Everyday Sexism

On Women and Getting Taken Seriously in the Workplace

Marina Gask | Posted 04.09.2014 | 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 27.08.2014 | 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.

A Shortage of Ladies Loos Harms the Feminist Cause As Well As Our Bladders

Clare Finney | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Finney

There were not enough ladies loos. There never are enough ladies loos, yet in this case it was particularly problematic. In this production of 1984, there would be no admission after the curtain rose.

How Women Are Still Being Defined Relative to Men

Adele Wilde-Blavatsky | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Wilde-Blavatsky

Isn't it time all such outdated, patriarchal traditions and dress that perpetuate and promote the idea that women are the property of their fathers or husbands; or defined in terms of their marital status, be banned everywhere?

Rachel Moss

'The Key To Success Is Knowing Your Limits'

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In the world of work it's often tempting to be in the office until 6pm, answer emails on mobile until 9pm, then 'network' until the early hours in the...

Unwanted Male Attention: Flattering, or a Feminist Issue?

Rachel Hosie | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rachel Hosie

You could also say I shouldn't really complain about the way I was spoken to yet still accept the discounted curry. Although he said it was because I was a new customer, I find it hard to believe he'd have been so generous was I an old man. I may be wrong, but I doubt it.

Even Up the Odds to Beat Everyday Sexism in Comedy

Lynne Parker | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Comedy
Lynne Parker

A 19 year old novice stand-up comic of our acquaintance was recounting the experience of her first ever gig. She told us that she had been announced on stage by a comedian who said that she had just performed a 'sexual favour' on him backstage.

Girlie #FoodPorn Tweets - Can You Stomach Them?

Sian Astley | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK Tech
Sian Astley

Having worked in the building industry for 18yrs I'm no prude when it comes light hearted banter, everyday sexism and letting things slide when things don't *really* matter but come on. Really, foodie people? Really?

Michael Rundle

Is This The Most Sexist Tech Website On The Internet?

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Tech

A website which features tutorials on coding explicitly designed to resemble internet porn has created outrage online. The site - 'Codebabes' - cou...

Why We Should Stop Telling Women to Smile

Daisy Lindlar | Posted 15.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Daisy Lindlar

Putting on a fake smile doesn't benefit me, and therefore the benefit is purely for the seemingly well-meaning smile requester. They are telling you to smile so that they have something prettier to look at whilst they go about their day. It's not about making the woman feel happier at all. So, if putting on a fake smile is purely to make me look more attractive, why should I?

Everyday Sexism: Complacency Won't Serve Feminism

Nicole Davis | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Nicole Davis

It appears to be a somewhat common belief that political or ideological movements have an endpoint. As if they factor onto a chronological timeline wherein the goals of said movement will eventually be achieved and we can all pat ourselves on the back, wipe our hands of it and look for something else to invest in.

WATCH: If Girls Hit On Guys Like Guys Hit On Girls

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Comedy

At the gym... in the street... Nowhere is safe for men in this great little video from BuzzFeed. ...

Women's Hour Power List Doesn't Have A Single Politician On It

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK

Perhaps tellingly, on the day the number of women in the cabinet dropped to a paltry three, not a single female politician of any colour made it on to...

Why Is Workplace Sexism So Prevalent?

Rosie Tallant | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rosie Tallant

This blatant discrepancy between how we think people should be treated at work and how many women are actually treated at work makes workplace sexism one of the easiest forms to spot.

#AmazingFeminists: Let's Celebrate Fabulous Feminists

Louise Pennington | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Pennington

I want to celebrate the amazing feminists who continue to fight in incredibly creative manners for women's specialist services with dwindling budgets due to the government's slashing of funding. The fact that we still have rape crisis centres, refuges and a recognition that women deserve equal treatment under the law (even if this doesn't occur in practise) is a testament to feminist activism.

The 10-Year-Old Blogger Taking On Sexism In School

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A campaigning 10-year-old has had her blog about sexism in her school go viral, after she complained about her girl classmates comparing their weights...

An Open Letter to the Editor of The Sun, David Dinsmore, Regarding Page 3

Emily Robb | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Robb

Dear Mr. Dinsmore, Am I being naïve to suppose that you will read this letter or that it will matter at all to you? Probably. Considering that 135,708 people have signed a petition asking you to do away with the daily degradation in your newspaper that is Page 3 and still you have not responded, I very much doubt that this one letter will make you change your mind. But I'm going to try.