Gender Equality

Gender Pay Gap 'Ludicrous,' Says Kelvin MacKenzie

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Politics

It is now "ludicrous" to think male managers would be able to pay women in the workplace less than their male colleagues, according to Kelvin MacKenzi...

Why I Love Glasgow: Anti-Rape Protest at George Square

Sophie McNaughton | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie McNaughton

I could probably list a hundred reasons why I love Glasgow, with everything from the culture, music, architecture, nightlife, and countless restaurants, to buskers and bagpipers on Buchanan Street, the Clyde, the Duke of Wellington with his ever-stylish traffic cone hat, and, of course, the people of Glasgow themselves.

Sheryl Sandberg Speaks Out Against Gender Bias

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg has spoken out about the importance of acknowledging bias towards women and ethnic minorities in the workplace, and how...

Why 17 Year Olds Campaigning for Women in the Syllabus Must End

Hanna Naima McCloskey | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Hanna Naima McCloskey

Let me be clear, I founded Fearless Futures because I believe that gender injustice is so ordinary, everyday and entrenched that we mostly do not see it. My belief is that social change starts with understanding how the problem manifests itself, in our own lives and beyond, so that we can dare to challenge it, resist it and reimagine a better world.

Why It's Not Wrong to Say 'Show Me the Money!'

Jo Rourke | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK
Jo Rourke

After years of freelancing, I officially launched Silver Tongue in 2013. I had a grand reason for it. The grandest. The greatest. I was going to set a...

It's Time to Break the Chains of Dependency for Girls and Women

Justine Greening | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Politics
Justine Greening

Throughout history, girls and women have often been invisible outside the home. Even now, in 2016, there are countries where women are prevented from getting a job, from owning their own land and even from setting up a bank account. This strips them of their independence. For every aspect of their lives, these women are completely reliant on someone else. It's time to break these chains of dependency. Now we have the chance. Today, the UN Secretary General announced he is establishing an expert team of leading politicians, expert economists, charity heads and business leaders to jumpstart a global movement on women's economic empowerment. I'm privileged to be joining this High Level Panel, alongside the President of the World Bank Jim Yong Kim and many eminent names who will be announced over the next few weeks.

Dear John, Andrew and Andy - It's Time to Lead From the Front on Gender Equality

Natasha Stromberg | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK
Natasha Stromberg

The archetypal profile of a CEO in Britain's top 100 firms is male, white British and almost 55 years old. In addition, he is likely to be called Andr...

Raising our Sons to Be Feminists

Amanda Jenner | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Parents
Amanda Jenner

I want to raise my boys to be feminists or should I re-name that equalists? And really, I mean "we" want to raise them as such, and not just "I" who wants to do this, as husband and I are on the same page with this one.

The Public Are Awakening to Trans Rights - And the Government Are Being Forced to Take Notice

Angela Crawley | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Politics
Angela Crawley

Today the Women and Equalities Committee has published the first ever inquiry by the UK Parliament into Transgender Equality. The report follows months of witness testimony and calls on the Government to address the specific needs of trans people. The committee has produced over 30 recommendations, built around the principle of a universal right for individuals to determine their own gender identity and have this respected and recognised.

Rebel Rebel

Karen Woodall | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
Karen Woodall

The legacy David Bowie leaves is not in my experience, simply in his music but in his early open and youthful challenges to concepts of being male or female and the impact that had on a generation.

WE Will Work Every Day to Rebuild the Structures of Our Society Until Gender Inequality Has Been Removed From Them

Sophie Walker | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Politics
Sophie Walker

Reports of domestic violence stand now at record levels, according to new police figures. But Hannah is not just another statistic. Her suffering is real. She has suffered at the hands of an abusive partner, and her story must stand out and be told.

Girl Pens Letter After Realising Rey Is Missing From Star Wars Monopoly

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.01.2016 | UK Parents

When Hasbro released Star Wars Monopoly back in September, there was a character missing from the game who just so happened to be a pretty huge deal. ...

