Gender Neutral

It's Time To Stop Being Neutral On Gender

Ryan Wain | Posted 12.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ryan Wain

There is a long way to go, progress could be quicker and the road to gender equality is littered with a few too many quickly quashed blips (Beach Body Ready anyone?) But these two campaigns and others have raised awareness, stimulated debate, engaged and shifted mindsets.

John Lewis Gender-Neutral Children's Clothing: Parents Divided Over Move To Bring All Lines Together

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK Parents

John Lewis has introduced gender-neutral labels on their childrenswear collections and replaced gender-specific signage in stores. The high-street re...

Woman Slams Supermarket For Selling 'Genius' Slogan T-Shirt For Boys But Not One For Girls

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK Parents

A woman has called out Morrisons supermarket for selling boys’ T-shirts with the slogan “genius”, without an equivalent for girls. Twitter user ...

Clarks Pull 'Dolly Babe' Shoe From Back To School Range After Complaints Over 'Sexist' Name

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Parents

Clarks has pulled a back to school shoe from sale after complaints that the name of the product was “sexist”. Twitter user Miranda Williams called...

Non-Binary Parent Opens Up About Raising Baby As Gender Neutral On 'Good Morning Britain'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK Parents

A gender-neutral parent has opened up about raising their baby as neither a girl or a boy. Kori Doty, from Canada, was speaking via video link on ‘G...

Liam Payne Borrows Cheryl's £1,285 Trousers, Rocks Gender Neutral Fashion

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Style

Liam Payne wore a pair of women’s trousers during his promotional tour in the US, making an insouciantly cool gender neutral fashion statement. The...

Why All School Uniform Should Be Gender Neutral

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Parents

A private school’s announcement that it is considering scrapping separate boys’ and girls’ uniforms has been welcomed by LGBT and gender nonconf...

This 'Let's Make June The End Of May' Tote Lets You Make A Gender Neutral Political Style Statement

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Style

As the general election fast approaches we’ve discovered a way for people to stylishly show their opposition to the Conservative party. Created in ...

Why Diversity In Dolls Matters For Girls And Boys: One Family's Mission To Shake Up The Toy Market

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Parents

A mum and dad who were frustrated by the lack of diversity among the dolls available for their son, have taken matters into their own hands and create...

#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 03.07.2017 | 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 13.07.2017 | 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?