UK Gender

Dear South Asians - Stop Feeling Sorry For My Parents Because They Don't Have A Son

Momena Ibrahim | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Momena Ibrahim

My parents have three 'children'. That is the way they have raised us. Of course, they cherish us and appreciate us as young women. But we have not been defined by our gender. You lead by example, and my parents both of Pakistani heritage, have reiterated that they do not need a son to feel content.

It's Still A Man's World: Gender Inequality In The Arts

Nicky Goulder | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK
Nicky Goulder

Nicky Goulder working with a participant during a Create project Earlier this month it was inspiring to see high-profile and widespread recognition o...

Anger As 'Sex-Change Rapist Moved To Women's Jail'

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK

A rapist has been moved to a women-only prison after having gender reassignment surgery to become female, it has been reported. Jessica Winfield, form...

There's No Such Thing As A 'Real Woman'

Jess Bradley | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Jess Bradley

Questioning trans women's validity as women is not simply a question of privilege. It is an attempt to restrict womanhood and to define it in cis terms. To ensure that cis experiences become the default woman's experience.

Women In VR - Is Gender Parity In Virtual Reality A Distant Reality?

Ailsa Wakley | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Tech
Ailsa Wakley

all women everywhere Another way to ensure VR doesn't become a male echo chamber is for more female leaders to take the reins. Whether it's female entrepreneurs investing in hardware, or more women assuming creative roles, if females aren't part of the top-down hierarchy, VR is destined for a patriarchal future.

Why I'm Sick Of Your 'Male Privilege' Argument

Owl | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Owl

I was continuously put down for being very effeminate and gender non conforming for the most part. It is only in the last few years that my gender expression conforms in certain ways. Claiming that trans women have not faced misogyny for most part of their lives is simply a generalisation that is not realistic to make.

My Son Has A Doll. The End

Madeleine Thompson | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Parents
Madeleine Thompson

When my children wrote their Christmas lists for Santa, the contents were not that surprising based on what their interests are.   My daughter wrote hers very studiously and in great detail.   I helped my son with his, given that he is only three.  His list was just the loveliest list.   It comprised two things: Loads of ninjas, and loads of babies.

White Men An 'Endangered Species' In Top Business Jobs, Says Tesco Chairman

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 11.03.2017 | UK

White men are now an “endangered species” in top business jobs as women and ethnic minorities are promoted to the senior positions, Tesco’s chai...

The Big Escape: When Isolation Became The Ultimate Liberation Of My 'Gender Duty'

Andrea Sanabria | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Andrea Sanabria

Traditionally, according to gender, we are born with certain "unofficial" obligations that may change, of course, from one society to another. Social ...

What Men Need To Know About Women Who Travel Solo

Elizabeth Sharma | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Sharma

As I ordered my breakfast in a far-flung beach town in Southern Africa a few weeks ago, I got talking to a guy around my age. "Are you travelling alone?" he asked. When I replied cheerily that I was, he muttered into his hands: "Oh. That's brave."

Yes She Can - Can't She?

Sybil Bell | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK
Sybil Bell

As I sit here in our all-female office, I ponder the fact that when I was asked to write this piece, I was told it was about "issues faced by women in...

All Men (And Women) Are Equal

LJ Ferris | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
LJ Ferris

So, Jenni Murray, and anyone else who says that trans people aren't not "real" men or women, just because I wasn't born with a body that you deem acceptable for my gender, it does not mean my gender is less important, that my experience is less real.

Let's All #BeBoldForChange - Even If Your Bold Act Seems Small, I Promise You It Isn't...

Grace Willow | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Grace Willow

all women everywhere My usual routine used to consist of hopping out of bed and immediately switching on my phone. As I got ready, I'd start to check emails, make calls and thus my working day had begun before I'd even left the house.

Gender Equality: We Need To Walk The Walk, Not Just Talk The Talk

Bibi Hilton | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Bibi Hilton

all women everywhere The saying goes that talk is also cheap. Maybe that's why so many businesses prefer to 'talk' about gender equality rather than make the cultural and policy changes needed to address the issues.

Peru has a new 'rose-tinted' curriculum

Aaron Benavot | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Politics
Aaron Benavot

The UN congratulated Peru last week for its new education curriculum, in effect since the 1st January this year, which aims to improve gender equality...

The bottom countries for female education.

Aaron Benavot | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Politics
Aaron Benavot

Girls learning in Niger. Credit: Tagaza Djibo/GEM Report It's International Women's Day. As people in different cities rally for gender equality, no...

Trans Women Are Real - Whether You Like It Or Not

Owl | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Owl

Dear feminists who do not believe trans women are real women, I have a message for you. Your feminism can never be truly feminist, because feminism is inclusive of women from all walks of life, and that includes trans women.

Let's Start With The Children

Shahida Rahman | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Shahida Rahman

Not bad... for a girl. It almost sounds like a compliment, doesn't it? We have all heard comments like this and, whether we bristle at the low bar ...

Kicking The Kyriarchy Episode 09: Relationships

Elena Guthrie | Posted 05.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Elena Guthrie

Did things end well? Or not so well, and you explain the animosity by declaring that they were 'out of their mind', 'crazy' or 'unhinged'? This kind of language is harmful and enormously disrespectful of people with mental health problems, so we wouldn't normally use it - but here it's important to use those labels.

Body Shaming Vs Censorship: The Problem With Protein World's Khloe Kardashian Advert

Anna Tippett | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Tippett

However, should we as a society be concerned about the implications of this? Do such adverts really contribute to a culture of body shaming which places unrealistic expectations on young women and girls? And, if such adverts are to be removed or censored, where do we draw the line?

Why Men Use 'Daddy Issues' To Assassinate Our Characters

Mohadesa Najumi | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mohadesa Najumi

What does 'daddy issues' mean? It goes back to Freudian phycology which states that our parents are a pivotal influence in our lives. According to Sigmund Freud, we chose partners that resemble our parents because they are the very first interaction we had in the world with the opposing sex.

March Into Tech - The Battle For Equality Will Be Fought In Code

Lucy Ward | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Tech
Lucy Ward

The last couple of weeks in global politics proves that the average woman still has to fight for her right to be heard. Hundreds and thousands of wome...

Kids Smash Online Gaming Gender Stereotypes With Their Own Character Creations

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Parents

A teacher who became increasingly concerned about the gender stereotypes portrayed in online games for kids decided to do something about it. Faye Ell...

Stop Defending God's Gender - They Don't Need One

Ellie Backhouse | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK
Ellie Backhouse

The latest efforts of some sections of the media to brand Oxford University a haven of over-zealous liberalism has forced Wycliffe Hall - a theologica...

Single Sex Schools, Propagating Gender Myths, And Other Equality Stuff

Martha Oxgood | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK
Martha Oxgood

Surely by educating children separately we are doing nothing to address this second assumption. We aren't challenging prevailing discourses on gender essentialism; we are reinforcing them. We're telling our children that gender is a yin yang thing, you're a this or you're a that and whatever you are, you are not the other.