UK Gender

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.

The Warped Gender Politics of the Red Light District

Joanna Taylor | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Joanna Taylor

The Red Light District is effectively a safe space for creepy men; a place where they feel comfortable to openly air their sexist behaviours and leer at women because, being dominated by other creepy men, it feels like their territory. But I hold out hope that their backward views on masculinity and femininity are being eroded...

Mad Men? Alive and Well and Still Maddenignly Sexist

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

So, gender prejudice in the workplace is dead? I think not, if the off-message comments of advertising agency head Kevin Roberts are a guide. It's actually a pesky virus that just got smarter.

The Ad Executive Who Said Gender Debate Was 'F***ing Over' Has Resigned

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK

Kevin Roberts, the advertising executive slammed for suggesting women do not have “vertical ambition”, has resigned from Saatchi and Saatchi and w...

Australian Sex Survey Has 33 Options For Your Gender Identity

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 30.07.2016 | UK

A sex survey from researchers in Australia is offering 33 answers when participants are asked to define their gender identity. Academics at The Queens...

Sex Does Not Define How Well a Role Is Played or a Story Told - We Need More Gender Neutral Casting

Anna Martine | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Anna Martine

My hope is that the future of theatre is emancipated from these limitations, that gender stops being used to define who we are or what we are capable of. In our lives we empathise and connect on a human level, beyond race class age and gender - shouldn't the arts reflect that too?

Theresa May and Tampon Tax

Laura Coryton | Posted 22.07.2016 | UK Politics
Laura Coryton

Two years. We have been campaigning to end tampon tax for TWO WHOLE YEARS (and two months, but who's counting?). Throughout this time we have focused ...

Gender Wars in Politics - Finally Won?

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK Politics
Fiona Hotston Moore

We may also see a woman running the United States by next year. There could not be a sharper contrast between Hillary Clinton and likely rival Donald Trump. If he represents blunt, bombastic machismo, she exudes a calm pragmatism. But what is striking already is how gender is not a playable card any longer. Even for Trump.

Women Can Finally Serve In 'Close Combat' - But Only A Fraction Actually Will

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK

The ban on women serving in ‘close combat’ roles in Britain’s military forces has been lifted - but only a tiny fraction of those in the armed f...

Visions of a New Black Masculinity for 2026 - Summer Exhibition At Somerset House London.

Lou Mensah | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Style
Lou Mensah

2026 © Ibrahim Kamara and Kristin Lee-Moolman Stylist Ibrahim Kamara collaborates with photographer Kristin Lee-Moolman for work entitled '2026' as ...

Harry Benjamin MD - The Forefather of Transgender Care

Dr Helen Webberley | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Helen Webberley

Thirty years after his death, the plight of the modern patient with gender dysphoria has altered very little. Sufferers are still treated with ignorance and prejudice, not only by the communities in which they live, but also by many of the doctors to whom they turn for help.

Boys Will Be Boys? (Or, Why Women Are Not Responsible for the Misbehaviour of Men)

Jemma Wayne | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Politics
Jemma Wayne

We must teach both our girls and our boys that each of us is responsible for our own actions. No matter our gender. And whether it is at school, or work, or in taxis, we must therefore seek to tackle behaviour that is unacceptable, not marginalize those who suffer it.

Why Are British Mums and Dads the Worst in the Developed World at Sharing Childcare?

Jeremy Davies | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Parents
Jeremy Davies

Our gender pay gap - which leaves British women earning an average of 17.4% less than men in similar full-time jobs - places us 15th out of the 22 countries measured. In first-placed New Zealand, the gap is 5.6%.

Gender Equality in Music: The Beginnings of a New Movement Involving Men and Women

Vanessa Reed | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Vanessa Reed

If all of this energy, wisdom and news about independent initiatives came from one room of people at a conference on a Friday afternoon, imagine what could be achieved if we could multiply this and connect it to every level of the industry and to those who make decisions nationally and internationally about funding and policy development.

Father's Day Adverts Harness The Laziest Kind Of Sexism Towards Men

Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Gallagher

What does it say about women's expectations of male peers if advertisers know they can successfully sell us products by embarrassing a man who might be perfectly happy smelling like roses?

Gender - Are We Born or Made?

Dr Helen Webberley | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Helen Webberley

Contrary to popular belief, transgender people weren't born in the wrong body, they weren't misgendered, they don't want to change sex, they haven't got some altered ego - they, like everyone else, were born with a gender that was set at conception. However, this gender was different to the one with which they were labelled at birth.

The University Gender Gap Begins Earlier Than You Might Think

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Girls as young as 13 are more likely than boys to believe going to university is important, new research into the gender gap in degree studies suggest...

The Age of the Boomerang Boys: Why So Many Young Men Live With Their Parents

Alan Grant | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Alan Grant

Part of the reason that young men are still living 'at home' is economic. We have grown up against the backdrop of a severe recession that has robbed us of the cheap credit and plentiful homes that were available to the men that came before us. Our earning potential and job security has also been diminished - making the big move more unlikely than it was for previous generations. The economy has not been kind to the Boomerang Boys.

Taking to Our Soapboxes to Tackle Gender Inequality in Science, and Beyond

Dr Nathalie Pettorelli | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK
Dr Nathalie Pettorelli

Where did all that diversity go, and why wasn't it possible to retain it? In particular, how come I began my scientific studies surrounded by women, yet these days regularly find myself being the sole woman presenting my work at scientific workshops?