Dear Daddy Is a Wake-up Call to the Good Guys - The Struggle for Gender Equality and a Life Free From Violence Needs All of Us

Paul-André Wilton | Posted 04.01.2016 | UK
Paul-André Wilton

When a charity video starts to go viral you know something is up. As part of its contribution to the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence...

Review: 'Linda', Royal Court Theatre 'Excellence Throughout'

Victoria Sadler | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

And now, courtesy of a little old press release on the Harry Potter musical, everyone is talking about Noma. Everyone. So how thrilled I was to catch her here before she becomes huge next year.

We Can't Let the Leftist Cultural Onslaught Continue

Alan Grant | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Politics
Alan Grant

It is tempting to sit and wait to see how far the absurdity will go and for us on the right to capitalise on the political gains to be made, but I care too much about our culture - something has to be done.

Radical Acts of Equality

Karen Woodall | Posted 27.12.2015 | UK
Karen Woodall

I observed a young Asian man, no more than about eighteen, arrive with a tiny baby. The baby was crying loudly and clearly needed feeding and as I watched the young man struggling with the bib and the bottle, I became suddenly aware of an absolute air of tension in the cafe.

The Force Awakens: Rey and the Thorny Issue of 'The Feminist Protagonist'

Victoria Sadler | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Rey, like Ripley before her, is unapologetic is terrific. That she takes up space, never shrinking back, is understandably attractive and is bang in line with current discourse. However, just because a woman is physically strong and athletic, assertive and can handle a lightsaber or a flame thrower, that doesn't necessarily make her a feminist.

Have Yourself a Gender Unbiased Christmas

Sarah Tinsley | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Tinsley

One thing I can never quite fathom is the arrival of the 'man' store, only there for the holiday period, stuffed full of silver gadgets in blue boxes, joke books about farts and football, remote control helicopters and other such fodder deemed 'manly.'

Being an Angry Feminist

Charlotte Chorley | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Chorley

I want the world to be a better place for my children, and their friends, to grow up. And I'm angry that, right now, I've lost faith in my generation to make that happen.My anger is valid and it is justified, and next time someone asks me if I'm angry, I'll have something to reply with: "Yes I am angry. And why aren't you?"

Rachel Dolezal Slammed For Lamenting That People Accept Caitlyn Jenner - But Not Her

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK

Critics have slammed Rachel Dolezal for lamenting her struggles in comparison to Caitlyn Jenner's successes in an interview described as "drenched in ...

IBM Wants More Women In Tech So Asks Them To Hack A Hairdryer. We're Not Joking.

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Tech

Update: IBM got in touch with the Huffington Post UK via Twitter to inform us that the campaign has since been dropped. @HuffPostUKTech This was pa...

Always Read the Label

Alex Reid | Posted 06.12.2015 | UK Entertainment
Alex Reid

When my ex-wife chose to reveal intimate moments of our married life to the world she opened the way for me to become a comedic figure. The Cross Dressing Cage Fighter. Funny right? I was subjected to the full panel of Celebrity Juice's ridicule for weeks following her revelations. A nationally critically acclaimed show made fun of me.

Explaining 'Mansplaining': Why We Are Using the Term Incorrectly

Dr Anna Arrowsmith | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Anna Arrowsmith

Much as I would be the first to point out the holes in the logic of a men's rights activist troll, I would also argue that we desperately need the average man to become involved in debating gender roles. Shouting "Mansplainer!" at them is more than just inappropriate (as we don't in fact, know their experience); it actually debilitates the development of gender equality.

World AIDS Day - Beyond the Headlines, Listening to Women's Voices

Jacqui Stevenson | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK
Jacqui Stevenson

HIV doesn't often make the headlines, which is part of the reason why World AIDS Day is a big deal for advocates - the one day a year that the media i...

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea?: A Feminist Argument for Engaging Men in Gender Equality

Nikki van der Gaag | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nikki van der Gaag

I recently did a Tedx talk entitled 'Why feminism needs men and why men need feminism'. Controversial perhaps, but certainly not anti-men. I knew about online trolling, but I wasn't expecting such a barrage of misogyny and plain misinterpretation of what I had said.