Gender

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

Danny Stone | Posted 15.10.2014 | 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 09.10.2014 | 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 03.10.2014 | 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 02.10.2014 | 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 30.09.2014 | 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 28.09.2014 | 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 25.09.2014 | 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 25.09.2014 | 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 10.09.2014 | 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 27.08.2014 | 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 28.08.2014 | 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.

By 'Feminism', Do You Mean 'Egalitarianism'?

William Martin | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Martin

The feminist debate has been written in so many ways, in so many forms, that it is impossible to fathom. But for all the white, Western, masculine tendons that press this article to life, I would classify myself as a 'feminist'.

Sexual Assault: 'It's Not as Bad as It Sounds!'

A.M.F. Winn | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
A.M.F. Winn

"He treats me so well. Although he always wants to have butt sex... I say no he does it anyway, which is annoying... and he's just like 'Imogen; you have to'... One time he had so much sex with me that I passed out and then he fed me crackers! It's not as bad as it sounds."

'Sluts' vs. 'Lads': Women Want Sex Just as Much as Men Do

Vicky Chan | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Vicky Chan

We're well into the 21st Century - monogamy should no longer be the unspoken rule. Isn't it time for everyone to openly admit that not just men have sexual desires? Women who begin Tinder exchanges are probably more common than you think (it's not just straight white boys). What's the point in being coy and not saying what we really want to say?

Cabinet Reshuffle: Paterson and Gove Sackings Are Long Overdue

Natalie Bennett | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

The removal of a truly dreadful secretary of state - who in the badger cull demonstrated his broader contempt or total failure to understand scientific evidence - is something to celebrate. The departure of education secretary Michael Gove is also cause for celebration. Again, his replacement is largely an unknown quality, her vote against gay marriage a cause for concern, but there's an opportunity here for the government to draw a line under a truly awful period for English schools.

Is JK Rowling's Gender-Bender Nom-De-Crime a Costly Own Goal?

Melanie McGrath | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Melanie McGrath

JK Rowling was 'proud...that when I "unmasked" myself to my editor David Shelley...one of the first things he said was "I never would have thought a woman wrote that."'... Nichi Hodgson... went so far as to question whether Rowling had 'betrayed women'.

Flash Boys But No Flash Girls

Geraldine Gallacher | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Geraldine Gallacher

Being collaborative is often cited as something that women are better at than men. Now before I elaborate on this point I would like to start with the caveat that there are more differences among men and among women than there are between the genders. I think it's important to make that case up front and to make sure that any discussion on gender differences does not resort to general stereotyping.

A University Professor Is Giving Female Students Extra Marks For Not Shaving Their Armpits

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A university professor in the US is giving female students extra marks for not shaving - and males extra marks for shaving from the neck down. Brea...

Networking Cocktail, on the Rocks or Straight Up?

Nia Joynson-Romanzina | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nia Joynson-Romanzina

his Networking thing, what is it exactly? What does it mean? Why has it spread like an air-borne virus infecting events left, right and center; conferences, meetings, workshops, the list goes on. An entire event genre has been named after it: "The Networking Event".

Is Taxidermy a 'Girl Thing'?

Margot Magpie | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Margot Magpie

I get called a lot of things by taxidermy enthusiasts, animal-rights activists, and the media. I'm apparently an instructor, an expert, a hipster, an animal hater, a sicko, a stuffer...but one of the most puzzling things I have been called recently is a "woman taxidermist" and I get asked the same question time and time again "Why are so many women taking up taxidermy classes?".

Why You Can't Hold Grudges Against an Entire Gender...

Stephanie Allen | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stephanie Allen

No one - man or woman - should be hated purely because of their gender and their sex. We are in an equal, apparently intelligent, community where everyone is different.

Bring Back Our Nigerian School Girls

Manos Antoninis | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK
Manos Antoninis

Contrary to expectations, the introduction of the universal basic education law in Nigeria and the transfer of responsibility for delivering education to state and local governments exacerbated already huge disparities instead of reducing them.

A Tale of Cupcakes and Gender Roles...

James Fyfe | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
James Fyfe

I don't deal well with large crowds and shopping centres. Standing in the middle of this particular crowd of angry Saturday shoppers, I decided I need...

Oh, to Be Bisexual

Jack Fletcher | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Fletcher

As a heterosexual man trying to find love in this world, straight away my choices are cut by 50%. Then there's the language barriers and geography. Oh to be bisexual: not to care about the genitalia of another person and only care about the person for themselves.