Gender Equality

Women May Be Under-represented at Davos but Theirs Are the Loudest Voices When It Comes to Calling for Gender Equality

Cherie Blair | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK
Cherie Blair

Debate over the level of female participation at global events like the WEF is, of course, important, but we must also look beyond the figures. We must remember that those women who are being heard on such stages are having an enormous impact. Many of the sessions and events I attended at this year's WEF addressed issues of equal opportunity, diversity and women's empowerment - and it was notable that many of these conversations were being driven by women with a real sense of hope and determination.

Real vs. Fake Women

Alice Hughes | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Alice Hughes

What I cannot accept is the fact that a poster and TV advert renders my female identity void with the phrase 'I jiggle therefore I am' - all because I am skinny.

5 Reasons I'm Loving The All-Female Ghostbusters Cast

Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Natasha Hinde

Director, Paul Feig, revealed the all-female cast for the new Ghostbusters film. And I practically whooped when I saw the tweet that confirmed his decision. If you missed it; Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon are to don proton packs and scout for ectoplasm in what will undoubtedly be a hilarious re-make of the original.

'Leaning In' or the New Feminist Tsunami

Dr Sam Collins | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sam Collins

The Global Gender Gap Report ranks Britain 26th, its lowest overall score for equality since 2008; with the U.S. not much further ahead at 20th... Where is the gender leadership from these so-called leaders of the free world?

Emma Watson's Davos Speech Is Right, But She Doesn't Go Far Enough

Nicholas Mazzei | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK
Nicholas Mazzei

Why are men so terrified of a strong woman that they will resort to threatening to use stolen photos of her to keep her down? A weak man threatens a woman, not a strong man.

Airline's Response To Customer Fat Shaming Their Flight Attendants Is Awesome

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A sexist airline passenger who criticised female flight attendants' appearance has been well and truly owned on social media. When Andres Horatio P...

Poorna Bell

#HeForShe: 'I've Been Stunned By The Number Of Men Who Said To Keep Going'

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Emma Watson caused a tidal wave when she announced her UN Women campaign #HeForShe in October. For the first time, a major celebrity vocalised on ...

Herself.com

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

Feminism has risen to the forefront of many people's minds this year, in no small part thanks to Emma Watson's inspiring UN speech. But one of my favourite things to appear recently is Caitlin Stasey's new website, herself.com.

Woman Collects Sexist Clippings From Old Magazines

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you think magazines today are full of gender stereotypes and sexist ideals, you should see the kind of things your parents were reading as teenager...

British Young Men Face a Dim Future If We Don't Change Our Society

Nicholas Mazzei | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nicholas Mazzei

By excluding and ignoring young men, we are damaging our society as a whole. We should be moving towards a more equal society and not obsessed with the past. It is about time we move past gender and begin to look at people for who they are. Until women are willing to do this as equally as men should, there will always be an imbalance which damages our society.

Is 'Manslamming' Sexist Or Plain Inconsiderate?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Has anyone ever slammed into you as they barge their way through the crowds during rush hour? Have they acted like getting to the tube is a matter ...

These Yearbook Pictures From 1946 Are Unbelievably Sexist

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

In 2015 most people are at last starting to cotton on to the fact that women should not be valued for her appearance. But in 1946 it seems scrutini...

Women's Political Participation

Meg Munn | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK Politics
Meg Munn

We need more women in key decision-making positions and for them to be visible whilst undertaking them. Increasing the numbers of women at all levels of political representation will lead to a more cohesive and inclusive society.

Girls' Lives Matter - India Bring Back Our Girls

Raquel E Sofer | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK
Raquel E Sofer

One million girls being disappeared only because they are girls is a gendercide. And it's an annual occurrence in the world's largest democracy that will happen again in 2015, and perhaps grow in numbers by 2016 and future years without pressure for change. So here's a hashtag to start a conversation: #Indiabringbackourgirls

Feminists: Stop Talking About Feminism

Megan Brownrigg | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Brownrigg

In WIL Uganda's case, it already has. Speaking about the Leadership programme, local schoolgirl Kyakuware Perina said; "Before the programme I did not know that women are allowed to be equal to men. I have learnt about equality now and I know that this will help me to live my life without fear."

Men's Feminism AKA #MenimistTwitter Totally Doesn't Get The Point

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Any true feminist knows that feminism is about gender equality - not man hating. But unfortunately it seems some guys on Twitter do not think femin...

A Book You Should All Read

Rose Gibbs | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Rose Gibbs

The fact of rape is a terrible one: it's the inhumanity of deriving sexual pleasure in the face of another person's pain. Where sex might please in the pleasing of others, rape is its opposite. It becomes a violence like none other, a nightmare extreme of Schadenfreude.

How Common Is Sexual Harassment In The Military?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A Reddit user asked the internet how common sexual harassment is in the military - the replies she has received are truly shocking. The woman (user...

The Year the Nobel Prize Forgot to Ignore Women

Curt Rice | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK
Curt Rice

Norwegian professor May-Britt Moser is literally a game changer. Today, she will receive the Nobel Prize in Medicine, and the game she is changing is about women in science.

Are You up for a Data Revolution?

Claudia Delpero | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK
Claudia Delpero

An advisory group to the United Nations is calling for a revolution. It won't be taking people to the streets, ousting governments or causing bloodshed, but it will overhaul the data driving governments' decisions.

Sloppiness Is a Gender Issue

Tony Crabbe | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Crabbe

I work with a leader who is sloppy: a bit disorganised, he forgets things and at times drops the ball. He is also extremely successful and admired. The thing is, his sloppiness is interpreted (accurately) as big thinking and creativity. It occurs to me that I don't know any women in senior positions who are also sloppy and successful; that bothers me.

No More Page 3 Want A Christmas No.1 Single (And We Hope They Get It)

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Since Rage Against The Machine beat Joe McElderry to Christmas number one back in 2009, beating the X Factor offering has become the ultimate challeng...

You Can't Drive In Saudi Arabia, And Now You Can't Eat If You're A Single Woman

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Women should not be allowed to eat in restaurants unless accompanied by their husband or a male guardian. That's according to sexist restaurant ow...

Survivor Stories: 'He Beat Me So Hard My Skin Split'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Up to 7 in 10 women around the world will experience physical or sexual violence at some point in their lifetime. The International Day for the Eli...

Absent Protests

Rose Gibbs | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Rose Gibbs

Allen Jones' work doesn't really offer us any thing new and further still it rides on the back of the exploitation of women to his benefit. Even more depressingly he seems to have learnt nothing in the past 40 years: his empathetic faculties seem to fail him, as do his technical abilities.