Gender Equality

Why Men and Women Should Be Cheering on Rachel Reeves

Schona Jolly | Posted 26.02.2015 | 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 23.02.2015 | 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.

Why I'm a Radical Feminist

Hanna Naima McCloskey | Posted 22.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Hanna Naima McCloskey

So, when chatting with the denouncers, I naturally ask them who these 'radical feminists' are that they feel are dominating the conversation. To date, no one has been able to identify or name a single person or organisation who they believe is controlling the air waves spouting 'radical feminist stuff'.

Secure Land Rights Are Crucial for Feeding Nine Billion People by 2050

Martin Koehring | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK
Martin Koehring

Feeding a growing global population of nine billion people by 2050 is one of the world's biggest challenges--especially in the context of rapid urbanisation, rising amounts of food waste and climate change. During one day of discussions senior executives from agribusiness, policymaking and the NGO community examined approaches to food and nutrition security.

Want Real Pay Equality? Then it's Time We Stopped Over-tipping Women

Sean O'Meara | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Tech
Sean O'Meara

Do you double the tax? Split the tip between server and the captain? How much do you deduct if the server is female? All legitimate concerns for the considerate diner.

Why I'm Standing for Election - A Response to Ashvini Rae

Resham Kotecha | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Politics
Resham Kotecha

I, like you, have been frustrated by the lack of women in Parliament and I am firmly of the belief that the only way to cause change to happen, is by being on the inside. That is the reason why I decided to stand for Parliament.

"You Are Hot, But I Don't Date Monkeys"

Tracey Agyeman | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tracey Agyeman

I do not want to live in a colour-blind society; we should not pretend that our individuality does not exist; the problem does not lie in acknowledging differences but rather in being ignorant. What distinguishes us does not make us inferior or superior, it makes us diverse.

Emma Watson's Powerful #HeForShe Speech Inspired This Song

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Emma Watson's powerful speech to bolster efforts for gender equality has inspired a rock band to write a song about it. Last year, Watson delivered...

Women May Be Under-represented at Davos but Theirs Are the Loudest Voices When It Comes to Calling for Gender Equality

Cherie Blair | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK
Cherie Blair

Debate over the level of female participation at global events like the WEF is, of course, important, but we must also look beyond the figures. We must remember that those women who are being heard on such stages are having an enormous impact. Many of the sessions and events I attended at this year's WEF addressed issues of equal opportunity, diversity and women's empowerment - and it was notable that many of these conversations were being driven by women with a real sense of hope and determination.

Real vs. Fake Women

Alice Hughes | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Alice Hughes

What I cannot accept is the fact that a poster and TV advert renders my female identity void with the phrase 'I jiggle therefore I am' - all because I am skinny.

5 Reasons I'm Loving The All-Female Ghostbusters Cast

Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Natasha Hinde

Director, Paul Feig, revealed the all-female cast for the new Ghostbusters film. And I practically whooped when I saw the tweet that confirmed his decision. If you missed it; Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon are to don proton packs and scout for ectoplasm in what will undoubtedly be a hilarious re-make of the original.

'Leaning In' or the New Feminist Tsunami

Dr Sam Collins | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sam Collins

The Global Gender Gap Report ranks Britain 26th, its lowest overall score for equality since 2008; with the U.S. not much further ahead at 20th... Where is the gender leadership from these so-called leaders of the free world?

Emma Watson's Davos Speech Is Right, But She Doesn't Go Far Enough

Nicholas Mazzei | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK
Nicholas Mazzei

Why are men so terrified of a strong woman that they will resort to threatening to use stolen photos of her to keep her down? A weak man threatens a woman, not a strong man.

Airline's Response To Customer Fat Shaming Their Flight Attendants Is Awesome

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A sexist airline passenger who criticised female flight attendants' appearance has been well and truly owned on social media. When Andres Horatio P...

Poorna Bell

#HeForShe: 'I've Been Stunned By The Number Of Men Who Said To Keep Going'

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Emma Watson caused a tidal wave when she announced her UN Women campaign #HeForShe in October. For the first time, a major celebrity vocalised on ...

Herself.com

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

Feminism has risen to the forefront of many people's minds this year, in no small part thanks to Emma Watson's inspiring UN speech. But one of my favourite things to appear recently is Caitlin Stasey's new website, herself.com.

Woman Collects Sexist Clippings From Old Magazines

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you think magazines today are full of gender stereotypes and sexist ideals, you should see the kind of things your parents were reading as teenager...

British Young Men Face a Dim Future If We Don't Change Our Society

Nicholas Mazzei | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nicholas Mazzei

By excluding and ignoring young men, we are damaging our society as a whole. We should be moving towards a more equal society and not obsessed with the past. It is about time we move past gender and begin to look at people for who they are. Until women are willing to do this as equally as men should, there will always be an imbalance which damages our society.

Is 'Manslamming' Sexist Or Plain Inconsiderate?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Has anyone ever slammed into you as they barge their way through the crowds during rush hour? Have they acted like getting to the tube is a matter ...

These Yearbook Pictures From 1946 Are Unbelievably Sexist

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

In 2015 most people are at last starting to cotton on to the fact that women should not be valued for her appearance. But in 1946 it seems scrutini...

Women's Political Participation

Meg Munn | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Politics
Meg Munn

We need more women in key decision-making positions and for them to be visible whilst undertaking them. Increasing the numbers of women at all levels of political representation will lead to a more cohesive and inclusive society.

Girls' Lives Matter - India Bring Back Our Girls

Raquel E Sofer | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK
Raquel E Sofer

One million girls being disappeared only because they are girls is a gendercide. And it's an annual occurrence in the world's largest democracy that will happen again in 2015, and perhaps grow in numbers by 2016 and future years without pressure for change. So here's a hashtag to start a conversation: #Indiabringbackourgirls

Feminists: Stop Talking About Feminism

Megan Brownrigg | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Brownrigg

In WIL Uganda's case, it already has. Speaking about the Leadership programme, local schoolgirl Kyakuware Perina said; "Before the programme I did not know that women are allowed to be equal to men. I have learnt about equality now and I know that this will help me to live my life without fear."

Men's Feminism AKA #MenimistTwitter Totally Doesn't Get The Point

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Any true feminist knows that feminism is about gender equality - not man hating. But unfortunately it seems some guys on Twitter do not think femin...