Gender Neutral

#NotADebate: Why Feminists And Trans People Should Be Working Together, Not Apart

CJ Atkinson | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK
CJ Atkinson

I was raised female in a house where Feminism wasn't a dirty word, but one to wear proudly, and while I don't feel biologically or socially that I am a woman, I will absolutely defend women's rights. These women -- from Fay Weldon to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie -- are doing incredible, vital, and important work, but they're falling at the first hurdle into a trans-exclusionary world that only the status quo benefit from. They keep being asked how terrifying it is when the transfolk come for their pie, and the great glaring truth they're all missing is: we're not.

Seven Things That Change When Women Wear 'Men's' Clothes

Lisa Honan | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Style
Lisa Honan

Women wearing men's clothes is fast becoming more widespread than ever before. Around 64% of women have worn men's clothes before. But what are the things that change for women shopping the men's section? As a fan of wearing 'mens' clothes, I've noticed a number of things...

Why Kids' Clothing Brands Are Embracing Gender-Neutral Designs

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Parents

Gone are the days when you walk into a kids’ clothes shop expecting to be faced with rails of pink clothes for girls and blue clothes for boys. More...

Gender Free Clothing: A Lifestyle, Not Just A Fashion Statement

Lisa Honan | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Style
Lisa Honan

banner Gucci, GUESS, Zara - what do they all have in common? They all recently launched their own gender-neutral clothing brands. But it isn't just a mere fashion statement - gender-free clothing works in harmony with our own individual lifestyles. As the CEO of GFW Clothing, making sure things are inclusive for everyone is at the very core of my work, values and ethics.

Parents Outraged At School's Introduction Of Unisex Toilets For Kids Over Age Of 8

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Parents

Parents of children at a London primary school are hitting back after unisex toilets were introduced in the building for kids over the age of eight. B...

Why I Applaud Russell Brand For Raising His Child Gender-Neutral

Sophia Walker | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Parents
Sophia Walker

But I digress. Gender neutral - what's it all about? Well in brief, it's bringing up your child without preconceptions assigned to its gender. In effect - raising your child without a bias, making all things available to them.

Greg Rutherford's Girlfriend On Why 'Strictly' Viewers Were Wrong To Criticise Her Toddler's Outfit

Amy Packham | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Parents

Greg Rutherford’s partner Susie Verrill has penned a blog about why her son wears “girls” clothes, after his outfit was criticised by ‘Strictl...

Gender Neutral Parenting: Challenging Stereotypes and Irresponsible Retailers Is Just Parenting

Francesca Cambridge Mallen | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Parents
Francesca Cambridge Mallen

We are individuals, with our own tastes, passions and yes, even favourite colour that can't be determined by what genitals we have. In challenging what you feel is wrong, you're just behaving like a normal parent.

Gender Free World? Gender Is Irrelevant

Lisa Honan | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Honan

Our stance on gender is that your gender is irrelevant. Your sex should not define your choices, how you are perceived by others and who you are as a person - in other words your biology and subsequent gender assumptions, should not pigeon hole you.

Four-Year-Olds Asked To 'Choose Gender' On Primary School Form

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Parents

Four-year-olds have been asked to choose the gender they "most identify with" on a council form for primary school places. Brighton and Hove City Coun...

Twin Boys 'Too Embarrassed' To Wear Princess Dresses In Public

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Parents

A couple have said their twin boys love to wear dresses and play with dolls but are too "embarrassed" to do the same outside the house. Gabriella, 33...

Sockgate: A Gender Neutral Point of View

Lisa Honan | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Parents
Lisa Honan

I am a woman with her own opinions and fashion sense but on a typical shopping trip I used to wander through the aisle of clothes increasingly disappointed. Where are the shirts that appeal to my sense of style?

Mum Hits Back At Woman Who Mocked Her Son's Love Heart Socks

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK Parents

A mother has publicly responded to a woman and son who shamed her three-year-old son for wearing "girly" socks. Shona Campbell criticised the mum for ...

My Fears When Raising Boys

Hayley McLean | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Parents
Hayley McLean

In our eagerness to empower the next generation of women, I fear that perhaps we're inadvertently disempowering the next generation of men. Here are just a few of the many things that have recently struck me as very contradictory in a modern world of supposed "Gender Equality"....

2016's Word Of The Year

Natasha Barrett | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Natasha Barrett

Time Magazine recently published an article describing the singular 'they' pronoun as 2016's word of the year. If this is an accurate title, it's surprising to me how many people are still unaware of its existence...

Are the New Curvy, Tall and Petite Barbies Healthy Role Models or Just Another Kind of Stereotype?

BritChick Paris | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

Having role models that bust these perceptions is a huge step forward, but it is equally important not to single them out for being different. It's as if to say, if you don't look like the super skinny version, then somehow you're not normal. Most kids want to feel normal so will they really ask for the 'curvy version?'. Will they want to be seen with it?

My Thoughts About Gender Neutral Parenting

Natasha Mahtani | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Parents
Natasha Mahtani

I've been reading a lot recently about gender neutral parenting and I have to be totally honest, I just don't understand it. There's a family in Canada who have a 3 year old named Storm and they haven't "announced" whether Storm is a girl or boy yet.

2016: It's Time to Bring "Mx" to Offices

Rima Amin | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rima Amin

Honorifics are problematic for people outside of gender binary, those who self-define as neither woman or man, or both. Not fitting into these boxes can leave them feeling that they don't quite belong.

Gender Fluidity: Proof Boys Can Rock Pink Coats, Heels And Handbags

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Style

Some fantastic gender-neutral fashion has made the headlines this year, and Acne are the latest brand to embrace androgyny in their campaigns. The ...

Pink Doesn't Have to Make The Boys Wink - My Thoughts on Gender Neutrality

Nicola Bonn | Posted 27.08.2016 | UK Parents
Nicola Bonn

We should encourage our girls to be just as boisterous as their male counterparts. We should teach them that just because they're girls it doesn't mean that they can't climb trees and eat mud. But, if they want to do so in a pink tutu and a tiara then I don't see a problem with that.

Target's Star Wars Ad Proves Gender-Neutral Policy Is A Winner

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Parents

American retailer Target announced early August they were adopting a new, non-gendered policy in their stores, and their latest ad proves it was a gre...

How McKinsey's Story Became Sheryl Sandberg's Statistic - and Why It Didn't Deserve To

Curt Rice | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK
Curt Rice

Stories are not studies. But stories themselves are not the path to knowledge. Knowing something requires research

Beyond the Front Pages

Carla Buzasi | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK
Carla Buzasi

Whether you are celebrating Valentine's Day or not this year, it's certainly difficult to ignore. Of all the articles that have been written about the event, and we have certainly run our fair share on HuffPost UK, I don't believe there are any as poignant or heart wrenching as our blog from Guantanamo Bay resident Shaker Aamer.

M&S To Only Sell Gender Neutral Toys From Spring 2014

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK

All toys sold at department store Marks and Spencer will be gender neutral from Spring 2014, the company has confirmed. The news came via Twitter ...

Mx - When Mr, Mrs, Miss and Ms Just Won't Do

Catherine McNamara | Posted 22.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine McNamara

Last week, Goldsmiths (University of London) added the option of 'Mx' as a title or honorific when making an enquiry, applying for a course or registering as a student. I thought it was a good move.