Gender Equality

Hey Guys, It's Really Not Complicated

Robin Lustig | Posted 20.10.2017 | UK
Robin Lustig

I'm a man, and I'm not confused. (Nor am I a paragon of virtue, but we'll come to that later.) So, in an attempt to be helpful to my fellow males, and to even up the balance a bit after a deluge of articles about 'what women should do about sexual abuse in the workplace', here are my thoughts about what men should do instead.

A Male Response To #MeToo (Probably A Few Days Late)

Scott Manley Hadley | Posted 19.10.2017 | UK
Scott Manley Hadley

We men need to listen, we need to accept culpability and we need to stop ignoring the things that women tell us about their experiences. I'm sorry if me speaking about this is being listened to more than the words of ANY woman who has been unfairly ignored. But I think my silence, on this topic, would be as good as me denying the existence of the hashtag that's been shared by pretty much every woman I know.

#MeToo, But Why Is It Up To Survivors To Call It Out?

Emma Fulu | Posted 19.10.2017 | UK
Emma Fulu

It is true that rates of violence against women vary significantly across and even within countries. However, as the #MeToo campaign has highlighted, sexual harassment and sexual assault are something that women in every corner of the globe experience on a regular basis.

Groped At A Business Meeting

Jane Chelliah | Posted 19.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Chelliah

It has been more than a week since the news of the alleged sexual harassment carried out by the Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein broke. The scale has ...


Caragh Little | Posted 18.10.2017 | UK
Caragh Little

It's one of those social media trends - the #MeToo hashtag began when women were asked to share if they had ever been sexually assaulted or harassed. In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein allegations, the trend exists to show just how widespread such harassment can be. Late on Monday night, I decided to post a '#MeToo' on Facebook. I nearly didn't do it - in fact I had deliberated all day. I'm not one for a bandwagon. I wouldn't trust any clique which would accept me as a member.

Engaging Men - From Nangarhar to Hollywood

Brita Fernandez Schmidt | Posted 18.10.2017 | UK
Brita Fernandez Schmidt

If we can change the hearts and actions of men in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, surely it's time for discriminatory and predatory norms in boardrooms and homes across the West to change as well.

Raising Feminist Sons

Cassie Pearse | Posted 18.10.2017 | UK Parents
Cassie Pearse

I know how to raise a strong woman because I am one. Raising a compassionate son who doesn't abuse his male privilege, who understands it, is the trickier prospect. Thankfully, I have a grown-up one of those in the house to help on this journey.

The Unspoken - And Unthinking - Sexism In The Media Business

Grant Feller | Posted 16.10.2017 | UK
Grant Feller

Good writing is good writing regardless of gender. And yes that is true. Except one can't help wondering why all the brilliant female writers working on the Sunday Times are in the Style and Magazine sections (which are both edited by women). Is that where they're 'meant' to be?

'Thomas The Tank Engine' To Introduce 2 New Female Trains In TV Series Shakeup

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 16.10.2017 | UK Parents

‘Thomas The Tank Engine’ producers will be introducing two new female trains, as part of an overhaul of the TV series in 2018. Mattel, the toy mak...

Director Explains Why These Girls Are Getting Angry In Empowering New Video

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 11.10.2017 | UK

Beyoncé’s defiant Freedom has been remade to highlight how the battle for gender equality faces greater challenges in a changing political landscap...

Stop Telling Women To Be Assertive, Start Legislating Quotas

Dr. Alice Evans | Posted 08.10.2017 | UK
Dr. Alice Evans

To amplify progress towards gender equality, we need to shift norm perceptions (about what others think and do). For women to believe that they will be supported in work, they need to see this in action.

The Hard Lessons I'm Learning On Our Journey To Gender Equality

Josh Graff | Posted 06.10.2017 | UK
Josh Graff

We're not yet at the tipping point where the number of women in leadership roles is sufficient to topple the unconscious biases and unwitting distortions that stand in the way of gender equality. We won't get to that tipping point unless we take concerted, committed and proactive action to achieve it.

