Everyday Sexism

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 06.07.2015 | 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 12.06.2015 | 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 09.06.2015 | 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.

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

Samantha Rea | Posted 04.05.2015 | 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 17.04.2015 | 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...