't crack the 'boys club' mentality in the boardroom. Some of us over-compensate and play it super-tough or 'bossy'. What's best?

'Stop Defining Women By Their Children In Headlines,' Telegraph Told

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK

The Telegraph has been urged to prioritise "ability not fertility" after facing a fierce backlash for referring to a top BBC executive as a "mother of...

You Might Never Have Noticed How Sexist Video Games Really Are

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK Tech

'Tropes vs. Women in Video Games' is a long-running and thoughtful series of videos exploring the nature and extent of sexism in modern video games. ...

The Problem With Feminism

Jack Fletcher | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Fletcher

The problem with feminism isn't with the idea itself, but everything that surrounds it. From the misunderstanding of what the term actually means, to the idea that it is only for women. In fact, feminism is a threat to the way things have been for centuries, one which affects the demographic I belong to particularly: the white, straight, middle-class male.

An Underwear Company Has Used Tech Founders As Models

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Tech

The underwear brand Dear Kate has come under fire after it unveiled a marketing campaign featuring prominent female tech founders as models. Aimed ...

Still Think The Games Industry Isn't Sexist? Watch This.

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Tech

"Gamescom is not only about games, it's also about booth babes." So begins what might be the worst four minutes in modern games 'journalism'. Zo...

Er, What's With These Lego Women's Waistlines?

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Tech

Lego is about to launch a new "Research Institute" playset with one unusual feature -- all the scientists in the set are women. The set features th...

Fiona Bruce Hits Out At 'Misogynistic' Men Making Online Comments

PA | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK

Newsreader Fiona Bruce has hit out at the "large number of men" making misogynistic comments online and revealed that she enjoys a cocktail before pre...

'Men and Women Live in Different Worlds'

Laura Bates | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Bates

The effect of living in a world where people of one sex are treated - in myriad tiny, indistinguishable, invisible ways - completely and utterly differently from people of another sex is enormous. You don't need to directly experience each individual component for this level of combined violence and oppression and prejudice to have a huge impact on you - on your life and your lifestyle, your ideas and ideals, and your fundamental perception of yourself and of the world around you. We think of men and women as living and working in the same world, and experiencing it similarly. But in many ways the manifestation of an identical event or activity by one might be entirely unrecognizable to the other.

Sexism in Science Communication: The Manifesto

Priya Shetty | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Priya Shetty

Journalists tend to spend their days scrutinising other people's business. Science writers are no exception, asking questions like whether scientists are conducting themselves and their research ethically or wondering how science should adapt to an increasingly digital world. Tomorrow, we turn this spotlight on ourselves and our professional community.