Feminists

Reclaiming the F Word: In Defence of Feminism

Rachel Thompson | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Thompson

Feminism is getting a rebrand, and we are all brand consultants. By reclaiming the F word, we are active participants in the future of gender equality. By changing perceptions of the word, we encourage more people to become feminists and we move further towards achieving true equality.

The Feminist Market: The Buying and Selling of Supposed Liberation

Gregor Smith | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gregor Smith

What's needed isn't bestselling feminism, or even radical feminism, but an ethical humanism more radical than feminism. A movement that actually demands change of the existing cultures and tries to get every human to act towards it, rather than the sort of change that inspires people to buy a different brand of beauty product.

Being Schooled in Feminism

Ellie Slee | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ellie Slee

Feminism is a multigenerational effort, and it's easy to get caught up in talking about waves of feminism, and what kind of feminists we are, when we should be explaining the issues faced by women to younger generations.

Feminism Isn't For Men Too - In Fact, It's Not For Women Either

Gregor Smith | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gregor Smith

Have you ever read something you think is so outrageously wrong you have to correct it? Well, that feeling overwhelmed me when I read fellow Huffington Post UK blogger Jack Fletcher's post entitled Feminism Is For Men Too. I'm now going to spend the next few hundred words explaining and defending why not agreeing with feminism is not the same as being a misogynist.

Plucking at Project Bush

Lauren Fraser | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lauren Fraser

Alas, the cynic in me had not been disproven - this really was another stereotypical and attention-seeking "feminist" outcry, concealed by the false notion that many women feel pressured to have Brazilians to satisfy their oppressive partners.

Extreme Feminists Out in Force?

Stephanie Davies-Arai | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stephanie Davies-Arai

It's a massive step to get rid of the most sexually objectifying image of a woman in a newspaper. Whether it's replaced by another sexually-objectified image or just an objectified image, the question remains why it is necessary to give over two-thirds of a page to represent only women in this way in a national newspaper.

Like Yesteryear's Handwringing Over Black Muggers or Violent Mods, The Fuss Over Internet Trolls Is a Classic Moral Panic

Brendan O'Neill | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Tech
Brendan O'Neill

The panic about these keyboard-tapping folk devils, this handful of very sad men who are said to pose an existential threat to the safety and self-esteem of the whole of womankind, conforms precisely to Cohen's definition of a moral panic. With one difference: the moral panic over trolls has even less substance.

Feminist Takeover of Bra-Busters

Julian Vigo | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Julian Vigo

Fitna could not understand why a man running a Facebook page which objectifies women would request her help explaining, 'I think what he had in mind was that he wanted to promote a guerrilla image of women. His perception of feminism was more along the lines of liberal feminism (ie. sex positive feminism), so he probably thought objectifying women is ok.

Muslim Women Complicit in their Repression?

Sajda Khan | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sajda Khan

When I was a first year undergraduate student, my psychology lecturer told me that Muslim women were complicit in their own repression and did not know what it was like to be liberated. As a student of humanities and social sciences I gauged that his views were conspicuously grounded in the litany of anecdotal sources cited by the media.

Man-Hating Feminism More Than Just A Myth

Octavia Sheepshanks | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Octavia Sheepshanks

When some of the most commendable feminists I know are men, this is a pretty confusing statement to be making. If we isolate roughly half of the population from the movement, what can we hope to achieve?

Lucy Sherriff

Students' Anger At Lack Of Action Over Sexist Debate Heckling

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Glasgow students are boycotting their union after deeming its response to a sexist incident as ineffective and inappropriate. Hundreds are rallying...

Slut-Shaming, Victim-Blaming, Grace Dent and Kids Today

Sian S. Rathore | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Sian S. Rathore

It's easy to decry the problems of today's youth with a voice of condescension that harks back to the good old days but conversely it's also easy to forget the problems of the past when using this line of debate.

Something is Wrong, and It's Not Feminism

Lauren Oyler | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lauren Oyler

To be a "feminist" today is to understand that the kind of complacency Sherriff demonstrates is not OK, that eighty cents does not equal one dollar. It is not enough to simply acknowledge the gender disparity in government, business, science.

'We're Putting Feminism And Women's Rights Back Where They Belong'

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK

It's been more than 100 years since Emmeline Pankhurst rushed parliament, demanding that women get the vote. Now, her great-granddaughter Helen, a...

Should Girls Be Taught How To Find Good Husbands?

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 14.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Girls should be taught to find ambitious husbands, just as they are encouraged to apply to top universities, the head of independent girls' schools ha...

Is the 'Hijab' Discriminatory to Women?

Dr Tasmia Mesbahuddin | Posted 17.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Tasmia Mesbahuddin

Let's not fool ourselves, we only have to open the news these days to see horrific articles about women being raped, date raped, molested and faced with a deluge of sexual abuses for their appearances (I mean we have to be a certain shape, size or else we lose our appeal to the opposite sex!). So on that note I find my hijab a very liberating experience.

Is Feminism for the Middle Classes?

Rebecca Myers | Posted 31.05.2012 | UK Politics
Rebecca Myers

She puts the Sunday Times down on the coffee table and reaches for a biscotti. Her chocolate Labrador lolls around the conservatory, eagerly pursued b...

Why Stripping Can Be A Feminist Act

Sheila Hageman | Posted 04.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Sheila Hageman

It's taken me a while to own that not only am I a feminist now, but I always have been, even when I was a stripper. And for me, being a feminist is about not apologising for the decisions I make or made about the ways I choose to use my body and see myself as a woman in this world.

Former Miss England Hits Out As Feminists' Plan To Hijack Miss World Final

PA | Posted 04.01.2012 | UK

A former beauty queen has urged feminists to abandon their plans to protest at the Miss World final on Sunday night. Campaign groups, including Lon...

Feminists Stage Meat Market Porn Protest

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 23.11.2011 | UK

Dressed as butchers and businessmen, feminist groups are protesting outside a porn trade summit in London, trading have fake female body parts in the...

Challenging and Changing Mindsets Only way to Drive Change for Women

Karen Gill | Posted 16.10.2011 | UK
Karen Gill

Change is in the air. The status of women and gender equality in the workplace is firmly on the news agenda and we must seize this chance to push for real change now.

Oi, Housewife! Call Yourself A Feminist?

www.mydaily.co.uk | Posted 05.09.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Over the weekend, I argued with my husband about the housework. Afterwards (in a post-row huff), I read a long article in The Guardian in which Zoe Wi...