Gender Equality

Miss Representation - a Worldly Woman Takes on the Media

Jimmy Ocean | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jimmy Ocean

The documentary powerfully depicted the catastrophic messages the media sends and the detrimental affect they have on our society - young girls and women in particular. It clearly showed the manipulative nature of advertising agencies and how beauty standards are transformed into unhealthy and unachievable ideals.

More Action Needed on Reproductive Rights for All

Lynne Featherstone | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Politics
Lynne Featherstone

Fewer women are dying in child birth, more girls are going to school, increased numbers of women are taking on roles in public office, there are more female entrepreneurs and less poverty. But significant challenges remain, and we are still a long way from achieving universal access to reproductive and sexual health and the realisation of reproductive rights for all.

The Feminism Family and Why We Do All Need Each Other

Gee Linford-Grayson | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gee Linford-Grayson

What needs to happen, as with any dysfunctional family, is more conversation, and a bit less grumpy-teenager-grunting from both sides. Those women who identify as feminists need to avoid being dismissive of those who don't. It's time to realise that a lack of engagement is often to do with your failures, not theirs.

Pritt Sticks New Pink Glue Is Just For Girls...Apparently

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The humble Pritt Stick is a staple of any child's art box. Perfect for glueing paper, sequins and more, the Pritt Stick allows children to get crafty....

I'm Going Dutch

Lea Emery | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Lea Emery

Since paying the bill is such a social quagmire, why don't we clear things up once and for all? In the beginning, there is no reason for men to pick up the entire check. None.

Institutionalising Gender Segregation: The Role of Universities and Students' Unions

Chris Moos | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Moos

New evidence, which I will present here, suggests that gender segregation is not only tolerated, but often legitimised and institutionalised by the very universities and student representatives that are supposed to uphold and promote equality for all.

Are You Secretly A Sexist? Find Out With This Simple Test

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Politics

In the struggle to get enough women into boardroom positions, experts say that bosses have to battle an "unconscious bias", which means their brains a...

So, Who Is Doing the Washing Up Tonight?

Torsten Klaus | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Torsten Klaus

Anyway, I believe we (men, dads, uncles, grandads) should get more pro-active at this matter. Let's bring some genuine equality into our homes and show that fathers of the new generation are just awesome. So gents, it's about time to pull up our sleeves and to get busy there.

Biomedicine's Male Bias Is Yet Another Example of Everyday Gender Inequality... and More

Victoria Martindale | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK
Victoria Martindale

If the differences between sexes of the same species are so profound and diverse then imagine the differences with other species with whom we share even less genetics, biochemistry and physiology.

Time to Celebrate! Our New Law Will Help Millions Around the World...

Karen Ruimy | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Politics
Karen Ruimy

In 2010 Jason McCue, Mariella Frostrup and I had an idea. It was more of a question really. Why, when it is proven that when women are brought into the economic and political debate there is a visible and positive change, are there no laws protecting women around the developing world?

Respect the Choices of Women Who Go Into the Porn Industry

Isabel López Ruiz | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Isabel López Ruiz

For me, being a feminist is about respecting women's choices, whatever they may be. If a woman over the legal age requirement wants to voluntarily participate in the porn industry, that's fine. If she doesn't, that's fine as well. Young women like 'Lauren A', Duke University's freshman porn actress, are being publicly shamed for exposing their bodies on camera. It seems like the idea that a woman could have full control over her body is still shocking to some. When people accuse her of taking part in an industry that 'degrades' women, they don't realise their comments are degrading in themselves, as they refuse to acknowledge her individual voice and bodily autonomy.

Osborne Urged To Stop Picking 'People He Plays Golf With' For The BofE

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne and his Treasury officials have been mocked for continuing to pick people that "they play golf with" for the Bank of England's nine-man...

A Curious Case of Sexist Based Equality?

