Everyday Sexism

Gender Neutral Parenting: Challenging Stereotypes and Irresponsible Retailers Is Just Parenting

Francesca Cambridge Mallen | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Parents
Francesca Cambridge Mallen

We are individuals, with our own tastes, passions and yes, even favourite colour that can't be determined by what genitals we have. In challenging what you feel is wrong, you're just behaving like a normal parent.

#NoWomanEver Reminds Us That Some People Still Think Women Should See Harassment As A Compliment

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A powerful hashtag, #NoWomanEver, is serving as an important (and hilarious) reminder that nothing positive ever comes from street harassment. As obvi...

Should Sexist Comments Mean the End of a Petition?

Karen Dobres | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK
Karen Dobres

My fear is now that any petition can be taken down because it attracts sexist comments and that we will lose the potential for valuable change, as we may have just done with regard to Kuenssburg's fitness for her job. My fear is that, ironically as it may sound to Laura Bates and 38 Degrees, that at the end of a nasty day, sexism has won.

I Am Not the Exception: Everyday Sexism #WhenIWas Campaign

Kate Delaney | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Delaney

I never received any sex and relationship education and I know that had a significant effect on me and my childhood. It won't solve everything, but I am sure it would go a long way to helping this issue and more generally, result in happier and more confident adults.

Everyday Sexism Founder Laura Bates On New Book 'Girl Up'

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Four years ago Laura Bates founded the Everyday Sexism project to raise awareness of casual sexism, before long it had become a global movement asking...

Sexist Culture Grooms Sexist Boys

Rachel Bell | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Bell

Sexualisation, gender stereotypes of both men and women, not seeing girls and women in the media in diverse roles - this all damages boys too. Studies show that even the mildest sexual objectification of women makes men more callous towards them.

Dear Daddy Is a Wake-up Call to the Good Guys - The Struggle for Gender Equality and a Life Free From Violence Needs All of Us

Paul-André Wilton | Posted 04.01.2016 | UK
Paul-André Wilton

When a charity video starts to go viral you know something is up. As part of its contribution to the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence...

What Happens Next?

Grainne Gillis | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Entertainment
Grainne Gillis

I'm sure my story is not unique by any stretch of the imagination - it's just that girls' stories don't tend to be allowed to be heard. And as a woman - I've had enough. Not only because I identify more with women's stories, but also because I believe the arts are failing because of the virtual exclusion of the world perspective of half the human race.

Rethinking Online Feminist Action

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

To combat everyday sexism, we need to raise awareness and change social attitudes so behaviours become socially unacceptable and people are held accountable for their interactions online.

The Awakening

Grainne Gillis | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Politics
Grainne Gillis

With a mere 10% of the female experience originally proposed for such a seminal centenary by the theatre that had as one of its founders the playwright Lady Gregory - well, there's a lot of discussion and constructive action to be had. I'm looking forward to it.

The Week I Joined the Women's Equality Party

Daisy Lindlar | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Daisy Lindlar

I'm not naive enough to believe that joining a political party solves everything, and I don't think that my WEP membership card is a magic wand that will make the patriarchy disappear in a cloud of feminist glitter. This certainly isn't the only step I'm going to take towards making my feminism more active. But it's a bloody good place to start, and I cannot wait to be a part of the amazing things I know WEP will achieve.

Rebel Rebel: #EverydaySexism And The Art Of Protest

Philip Ellis | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK
Philip Ellis

Be it the tale of the Suffragettes winning the vote for women over a century ago, or a single woman in 2015 finding the courage to report harassment, it is impossible to predict what the ultimate combined impact of all these tales will be.

Why the Labour Leadership Contest Should Have Been an All Female Shortlist

Amelia-Rose Tighe | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Amelia-Rose Tighe

The Labour Party has an amazing record on championing women's rights, from the Equal Pay Act to the Abortion Act, yet at this election, we failed women. We can paint as many busses pink as we like, but if we elect yet another leader who does not appeal to women who are becoming increasingly alienated, we will lose their support for the foreseeable future.

Jeremy Corbyn Gives His Response To Mumsnet's "Sexy" Claims

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn today vowed to tackle “everyday sexism” if he became Labour Party leader as he unveiled his women’s manifesto. The leadership c...

Betty Boop Themed Bus Called 'Sexist And Degrading' By Mother

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Sevenoaks' 'poshest bus service' has come under attack for refurbishing one of their busses with a Betty Boop theme. The new 'silver service' bus,...

Should "Real Men" Be Vegetarians?

Jonathan Young | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan Young

Earlier this year I decided to become a vegetarian. It's not a typical choice for a 35 year old male - particularly a former 'lad' like me. But after learning about the journey our meat makes on the way to the dinner table, it was the only sensible choice.

The Daily Express Has Some Embarrisingly Sexist Ideas About What Makes A Billionaire

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK

The Daily Express has bizarrely featured a bikini-clad woman alongside three men wearing suits to promote a feature about books that'll make you into ...

Shocking, ANOTHER Sexist London Underground Ad

Caroline Robertson | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Caroline Robertson

Well here's a shocker for you: your company looks sexist and I'm not using your app. Perhaps instead of spending your budget on splashing your offensively degrading posters all over the London transport lines you could use it on replacing your copywriters.

Gender Equality is a Human Right, so Women Need More Seats in Parliament!

Frances Scott | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Politics
Frances Scott

Recently there's been lots of discussion concerning Human Rights and who should determine our "Rights". So where do women fit into this debate? A core founding principle of The United Nations is "the equal rights of men and women". Then why is Parliament still predominantly male?

Brogan Driscoll

HuffPost 10: Laura Bates, Founder Of The Everyday Sexism Project

HuffingtonPost.com | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When the Everyday Sexism project was launched in 2012, Laura Bates was unknown to the world. Fast-forward three years on and she is a force to be r...

Why We're All Feminists

Anna Costantinou | Posted 21.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Anna Costantinou

It's really odd, and really common, that people preface feminist statements with 'I'm not a feminist, but...' and I still don't understand why. Well actually I think I do, but I'm going to pretend I don't for the purposes of this argument for a minute...

Everyday Sexism's Laura Bates On Starting A Worldwide Movement For Equality

Posted 19.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Three years ago today, Laura Bates started the Everyday Sexism project in a bid to highlight the casual sexism experienced by women around the world o...

We Need to Talk About Sexual Harrassment That Happens At Concerts And Music Festivals

Rachel McGrath | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel McGrath

At a jam-packed London concert when I was 16 years old, a man put his hand on my leg. I knew straight away that it was absolutely not okay. I did not know him, he had not spoken to me, and most importantly, at no point I answer yes to anything like, 'excuse me miss, can I put my hand on your thigh for a while?'.

Women and Big Dogs: An Easy Target for Everyday Sexism

Joy Jewell | Posted 30.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joy Jewell

Bruce wasn't difficult down to the fact that he's a big dog with a puppy personality, no, I was failing him because having a vagina means I am ill equipped to train anything taller than my ankles.

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

Torie Chilcott | Posted 11.05.2015 | 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.