Gender Equality

A Defence of Vanity

A.M.F. Winn | Posted 21.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
A.M.F. Winn

My appearance is one of my hobbies. I enjoy researching skin creams and hair masks, I look forward to nose pore strips, the make-up section of Superdrug calms me down on stressful days like I'm an unglamorous Holly Golightly and it is my Tiffany's. I'm vain, and someone reading this just drew a lot of conclusions about the rest of my personality from that one fact.

Why Do Fewer Women Vote?

Adeline Ginn | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Politics
Adeline Ginn

More than nine million women failed to vote in the last general election, compared to eight million men, research carried out by the House of Commons Library has shown. But why is this? We have found that the reasons behind the gender gap in voting closely relates to the reasons behind the gender gap in business.

Dear Party Leaders - Five Reasons Gender Equality Is a Vote Winner

Anita Nayyar | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Politics
Anita Nayyar

If this election is all about the economy, then its target audience is women. But if the polls are anything to go by, none of you are really appealing to many of them right now. So we have laid out some pointers as to why gender equality is so central to the election campaign and why you should do more to talk about it.

Why We're All Feminists

Anna Costantinou | Posted 21.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Anna Costantinou

It's really odd, and really common, that people preface feminist statements with 'I'm not a feminist, but...' and I still don't understand why. Well actually I think I do, but I'm going to pretend I don't for the purposes of this argument for a minute...

Now the Women's Boat Race Has Equality, Time To Sort Out the Heptathlon/Decathlon?

Gordon Bryan | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK Sport
Gordon Bryan

Apr 2015 saw the Boat Race finally have the men's and women's races on an equal footing. Heralded as a progression for women's sport, that just leaves the heptathlon/decathlon issue to sort, right..?

The First Female 'Leader of the Free World'?

Hannah Cottam | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Politics
Hannah Cottam

Not only was Clinton the first to announce her intentions, just eight years on from her defeat by Obama in the Democratic nomination race, but at this early stage it seems that she is expected to be the frontrunner for the Oval Office, with several US news outlets offering their support.

The Mysterious Case of the Feminist Non-Revolution

Dr Finn Mackay | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Finn Mackay

Patriarchy is a raw and brutal deal for everyone, that is true, but it is women and children and marginalised men who pay the biggest price. We feminists never started this so-called battle of the sexes, but we are going to end it and we are certainly going to win.

An Equal Boat Race? About Bloody Time

Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK
Sarah Ann Harris

It was a long road to equality even once Oxbridge allowed women to race - descriptions of women rowing as "unnatural", being asked to pose in towels and financial difficulties were just a few of the hurdles. So how did we finally get to this point?

Dads on Parental Leave Is #GoodBusiness Says Digital Ad Campaign

Anita Nayyar | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Parents
Anita Nayyar

With exactly a month to go until the general election, The Equality Movement, a clandestine collective of advertisers making noise about issues that matter' are launching an ad campaign for gender equality called #BadBusiness.

Where are the Women?

Talat Yaqoob | Posted 07.06.2015 | UK Politics
Talat Yaqoob

The idea of putting into action a quota for women, seems to get many people's backs up. I have lost count of the number of times I have been told that our representatives must be there on merit only. What an insult to women, apparently in Scotland only 35% of the women's population is able.

Juliet Stevenson Speaks Out on Ageism in the Acting Industry

Danny Lee Wynter | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Danny Lee Wynter

During the interview, both on and off camera, Stevenson was a heavenly tidal of rage, enthusiasm, intelligence and common sense. In her own unique and unabashed way, her thoughts and perceptions set a precedent for the #WomenOfACertainAge campaign.

Vegetarian, Feminist Tibetan Monk Taking the US Ivy Leagues By Storm

Adele Wilde-Blavatsky | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Wilde-Blavatsky

Who is this monk who, after visiting the headquarters of Google and Facebook, spoke about the need for a kinder internet culture? Why are so many people seeking his advice and inspiration in the 21st Century?

The History Girls

Becky Clark | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Politics
Becky Clark

In a profession which employs more women than men, why are we looking at an almost all-male senior squad? Across the heritage sector the most senior women are now all officers rather than chair... It is a depressing situation.

Why 'A Room of One's Own' Is as Relevant as Ever

Sarah Hambly | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Hambly

But it's not just the pervasive power of sexism that makes 'A Room of One's Own' so relevant. It's also the fact that it can spark passionate, and sometimes divisive discussions that we have to have about the way that men and women interact, and what it takes to ensure full gender equality.

Vice Co-Founder: Females Shouldn't Go On Spring Break As They 'Can't Hold Their Booze As Well As Men'

The Huffington Post UK | James Beeson | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The co-founder of Vice magazine has sparker controversy by claiming that female students shouldn't attend Spring Break as they "can’t hold their boo...

The 2015 Woman

Tracey Agyeman | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tracey Agyeman

Woman. A term I struggle to compress to a singular word because across generations society has perpetually attempted to redefine the nature of my gender. Whether it is in our private lives or in the public eye, women have been conditioned to seek approval from elsewhere resulting in a feeling of inadequacy.

Watch Two Kickass Indian Women #RapAgainstRape

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Around 93 women are thought to be raped in India each day. But two women are aiming to challenge attitudes towards the crime in the country with a #Ra...

Eric Schmidt 'Manterrupts' Woman During Sexism Talk

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Tech

Eric Schmidt has landed himself in hot water after talking so much about gender inequality in the tech industry that he actually started to drown ...

Grumpy Dad Takes on Changing Facilities

Ashley Beolens | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ashley Beolens

It wouldn't be hard to fit a fold down table in most male rest-rooms (not sure I'd want to rest in one), provide a plastic yellow bin (with those special lids) and allow men the dignity of changing their baby in their own sexes toilet.

Furry Females in Medical Research - Why Fe-Minnie-ism Matters

Mia Rozenbaum | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Tech
Mia Rozenbaum

In labs, using male mice models is often a default move. Male models are considered 'easier' and more uniform.

Ashton Kutcher Stands Up For Dads' Right To... Change Nappies

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Ashton Kutcher has taken a stand for fathers' rights by making a public demand for more nappy-changing facilities in men's toilets. The first-time ...

The Tale of the Watching Bird.

Polly Walker | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Polly Walker

Referring back to my desire for our girls not to be entirely 'Disneyfied' or spend their whole childhood completely surrounded by pink princesses, sparkly fairies, Barbies and ponies, you'll know why I've also been following the Let Toys be Toys Campaign with interest.

Conservation of a Rare Species: Why We Need More Female Scientists

Alison Johnston | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK Tech
Alison Johnston

There are so many biases against women in science, and although many of these are likely to be unconscious, they all provide the female scientist with larger, steeper mountains to climb towards success.

Eve and Evidence: What Research Tells Us About Gender Equality

Curt Rice | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Politics
Curt Rice

On International Women's Day we celebrate our solidarity with women around the world -- women who are engaged in many different struggles. And we show our determination to continue working to improve the challenges we face at home.

Changing Perception as Well as Reality

Ursula Morgenstern | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK
Ursula Morgenstern

One senior woman will not make the difference. We need women to be visible to the workforce at all levels on a daily basis to be far more accessible role models.