Gender

Why the Tide Is Turning for Sexist Ads

BritChick Paris | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

Brands and the media have been smugly reaping in the benefits of women's vulnerabilities. They believed they had all the control but the democratisation of information on the web has restored the power to the consumer.

Forget Mickey Mouse Degrees, Gender Studies is the New Non-Degree

Lukas Mikelionis | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK
Lukas Mikelionis

Three years of one's life should be about learning and challenging previous assumptions. Definitely not about reinforcing the same tale, key points, and arming with ideas that seem to be true only in the inner circle of scholars of gender studies.

Herself.com

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 19.01.2015 | 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.

Now Is a Better Time Than Ever to Be a Female Engineer

Dame Sue Ion | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK
Dame Sue Ion

Engineering is a great and rewarding career for women. I have never experienced discrimination during my career, and in fact, many of my most successful colleagues are women.

Why 'The Hobbit' Shows We Still Think It's Okay to Humiliate Men for Being Afraid

Dan Bell | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Dan Bell

The chief soon meets a satisfyingly grizzly end, but one of his henchmen, Alfrid, is washed up alive and goes on to become a source of derision throughout the film. The reason? He's a man who is an unrelenting coward.

Brown Faces in Tech Spaces

Damilola Odelola | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Tech
Damilola Odelola

If the industry is dominated by white men - as most very profitable industries are - that automatically means that others have a harder time breaking through and getting some of those riches. Women are already paid less in tech making it harder for them to get a piece of the pie.

Why Being Gay Is the Best Choice I Never Made

Jack May | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jack May

If you are gay, you've been built up by the bullies, the 'h8ers', and the casual slurs. You've grown up into human beings who actually have to wake up and work out who they are without just casually simmering blandly into a ready-made, pre-fabricated adulthood.

Sloppiness Is a Gender Issue

Tony Crabbe | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Crabbe

I work with a leader who is sloppy: a bit disorganised, he forgets things and at times drops the ball. He is also extremely successful and admired. The thing is, his sloppiness is interpreted (accurately) as big thinking and creativity. It occurs to me that I don't know any women in senior positions who are also sloppy and successful; that bothers me.

What To Do If You Find A Trans Person In The Bathroom

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The University of Bristol's LGBT+ Society has issued a series of steps for concerned members of the public who find themselves in the same public bath...

Gender Neutral Underwear Does Away With Need For Granny Pants

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Introducing the world's first line of gender neutral undies - for women who secretly steal or buy men's undies because they're far more comfortable th...

Some Post-Synod Considerations: Catholicism, Gender and Ritual Ambiguity

Nick Fouche | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK
Nick Fouche

The Vatican synod treating of 'Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization' has now come and gone. Recommendations by variou...

Young Women Don't Get Politics? A Response to Fox News' Kimberly Guilfoyle

Amy Licence | Posted 24.12.2014 | UK Politics
Amy Licence

Guilfoyle has not been smart enough to realise she been co-opted by a misogynistic culture, being made the mouthpiece for a worrying trend which she was in a position to reject. Luckily, the sort of young women whose experience she distrusts, often prove to be far more savvy when it comes to equality in the media.

Ladies: Are You a 'Prize'?

Ellie Holland | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ellie Holland

She called herself a "prize" to Dad, something which he has "won" and that I should think myself as a "prize" in my relationships, too. Whilst she wore this label like a badge of honour and saw it as some kind of compliment, I found being called a prize just as offensive had someone called me a sack of sh*t.

Royal Ramblings: Could Priscilla Be Crowned TNA's Queen?

Danny Stone | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

Trained as a grappler from a young age and an identifying bisexual by his teens, Ollie was wrestling at only 17 but without any industry role models from the LGBT community. So it was that Priscilla was crowned and her path to stardom begun.

Treat Fathers Like Idiots...

Soozi Baggs | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Soozi Baggs

There has been a lot of speculation about how men won't take up the opportunity of shared parental leave because the money is not enough for them or because childcare is not seen as a man's job. These are valid concerns but I think it goes even deeper than that.

Billy No Mates

Nick Clements | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Clements

In 2004 I embarked, somewhat foolishly and naively, on a journey to write a trilogy of books about masculinity. In 2013 the third book was published, I sighed in relief, they had consumed nine years of my life. During the writing hiatuses I would tour a one-man show in which I experimented with concepts and ideas for the books. Those were tough times.

Is Being Vegan Sexist?

Tom Fielder | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Fielder

Animals of both sexes suffer under institutionalized exploitation. However, the female of the species often experiences more prolonged abuse, including an ongoing cycle of forceful artificial insemination (mechanical or manual rape), physical abuse of her mammary glands, and invariably being separated from her young; all of these are emotionally brutal experiences for the female members of any species.

Engendering Equality in Engineering

Peter Rolton | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK
Peter Rolton

British engineering is facing a serious skills shortage. Yesterday, the think tank IPPR published a report claiming that 'an additional 87,000 graduate level engineers will be needed in the UK each year between now and 2020' in order to meet growing demand, but that 'the higher education system is only producing 46,000 engineering graduates annually'. Well as a starter for ten, that maths doesn't look good.

How Much Sex Is Too Much Sex?

Lozzy Squire | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lozzy Squire

Sex when you're a single female usually follows one of two extremes: you're either getting too little and gagging for it or getting too much and gagging on it...

What Does It Look Like, This Equality That You Speak Of?

Karen Ingala Smith | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Ingala Smith

Gender. You probably want gender equality, don't you? But gender is inequality. Gender is the convenient invention, the way we train women and men to be different, to be unequal. Gender equality is a smokescreen. Gender is a hierarchy. Feminine, masculine, they can never be equal, they are subordination and domination dressed up in frilly pink and crisp blue.

Erection Neglect: Too Hard To Say No?

A.M.F. Winn | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
A.M.F. Winn

Many women I've spoken to say they've given hand jobs or blow jobs "to be polite". They did not feel that a man owed them the favour back if he had inadvertently made them wet. All of the men I questioned thought the idea of it being rude for a woman to neglect an erection was ridiculous..

Introducing India's First Transgender News Anchor...

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

On the eve of this year's Indian Independence day, the country made a huge leap towards transgender acknowledgment and acceptance when Padmini Prakash...

Feminism Is About Gender Equality, So What About Men's Rights?

Jack Fletcher | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Fletcher

Women's lack of equality in so many crucial areas does eclipse many of the issues that men can feel unequal about. Yet, these opinions are often used in comments in feminism discussions/articles/blogs to belittle the progress and aim of feminism as a movement, but they need to be taken into context with the wider issues of gender equality.

Haircuts and Misogyny

Kelly Teeboon | Posted 26.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kelly Teeboon

Picture this, you're out for a long day of shopping with a male companion, be it your partner or just a friend and he decides to go for a haircut. You are greeted with the request to leave 'women aren't allowed' the owner says. Are you in the 1940s? No, guess again, you're in 2014!

Fuck Suicide

Jane Powell | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Powell

The urgent physical urge to stop everything now is as primal as sex. At that point, ripping off the civilised veneer that the world sees and coming out, is as contrary an idea as putting a hand deeper into a fire. Bad enough you looking at you, which you can't bear to do. To have others see you as you are, right then, is unconscionable.