Gender Equality

Is This Dapper Laughs Poster The Most Sexist Advert Ever?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Dapper Laughs, the internet personality with an outdated 'women are to be seen as objects and not heard' philosophy, won't get our nomination for man ...

Potty-Mouthed Little Girls Drop The F-Bomb To Discuss Rape And Sexism

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

What's more offensive, a little girl saying f**k or the sexist way society treats girls and women? In the above video by FCKH8.com, potty-mouthed g...

Egg Freezing -12 Frequently Asked Questions

Dr Geeta Nargund | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Geeta Nargund

Egg freezing is in the news this week as Apple and Facebook have announced that they will offer egg freezing to their female employees. There is a lot misinformation about egg freezing and so here are 12 frequently asked questions and their answers.

Why #GamerGate Affects All Women, Even Those Who Don't Like Gaming

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Even if you don't know your Grand Theft Auto from your World of Warcraft, you've probably heard of #GamerGate. While the online movement may have s...

For the World's Poorest Women Poverty Is Always a Sexual and Political Issue

Raquel E Sofer | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK
Raquel E Sofer

It was India's father, Gandhi who famously said that 'poverty is the worst form of violence'. What he didn't say, but what is worth pointing out on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, is that poverty is a form of violence dealt to some with more brutality than others.

Genderless Gingerbread Is Gender Equality Gone Mad

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The traditional gingerbread man has been a favourite treat for generations - but to make the biscuit more suited to life in 2014, one cafe has given i...

What This Artist Did After Being Catcalled Is Genius

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When most of us get catcalled, we respond by rolling our eyes or sticking two fingers up at the (usually male) perpetrator, depending on our mood. ...

Women and Whaling: Scientifically Women Should be Mothers First, and Career Should Come Third (After Their Husband)

Olga Levancuka | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

They don't blatantly say women should stay at home. Well they do, or to be precise they did, but since it was all too obvious, the public reaction forced them to become craftier at their messages. And, rather scientifically, as in whaling, the politicians turned toward actions and away from words.

Women Teachers Are Getting A Rough Deal

PA | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Women teachers are missing out on fair settlements over pay and professional training in work, according to the UK's largest teaching union. Many t...

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's Clueless Comments About Women And Pay Rises Sums Up An Endemic Issue

Poorna Bell | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

It is baffling, upsetting and ire-inducing that in 2014 this is still the case, when we don't tolerate discrimination in the workplace against a person's racial or religious background and sexual orientation. If Nadella's 'system' works so fantastically, then surely all female employees should be paid the same as men?

Treat Fathers Like Idiots...

Soozi Baggs | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Soozi Baggs

There has been a lot of speculation about how men won't take up the opportunity of shared parental leave because the money is not enough for them or because childcare is not seen as a man's job. These are valid concerns but I think it goes even deeper than that.

We Need to Talk About Sexism at UK Universities

Rachel Thompson | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rachel Thompson

Sexism at UK universities is not just a cluster of isolated incidents, but a real and present issue that students face nationwide. We go to university to learn, to better ourselves, to progress, but we do not expect to be harassed, objectified and subjected to misogyny...

Is Being Vegan Sexist?

Tom Fielder | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Fielder

Animals of both sexes suffer under institutionalized exploitation. However, the female of the species often experiences more prolonged abuse, including an ongoing cycle of forceful artificial insemination (mechanical or manual rape), physical abuse of her mammary glands, and invariably being separated from her young; all of these are emotionally brutal experiences for the female members of any species.

Is Third Wave Feminism a Fleeting Fad?

Charlotte Grainger | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Grainger

When Queen Bey stands in front of a 10ft tall feminist sign (both figurative and literal) then, sure, others will follow. What was once considered a dirty word has now become the height of fashion, but how long will the fad last? Like all fashions I fear that by the end of the year feminism will be out and something else will be in.

Why Chanel's Feminist Protest Is Great News For Gender Equality

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you haven't yet heard about Chanel's Paris Fashion Week grand finale then let us ask you something: WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? On Tuesday, Karl Lagerf...

Rachel Moss

Muslim Women Speak Out About Life Under Honour Culture

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Every day, women around the world are at risk of female genital mutilation, forced marriage and violence, all in the name of "honour". But now, gra...

Engendering Equality in Engineering

Peter Rolton | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK
Peter Rolton

British engineering is facing a serious skills shortage. Yesterday, the think tank IPPR published a report claiming that 'an additional 87,000 graduate level engineers will be needed in the UK each year between now and 2020' in order to meet growing demand, but that 'the higher education system is only producing 46,000 engineering graduates annually'. Well as a starter for ten, that maths doesn't look good.

Revisiting Retro: A Case for Women Only Shows

Rose Gibbs | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rose Gibbs

About a year ago, I decided I should read Sheryl Sandberg's book Lean In: everyone else had read it, and I thought I should catch up, plus I had enjoyed a profile about her in The New Yorker. As feminist, I felt I should know what other feminists were saying: hopefully I could learn something, find new ways of being a more equal person.

Mumbai Police Will Arrest You If You Take A Selfie Out Of Wedlock

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In the UK, we tend not to bat an eyelid if we see a person taking a selfie - but that's certainly not the case in other parts of the world. Police ...

Caitlin Moran On Why We Shouldn't Judge Female Celebrities Until They're 30

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

From Beyoncé and Miley Cyrus to Taylor Swift and Katy Perry, female celebrities have long been put under pressure to pledge their support for "the si...

Google Has a Responsibility to Boost Female Staff Numbers

Mindy Gibbins-Klein | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Tech
Mindy Gibbins-Klein

There is something to be said for the fact that women to date have had an even greater challenge than men to get their views heard and noticed, despite women's supposed excellent communication skills; So the race is now on as women take up the challenge, and men may have to fight harder to keep their positions.

Erection Neglect: Too Hard To Say No?

A.M.F. Winn | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
A.M.F. Winn

Many women I've spoken to say they've given hand jobs or blow jobs "to be polite". They did not feel that a man owed them the favour back if he had inadvertently made them wet. All of the men I questioned thought the idea of it being rude for a woman to neglect an erection was ridiculous..

I Am Not an Inadvertent Feminist

Mike Niles | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Niles

It is unfair to blame any stigma around the feminist movement solely on the media representation of an archetypal feminist. I don't believe a true feminist hates men - they simply aspire to live life on a level playing field. Women should have equal pay. Men should have their parental value equally compensated. Equality gaps exist for both sexes ergo both sexes have a motivation to achieve parity.

Three Newspapers That Completely Missed The Point Of Emma Watson's #HeForShe Speech

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Comedy

Emma Watson's powerful United Nations speech on feminism rightly earned her a standing ovation - and the ensuing video went viral. So, naturally, t...

The F Word: Emma Watson and the Aftermath

Rae Mullins | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rae Mullins

Emma's set out the direction we need to head in, but in order to genuinely permeate our society's consciousness on the gender issue for good, we need to re-tune our media's frame of reference. Just think how many girls came to know of Emma's addressing the UN via an article dominated by images of her outfit...