Gender Equality

Jeremy Corbyn Says Women's Rights Will Be 'Front And Centre' Of Everything Labour Does

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 10.12.2016 | UK Politics

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is pledging to give the victims of domestic abuse more legal support. Corbyn is committing a future Labour government to...

"Boylesque": Gender Construction And Neo-Burlesque Striptease

Barbara Brownie | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Barbara Brownie

In the postmodern world, in which we are no longer defined by binary definitions, femininity has become a complex proposition. Gender boundaries have been blurred, traditional ideas about masculinity and femininity have been shown to be artificially constructed.

Men Can Be Feminists, Too

Harriette Drew | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Harriette Drew

Women have been tackling sexism for much longer than men and they are the ones most oppressed by it, so learn from them. Use the power that you have as a man well. Use it to challenge other men's sexist behaviour, because these men will - sadly - listen to you more than to a woman.

Being A Man Starts With Challenging Gender Stereotypes Age Three

Rachel Bell | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Parents
Rachel Bell

bmm banner.jpg Pro-actively challenging limiting gender stereotypes through parenting and education from pre-school will help boys survive the limiting norms of masculinity that they're under immense pressure to conform to. Norms that stifle their expression, exploration and stamp out their rich and varied humanity.

The Great Gender Gap Debate: Is The Internet Bias To Either Sex?

Phillip Othen | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Tech

The amount of sexism on the internet is depressingly self-evident. Women in particular who speak their minds online are frequently attacked on the bas...

Post-Trump, Diversity Is More Important Than Ever

Robyn Lange | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK
Robyn Lange

The political and social turbulence of Britain voting itself out of the EU, in part due to anti-immigration sentiment, and Donald Trump becoming Presi...

Despite A Trump Victory, I'm Still Hopeful About Eliminating Violence Against Women

Emma Fulu | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Politics
Emma Fulu

I believe in the profound strength and wisdom of the women and girls, men and boys around the world who are leading this charge. They work tirelessly to challenge the harmful norms and beliefs that drive violence; to respond with compassion and care to survivors; and hold perpetrators to account.

When It Comes To Conversations About Being A Man, We All Need To Get In The Room

Grace Willow | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK
Grace Willow

Southbank Centre / Belinda Lawley "Why would I go to a man hating event?" My friend Chris has just made this remark and at first I assume he must be...

Walkouts Across Europe Demonstrate The Absurdity Of The Gender Pay Gap

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK
Ioan Marc Jones

We live in a moment in history, akin to every other moment in modern history, when a woman doing exactly the same job as a man can expect less pay. This is quite obviously an absurdity. Due primarily to battles won in the past, however, we currently have the ability to challenge this injustice.

In The Spotlight: Sudeshna Chowdhury, Brave Work Against Honour Related Violence, Sexual Violence And Gender Equality

Ulrika Lorenz | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK
Ulrika Lorenz

Meet Sudeshna Chowdhury, An extraordinary young brave woman from Sweden with Indian heritage that is devoting her life to advocate issues concerning sexual violence and gender inequality in Sweden and India.

Three Ways Women In Business Need Men To Man-Up And Support Them

Lisa Barnwell | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK
Lisa Barnwell

The research in The Athena Doctrine: How Women (and the Men who think like them) Will Rule the Future confirms feminine values are on the ascendant so please man-up and move mountains so we manage maternity differently and make gender equality a reality.

University Challenge Viewers Gobsmacked At The Appearance Of Five Women On Show

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Unfortunately, University Challenge is not known for the diversity of its contestants. Last year, even question master Jeremy Paxman criticised the la...

Looking To Help Women In Trump's America? Support #DonateNotHate

Laura Croudace | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Croudace

It is 2016, we have the power at our fingertips to make our voices heard- we have the power to donate to support women and other groups experiencing hate right now. Trump may have won the election via spreading hate but he will never stop us spreading kindness and supporting vulnerable people.

What Next For Women In This Fearful New World?

Rachel Lankester | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Politics
Rachel Lankester

Image © Pixabay I never dreamed Mr T would be the next president of the US of A. I expected after the election to be talking of finally being able ...

Equal Pay Day Is Here Again - Will It Ever Become A Thing Of The Past?

Olivia Hill | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Hill

Today (Thursday 10 November) marks the last day of the working year for women throughout the UK - or so it should. From now until the end of 2016, working women are now, on average, providing their services for free - highlighting the 9.4% gap between average pay of full-time male and female employees.

Young Female Apprentices Earn £2,000 Less A Year Than Men

Dr Carole Easton | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK
Dr Carole Easton

Today is Equal Pay Day and, for the rest of the year, women in the UK will effectively be working for free thanks to the gender pay gap. The full-time...

Theresa May's Shameful Statement Congratulating Trump

Beth Payton | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Politics
Beth Payton

I am hurt on behalf of all the people that Trump has offended and am fearful for the socialist, peaceful, loving, equal, humanitarian world I hoped to live in.

Women, Together We Can Trump It!

Heather Jeffrey | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Politics
Heather Jeffrey

Now is too late for Lucía, but it might not be for your daughter or your neighbour. let's make some noise on equal pay day tomorrow and lets paint the 19th of October black every year everywhere until we are equal. #niunamenos

Unleashing Female Leadership Potential

Rebecca Emerson | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK
Rebecca Emerson

Gender inequality remains undeniable across much of the business world, and is particularly visible at leadership level. Having worked in the banking and finance sector for over two decades, I have seen and been part of attempts to address this issue. It's clear there is growing commitment to programmes and investments that develop more women into industry leaders.

A Letter To My Daughter

Susie Weaver | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Parents
Susie Weaver

Sadly though, there are still those men in the world who do not respect females. Those who are selfish and greedy and think they can take what they want without a second thought for the feelings and dignity of others.

Report From October's NEC Equalities, Disputes And Organisational Committee Meetings

Alice Perry | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Politics
Alice Perry

Improving diversity of political representation The Equalities Committee and Organisational Committee discussed various proposals to increase diversi...

Forget Bob Dylan - Why Did No Women Win Nobel Prizes This Year?

Cat Byers | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Tech
Cat Byers

Sexism in these areas needs to be addressed, and the Nobel Foundation has the power to improve this by treating women as equal players. But for now, the message to women is clear - the best man always wins.

5k For Equal Pay Day

Nick Cartwright | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK
Nick Cartwright

As the gender pay gap closes Equal Pay Day gets later and later in the year - I pledge to run my 5k every year in the week around Equal Pay Day until I've ran it on New Year's Eve!

My Female Body

Beth Payton | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Payton

I hope I don't alarm you, or take you by surprise, I hope to be clear in my message when I look you in the eye And tell you my body is my body, Yes you heard me correctly, My body is MY body

Pikin To Pikin Tok - The Power Of Participation For Unlocking Girls Potential

Gerison Lansdown | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK
Gerison Lansdown

Photo credit: Andrea Gordon The Global Education Monitoring Report 2016 identifies that education is a fundamental tool for empowering young girls a...