Adrian Grist | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK
Adrian Grist

For almost a decade now I have remained an unemployed/unemployable journalist; my workload stuttered and stalled as my kidney function teetered and crashed. Indeed, in the past ten years I have only had two articles published, that's a fairly low output for someone with the audacity to dish out business cards with the words 'freelance writer' emblazoned across them.

What International Women's Day Means in 2014

Simone Roche | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simone Roche

There is no doubt we still have a long way to go for gender equality in the workplace, but I do believe that International Women's Day is a day for celebrating our successes and the progress we continue to make.

Women Who Don't Get Women Who Eat on Tubes

Nathalie Gordon | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nathalie Gordon

Ladies, I'm a feminist and I will actively fight our cause till my boobs hit the floor and I breathe my last breath through my Chanel lipstick but oh my goodness am I embarrassed by your behaviour lately.

Time to Pump More Money Into Gender Equality

Nabila Pathan | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nabila Pathan

Even if people's ignorance of women's inequality only stretches to the realms of women attempting to climb the career ladder, for it to be trivialized and scoffed at shows how some people are missing the point of equal representation benefiting society as a whole.

Pushing for Equality: Making FemNomination a Viral Phenomenon

Sarah Grand-Clement | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sarah Grand-Clement

There is no doubt that many people living in our current society have, at one point or another, been or felt harassment, whether it is sexually, verbally, physically or otherwise. While the law has changed in this respect, and offers more protection to the individual than several decades ago, mentalities and social attitudes have been slower at registering this change...

International Men's Day - Not in My Name

Liam Beattie | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Beattie

This year's International Women's Day has the theme of 'Equality for Women is Equality for all' as designated by the United Nations. Within that theme...

Five Things You Can Do to Make a Difference on International Women's Day

Cherie Blair | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Cherie Blair

There are a huge number of activities going on around the world to improve the situation for women, and there are places where men are working with women to achieve this. There's no doubt that this movement is gaining momentum and makes nonsense of the idea that men cannot see women as equals. It's an outdated way of thinking, and increasingly governments, businesses, communities and families are all coming to recognise the positive benefits to be had when women and men are working together and treating each other as equal partners. Of the numerous ways to change women's lives for the better, I've picked out five things that you can do to help make that change today:

What Are Men Doing in a Professional Women's Network? Doing Their Best

Marijo Bos | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK
Marijo Bos

We are celebrating today the International Women's Day. Isn't it the perfect time to talk about men? Indeed, engaging Men in the crusade to inspire a shift in corporate cultures, promoting gender balanced leadership teams up and down the corporate ladder seems to be imperative in 2014.

International Women's Day - No More Flowers, Please: Time for the UK to Put its Own House in Order

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

International Women's Day is an official holiday in Azerbaijan, amongst 27 countries. Unfortunately, it is also an unofficial one for many women in the UK, those who would prefer to be working but cannot afford to do so, largely because of child care issues.

Women, Humour and Power - Review Celebrates International Women's Day

Lynne Parker | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Lynne Parker

As another International Women's Day (Saturday 8 March) approaches, a vast and diverse array of women's organisations, movements and charities are focused on getting their messages of equality and justice out to the world.

No, We Haven't Closed the Gender Gap, But We Are Getting Closer - Why Education is the Key to Equality

Marianne Stenger | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marianne Stenger

Whenever I bring up the topic of gender equality, be it with friends, co-workers or acquaintances on social media, there is always someone who will try to point out that gender inequality is no longer really an issue in Western society...

Women 'Suffer Greater Stress And Inequality Than Men At Work'

The Huffington Post UK | Amelia Amin | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK

Women are suffering greater inequality and disadvantages in nearly all aspects of working life, international research has shown. Researchers said ...

We Need to Change Our Words to Change Our Worlds, Feminists

Laura Jane Williams | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Jane Williams

Feminism and the celebration of women as part of a team so that everyone can live better isn't about making huge changes with sweeping manifestos and declarations of WOMAN. Feminism - uniting the genders in equality - can be as simple as using language to find a voice...