Lad Culture

Do Plymouth University Rugby Boys Instigate 'Lad Culture'?

Madison Taylor | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Madison Taylor

You can look at pretty much every student website and 'lad culture' will be mentioned in various contexts. What I wanted to question is, are university rugby teams perhaps deemed the main perpetrators of it?

Everyday Sexism: Complacency Won't Serve Feminism

Nicole Davis | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Nicole Davis

It appears to be a somewhat common belief that political or ideological movements have an endpoint. As if they factor onto a chronological timeline wherein the goals of said movement will eventually be achieved and we can all pat ourselves on the back, wipe our hands of it and look for something else to invest in.

Why University Sports So Aren't Worth It

Cristina Criddle | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Cristina Criddle

University sports teams are everywhere. A firm believer in the healthy body, healthy mind mantra, I turned up at the sports freshers push with open arms only to be confronted by almost comical stereotypes. Boxing babes brandishing gloves, tennis totty trying to grab your attention, and water polo wonders in Speedos - that's enough.

Stop Telling Us to Lighten Up

Louisa Ackermann | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Louisa Ackermann

Not finding your jokes funny doesn't mean we're lacking in humour - it means your jokes are shit...

Do You Find This Poster Offensive?

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A club night has been heavily criticised after using an advertisement which pictured a semi-naked woman being seemingly pinned down with a male fist i...

The Death of Student Activism and The Rise of Lad Culture and Political Apathy in Universities

Liam Deacon | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Deacon

Student activism was once a force to be reckoned with. It changed the world, visibly and profoundly... But today, in the face of genuine and widely felt grievances, students are impotent and apathetic. Universities are businesses, education is job training and a degree is a holiday.

Hotpants, Fishnets And Paramedics: It Can Only Be Carnage

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Students in Nottingham took part in a Playboys vs Bunnies 'carnage' night over the weekend, which consisted of hotpants, fishnets, and paramedics and ...

Lucy Sherriff

Nightclubs Are Making A Business Model Out Of Sexist Lad Culture | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Nightclubs are making a business model out of a sexist, misogynistic lad culture which glorifies rape and sexual violence towards women, feminist camp...

Rugby Club and Feminism Society Host Debate: 'Is There a Relationship Between Lad Culture and Sexual Violence?'

Flo Perry | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Flo Perry

Last week in Durham University over 200 people came together to discuss the relationship between Lad Culture and sexual violence.

Challenging 'NEKnomination,' Lad Culture and Social Media

Sam Mercer | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Mercer

Why are we so worried about this trend? Firstly, the use of social media allows peer pressure to escape the security of a university campus where, in many cases, support can be found for students felt pressured or uneasy whilst on campus.

Student Feminism: Refining the Blurred Lines In 2014

Marley Miller | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Marley Miller

2013 was the year the NUS decided enough was enough for 'lad culture'. Their "That's what she said" report sparked a new wave of feminism on campuses across the UK, bursting with students ready to put down their razors, bin their copy of The Sun (or at least Page 3) and tell their student union to pull the plug on Blurred Lines.

Lucy Sherriff

'Young Men Are Peer Pressured Into Becoming Sexual Predators' | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Young males are being peer pressured into becoming sexual predators at university by a lad culture which is "rife" in sports teams, according to resea...

Lucy Sherriff

Sexual Assault Victims Forced To Take Uni Classes With Male Attackers | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Female students who are victims of sexual assault are being forced to take classes with their attackers because universities are ill-equipped to deal ...

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...

Lecturers 'Forced' To Give Male Students Red Cards For Laddish, Rowdy Behaviour

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Lecturers are being "forced" to resort to a red and yellow card warning system, often used in primary schools, after being pushed to the limit by "lad...

Uni Football Team Banned Over 'How To Sleep With Women With Low Esteem' Presentation

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A university football team has been slapped with a two-week playing ban after delivering a presentation on how to sleep with women who have low self-e...

There Are No Blurred Lines Here - The Ban Is Unquestionably Needed

Sophie Jackson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie Jackson

For months, the debate over universities' decisions to ban Blurred Lines has remained heated. The obvious reason for the ban is that the song is rife with sexism and casual support of rape culture. There is no doubt that the song is sexist. Robin Thicke himself does not deny that it demeans women...

WATCH: University Team Suspended From Sport Following Sexist Bus Chant

The Huffington Post UK | Emma Reidy | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Students filmed chanting sexist and offensive songs on a public bus have been suspended from representing their university, it has been confirmed. ...

The Phenomenon of the Modern Day 'Lad'

Liam Beattie | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Beattie

To some of my fellow 'lads' of Britain I make this simple call to you - don't pretend that making sexist chants on a bus can be passed off as a "bit of a laugh"... if you want to strut about like peacocks showing off who's got the largest set of feathers then don't do it in public for the world to see your idiotic behaviour.

WATCH: Uni Hockey Team Makes Fun Of Miscarriages In Sexist Bus Chant

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 14.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A group of male students left their fellow passengers scared and threatened after chanting offensive and sexist songs, including a joke about miscarri...

Oxford Rugby Club Suspended Over 'Free Pussy' Event

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A rugby club at Oxford University has been banned from competing and had its leadership dismissed after organising a "free pussy" event, which instruc...

Oxford University Rugby Club Organises 'Repulsive' 'Free Pussy' Event

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

A student rugby club has been shamed into apologising for organising a "free pussy" event, where members were instructed to spike their date's drink. ...

University Bans Robin Thicke's 'Rapey' Blurred Lines Song

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 13.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines, a song branded "disgusting" and "rapey", has been banned by a university student union in an unprecedented move to banis...

Lose the Lads' Mags? Lose the Censorship

Sarah Woolley | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK
Sarah Woolley

As I squint at the raunchy front covers for Vogue and FHM, I realise that, despite the latter's promise to explain 'Why Gary Barlow Is Just Like You,' I am struggling to tell them apart. Hence my confusion that UK Feminista and Object only target men's magazines in their new campaign.

Sexism Is Normal for Twenty-Somethings: A Twin Perspective

Alice Rigby | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alice Rigby

Sexism's a big deal because boys like my twin brother don't hate women. It's a big deal because misogyny has become 'just a joke'. It's a big deal because while someone like Dom would never make a joke about lynching a black person, many wouldn't think twice about making a joke about rape.