UK Gender

Boys: We Need to Talk

Sophie Deal | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Deal

Men's emotions have been a tetchy subject for centuries. Not since the Romantic Era have blokes had the luxury of publicly indulging in their innermost feelings. Alas, if the likes of Lord Byron and William Blake were teenagers today in a London state school, they would probably have 'Bender', 'Fag' and 'Pussy' cruelly scrawled across their lockers.

Dalai Lama Says Female Successor Must Be 'Very Attractive, Otherwise Not Much Use'

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK

The Dalai Lama has prompted outrage after saying that his successor could be a woman - but that she must be “very attractive” or else she would be...

Feminism Needs to Stop Isolating Females

Lauren Fraser | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lauren Fraser

I'm a woman, and I believe in equality. I also believe there is nothing wrong with a man holding the door open for me or paying me a compliment. These are things our radical feminist friends frequently condemn as patronizing and overpowering. I call it practical and polite.

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...

Women Are Working For Free For Almost Two Hours A Day

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK

Women are paid 22% less than men and thereby work for free for almost two hours a day, new research reveals. According to the Gender Salary Survey...

Man Born With No Genitals Has Gender Confirmed 25 Years Later

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Joe Holliday lived 25 years of his life before he found out his true gender. Holliday was born in 1988 with a severe birth defect called Cloacal Ex...

Neuroscience and the Similarities of Gender

Nick Clements | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Tech
Nick Clements

For me, modern neuroscience has thus far identified one definite difference between our brains - on average men's are slightly larger and weigh a little more. This is because men are on average slightly larger and heavier, doh!

Young Girls Are More Than Just Pretty Faces: Let's Remember That

Zion Lights | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Parents
Zion Lights

A three-year-old girl is climbing a tree in a park. A man walking by comments to her mother: 'she should have been born a boy!' The mother makes a general comment of agreement, while I grit my teeth and tell myself that I am overreacting, that he means well, and anyway my two female tree climbers are out of earshot...

Watch These Women Transform Into Drag Kings With Spectacular Results

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Style

Drag is about drawing attention to the public performance of gender and being a drag king is no different. Essentially, to be a drag king you have...

The Preconception of Always Knowing

Freiya Benson | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Freiya Benson

Thing is, there are trans people who haven't always known, but that doesn't make their identities any less trans than someone who's always known.

Louise Ridley

UK Plagued With 'Systemic' Gender Inequality - But There's No Money To Solve It | Louise Ridley | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK

A shocking report has laid bare the extent of gender inequality in Britain, accusing businesses and politicians of failing to "put their money where t...

'Offensive' And 'Transphobic' Advert By Mobile Network Three Is Upsetting Users On Social Media

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Three have removed the "transphobic" advert On the same day that a historical gender recognition bill passed in Ireland, a picture of a "...

Female Transgender Soldiers Would Make 'Interesting Test Case' For British Army

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK

Female transgender people "might well be able" to serve on the front line, despite women being barred from combat, an Army chief has said. Women wh...

Is Glastonbury a Feminist Festival?

Wedaeli Chibelushi | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Wedaeli Chibelushi

I journeyed to Glastonbury 2015 with these unconvincing stats (and a hefty rucksack) on my back. A weary feminist in every sense, I didn't expect any mind-blowing gender debate from Worthy Farm...

Thinking About Gender And Festival Bookings

Chris T-T | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Chris T-T

The current debates around gender bias in live music (specifically festival lineups) are important but people are focused too closely on the big names and headliners. I think we learn more looking at the smaller stages and events specifically aimed at 'emerging artists'. I've done two quick bits of number crunching in that area and found more optimistic results.

Why We Aren't Growing Up

Alan Grant | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK
Alan Grant

I spend a lot of time on public transport and, as any seasoned commuter will tell you, there is an art to enjoying yourself while getting from A to B;...

Bridging the STEM Gap: Reducing Bias and Increasing Efficiency

Sophie Dundovic | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Tech
Sophie Dundovic

It is striking that despite the significant variance in mathematical ability between within gender, generalised binary rules are often applied when discussing these issues. This phenomenon is not exclusive to gender and skills, but seen consistently in situations where there are different groups, leading to stereotype formation.

Tech Needs to Be Gender-Neutral Not Gender-Split

Nathalie Gordon | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Tech
Nathalie Gordon

Yes I have experienced sexism before but no, I don't think when I'm made to feel shit at work, that it is a vendetta against my sex. Too often people reach for the gender card when things don't go their way and it needs to stop. With this in mind, a website has just launched that has really wound me up.

This Is What It Means To Identify As 'Gender Fluid'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

After years of being stuck in a male/female binary, ideas and understanding around gender identity and traditional gender roles are finally starting t...

Don't Teach Boys Not to Hit Girls, Teach Them Not to Hit

Eamonn Crowe | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Eamonn Crowe

Here, I want to stress that violence against women is far too common and is an extremely serious matter, which I would never want to be seen to advocate. I just believe that the conversation could be more effective if its emphasis is shifted to trying to stop violence as a whole.

Transitioning Gender: Someone Else's Hero?

Caroline Paige | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK
Caroline Paige

Recently some social media posts have been questioning definitions of heroism and bravery by comparing two pictures, a US world class athlete and a US soldier; a seemingly reasonable comparison of heroes. So why do the posts acknowledge the bravery and heroism of the soldier but ridicule that of the athlete?

Boris Settles The Tim Hunt Sexism Row By Calling In A Crying Expert

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK

Boris Johnson has called for Sir Tim Hunt to be reinstated after the Nobel Prize-winning biologist was forced to quit a number of roles for making con...

Sex, Gender and the Myth That Boys Don't Cry

Emma-Louise Boynton | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Emma-Louise Boynton

We can see then that it is not a new masculinity we need, a new idea of what it is to be a man, but an open-mindedness as to the diverse capabilities and attributes of individuals as individuals.

10 Things That The Opposite Sex Will Never Understand

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

There are always moments when members of the opposite sex leave us well and truly baffled - whether that's men spending hours on the loo or women and ...

On Female Charisma and Cultural Character Assassination

Christina Franks | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Franks

In bosses, it is to be expected, and there is a tacit tension of social support that enables this acceptance, while in the mere worker, it might be seen as a foible, to be tolerated only should they also do the job well and perhaps make people laugh along with them.