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Are Traditional Weddings an Outdated Notion for a Millennial Generation?

Lisa Hoptroff | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Hoptroff

When you think of the word wedding, what image does this conjure up for you? For me, it's stress, money pressures, anxiety and months of planning that I simply don't have time for. I am just a bitter old cynic? Perhaps, but let me try and explain why...

One Single Lady, a Donor and a Potential Baby

Nicky Miles | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nicky Miles

I started to feel pressure. Pressure a lot of women feel in their 30s. I felt that I had to be like all my friends. I literally felt my biological clock ticking away loudly in the background. I'm pretty sure some of my boyfriends did too. I became obsessed with finding 'the one'.

Sex and Gender

Lewis Worrow | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lewis Worrow

I ask each and every one of you to take part in the campaigning in any way possible, be that by supporting the campaign for gender-neutral toilets as those attending higher education institutions such as The University of Hull, Sussex, Bath, Manchester, Staffordshire, Bradford and Oxford have done or be it simply by supporting the use of gender-neutral pronouns it makes a difference and sets a foundation from which we can build a better more progressive future, together.

Five Statistics That Show Why Young Female Creatives Drop Out of Adland

Scarlett Montanaro | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Scarlett Montanaro

I don't need to tell you why this is a terrible thing but more women in advertising means more women in the workforce, more women represented fairly in the media and more women going on to become C-Suite, money making superheroes. If they drop out before they've signed their first contract the future looks bleak.

George Osborne Uses Emotional Blackmail to Keep His Tampon Tax

Thomas Church | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Politics
Thomas Church

Women still have to pay unfair tax, women still get abused and assaulted, and women still get underfunded support and treatment. Don't let the emotional blackmail trick you. Giving to charity should be an 'as well as', not an 'instead of'.

NHSA

Naomi Hefter | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK Comedy
Naomi Hefter

"It's all about being in the right place at the right time" they say. Being spotted after a set of stand-up comedy to do a TV ad, being stopped in th...

How Not to Lose Your Identity When Dressing for Work

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK Style
Kelly Hoppen

When dressing for work every day, it's so easy to get consumed by the stresses of what to wear. The most important thing to keep in mind when balancing dressing for work and allowing your identity to show through your clothes is keeping your own personal touches at the forefront.

Why Women Like Shopping More Than Men

Steve Taylor PhD | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Taylor PhD

Interestingly, women were the main "breadwinners" in hunter-gatherer groups. Anthropologists estimate that women's gathering provided around 80-90% of groups' food - a fact which has led some anthropologists to suggest that these peoples should be renamed gatherer-hunters.

I Am a Female Athlete and I Am Also FAT

Julie Creffield | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Sport
Julie Creffield

Because Fat people don't do sports though do they? It's why they are still fat. It's why the nation has such a problem with obesity because fat people sit at home and watch daytime TV and eat biscuits by the packet load, right? They don't do exercise.

Furry Females in Medical Research - Why Fe-Minnie-ism Matters

Mia Rozenbaum | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Tech
Mia Rozenbaum

In labs, using male mice models is often a default move. Male models are considered 'easier' and more uniform.

International Women's Day: 'Make It Happen' Every Single Day of the Year

Victoria Fox | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Fox

Why do we need such a day? Is it really still necessary? No doubt, the movement is brilliant. It's all about celebrating women's achievements, calling for greater awareness of women's equality and the advancement of women in more senior leadership roles.

To Page 3 or Not to Page 3: What Does This Mean for Female Nudity?

Ellie Holland | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ellie Holland

I have no doubt that many Page 3 models enjoy what they do but they are not really exploring in different types of sexiness nor are they challenging what it means to be a woman. That's not being a 'hater' or a 'jealous cow'- that' just stating a fact.

Bringing Out the Feminine Side - It's Not Just About a Women's Wardrobe!

Nicci Roscoe | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nicci Roscoe

Wearing a fabulous dress, having a stunning hair-do and make-up to show off our womanly attributes is part of our creative feminine energy. I wouldn't have it any other way!

The Case of the Incredible Disappearing Princess

Pat Higgins | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Pat Higgins

I watched a trailer for a movie I didn't recognise at the weekend. It was for an animated movie about a daring, unstoppable thief having a series of misadventures. Right at the end of the trailer, we glimpsed the female character who would presumably be his love interest. It was for Disney's Tangled.

Can a Person Really Change?

Claire Brummell | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Brummell

The more I've become the kind of woman I want to be, both in and out of a relationship, the man in my life has become even more of the kind of man that I really appreciate...and he was pretty amazing to begin with!

Tory Minister Suggests Women Don't Deserve To Be On Bank Of England's MPC

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Politics

Tory minister Sajid Javid has sparked controversy for suggesting that women did not "merit" serving on the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee...

Let's Talk About Food, Baby

Sophia Parsons | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sophia Parsons

The notion of food and eating is a complicated business, particularly for us females. It is probably one of the topics we discuss the most. A friend recently sent me an article that was depicting common girl thoughts and habits when it came to food. It made statements such as 'becoming emotional once you've finished your food',

Lessons in Becoming a Young Entrepreneur: Learning How to Support Young Talent

Kimberly Dickson | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kimberly Dickson

As a young female entrepreneur, meeting other like-minded individuals has become the weekly norm. I have been lucky enough to talk to some of the most inspiring young people in the UK, and understand the challenges and obstacles young people face when starting up a business...

Top 10 Tips for Surviving Christmas the Feminine Way - Part Two

Claire Brummell | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Brummell

The four Rs - Rest, Relax, Recharge and Reward! When time gets short, us ladies sometimes decide that to create more of it we will simply stay up later, get up earlier or worse...both!

Female-Only Taxi Service Launches In India's Capital To Make Women Feel Safer

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Providing a safe space for women who want to travel on their own in India's capital New Delhi, a women-only taxi service has popped up, run for and by...

Top 10 Tips for Surviving Christmas the Feminine Way - Part One

Claire Brummell | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Brummell

We know that we women have a tendency to take on a little too much and Christmas often throws another dozen balls into our over-capacity juggling act! So the question is, how do we not just survive the Christmas season...but actually ensure that we ENJOY it?

The Reality of Masculine Masks

Claire Brummell | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Brummell

We all know that drag is most commonly associated with describing a man in women's clothing (before I get corrected here, yes I know that it is used the other way around too), but the real drag is a woman who is feminine on the inside and yet putting on a masculine mask.

So What's So Important About Femininity Anyway?

Claire Brummell | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Brummell

As important as our heels and handbags are (I worship at the altars of Blahnik and Choo whenever I can)...our obsession with gaining 'equality' with the boys is costing us...and while we might be aware of the symptoms...we're oblivious to the cause.

The 'Segregation' Debate and Muslim Female Empowerment

Camillia Khan | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Camillia Khan

Taking away the basic freedom to choose a room arrangement from mature and democratically elected student groups such as Islamic societies will only seek to alienate Muslim students from social engagement by denying their right to religious freedom.  

Women's Football Atmosphere Is Completely Different

Danielle Lowe | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

The only way the Women's game can be 'as good as the male game' is to treat it with the same respect rather than as a completely different sport. Of course the way the women play strategically is different, but it's still football!