Gender Stereotypes

Forget Alpha Males and Alpha Females - Leadership has its own quality

Natasha Stromberg | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK
Natasha Stromberg

In the course of my work on gender equality I always find it fascinating to hear differing views on how successful women are perceived in the workp...

What Does Feminism Do for Men?

Jasmine Luby Barrow | Posted 22.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jasmine Luby Barrow

Society, misogyny, the media; all of these things persuade us to live our lives according to the accepted route that the generations before us conformed to. Yet if feminism teaches us that everyone should have the right to become exactly who they want to be, why do so many men blindly dismiss it?

Closing the Gender Gap in General Practice

Dr Maureen Baker | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK
Dr Maureen Baker

It's not too distant a memory when a visit to the GP involved a consultation with a middle-aged man in a suit, practising from a 'surgery' that was often one or two rooms in the family home.

'Boys Like Dolls Too': Barbie Ad Praised For Challenging Gender Stereotypes

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK Parents

A Barbie advert has been praised for challenging gender stereotypes of children's toys. In the 30 second clip a little boy declares, "Moschino Barb...

The Measure of a Man

Henri Ward | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Henri Ward

Modern entertainment inundates us with choice of male identities. Most interestingly in comedy, we often root for the lovable loser, who inexplicably beats all the odds to win the affections of a woman through some shared experience or misadventure.

Three Everyday Ways Privileged People Can Help Equality

Eamonn Crowe | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Eamonn Crowe

Being privileged is tough. My equally liberated friends and I are constantly expected to like, be respectful towards minorities or something. So to help with this massively inconvenient task, I've written up three everyday ways you can challenge prejudice and work towards equality. (Don't worry, it doesn't involve making punny placards and marching to Number 10).

How Joining 'Team Earth' Can Help End the Politics of Gender Difference

Natasha Stromberg | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Stromberg

How often have you heard the phrase 'Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus', to casually explain differences between men and women based on our gender? Pretty often I bet, as these words stormed into the English language back in 1992 when Dr. John Gray published his phenomenally successful book.

Fashion for the Forward

Sophia Walker | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK Parents
Sophia Walker

Girls clothes have long been a bugbear for me. I've always liked the colour pink, but it's overuse in girls clothes and hen nights, leaves me feeling like I've just eaten a whole box of rhubarb and custards. I have pink jaw ache!

Ellen's GapKids Collection Smashes Gender Stereotypes In The Best Way

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK Parents

Ellen DeGeneres has teamed up with GapKids to create an incredible collection that smashes gender stereotypes. The limited edition GapKids x ED col...

Gender Stereotypes - I Blame the Parents

Nick Clements | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Parents
Nick Clements

We bring gender baggage with us at all times, and consciously and subconsciously we cloud our children's world with subtle and not so subtle messages. Many parents who think they are gender unbiased, actually aren't.

Take a Leaf From Men: 'I Want It and Claim It!'

Tami Mir | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK
Tami Mir

On the average a man earns £1 for every 80p a woman earns. Even after the Equalities Act of 2010, the UK has the sixth-largest pay gap between men a...

What the Women's World Cup Taught Us - Call for Equality in Football

Cheryl Rickman | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK Sport
Cheryl Rickman

On Sunday 5th July 2015 the USA Women's Football (Soccer) Team won the FIFA Women's World Cup after beating Japan 5-2.The team were awe-inspiringly IN...

Our Young Men Have Manliness Served to Them on a Plate, With an Extra Side of Misogyny

Henri Ward | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Henri Ward

Does our veneration of these manly attributes in kitsch cards on the every third Sunday of June buy into this? Maybe. Do they help perpetuate these attitudes? Probably. Can we use them to create a dialogue? I hope so.

Seven Things I Want My Seven Year Old Daughter to Know

Cheryl Rickman | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Parents
Cheryl Rickman

As a young girl there's plenty about the world that I don't want her to know about yet (as my scrambling for the remote to switch away from inappropriate TV reveals). Equally though, there's some wisdom and guidance she should know now, over half-way (wait, what?) through her pre-teen childhood. So here it is.

An Entire Neighbourhood Threw A Parade For A Girl Who Was Told Only Boys Could Be Spider Man

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Parents

A New York neighbourhood clubbed together to throw the cutest parade ever for four-year-old Ellie Evangelista, who was told by boys at school that she...

Feminists Are Setting The Record Straight On Twitter Right Now

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A sexist hashtag which was originally intended to mock feminists has been ironically reclaimed by them on the internet - and it's the best thing ever....

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.

Mum's Powerful Photos Of Young Girls Show 'Strong Is The New Pretty'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

From pink princess toys as toddlers, to beauty blogs as teens, today's girls are bombarded with images that tell them how to be "pretty". But in a ...

Your Perfect Boyfriend... or Your Female Friends? When the Gender Differences Stab You Through Your Heart.

Olga Levancuka | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

We women, stopped trying to bring our remarkable female qualities that can only benefit our relationship, our career, our social circles, our community. We think of our unique qualities as something to be ashamed of, given our inner beauty and our female nature held us captives in a male world... only decades ago.

These Lego Figures Aim To Inspire Little Girls To Become Judges

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Parents

In the UK, just 32% of judges sitting in courts and tribunals are women. But one lady is aiming to change this through the power of Lego. Maia Wei...

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.

'Frozen' the Movie - THAT Dress Change... I Can't 'Let It Go'

A. Dassu | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
A. Dassu

In this day and age where covering up and modesty are looked upon as something inappropriate, the people that do choose to wear clothes that cover their bodies fully are looked on as being different, strange even. What if we stopped stereotyping?

Men Love Cats Too: Photos Prove That Felines Aren't Just For Females

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

We don't want to come over all gender stereotyping, but many people assume most cat owners are women. And this is precisely why photographer a...

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...

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...