Gender Equality

Sexist Reporting Of The Olympics Is No Surprise

Sarah Tinsley | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Sport
Sarah Tinsley

The fact that idiotic comments from the likes of John Inverdale are referred to as 'slips' is notable. It implies that he has momentarily forgotten that he is on TV and has certain standards to uphold, and is instead letting his true thoughts about female athletes bubble to the surface. As if it's normal, and expected.

10 Inspiring Quotes That Prove Time And Again Women Deserve Equal Pay

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A new study from the Institute of Fiscal Studies has revealed what we already knew; gender pay gap isn’t a myth. In fact, women earn 18% less an hou...

Beyond Binaries: The Impact Of Changing Gender Identity For Brands

Rebekah Mackay Miller | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK
Rebekah Mackay Miller

Significant numbers of Gen Z no longer define themselves primarily by gender. They use gender-neutral pronouns, reject the idea of gender binaries in stores and explore fluidity in sexual orientation far more so than the Millennial generation above them. As Gen Z (and their spending power) matures, brands will have to respond if they want to keep this new market engaged.

The Million Dollar Question: Why do Talented Women Leave Their Jobs?

Astrid van Waveren | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK
Astrid van Waveren

If a man and a woman, both aged thirty, quit their jobs, the stock assumption remains: The man leaves for a greater challenge, or a higher salary. The woman leaves because she wants to start a family.

Is Olympic Nudity a Feminist Victory?

Emma Louise Pudge | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Emma Louise Pudge

With women making up 45% of all competitors and a record high of 47.5% of events open to female athletes, this year's Olympic Games in Rio is closer t...

The Problem I Have With Today's Concept of Feminism

Tasha Okeke | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Tasha Okeke

I'm all for female liberation and female empowerment, but sometimes I feel like some women in the western world take the cake by slapping feminism onto anything they do that doesn't promote the actual definition of feminism which is promoting equality between the sexes.

I'm a Mother and I Choose to Work

Jude Coy | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Parents
Jude Coy

thriving families.jpg Being a parent is a huge responsibility and one that as women instead of mercilessly judging and 'mother bashing' one another, we need to work together to be more sympathetic of. I'm not ashamed to publicly out myself as a 'happy' working mother. It's my choice and one I hope to continue with.

What Orlando's Penis Tells Us About Equality

Emma Critchley | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Emma Critchley

I have become alarmed by the sexist attitude towards Orlando. I have seen whole newspaper articles dedicated to Orlando's willy. There are wars going on; people being killed, but we all need to know if Orlando's willy is an aubergine or a chipolata - apparently he is an aubergine. The world has gone mad for Orlando's aubergine and that is sexist.

Can Hillary Deliver Hope For American Women?

Jack Peat | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK Politics
Jack Peat

'Remember hope?' Jim Geraghty of National Review probed in an article this week. After nearly eight years of the first African-American president the ...

The Ad Executive Who Said Gender Debate Was 'F***ing Over' Has Resigned

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK

Kevin Roberts, the advertising executive slammed for suggesting women do not have “vertical ambition”, has resigned from Saatchi and Saatchi and w...

Girlcon: Take Up Space and Make it Grow

Kara Stanton | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kara Stanton

This year our panels include discussions on feminist masculinities, combining crafting and activism, and living with mental illness. We're hosting workshops on writing poetry, getting started on YouTube, and deconstructing classism, as well as meet-ups for people interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and people who identify as asexual and aromantic.

Sustainable Development Goals Go

Christian Friis Bach | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK
Christian Friis Bach

In these days, while UN member States meet in New York to assess progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals a new game, Pokemon Go, has been r...

Theresa May and Tampon Tax

Laura Coryton | Posted 22.07.2016 | UK Politics
Laura Coryton

Two years. We have been campaigning to end tampon tax for TWO WHOLE YEARS (and two months, but who's counting?). Throughout this time we have focused ...

