Gender

Why We Need to Stop Saying Female Entrepreneurship is an Accident

Angelica Malin | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK
Angelica Malin

Don't get me wrong, I love men. Some of my best friends are guys. David Beckham's one and my granny married three; intelligent, confident and forever towing my car somewhere, the men in my life have always been a source of great inspiration and wisdom to me. So when I launched my own company, I had no idea how much everything would change.

Is Sexuality Innate or Socially Constructed?

Julie Bindel | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Bindel

Some gay people might feel that finding a gay gene might diminish prevalent homophobia, but this is naive. Racism has not diminished because we know that blackness or whiteness is genetic. But scientists still treat us like rats in a lab and look for 'causes'. I have been told I am a lesbian because my mother smoked and drank whilst carrying me.

Heroines of STEM: Time for Some Flag Waving?

Holly Seddon | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Holly Seddon

My daughter recently had to do a project for her science home work. She was making a board game that involved great scientists. Of course there was Einstein, Peter Higgs, Dmitri Mendeleev, Euclid, Joseph Black, Jan Van Helmont, Galileo, Schrödinger (and his cat)... Only the cat wasn't male. And that was because it was a theoretical cat.

Royal Ramblings: Saudi Arabia, Women and WWE

Danny Stone | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

This week, the WWE has been holding shows in the capital of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh. John Cena, Randy Orton and some 30 others have been performing across the three-day tour. This is the first time the franchise has held matches in the country since its Middle East debut in Egypt in 2012. Subsequent events were held in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates...

10 Ways to Avoid Gender Stereotyping in Children

Chrissy Chittenden | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chrissy Chittenden

Try to resist seeing the world in pink and blue, despite the inevitable monochrome bombardment you'll face from the moment of your first child's birth. Despite what you're told, open your mind to the idea that both genders can appreciate a diverse palette.

Unlock Art - Your Guide to the Ideas Behind Art

Tate | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tate

Double acts might be easy to name in the worlds of comedy or music, even in film, but in the visual arts the myth tends to run more to trouble than double.

For Goodness Sake- Let Toys Be Toys

Jack Fletcher | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK
Jack Fletcher

Gender labelling is unnecessary and needs to be addressed. Society has many problems, but it is an accumulation of small but damaging concepts that need to change for the better.

The Man Bible and Male Suicide

Jane Powell | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK
Jane Powell

We are double blind to the issue, we've our fingers in our ears when suicide is mentioned, and this wanton deafness pops up when it comes to our attitudes towards men being weak. Better to blank both issues, most particularly when the two combine. And so we have a society where suicide accounts for the lives of more men aged 20-49 than any other single cause. Bigger than road deaths. I write this having watched Newsnight bemoan the 68 deaths a year from illegal highs, or around one death a week. By comparison 12 UK male deaths a day should warrant a series.

The Feminism Family and Why We Do All Need Each Other

Gee Linford-Grayson | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gee Linford-Grayson

What needs to happen, as with any dysfunctional family, is more conversation, and a bit less grumpy-teenager-grunting from both sides. Those women who identify as feminists need to avoid being dismissive of those who don't. It's time to realise that a lack of engagement is often to do with your failures, not theirs.

Stories of Polish Gay Immigration in the UK

Pamela Sposito | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Pamela Sposito

Homophobia in Poland is another major reason of Polish immigration to the UK. Who would have thought? In fact, gay Poles decide to book a one-way flight ticket to London to escape discrimination.

Pritt Sticks New Pink Glue Is Just For Girls...Apparently

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The humble Pritt Stick is a staple of any child's art box. Perfect for glueing paper, sequins and more, the Pritt Stick allows children to get crafty....

Biomedicine's Male Bias Is Yet Another Example of Everyday Gender Inequality... and More

Victoria Martindale | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK
Victoria Martindale

If the differences between sexes of the same species are so profound and diverse then imagine the differences with other species with whom we share even less genetics, biochemistry and physiology.

