Gender Equality

Not Sexist to Leave Male Circumcision Out of the Debate and Only Focus on Female Genital Mutilation

Leyla Hussein | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Leyla Hussein

I do not agree with the practice of circumcising a male baby for non-medical reasons, as babies and children cannot give consent. Having said that, I cannot accept a comparison of male circumcision to FGM. The practices themselves, as well as the intent behind them, are fundamentally different.

Why Women Are Flocking To This Boob-Themed Bar

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Hear the words 'boobie' and 'bar' in the same sentence and you'll likely imagine a shady strip club, but New York is now home to a 'titty joint' like ...

The Problem With Feminism

Jack Fletcher | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Fletcher

The problem with feminism isn't with the idea itself, but everything that surrounds it. From the misunderstanding of what the term actually means, to the idea that it is only for women. In fact, feminism is a threat to the way things have been for centuries, one which affects the demographic I belong to particularly: the white, straight, middle-class male.

The Gender Gap in School Sport: The UK Needs Transparency, Not a Title IX

Alexandra Kyrke-Smith | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Sport
Alexandra Kyrke-Smith

School sport is exactly where we should be looking to address the discrepancy between male and female participation rates... We know that participation rates among girls are lower, but until we use data to identify and clarify the reasons behind this imbalance, it is difficult to address the problem.

Is the NHS Unfairly Excluding Men?

Miriam Brown | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Miriam Brown

HPV does not just give rise to cervical cancer. Types 6 and 11 of the virus gives genital warts which affects both genders. Types 16 and 18 can lead to neck and anal cancer, specifically penile cancer in men... In the UK boys can only get the vaccination, called Gardasil, privately... Is it just that girls should get it free while boys have to pay if they want to protect their health?

Why #NoToFeminism Is The Best Thing On Twitter Right Now

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When Women Against Feminism (WAF) bombarded our Facebook news feeds last month we were a little confused. Why on earth would women be against a mov...

It's Not Like My Breasts Get in the Way of the Buttons

Alice Whiteoak | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Tech
Alice Whiteoak

It was during a cooperative online match of Mass Effect 3 (one of my favourite online games from the last few years) that I was reminded that I was a girl. Not that I had necessarily forgotten that I had to sit down to wee, but I had forgotten that my sex could be an issue.

These #FeministsAreUgly Selfies Prove Feminists Are Hot - But Should We Care?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Ask your average chauvinist what he thinks about feminists and the answer will likely be along the lines of "they're all hairy, ugly and single and ha...

Rachel Moss

How Lego's New Female Scientist Toys Could Change The Future

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Despite making up 46% of the overall UK workforce, government figures show that women hold just 15.5% of jobs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineerin...

Why We Can Be Proud of Our Great Men

Karen Ruimy | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK
Karen Ruimy

When we decided to set up the GREAT Initiative, a charity that focuses on gender equality, the phrase was something quite new. This year we are already in a position to be able to look back at the past six months and celebrate.

Rachel Moss

Here's The Answer To Why There Is Still A Gender Pay Gap In 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

With fourth wave feminism hitting headlines almost every week, you'd be forgiven for assuming that equal Britain must be just around the corner. Bu...

Degrees and Decrees: Divorce More Common Where Woman More Educated

Vanessa Lloyd Platt | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vanessa Lloyd Platt

Divorces over here amongst highflyers have never been so acute. This in turn has led to many counsellors actively advising women to try to dumb themselves down in their relationships because men are finding women who are more intelligent and earning more than them entirely threatened to their psyche and male ego.

Juncker's 'Women Problem' - And How to Solve It

Giles Goodall | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Politics
Giles Goodall

The current nine female commissioners have called for 10 or more women in the new team, while Juncker himself called gender balance 'a political must'. With 37% women among its own ranks, the European Parliament will be in no mind for compromise.

By 'Feminism', Do You Mean 'Egalitarianism'?

William Martin | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Martin

The feminist debate has been written in so many ways, in so many forms, that it is impossible to fathom. But for all the white, Western, masculine tendons that press this article to life, I would classify myself as a 'feminist'.

Spices and SMS: How Mobile Phones Transform the Lives of Women

Sevi Simavi | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Tech
Sevi Simavi

When done right, mobile technology truly transforms lives, particularly those of women... women's economic empowerment is so much more than just increased incomes. It's more meals being cooked, healthcare being paid for, pensions saved and children being sent to school.

This Is What Would Happen To Feminism If Cats Ruled The World

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As a group of feminists, the team here at HuffPost UK Lifestyle were a little confused by the social media movement 'Women Against Feminism'. The '...

One Woman Is Inspiring Little Boys To Wear Pink With This Campaign

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The idea that 'pink is for girls' and 'blue is for boys' is beyond frustrating - it's sexist, limiting and, quite frankly, ridiculous. But thankful...

Carol Vorderman Named Rear Of The Year 2014 And We're Not Sure How We Feel About It

Rachel Moss | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Carol Vorderman has officially been crowned Rear Of The Year 2014 for the second time. The 53-year-old beat Cheryl Cole - or, Cheryl Fernandez-Vers...

Gender Segregation: Why the Latest EHRC Guidance for Universities is a Secular Victory

Chris Malburn | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Malburn

Everyone has freedom of (and from) religion and belief, and the right to practice however they like, but it should never impact upon the freedom of others to live their lives how they wish. That the government is choosing to uphold this basic but vital principle is a fantastic victory for secularism, humanism and feminism, and another step towards a more equal and fair society.

Rachel Moss

How You Can Help Stop FGM and Forced Marriage

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

By the end of today, we will have made another move towards eradicating violence against women both in the UK and abroad. On Tuesday 22 July the U...

We Like The FDNY Firefighter Calendar A Whole Lot More This Year...

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

For the first time a female firefighter will grace the pages of the FDNY charity calendar - and, can we add, she looks mighty fabulous. Danae Mines...

Who Said There Are So Few Women in Science?

Simon M. Clabby | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Tech
Simon M. Clabby

Working at the Mary Rose, it seems hard to believe people who say that there aren't enough women in science. We have a healthy number of female scientists here at the museum specialising in all sorts of fields. Conservation, archaeology and teaching are the most popular however; physics still seems to be a subject left to the boys.

Five Things Feminist Times Taught Me About Feminism...

Kat Lister | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kat Lister

I'm not sure about you but I'm still figuring things out as I go along - and I don't think there is any shame in that. We might not always like what we hear but we've got to respect it all the same. The power of debate is rooted in our differences and imperfections. The tide of subsequent social and political change relies as much on our ears as our mouths.

Green Is the New Feminism

Sarah Cope | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Politics
Sarah Cope

The recent calls for the founding of a feminist political party have overlooked the fact that such a party already exists. The Green Party has a tranche of women-centric policies, though it could be argued that we fail to adequately promote them.

Are Men Pressured Into Promiscuity?

Esther Hayden | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Esther Hayden

We often stigmatised, men for being the more sexually liberated gender, able to sleep with however many women they wish without ridicule. As the comments on this video have confirmed, people are still more willing to jump to conclusions about a womans sexual behaviour than a mans.