Gender Equality

Forget Alpha Males and Alpha Females - Leadership has its own quality

Natasha Stromberg | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK
Natasha Stromberg

In the course of my work on gender equality I always find it fascinating to hear differing views on how successful women are perceived in the workp...

Philip Davies MP: All Hail Britain's Self-Appointed Defender of the Privileged

Liz Cookman | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Politics
Liz Cookman

That's just for starters. I have no doubt that we're looking at bright, trite and very entitled future from Mr Davies. So may I be the first to say: All hail Britain's long awaited Defender of the Privileged. He's just what our society needed.

Why Changing Gender Roles Mean the 21st Century Is the Best Time to Be a Man

Tom Brake | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Politics
Tom Brake

In a time where traditional gender roles are becoming more fluid, both men and women are feeling less restricted, where workloads are shared, and both sexes are respected, I can think of no better time to be a man.

What Does Feminism Do for Men?

Jasmine Luby Barrow | Posted 22.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jasmine Luby Barrow

Society, misogyny, the media; all of these things persuade us to live our lives according to the accepted route that the generations before us conformed to. Yet if feminism teaches us that everyone should have the right to become exactly who they want to be, why do so many men blindly dismiss it?

Closing the Gender Gap in General Practice

Dr Maureen Baker | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK
Dr Maureen Baker

It's not too distant a memory when a visit to the GP involved a consultation with a middle-aged man in a suit, practising from a 'surgery' that was often one or two rooms in the family home.

The Future Of Advertising Will Be Gender Fluid

Philip Ellis | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK
Philip Ellis

Traditional gender roles will play a less prominent role in the lives of consumers over the next ten years, according to predictions made in a recent study. Food and beverage market research firm Canadean's findings suggest that the millennial market is nowhere near as concerned as previous generations with fixed notions of gender or sexuality.

Yes, I Call Myself a Feminist, Because "Meninist" is Quite Frankly a Joke

Dameyon Bonson | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dameyon Bonson

What I find frightening is the rejection of feminism by men who call themselves experts or advocates of men and our health. The idea of power and control and the sense of entitlement to it is harming us all. Patriarchy reinforces that.

How Feminism Is Confronting the Issues Facing Modern Men

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ioan Marc Jones

Male feminism isn't simply an act of solidarity with women. It certainly isn't an act of altruism. It isn't selfless. In fact, male feminism invokes a degree of selfishness. Men are becoming increasingly aware that, while the masculine gender construct remains profoundly deleterious to women, it is also detrimental to men.

This International Men's Day, Become the Positive Male Role Model This World So Desperately Needs

Dameyon Bonson | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dameyon Bonson

As it turns out International Men's Day focuses 'on men's and boy's health, improving gender relations, promoting gender equality, and highlighting positive male role models.' Which is fine. Count me in. What becomes alarming is what 'promoting gender equality' actually means in this context.

Adults Only - Why Offices Should Be 'Girl'-Free Zones

Natasha Stromberg | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Stromberg

I would be a wealthy woman indeed if I had a pound for every time I have heard a grown adult woman referred to as a 'girl' in the workplace. Yet I have rarely heard an adult man referred to as a 'boy'.

The Myth That Games Are For Boys Is Nonsense, And This Amazing Stat Proves It

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Tech

The long-running rhetoric that video games are only for boys has become more than a little tiresome, and hopefully, it looks like this statistic might...

Why Employers Shouldn't Worry About Equal Pay Litigation

Ben Black | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK Politics
Ben Black

There's a new report out from Eversheds to the effect that employers are terrified that new requirements for gender pay gap reporting will lead to lit...

If This Is What It Takes To 'Be A Lady', Count Us Out

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

It feels like only yesterday that we were laughing out loud at the ridiculousness of Country Life's '39 Steps To Being A Gentlemen', but now, in the i...

Women Who Deserve To Be On The New Passport - As Voted For By You

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK

A row has broken out over the new UK passport design, which claims to represent "some of the best achievements of the last 500 years in Great Britain ...

This Is The Secret To A Better Sex Life (Apparently)

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If your sex life is dwindling, you might want to look at how often you do the dishes. A new study has found that couples who make an equal contribu...

New UK Passport 'Airbrushes Women Out Of History'

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK

The Passport Office has been accused of having "airbrushed women out of history" and having "a problem with institutional sexism" as a row continues o...

How Joining 'Team Earth' Can Help End the Politics of Gender Difference

Natasha Stromberg | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Stromberg

How often have you heard the phrase 'Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus', to casually explain differences between men and women based on our gender? Pretty often I bet, as these words stormed into the English language back in 1992 when Dr. John Gray published his phenomenally successful book.

Women's Sport: Not Just for Women

Alexandra Kyrke-Smith | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Sport
Alexandra Kyrke-Smith

Whilst other sponsors are beginning to follow suit (Kia Motors made history with a stand-alone sponsorship of England women's cricket in 2014), the potential for growth and investment remains huge. The general public, both male and female, are increasingly seeing the value in women's sport. Now it's for the media, rights holders and sponsors to ensure they are doing the same.

Women Are 51% of the Population - It's High Time That Parliament Reflected Society

Mims Davies | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK Politics
Mims Davies

With women now making up 25% of FTSE 100 boards, the launch of the final Davies report yesterday was a celebration of a great milestone in the mission for gender equality in UK boardrooms. But as the report made clear, there is still a great deal more to be done.

Why Are We Like That?

Ben Moore | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Moore

Some of them are probably just pricks. No getting past those guys, they just have to be shamed into silence by everyone else. I think a lot of the remainder, as I hinted earlier, don't realise what they've got. It's hard to see the glass ceiling if you're standing on top of it.

Tax on Tampons Is the Tip of the Iceberg

Frances Scott | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK Politics
Frances Scott

Last night the bill brought to the House of Commons by Paula Sherriff MP to scrap Tax on Tampons, which she dubbed the Vagina Added Tax, was defeate...

Transgender People Tell MPs About Abuse, Insults And Public Services Letting Them Down

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK Politics

Transgender people have spoken out about the physical abuse, insults and questionable treatment they have received from the public, NHS and police as ...

Toby Young Given A Masterclass In Privilege After 'Bullingdon Club' Hindrance Jibe

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK

Columnist Toby Young has been mocked for saying three of Britain's most senior politicians' membership of the famed Bullingdon Club has in fact been a...

Attempts To Axe 'Tampon Tax' Get Voted Down, But Ministers Make Concessions

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK Politics

The fight to abolish Britain's “tampon tax” was ignited on Monday, as Tory ministers bowed to pressure and offered fresh concessions to campaignin...

Watch Britain's First Female Bishop In The Lords Get An Unprecedented Standing Ovation

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK

Britain's most senior woman Bishop took her seat in the House of Lords today, marked by an unprecedented display of rapturous applause from fellow pee...