Gender Equality

Why Female Solo Travel is Less Than Dangerous and More Than Self-Discovery

Jasmine Irving | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jasmine Irving

Women wanting to travel alone shouldn't be made to feel held back by fear. I've put together a list for the best of female solo travel...

The General Election Failed Women

Maria Neophytou | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Politics
Maria Neophytou

This was not a good election for women. They made up just a quarter of electoral candidates and featured in less than a tenth of press coverage. The issues which disproportionately affect women featured even less. Indeed, in all the months of election coverage and campaigning, there was barely an acknowledgement that such issues exist.

Infographic Reveals Startling Inequalities Of Women's Media Coverage

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

An eye-opening infographic by UN Women has lifted the lid on just how poorly represented women in the media are. A shocking statistic their researc...

Feminists Are Setting The Record Straight On Twitter Right Now

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A sexist hashtag which was originally intended to mock feminists has been ironically reclaimed by them on the internet - and it's the best thing ever....

Gender-Neutral Title 'Mx' May Be Included In Dictionary

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Most forms will require us to tick a box marked "Miss", "Mr", "Ms" or "Mrs", but selecting a title from these options can be problematic for some tran...

Mind the Gap, We Are All in It Together

Tami Mir | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Politics
Tami Mir

A true and lasting turning point it certainly is a year in which more women continue to embark a seat in Parliament, including a more ethnically diverse pool of candidates than we have seen before. In all, more progress and new challenges and why The Women's Equality Party is so badly needed in modern society.

We Must Unite and Stop Splitting Hairs About Feminism

Heidy Rehman | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Heidy Rehman

If Miley and Beyoncé independently choose to strip down to their smalls and shake their bottoms in the air, then good luck to them. And similarly, if a girl chooses to cover herself from top-to-toe or inject her face with chemicals, I have no issue with that either.

Purses for Girls and Cars for Boys: Let Colouring Books Be Colouring Books

B.J. Epstein | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Parents
B.J. Epstein

It's upsetting and unsettling to think that in 2015, such stereotyped books are what is offered to young children. We must consider what messages we are sending both to children and their parents about what boys and girls are and what they might be as they grow up.

Unleashing Girls' Power: An Interview With Kennedy Odede

Rose Taylor | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rose Taylor

At the end of the invigorating and stimulating three day Skoll World Forum I met with Kennedy Odede, founder of Shining Hope for Communities, (SHOFCO) and Kibera School for Girls. Our meeting was inspiring and poignant and echoed many themes I had heard throughout the conference regarding the importance of girl's education. It seems fitting that I tie my interview with Kennedy to these issues in this article.

A Defence of Vanity

A.M.F. Winn | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
A.M.F. Winn

My appearance is one of my hobbies. I enjoy researching skin creams and hair masks, I look forward to nose pore strips, the make-up section of Superdrug calms me down on stressful days like I'm an unglamorous Holly Golightly and it is my Tiffany's. I'm vain, and someone reading this just drew a lot of conclusions about the rest of my personality from that one fact.

Why Do Fewer Women Vote?

Adeline Ginn | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Politics
Adeline Ginn

More than nine million women failed to vote in the last general election, compared to eight million men, research carried out by the House of Commons Library has shown. But why is this? We have found that the reasons behind the gender gap in voting closely relates to the reasons behind the gender gap in business.

Dear Party Leaders - Five Reasons Gender Equality Is a Vote Winner

Anita Nayyar | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Politics
Anita Nayyar

If this election is all about the economy, then its target audience is women. But if the polls are anything to go by, none of you are really appealing to many of them right now. So we have laid out some pointers as to why gender equality is so central to the election campaign and why you should do more to talk about it.

Why We're All Feminists

Anna Costantinou | Posted 23.04.2015 | 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...

Now the Women's Boat Race Has Equality, Time To Sort Out the Heptathlon/Decathlon?

Gordon Bryan | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Sport
Gordon Bryan

Apr 2015 saw the Boat Race finally have the men's and women's races on an equal footing. Heralded as a progression for women's sport, that just leaves the heptathlon/decathlon issue to sort, right..?

The First Female 'Leader of the Free World'?

Hannah Cottam | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Politics
Hannah Cottam

Not only was Clinton the first to announce her intentions, just eight years on from her defeat by Obama in the Democratic nomination race, but at this early stage it seems that she is expected to be the frontrunner for the Oval Office, with several US news outlets offering their support.

The Mysterious Case of the Feminist Non-Revolution

Dr Finn Mackay | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Finn Mackay

Patriarchy is a raw and brutal deal for everyone, that is true, but it is women and children and marginalised men who pay the biggest price. We feminists never started this so-called battle of the sexes, but we are going to end it and we are certainly going to win.

An Equal Boat Race? About Bloody Time

Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK
Sarah Ann Harris

It was a long road to equality even once Oxbridge allowed women to race - descriptions of women rowing as "unnatural", being asked to pose in towels and financial difficulties were just a few of the hurdles. So how did we finally get to this point?

Dads on Parental Leave Is #GoodBusiness Says Digital Ad Campaign

Anita Nayyar | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Parents
Anita Nayyar

With exactly a month to go until the general election, The Equality Movement, a clandestine collective of advertisers making noise about issues that matter' are launching an ad campaign for gender equality called #BadBusiness.

Where are the Women?

Talat Yaqoob | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Politics
Talat Yaqoob

The idea of putting into action a quota for women, seems to get many people's backs up. I have lost count of the number of times I have been told that our representatives must be there on merit only. What an insult to women, apparently in Scotland only 35% of the women's population is able.

Juliet Stevenson Speaks Out on Ageism in the Acting Industry

Danny Lee Wynter | Posted 02.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Danny Lee Wynter

During the interview, both on and off camera, Stevenson was a heavenly tidal of rage, enthusiasm, intelligence and common sense. In her own unique and unabashed way, her thoughts and perceptions set a precedent for the #WomenOfACertainAge campaign.

Vegetarian, Feminist Tibetan Monk Taking the US Ivy Leagues By Storm

Adele Wilde-Blavatsky | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Wilde-Blavatsky

Who is this monk who, after visiting the headquarters of Google and Facebook, spoke about the need for a kinder internet culture? Why are so many people seeking his advice and inspiration in the 21st Century?

The History Girls

Becky Clark | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Politics
Becky Clark

In a profession which employs more women than men, why are we looking at an almost all-male senior squad? Across the heritage sector the most senior women are now all officers rather than chair... It is a depressing situation.

Why 'A Room of One's Own' Is as Relevant as Ever

Sarah Hambly | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Hambly

But it's not just the pervasive power of sexism that makes 'A Room of One's Own' so relevant. It's also the fact that it can spark passionate, and sometimes divisive discussions that we have to have about the way that men and women interact, and what it takes to ensure full gender equality.

Vice Co-Founder: Females Shouldn't Go On Spring Break As They 'Can't Hold Their Booze As Well As Men'

The Huffington Post UK | James Beeson | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The co-founder of Vice magazine has sparker controversy by claiming that female students shouldn't attend Spring Break as they "can’t hold their boo...

The 2015 Woman

Tracey Agyeman | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tracey Agyeman

Woman. A term I struggle to compress to a singular word because across generations society has perpetually attempted to redefine the nature of my gender. Whether it is in our private lives or in the public eye, women have been conditioned to seek approval from elsewhere resulting in a feeling of inadequacy.