UK Gender

International Men's Day? You Cannot Be Serious...

Professor Binna Kandola | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Binna Kandola

When I read the founding principle of International Men's Day (Saturday 19 November) I thought it was some kind of ridiculous joke. After all, highlighting 'the achievements of men' doesn't just happen just once a year - it happens every single day.

Kids On The Edge: Inside Britain’s Only NHS-Funded Gender Clinic For Children

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK

The first question that’s asked, before we’re even born, tends to be “is it a boy or girl?”, but for an increasing number of children, the ans...

'Add Women + Stir' Doesn't Work Any More

Amjad Saleem | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK
Amjad Saleem

Yesterday in Colombo, Sri Lanka, I attended a roundtable organised on "Women, Peacebuilding and Resolution 1325" where the guest speaker was Senator M...

Losing The Presidency: The Role Of Gender Politics In Hillary Clinton's Downfall

Dr Valerie Stead | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Valerie Stead

In spite of Trump's lack of political experience, by virtue of being a woman Clinton's positioning as a presidential candidate was much more precarious. Gender is a fundamental organising element and this has been starkly illuminated in this presidential election.

Drag Queens Are The Toughest Boys Out There

Jodie Harsh | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK
Jodie Harsh

bmm banner.jpg What even is masculinity these days? We've got boys buying bronzer at department stores and and my sister's boyfriend has a favorite RuPaul's Drag Race contestant each season. Some men are in touch with their feminine side, others not so much - and that's fine.

Donald Trump's Masculinity: It's Not What You Think

Jenny Mathers | Posted 06.11.2016 | UK Politics
Jenny Mathers

Nevertheless, one of the most consistent links that we make between gender and behaviour in the West is the way that masculinity is equated with rationality, logic and cool calculation while femininity is associated with emotion, irrationality and impulse. By this measure, Donald Trump's behaviour is frequently distinctly feminine.

Trans Youth Week With My Genderation

Fox Fisher | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Fox Fisher

In the last few years, trans people and activists have achieved tremendous amounts of awareness and made incredible process in a short amount of time. As we progress, our community expands in all it's diversity and complexity with a range of identities and intersectionality

Cyprus Peace Process: Failure To Launch?

Yeshim Harris | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Politics
Yeshim Harris

CYPRUS PEACE PROCESS: FAILURE TO LAUNCH? Will a settlement be in line with EU constitution in absence of compliance with the mandatory EU Gender Act...

Your Son, The Princess

Krishen Samuel | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Krishen Samuel

It's time to start accepting that gender is not merely the constructed binary that we have been made to believe in. And we can see this most clearly in children who are not yet as tainted by ideas of 'boyish' boys or 'girlish' girls.

Everyday Cissexism: Living In A World Based On Gender Binaries

Mia Harris | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK
Mia Harris

I do want to draw attention to the harm caused to non-binary and transgender people by routine experiences like this. So last week I set up a twitter page dedicated to documenting everyday examples of cissexism - language and behaviors that reinforce the gender binary and gender essentialism.

When The World Doesn't Know You Exist: Coming Out As Non-Binary

Vesper Hill | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Vesper Hill

Hello, my name's Vesper. I'm a 31 year old non-binary person who's here today to tell you that gender is a much more beautifully complex thing than society would have you believe. That some people, such as myself, are neither male nor female but a different gender(s) entirely.

The Non-Binary Anorexic: Disordered Eating, Disordered Gender

Conor Penn | Posted 16.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Conor Penn

There are many complex circumstances, as there are for anybody who has experienced disordered eating. So, I decided to choose just one of what professionals might term 'the precipitating factors' that led to my illness, and my choice was gender identity.

Do Women Make Better Parents Than Men?

John L. Adams | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Parents
John L. Adams

In answer to the question, no women do not better parents than men. There are, of course, bad dads in the world and there are also bad mothers. I just don't think society gives men the opportunities to prove what great parents they can be. This is simply because the overwhelming responsibility for raising children almost always falls on women and this starts at birth.

Mental Health, The Gender Factor

Arthur Peirce | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Arthur Peirce

Countless numbers of people worldwide suffer with some kind of mental health problem; roughly one in four. However there is a notable but hidden disparity between male and female sufferers.

How Language Is Harming Sportswomen

Stuart Fagg | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Stuart Fagg

I study language. July 2015 was a month of women's sporting achievement with England reaching a World Cup Semi final and Heather Watson taking Serena ...

Emma Watson: Launching A Gender Equality Movement Opened A ‘Pandora's Box’ Of Abuse

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK

Two years ago at the UN in New York, Emma Watson launched HeForShe, a gender equality movement. “I was very nervous before that speech; the nerves ...

Why Can't Male Officers Be 'Emotional,' Too?

Sarah Tinsley | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK
Sarah Tinsley

Why is one of the only people to be convicted for these crimes a woman? Why is she the only one too emotional to handle a difficult situation? It needs to be acknowledged that, in difficult times, men can get just as emotional and overwrought as women. They are just as likely to make ridiculous decisions. And they should be brought to account for them.

Shaving Away The Stereotypes

Leyah Shanks | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Leyah Shanks

Whatever I identify as, no matter my age, race or body type - I refuse to be stereotyped. Gender is not defined by sex organs. Although I adore the physical attributes of my being, they do not define me. I am a human being, hair or no hair. End of story.

Gender Pay Gap - The Terrifying 10% That No-One's Talking About

Jo Arden | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK
Jo Arden

But it is the 10% that sends a real shudder down my spine. It must be a fact that we are somehow all complicit in a work culture that starts to shortchange women right from the start of their careers. Stopping the gender pay gap being present from the outset is the only way we will stop it from widening later.

Men Don't Have Periods - Women Do

Samantha Rea | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha Rea

Instead of trying to "opt out" of being a woman, in order to avoid the worst bits, how about working towards a safer and more equal society for everyone - regardless of how they identify. Nobody can actually change sex, but what we can do is challenge the gender stereotypes, and break down the cultural constructions that leave women lying in the wet patch.

Women Rule Online, That's Important - Here's Why

Laura Coryton | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK Politics
Laura Coryton

While our Prime Minister may well be female, the very foundation of Parliament remains male-centric, as the vast majority of MPs are, and always have been, men. I'm talking a solid 71%. A record low. No, that wasn't a typo. That's worrying.

Terminally Ill Mum Finds Out Grandchild's Gender Just Days Before Passing Away

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Parents

A terminally ill woman found out the gender of her grandchild just three days before she died. Taylor Masilotti, who is expecting her first child with...

The Dark Side of Single-Sex Grammar Schools

Joanna Taylor | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Joanna Taylor

Between private and comprehensive schools, grammar schools sit a little uncomfortably, like an awkward and overlooked middle child. But now that Theresa May has given the go-ahead on the creation of new ones, they've been thrust under the spotlight, and the national media seems to have a lot to say about them.

The Left's Abandon of Females

Julian Vigo | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK
Julian Vigo

Politics revolves around what is seen and what can be said about it, around who has the ability to see and the talent to speak, around the properties ...

Why Are Fathers 'Shunning' Shared Parental Leave?

Ben Black | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Parents
Ben Black

thriving families.jpg So SPL has failed? Absolutely not. It was always going to take time. Getting the legislation through was a massive achievement. And even a few fathers successfully taking it up is a success. What happens next is the important bit.