The Trouble with Boys

Karen Woodall | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Parents
Karen Woodall

To fully meet the different needs of boys and girls it would require us to adjust the schooling system, not to locate the problem in the children themselves. We have understood that about girls needs in education, thanks to the feminist movement but who is working on behalf of boys to prevent them from being problematised?

Food For Thought: The Future is an 8-Course Tasting Menu

Sophie Tanner | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Tanner

Cultural norms are shifting and, in this new era of longevity, people are breaking the traditional moulds that have previously defined status. Cultural commentator and co-founder of the Women's Equality Party, Catherine Mayer, says life-extension and life-enhancing technologies like the ability to freeze eggs are leading to an age of 'amortality',

Thoughts From London Writers' Week, Part Two: Ways We Can Create Greater Gender Equality In The Arts Industry

Jennifer Tuckett | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jennifer Tuckett

Recently I chaired the first University Women in the Arts event as part of London Writers' Week. University Women in the Arts is a one off scheme designed to provide mentoring for female students studying arts subjects at Universities across the UK from 15 of the women who are leading the way in the arts in the UK.

Who Run the World? Girls!

Dr Diahanne Rhiney | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Diahanne Rhiney

I believe that as women we should give Theresa May an opportunity to prove she is what this country needs. Still, a second female Prime Minister should excite us. We may not be exactly where we want to be but we're on our way there. Surely each small step we take towards progress is a step worth celebrating.

May and Eagle: If Only They Cared What the Rest of Us Think

Thomas H. Brand | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK Politics
Thomas H. Brand

It's so depressing, and the depression is heightened by the fact that it should be so exciting. If you asked me how I should feel at the idea of a w...

Breaking the Silence on the UN Stage

Katrina Syran | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Politics
Katrina Syran

June 2016 and nations united in Geneva for a highly energized conference to bring power to empowered women. Speakers and influencers from all over th...

Theresa May: Forget the Heels, It's the Hat Trick That Should Worry You...

Karl Davis | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Politics
Karl Davis

She is every bit as canny, strong, and cunning as her predeccessor, and the other beige politicos who have gone before her into and out of Downing Street, probably more so in fact. She is every bit as embroiled in the Westminster game as the men, and we cannot forget that as she takes charge of the country.

Why It Doesn't Matter What's in Your Pants

Sarah Tinsley | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Tinsley

I don't care what's in your pants. Or what it looks like. We all come in glorious shapes and sizes, and I'm delighted that the government has decided to get on board and reach out to those who can't see themselves in the narrow tick-boxes we assign to life.

Women Don't Need to Prove Themselves on the Front Line - They Already Have

Lieutenant General Sir Graeme Lamb | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK
Lieutenant General Sir Graeme Lamb

Later this summer, General Nick Carter, Head of the British Army, is expected to announce the results of his investigation into whether women should be allowed to serve in front line infantry units. The General will I know carefully consider not just their physical but also mental aptitude for the role.

Speak Up: Where's the Diversity in the EU Referendum Debate?

Kate Delaney | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kate Delaney

There's more to the world than Facebook comments of course, but there's also so many voices not being heard too. And if you don't speak out, then you won't get listened too, continuing the cycle of decisions made by and for white men.

Why Are British Mums and Dads the Worst in the Developed World at Sharing Childcare?

Jeremy Davies | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Parents
Jeremy Davies

Our gender pay gap - which leaves British women earning an average of 17.4% less than men in similar full-time jobs - places us 15th out of the 22 countries measured. In first-placed New Zealand, the gap is 5.6%.

Gender Equality in Music: The Beginnings of a New Movement Involving Men and Women

Vanessa Reed | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Vanessa Reed

If all of this energy, wisdom and news about independent initiatives came from one room of people at a conference on a Friday afternoon, imagine what could be achieved if we could multiply this and connect it to every level of the industry and to those who make decisions nationally and internationally about funding and policy development.