Gender Equality

Equal Play for Equal Pay?

Tom Mellor | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Sport
Tom Mellor

Men play faster, they play for longer, they are the better tennis players. But is that what we are compensating? Prize money is a reward, not a salary... Travel, coaching and equipment all cost the same regardless of gender, hotel rooms and plane tickets are no cheaper for women.

Loaded Magazine Sets A New Tone For Lads' Mags With Non-Boob Focussed Cover

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Have lads' mags finally learned to respect women? The relaunch cover of Loaded doesn't contain any nude lady pictures, and their new look isn't a o...

Gay Marriage and Equal Rights: What's Love Got To Do With It?

Kat Hind | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kat Hind

Every day heterosexual couples get married for reasons other than this societal concept of love. They marry because she's having a baby, or his parents are nice and rich, or simply because it's the done thing! ... If you truly believe in equal rights, same-sex couples should be allowed to be married and miserable too.

These Kids Prove There's Nothing Sissy About Throwing 'Like A Girl'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If someone told you to run 'like a girl', would you demonstrate a stride to rival that of an athlete or flap your arms about like a deranged chicken? ...

Facebook UK Adds Over 70 Gender Options

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Tech

Facebook users in the UK will now be able to choose over 70 gender options when creating or editing their Facebook profile. The added options come ...

Is This Bikini The Best Reaction To #FreeTheNipple?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Head to a beach this summer and you might see a bunch of women walking around with their nipples on show. But, before you drop your ice-cream cone on ...

Gender Equality Isn't Just for Women

Jenny Willott | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Politics
Jenny Willott

We know that engaging men on gender equality is not easy, there are many barriers, but we cannot give up. There is huge pressure on boys and men to conform to the norms that constrain them as much as they do women. All children deserve the chance to live life to the full, follow their own path and choose how best to use their talents and pursue their interests.

Motherhood and Leadership: Do They Mix?

Neela Bettridge | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK
Neela Bettridge

Lack of support can leave women "faced with the feeling like they're not enough at either home or work" and prone to dropping out, says Chivers. "These are women who know they can deliver great things at work and raise happy, normal kids if only their and their partners' employers would trust them enough to crack on in flexible fashion."

Sexism in Science Communication: The Manifesto

Priya Shetty | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Priya Shetty

Journalists tend to spend their days scrutinising other people's business. Science writers are no exception, asking questions like whether scientists are conducting themselves and their research ethically or wondering how science should adapt to an increasingly digital world. Tomorrow, we turn this spotlight on ourselves and our professional community.

Girls Like Pink And Are Passive - This Is What Clarks Thinks In 2014

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Boys climb trees, roll in mud and play fight. Girls like playing with dolls, make-up and reading. That's the sexist message that Clarks are delive...

Frustration, Frustration, Frustration

Caragh Little | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

Last week, a well-known television personality who seems to have progressed from how to sell your house to how to live your life, offered quite the opposite advice. Kirstie Allsopp, of property programme Location, Location, Location, wouldn't get on with my Mum.

When Do Girls Stop Playing Football?

Kiran Chug | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Sport
Kiran Chug

We all have a role to play in doing this for our girls and boys. The media of course is key, but we cannot underestimate the roles of parents, teachers, sports coaches, advertisers and all of us as consumers. We must continue to tell our girls they can play any game they want. They can be anything they want. They can do anything they want.

Let Us Live, Let Us Love

Ezra Tafari Rose | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ezra Tafari Rose

I do not understand the motivation behind homophobia but I do understand that this 'fear' is a by-product of teachers, preachers and parents abusing their positions of power and influence to perpetuate the abuse of innocent civilians.

We Need to Talk About Consent

Fran Hall | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Fran Hall

Consent is a word we may think we have an understanding of, given its commonplace and importance in the law. But when it comes to sex and relationships we need to clarify and talk far more openly about it, particularly in schools, to help combat the widespread sexual violence against women; a problem that is reaching alarming levels.

Why #YesAllWomen Is Not Just About Women

Maria Caspani | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Caspani

This is nothing like a woman being catcalled on her way to work. This is a guy with serious issues who committed multiple murders. He wasn't just a misogynist or a sexist man who thinks women are objects owned by men. Rodger fits the profile of a sociopath.

Women: Are You Offended By The Word 'Girl'?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When we're at school, we expect to be described as 'girls' - but is the term an acceptable way to address adult women? The BBC took the decision t...

Are Women Truly Becoming Empowered?

Rose Taylor | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rose Taylor

One of the most significant discussions today is women's equality and empowerment and has become a leading issue in the new global economy. Despite copious NGO's and local charities working for women's rights and empowerment, the extent to which such institutions are successful is variable.

A Female Perspective - Mentoring PTIs at the ANA Officer Academy

Kate Lord | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK
Kate Lord

Prior to Real Madrid's 4-0 thumping of Osasuna last month, Sergio Ramos had netted just 1 goal in 43 appearances in all competitions this season. Fast-forward to the present day and the defender has 5 in his last 6, including a brace against Bayern to cement Los Blancos' place in the Champions League final.

Women Can Invest in Their Reproductive Future by Banking Eggs; But They Shouldn't Leave It Too Late

Dr Geeta Nargund | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Geeta Nargund

Until now women have faced a "Catch 22" dilemma when planning a family; namely in either pursuing a career during their most creative years only to find they may have left it too late, or choosing to have their babies young and then discovering they have lost out in the career stakes as their male rivals surge ahead.

Why Does Red Carpet Sexism Still Exist In 2014?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

This week, the stars have been out in full force for the Baftas and the Billboard Music Awards. The televised ceremonies give us average folk the c...

Boys In France Join The Fight Against Sexism By Wearing Skirts

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We all know children are the future, and schools in France are using a somewhat unusual way to change attitudes towards sexism in the country. Edu...

It's a Man's World - Mentoring In Qargha

Kate Lord | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK
Kate Lord

A year ago I was offered a chance to deploy to Afghanistan as a mentor at the Afghan National Army Officer Academy located in Qargha, out to the west of the capital city of Kabul. My job here is to mentor the Afghan female PTIs who will deliver the physical training syllabus to the female officer cadets...

Easy Brazilian Brigadeiro Chocolate Truffles

Holly Bell | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

Here's an easy recipe that I reckon even mothers of three, with their lack of time, general misery and poor pelvic floor might be able to knock up. These truffles are that easy...

A Tale of Three Women: The Fight for Gender Equality in Uganda

Megan Brownrigg | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Brownrigg

For a woman living in a tiny rural village to speak with such empowerment properly merits the use of the word inspiring. A local male youth once told me that it "cannot be possible" for a man to stay home whilst a woman works and that it is "exactly!" right that a "man is higher than a woman".

Meet The World's First Transgender Footballer

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The world of football (in the UK at least) is clearly divided by gender - the men have a team, the women have a team and they never play together. So ...