Driving Ms, But Only Maybe - Saudi Women Behind The Wheel Is No Cause To Feel Smug

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 06.10.2017 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

Boys are still the ones being drawn to toy soldiers, diggers and lifting equipment however scrupulously they are marketed. Girls still end up with dolls and home paraphernalia. Or put another way, boys work with equipment and girls with emotion, Perhaps that is why women are good team builders: They have more emotional intelligence and empathy to draw upon. Just a theory.

Dehumanising Debate

Bex Stinson | Posted 04.10.2017 | UK
Bex Stinson

Trans communities, with our allies, need to work together and stay strong. We need to focus on the real and valid conversations about how we improve the law for trans people, and not let them be undermined by those who want to halt progress towards equality.

Hefner's Death Leaves Behind A Legacy Of Sexual Oppression, Not Sexual Liberation

Anna Tippett | Posted 29.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Tippett

Hugh Hefner, the American businessman behind Playboy magazine, has died of natural causes aged 91. He founded the men's magazine in 1953, with the image of the Playboy Bunny becoming a cultural symbol that has seen global recognition and success

Time To End Gender Apartheid

Sanjyot P. Dunung | Posted 27.09.2017 | UK
Sanjyot P. Dunung

I'm a serial entrepreneur and the founder of a global digital education content company, specializing in cross-cultural issues. I also happen to be a minority female from a traditional culture. I mention that fact last because it's the least relevant reason as to how and why I became an entrepreneur and how I run my business.

Why Conversations On Race Need To Take Centre Stage In The Workplace

Kevin Ellis | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK
Kevin Ellis

Progress will only happen if organisations know what the challenges are and then make changes. The best way to do this is through a combination of speaking to employees and analysing the employee data available.

On Being a Feminist Christian

Iris Maxfield | Posted 19.09.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Iris Maxfield

My university bookcase is the best example of how all this exists together. Next to well-worn feminist literature from Laura Bates to Iris Murdoch is my Bible; each loved, each with an important place in my life.

Dresses And Trousers...

Jen Faulkner | Posted 12.09.2017 | UK Parents
Jen Faulkner

We live in a world full to bursting with diversity and to deny any child experience of that is dangerous in my opinion. How about teaching children to accept everyone? And that there are no rules about clothing and gender?

Gender-Neutral Clothing Is The Start Of Better Sex Education

Rachel Bell | Posted 11.09.2017 | UK Parents
Rachel Bell

'Gender-neutral' simply means stereotype-free, and starting with clothes labels is a step in the right direction to expressing full humanity, academic potential and healthy relationships

This Twitter Thread Satirising How Men Talk About Women Is Too Good

HuffPost | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

What if we talked about male historical figures in the same way we talk about female historical figures? Twitter user @manwhohasitall has thousands ...

Transgender... A Story Of Hope

LJ Ferris | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
LJ Ferris

So many rhetorics around LGBT+ and particularly transgender identities focus on the difficulties and tribulations so I thought that I would share a story of hope today. Five weeks ago I married the love of my life, a cisgender woman, a lesbian. When we met almost three years ago I presented as female and, though I was beginning to question my identity I really had no language to explain it.

Celebrity Island With Bear Grylls - A Question Of Gender Or Leadership?

Jenny Garrett | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK Entertainment
Jenny Garrett

Heroic, distributed, servant or inclusive, these are the leadership lenses I will use to watch smugly from my sofa with a hot mug of tea, knowing that I'll sleep in a nice warm bed and that I know where my next meal is coming from.

The F Word: Why It's (More Than) Ok To Be A Feminist

Celine Bell | Posted 29.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Celine Bell

Twice over the summer, two awesome, ambitious and strong women have said to me, "I'm not a feminist, but..." They didn't get to finish their sentences (sorry guys) because I immediately leapt on them. My husband did his best eye-roll - he's heard it all before - as I explained, slightly hysterically, that feminism just means equality.

Boots Refused To Print Photos From A Free The Nipple March

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Boots has been forced to apologise after staff in one of its branches refused to print photos from a Free The Nipple march. The store in Tunbridge Wel...