Gender

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?

Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling of the Millennium Development Goals

Marg Mayne | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK
Marg Mayne

Globally, women and girls are estimated to account for almost two-thirds of the people who live in extreme poverty. Women currently perform two-thirds of the world's work and produce 50 percent of the food, yet earn only ten percent of the income. To add to this injustice, only one in five parliamentarians worldwide is a woman.

Calling a Spade a... Boys' Toy?

Holly Seddon | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Seddon

Does gender classification of toys really affect kids? Peter Jenkinson, a great toy expert let out a sigh and began... "Just this week Toys R Us have agreed, after some pressure, to remove BOYS and GIRLS classification signage from UK stores."

Coming Out as Transgender at School or College

Catherine McNamara | Posted 26.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Catherine McNamara

If a person attending a single-sex girls school identifies as a transgender boy and wants their teachers and peers to treat them as the boy they feel themselves to be, what happens? What's their experience like, as they try to learn and achieve and create a future for themselves?

Do We Really Need a Men's Movement?

Marijo Bos | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Marijo Bos

Many women will likely baulk at Anne-Marie Slaughter's call for a men's movement - which argues that men are stigmatised and need to speak up more in support of themselves. She has a point, but not quite in the way she thinks.

LOOK: Men Striking A Feminine Pose

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

We're used to beautiful women striking an arch pose or casting long, wistful looks far off into the distance, so it makes a refreshing change for the ...

Third 'Indeterminate' Gender Option To Be Offered On German Birth Certificates From November

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK

Germany is set to be the first European country to introduce a third, “indeterminate” gender option on birth certificates. Come 1 November, a ...

Yes, UK Women Think Society's Sexist, and Social Media Is the Natural Place to Talk About It

Sarah Castell | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Castell

A wider debate has now emerged about the role of women in society. 'Fourth wave feminism' questions whether men and women both have a subconscious misogyny, perhaps a blind spot about women's role in public life. Do we all assume women will shut up and sit back, rather than fighting for a space within public discourse?

Why #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen Went Viral in 24h

Marcela Kunova | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Marcela Kunova

ne of the most fascinating things about Twitter is its power to open the floodgates to long held-back frustrations in just a couple of clicks. Since Monday, the hashtag #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen is causing a frenzy all over the social network, sometimes at a rate of 50 tweets per second.

'Worrying' Gender Divide Among Students' Subject Choices

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 15.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

There is a "worrying" gender divide in the subjects chosen by male and female A-level pupils, with many girls opting for English and psychology, while...

Gender and Beauty

Michael Rosenkrantz | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Rosenkrantz

We may harm our children, especially our daughters and other female members of our families by continually describing them as being beautiful , a comment that if not followed up with an equal statement of you are, e.g. smart, on some level means that females may not be taken seriously .

Rules of the Internet: 'Tits or GTFO!'

Jamie Bartlett | Posted 05.10.2013 | UK Tech
Jamie Bartlett

Over the last week, 'Twitter trolls' have targeted high profile women with repeated online threats of rape, murder and bomb attacks... It's terrible behaviour, of course. Just because it's a feature of internet culture doesn't mean it's ok. But anyone remotely surprised that the internet is full of trolls and misogynists hasn't really been paying much attention for the last 20 years or so.

Live to Work or Work to Live? Thoughts on the Third Metric

Lynne Parker | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lynne Parker

I have chosen vocation above money and success and that, unless you have sensibly accumulated a nest egg that you then use to fulfill your dream, is where I believe there is a place beyond Arianna's Third Metric to be explored.

Society Should Let People Go About Their Business Without Fear

Danielle Lowe | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

The reality is, whatever we are scared of and whatever the solution might be, we shouldn't force ourselves to do it and carry on regardless. Sometimes we need to look for alternatives or a way to discuss our fears and find somebody that is willing to help you resolve them.

After Many Fantastic Years at the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, It's Time to Take Up a New Challenge

Henriette Kolb | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Henriette Kolb

The journey I embarked on when I started with the Foundation in early 2009 could not have been a richer or more rewarding one. What motivated me to move from a UN job in the Middle East to London and immerse myself in a start-up? I was inspired by the focus of the Foundation's mission: to support women entrepreneurs in developing and emerging markets.

'Apprenticeships Are For Boys And Less-Able Children'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Apprenticeships are for males and less-able students, according to many parents, whose knowledge has been described as "incomplete and archaic". Ma...

LOOK: Teens Who Swapped Genders End Up Finding Love With Each Other

Barcroft Media | Barcroft | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Teenage Arin Andrews and Katie Hill look like any normal young couple posing in their swimwear. It is hard to believe that just two years ago Arin ...

August Wilson's Fences in the West End

Naana Orleans-Amissah | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Naana Orleans-Amissah

How do you begin to review a play that deserves a thesis of its own? August Wilson's 1983 play, Fences, is weighty work. In its current two hours and forty minutes iteration it seems to question, almost exhaustively, the range of universal themes.

Girls Ahead Of Boys In STEM Subjects

PA | Posted 05.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Girls are outperforming boys in maths and science, but action needs to be taken to encourage more of them to study the subjects, it has been suggested...

School Gives Etiquette Lessons To Boys After Girls Complain About Bad Manners

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Schoolboys have learnt "how to treat a lady" following a six month course of etiquette lessons at their school after their female classmates complaine...

Women for Women International Celebrates Grand Opening of Women's Opportunity Centre in Rwanda

Bidisha | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK
Bidisha

Last Friday, Women for Women International opened its landmark Women's Opportunity Centre in Kayonza district, Rwanda. The WOC will serve as a centre of excellence and innovation supporting women's economic and social development in the region through training, employment, and business opportunities.

How To Put On Make-Up, The Feminist Way (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Society would like us to believe that being a feminist means wearing a hessian sack and forsaking all grooming products, but any modern feminist knows...