UK Gender

Why You Don't Need To Be A Boy Or A Girl In Fashion

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Style

When you don't identify as exclusively masculine or feminine, what is it really like getting dressed in the morning? That's what Alok Vaid-Menon, a...

The Civil Service in 2015 - In Seven Charts

Gavin Freeguard | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK Politics
Gavin Freeguard

A great deal has been written about diversity in the Civil Service in recent weeks (not least the Institute's own report on women and Whitehall since ...

It Doesn't Surprise Me That It Took Me Over Three Years to Speak Publicly About Being Muslim and Trans

Sabah Choudrey | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sabah Choudrey

We're in a culture that teaches queer people that we don't deserve to be religious. We are taught to put faith only in ourselves because self love is the only love we will feel. Queer people don't deserve faith or hope, because why pray when you're already queer? 

This Kid's Mum And Dad Win Parents Of The Year For His Halloween Costume

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Parents

A three-year-old boy in Virginia, America, is about to have an amazing Halloween dressed as Princess Elsa from Disney's Frozen. Paul Henson's photo...

It's Time for Gender-Neutral Toilets Everywhere

Anna Lee | Posted 04.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Anna Lee

As a trans person going to the toilet in public is scary. I used to get really anxious, which made me need to go even more. I used to go the whole day holding it in just out of fear. Many trans people face violence and ridicule when they go to the toilet of their gender.

Boys: We Need to Talk

Sophie Deal | Posted 07.10.2015 | 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.