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.

Gender Equality and Maintenance Payments in Divorce Cases

Judith Fitton | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK
Judith Fitton

If we want gender equality then this is the reality and women must be prepared for independence.

As Rio 2016 Draws Closer, When Will Discrimination End For Sportswomen In Saudi Arabia?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Lacking the motivation to partake in an active lifestyle? Spare a thought, then, for women in Saudi Arabia who are actively discouraged - and even...

The Big Bang Theory TV Show Proves Women Belong in Science

Katie Palmer | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Katie Palmer

For those who are unaware of the characters in The Big Bang Theory, there are two females who have careers in microbiology and neuroscience. Bernadette and Amy both hold roles that represent the true power of women, and have on countless occasions proved they can be just as influential as their male co-stars' characters, sometimes even out-smarting them.

Major Campaign #SheBelongs Hopes To Call Out Sexism In Football

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

There's no denying that football has long been considered a man's game. Sadly, sexism comes hand in hand with the sport, with many women sitting on...

12 Issues Designed To Silence, Shame And Bully Women In 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

This feature has been specially commissioned by Jameela Jamil as part of her guest editorship of HuffPost UK Lifestyle for International Women's Day. ...

Men - Please Don't Tell Me About Your Sexism

Bex Felton | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK
Bex Felton

Why do they bother keeping score in a game where the odds are stacked so extraordinarily in their favour? Why do they play this game of graceless one-upmanship?

Leading to a World of Equal Opportunities for Our Daughters

Mark Weinberger | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK
Mark Weinberger

Today women account for just 5% of Fortune 500 CEOs and a tragic 0.3% of FTSE 250 CEOs and, in 2013, the number of women in senior management roles, globally, was just 18.5%. These numbers haven't moved much in the last 30 years, so why should I expect them to improve during my daughter's career?

Celia Imrie Is Wrong, Women Don't Need To 'Lighten Up' About Catcalling

Rachel Moss | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Moss

Celia Imrie's comments in Glamour villainise women - like me - who hate being catcalled. But we don't need to "lighten up" about catcalling, we need to shout about it and tell the world that IT'S NOT OKAY.

How The #LikeAGirl Campaign Reclaimed It As A Powerful Phrase

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you were told that you do something 'like a girl', would you feel ashamed or would you feel proud? For too long the phrase 'like a girl' has bee...

Women Of The World Founder Jude Kelly: 'We Have To Get Men Involved'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

In September, Emma Watson's #HeForShe speech made it clear that for feminism to up its game in 2015, it needed to get men involved. Finding a way t...

University Under Fire For Asking About Menstrual Cycle In Job Applications

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The National University of Ireland at Galway will review its job application process after receiving harsh criticism for including questions about app...

Why Men and Women Should Be Cheering on Rachel Reeves

Schona Jolly | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK Politics
Schona Jolly

We need strong female role models so that our daughters will look up and believe that they, too, can be valued for more than their ability to look pretty and people-please. There is a life before and beyond maternity leave, and women are entitled to choose how they live it.

Fox News Contributor Slates Patricia Arquette's Wage Equality Oscars Speech

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

On Sunday, Boyhood star Patricia Arquette delivered a kickass, feminist acceptance speech at the Oscars. "To every woman who gave birth, to every t...

Working Together in Europe to Fight Terrorism

Vĕra Jourová | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK Politics
Vĕra Jourová

The recent attacks in Paris and Copenhagen, and the London and Madrid bombings ten years ago, were an attack on our core values: respect for life, freedom and tolerance. We must stand up to protect these fundamental principles and values.