Gender

Why We Must Take a More Joined Up Approach to Tackling Gender Inequality

Fran Hall | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK
Fran Hall

I am arguing that all these things are related and they are an example of how we need to take a joined up approach to tackling gender equality and the negative effects it has on women, men and wider society.

Sexism and the Ryanair Cabin Crew Calendar 2014

Tish Weinstock | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tish Weinstock

Ryanair, that of the cheap flights, zero legroom and zero tolerance of fat people, is the world's most hated airline. Popularly seen as the villain of the skies, Ryanair has been pissing people off for the last twenty plus years: with all its hidden levies, taxes and charges, Europe's ''only ultra-low cost carrier'' isn't actually selling low cost flights.

Feminism Isn't For Men Too - In Fact, It's Not For Women Either

Gregor Smith | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gregor Smith

Have you ever read something you think is so outrageously wrong you have to correct it? Well, that feeling overwhelmed me when I read fellow Huffington Post UK blogger Jack Fletcher's post entitled Feminism Is For Men Too. I'm now going to spend the next few hundred words explaining and defending why not agreeing with feminism is not the same as being a misogynist.

Living Dolls or Just Living?

Morgan Reilly | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Morgan Reilly

On Monday evening at 10pm, Channel 4 aired the documentary Secrets of Living Dolls... On the night it was aired people took to their Twitter accounts and Facebook status' to tell their friends that what these men were doing, well it simply isn't right! But...is it not?

Lads, It's Time for Some Meninism

George Gillett | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
George Gillett

Feminists must remember what liberation means - it is not just equal opportunity to be financially independent or to hold positions of authority. Liberation is about much more - it's the freedom to be yourself regardless of ethnicity, sexual orientation, class or gender. As soon as we assign stereotypes to any identity we create expectations of how individuals should behave...

Kim Kardashian Perpetuates the Beauty Myth

Sheila Hageman | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sheila Hageman

Kim Kardashian has never been known for being modest. Before her pregnancy, the reality television star loved to flaunt her curves, not to mention that she began her career in a porn film (not that there's anything wrong with that).

Sexism in the Spa World

Abi S. Wright | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Abi S. Wright

I know people of both genders who would always choose to have a male therapist, and I know people who would always choose to have a female therapist. Personally however, I would simply choose to have a good therapist.

Feminism Is For Men Too

Jack Fletcher | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Fletcher

Feminism is about gender equality, with a focus on trying to reduce the social disparity that women are subject to when compared to men. Shock horror! Women can be as successful and able as men... who would have thought?

Nissa TV: Minding the Gender Gap in Media

Dimple Vijaykumar | Posted 23.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Dimple Vijaykumar

After years of hard work and preparation, a feminist TV channel dedicated to promoting gender equality in Euro-Mediterranean countries is finally being launched.

Debates on Gender Segregation Have Ignored Muslim Women

Hussein Kesvani | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Hussein Kesvani

While important, gender segregation on British campuses, while important, has been poorly debated on. There has been far less discussion, particularly from female viewpoints, on the values of choice, liberty, religious identity and legitimate boundaries of self-expression.

Topless Protests Are Not the Answer

Nadeine Asbali | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Nadeine Asbali

Please, do not dictate how Muslim women should feel based on your own limited and intrinsically biased worldview. Don't attempt to remould our entire paradigm. And especially, don't insult all that it means to be a feminist by implying that women need to show their bare chest in order to be heard.

Schools Guilty Of Gender Stereotyping, Research Claims

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 09.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Nearly half of state schools in England are guilty of contributing towards gender stereotyping, with few bothering to tackle the gender bias of subjec...

Feminism Isn't Enough, We Need Communication

Andy McCarthy | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Andy McCarthy

Whenever I am coerced into a discussion about gender equality, the same points always seem to be regurgitated: "Why do you hate men? Women already have equality. Are you gay or something?" Well, yes actually, but that's beside the point. Although while we're on the subject, why is it so shocking to come out as a feminist anyway?

FINALLY! Last All-Male College At Oxford Lets Women In

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Oxford University's sole surviving single sex college has decided to finally admit female students, it has been announced. St Benet's Hall, establi...

'Miley Cyrus' and the Female Body: Who's to Blame?

Jack McSweeney | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jack McSweeney

The controversial positing of the female body within the sphere of pop music is hardly a new phenomenon; each and every generation of women has both encountered and been forced to consider the way in which mainstream music has continued to degrade, fetishise and disempower the female image.

My Decision to Become a Certified Feminist

Emily Hoyle | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Hoyle

I cannot pinpoint the moment I identified myself as a feminist or the exact moments that encouraged me to become one. Perhaps it was when I was a teenager and my boyfriend's fath er at the time was shocked at the fact I was a female who was unable to cook, or whether it was when a man masturbated in my direction on public transport

Less Noise, More Poise: How Women Are Changing the Way We Lead

Neela Bettridge | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Neela Bettridge

It takes inner strength to lead without the limelight. But a lot of women have been doing this for years. This is the danger of light-touch leadership: it is often invisible and can go unrecognised, especially to those outside of your immediate circle.

ITV Show Shuns Cambridge Student For Being Female

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

ITV told the president of a student debating society should could not appear on its programme because she was female, even asking her to find a man to...

...and Gender

Simon Blake | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Simon Blake

In Brook's strategic framework we set out our commitment to 'setting high expectations for young people so they can have high expectations for themselves'. Our professional and personal understanding of gendered lines and expectations are central to this.

Rising Numbers Of Young People Going To University

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Rising numbers of young people are choosing to go to university, with women more likely to study for a degree than men, new figures show. More than...

University Looks To Introduce Gender Neutral Toilets For Trans Students

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A university could become the first in the country to introduce gender neutral toilets for its transgender students after a long fought campaign by th...

The Pink List 2013 and Other Ways to Stop (Trans)gender Related Bullying

Catherine McNamara | Posted 13.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine McNamara

Bullying can take many forms and when young trans people tell us that they feel consistently frightened and anxious about what their fellow students and teacher might say or do we know there is more work to be done.

Why Many Girls in India Simply Don't Survive...

Peter Byass | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Peter Byass

Child survival rates are a major global concern, not least because of the targets set by Millennium Development Goal 4, to reduce under-5 deaths by two-thirds between 1990 and 2015.

Feminism Doesn't Need a Rebrand

Planet Ivy | Posted 08.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Planet Ivy

In its November issue, Elle magazine has ceremoniously decided to rebrand feminism. The successful fashion and lifestyle publication has taken it upon itself to re-familiarize young audiences with feminism, a movement so often misrepresented.

What Does It Mean to Be a Leader?

John Bunzl | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
John Bunzl

What does it mean to be a leader? Is it authority and power alone? Is it the ability to front a large multinational or hold the fates of employees in our hands? Or does our vision of meaningful leadership extend beyond simply being at the top?