Gender Equality

We Need to Tackle Street Harassment

Anneliese Midgley | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Politics
Anneliese Midgley

Today Jeremy Corbyn issued his policy on combating street harassment. We are two of the women that were involved in suggesting the seven proposals outlined in this document. This year alone we have been on empty Tube carriages while a man has masturbated, been followed home, felt the need to abort journeys on public transport, and felt wary to report assault to the police.

Women Are Working For Free For Almost Two Hours A Day

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK

Women are paid 22% less than men and thereby work for free for almost two hours a day, new research reveals. According to the Gender Salary Survey...

This Is How A Dad Feels When His Son Asks For A Doll

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Parents

Gender stereotypes surrounding toys are deeply entrenched, so when a dad shared a Facebook video showing how he felt when his son asked him for a doll...

Are These The Most Inspirational Women In British Sport?

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

It’s proving to be an historic year for women’s sport. So before our attention is completely swallowed up by the mounting anticipation of Rio 2016...

Women in Retail - A Land of Opportunity

Tanya Lawler | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK
Tanya Lawler

From new digital start-ups to our high street stalwarts, it's time we levelled the playing field to ensure that women are encouraged and empowered to establish, own and run successful retail businesses.

Emma Watson's #HeForShe Calls For Gender Equality In Fashion

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Style

Emma Watson's HeForShe campaign just inspired us all again with this amazing new video for Vogue. Broaching the important conversation about gender...

Women in Tech: It's Not About Quotas, It's Just Good Business

Marta Krupinska | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK Tech
Marta Krupinska

Some of my male peers in the industry joke about it, calling the consistently male dominated talks or panels 'manels' - recognising the distinct lack of female voices. What's telling is that 'manels' are everywhere - in the boardroom, C-Suite and across the tech sector, especially finance.

Gender Equality - More Than Just an Ideal, a Game Changer

Nick Clements | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK Style
Nick Clements

There has never been a war between the genders, we have always been capable of friendship. Men and women need each other too much, together we create our species, one gender has never been more important than the other.

My Husband; Five Reasons I Am Not Lucky to Have Him

Abi Oborne | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Abi Oborne

Am I lucky to have a husband like mine? Well, I guess in some ways, yes. I am lucky that he is healthy. I am lucky that he is here. I was lucky that I met him in the first place, but really, that is where the luck part of it ends. The rest is about choice.

The Shocking Report the Tories Hoped Working Women Wouldn't See

Emily Thornberry | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Politics
Emily Thornberry

David Cameron may have generated a few headlines recently when he argued, in an article in the Times, that for those advocating gender equality "there has been a recent slew of good news". But the reality is somewhat different... Notwithstanding its rather clunky title, "Pregnancy and Maternity-Related Discrimination and Disadvantage", the paper included some shocking findings. Interviews with more than 3,200 women about their experiences of being pregnant at work, or returning to their jobs after giving birth, found that 11% reported having been dismissed, forced to take redundancy or treated so badly that they felt they had no choice but to resign.

Life's a Pitch - The Quest for Equality in Women's Football

Claire Beveridge | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Beveridge

There's a stark contrast between what men and women earn in UK football. With a huge boost from the recent Women's World Cup, what does the future hold for the sport? My biggest regret in life is turning my back on international football. I chose an education instead of the sport. Over a decade later the profile of the women's game has never been higher - but there's still so much to do.

Take a Leaf From Men: 'I Want It and Claim It!'

Tami Mir | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK
Tami Mir

On the average a man earns £1 for every 80p a woman earns. Even after the Equalities Act of 2010, the UK has the sixth-largest pay gap between men a...

Three Ireland Remove 'Transphobic' Advert After Pressure From Social Media

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK

The Irish phone company Three has made the decision to remove a "transphobic" comment from an advert, just a day after the billboard was spotted. T...

'Offensive' And 'Transphobic' Advert By Mobile Network Three Is Upsetting Users On Social Media

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Three have removed the "transphobic" advert On the same day that a historical gender recognition bill passed in Ireland, a picture of a "...

Why Women Role Models Still Matter

Syl Saller | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Syl Saller

Women have discovered that waiting for the world to do the right thing is not sufficient. That it's not enough to have equal rights and demonstrable proof that gender balance benefits employers. We have found out the hard way that only if you actively intervene do you begin to move towards true equality.

Come on Tennis - Let's Get the Women Playing Five Sets!

Gordon Bryan | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Sport
Gordon Bryan

Every time Wimbledon comes around, one question that's always raised is why do women play 3 set matches while the men play 5 sets? Seems like a reason...

We've Made Great Strides on Women's Equality - But This Is No Time to Pat Each Other on the Back

Nicky Morgan | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Politics
Nicky Morgan

With businesses and a one nation government working together to finally solve this, building on the momentum established through the success of the women on boards initiative, we can achieve equality.

Katie Hopkins Just Undermined All Working Women Everywhere

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK

Infamous motor-mouth and general troll Katie Hopkins has said that there's 'no such thing as the gender pay gap' in her latest Twitter tirade. The ...

Cameron To Make Large Companies Reveal Gender Pay Gap

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Politics

Large firms will be forced to reveal the difference between the average earnings of male and female staff from next year, a move David Cameron believe...

'Feminism' Has Got to Go

Kaitlyn Hatch | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kaitlyn Hatch

Right - it needs to be said: Feminism is causing problems. Not feminism, the belief that all people should have equal opportunities regardless of their sex or gender, perceived or otherwise. That's not in contention. Feminism, the word, is causing problems.

OITNB's Officer Bennett Supports #FreeTheNipple In Seriously Funny Photo

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Orange Is The New Black star Matt McGorry has become the latest celeb to support the #FreeTheNipple movement by posting a brilliant snap on Facebook. ...

Men And Boys Explain What It Means To 'Be A Man' In Powerful Video

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Throughout their lives men and boys are told to 'be a man' or to 'man up'. Often this term is used at during difficult times or when when they are sho...

Watch These Young Girls Literally Smash Their Limitations

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A shocking 66% of girls feel held back by society’s expectations of them - but a powerful new advert is encouraging girls to smash their limitations...

What the Women's World Cup Taught Us - Call for Equality in Football

Cheryl Rickman | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK Sport
Cheryl Rickman

On Sunday 5th July 2015 the USA Women's Football (Soccer) Team won the FIFA Women's World Cup after beating Japan 5-2.The team were awe-inspiringly IN...

Beyonce's Favourite Feminist Has Nigerian Women Up In Arms About Discrimination

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK

The woman hailed as Beyonce’s favourite feminist has sparked a powerful online gender equality movement, with women opening up about attitudes towar...