Girls on Film: Where Are They?

Eloise Hendy | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Eloise Hendy

A recent study has found that, even in a year deemed 'female heavy', women are still only playing 30% of given speaking roles. And that does not mean integral, central characters who dominate talk time, that includes any line spoken in all of the top 100 US films. Women's voices are still stuck in the silent movie era - the majority are on mute.

Afghanistan: Rebuilding Girls' Education After Decades of Conflict

Manos Antoninis | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK
Manos Antoninis

For Nahida, education is not something to be viewed as a problem, but as part of the solution for breaking the cycle of conflict: "Educated people don't take guns," she said. "They don't destroy their country and their schools."

Forget Macro, Forget Micro, Think Nudge

Nia Joynson-Romanzina | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK
Nia Joynson-Romanzina

Have you ever wondered how to change what people do? How to help them make "better" choices? How to kick bad-habits? How to avoid the pitfalls of stereotypes?

The Problem With Feminism in RuPaul's Drag Race

Ashley Clarke | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ashley Clarke

I'm not saying we need to dismantle drag culture and reprimand queens guilty of saying hunty and fishy as vile misogynists of the patriarchal agenda (god forbid), but I definitely am saying that if you're going to impersonate women, then it's only right to respect women too.

Political Revolution Could Happen Within a Generation

Clare Phipps | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Politics
Clare Phipps

Like thousands of other Britons across the country, I begin my days by catching up on the latest news. And, on an increasingly frequent basis, it is often enough to make me feel like crawling back under the covers - or search for the latest "21 Cutest Animals Ever!" Buzzfeed...

What International Women's Day Means in 2014

Simone Roche | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simone Roche

There is no doubt we still have a long way to go for gender equality in the workplace, but I do believe that International Women's Day is a day for celebrating our successes and the progress we continue to make.

Violence Against Women: Enough Is Enough

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

The statistics only tell half the story. They show that nearly half of all women (45%) in Europe have been the victim of some form of violence; 20-25% have experienced physical violence at least once and more than 1-in-10 has been subject to sexual violence involving force.

Sochi's 'Gay Olympics' Tell Us More About Our Own Prejudices Than Russian Homophobia

Raffaella Taylor-Seymour | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Raffaella Taylor-Seymour

Abroad, we need to strike a balance between mockery and condemnation, prioritising our ultimate aims over indignation. Preaching or ridiculing other countries is unlikely to generate positive results.

Male Film Tropes You'll Never See

Jonathan Lindsell | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jonathan Lindsell

I enjoyed this Cracked article so much, I thought I'd explore a bit further. The article cheekishly suggests that Hollywood doesn't need more Strong ...

2014: The Year of the Male

Professor Damien Ridge | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK
Professor Damien Ridge

This is why the 'Year of the Male' campaign by the CALM charity is so important. It promises to be about men and their issues, while being life affirming.

When Did Feminism Become a Bad Thing?

Daisy Lindlar | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Daisy Lindlar

A common misperception of feminism is that it is about women being better than men, about giving us the highest status in society. This is absolutely untrue. I do not believe women are the superior sex, and you'd be hard pushed to find a feminist who does believe this. What we want is equality.

First There Was IQ, Then There Was EQ, Now There Is GQ

Nia Joynson-Romanzina | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Tech
Nia Joynson-Romanzina

Even if you don't buy the science, wouldn't it be great to be Gender Intelligent? Wouldn't greater intelligence on gender differences/non-differences benefit us all, men and women, in the workplace and in our private lives? Hands up who would like to work for a Gender Intelligent organisation?

Why I'm Welcoming the BBC Ban on All-Male Panel Shows

Lauren Bravo | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lauren Bravo

Before you splutter all over the comments section, let's be clear that the end goal isn't a rigid 50/50 gender split of everything that ever goes on telly. Nobody's advocating shoehorning extra women into every possible scenario, just to make a statement.