Misogyny

The Dangerous 'Gay Men Are Misogynists' Movement

Charles Donovan | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Charles Donovan

I grew up bombarded by negative gay stereotypes. They came at me from every angle - the press (particularly the right-wing press), the church, my teachers and elders and my peer groups. No one said a single positive or even neutral thing about gay people, reserving their most pestilential venom for gay men in particular.

Why Is Twitter Still Failing Women?

Sam Smethers | Posted 22.08.2017 | UK
Sam Smethers

There are over 6,000 tweets per second. What kind of self-regulated reporting system is going to be able to deal with that? But deal with it, it must. Because otherwise the haters win and women are crowded out of online spaces. Yvette Cooper MP, who founded the Reclaim the Internet campaign, and I have written to Twitter asking a series of questions, challenging them on the resources allocated to address online abuse and harassment and demanding a 24-hour turnaround time in response to reported cases. Unreasonable? Not when you consider that a tweet is instantaneous, within seconds it can be retweeted thousands of times, in minutes it can go viral. 24 hours is almost too long.

Megan Crabbe Shuts Down Slut-Shamers Who Told Her To 'Put Some Clothes On'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Megan Crabbe has hit back at those who slut-shamed her Instagram posts, saying she’s worthy of respect regardless of what she wears. Crabbe, who ba...

There's Nothing 'Feminist' About Defending Pornography

Caitlin Roper | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Caitlin Roper

That any objection to pornographic material is characterised as anti-sex puritanism illustrates just how effective the porn industry has been in aligning its product with sexual liberation rather than sexual exploitation. Pornographers have successfully taken acts of dominance, cruelty and abuse and called it sex.

Why Do You Object To Breastfeeding In Public?

J.J. Barnes | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Parents
J.J. Barnes

Before formula, there was breast milk.  Before bottles there was breasts.  The human race has lasted this long because we are physically able to nurture our young using our bodies.  That's incredible.  Women's bodies are genuinely incredible.  We can grow these humans and feed them with nothing except what our bodies naturally do and that is truly remarkable.

In Defence Of Diane Abbott

Skylar Baker-Jordan | Posted 19.02.2017 | UK Politics
Skylar Baker-Jordan

Like so many Black women, it's rarely her performance, but her personhood, which is attacked. For 30 years Diane Abbott has endured misogynoir and unwarranted abuse from all corners. It's time her political opponents to start criticising her record and stances, not her race and sex.

My Journey Through Internalised Misogyny

Molly Thompson | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Molly Thompson

The amazing thing about growing up through all of that misogyny is coming out the other end and realising that it's all completely ridiculous. I started questioning every judgement I made. After making a comment about a half-naked female singer on TV, I would then ask myself, who taught you that that's wrong?

#WomenNotObjects: How Advertisers Can Help Put A Stop To Rape Culture In 2017

Philip Ellis | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Ellis

This has been a year where misogyny has quite literally trumped empathy. In the United States, the presidential election was won by what Badger simply describes as an "Objectifier in Chief"; leaked audio of Donald Trump casually talking about assaulting women didn't end up hurting his presidential campaign one bit.

Women Of The World Unite! (And Men Too)

Jemma Wayne | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Politics
Jemma Wayne

But we have come too far to go backwards. We have woken to the notion that consent and respect must be entrenched in the way we treat both girls and boys from the very beginnings. And whether it is in media, in schools, in our homes, or on the streets, we must all speak out loudly against the small, 'harmless' transgressions that ultimately put women at risk. We must not return to slumber.

Misogyny In The Digital Age

Lana McDonagh | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Tech
Lana McDonagh

Ditch the Label research, which found males to be the most likely to act as an aggressor of bullying behaviours, females were found to be the largest perpetrators of misogynistic language on the social network, with 52% of all misogynistic tweets authored by women. This discovery warrants further exploration into the ways in which women engage with each other in both online and offline environments.

If You Want to Defeat The Donald, Stop Ganging Up On Him

Jan Shure | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Politics
Jan Shure

Over the course of the 2016 election campaign, Trump seems to have morphed into the living breathing proof of Nietzsche's assertion that what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Because despite the most recent outrage dubbed, "Pussy-gate", he is unaccountably still standing.

The Outrage Over Trump Hides The Pervasive Undertow Of Misogyny

Julian Vigo | Posted 12.10.2017 | UK Politics
Julian Vigo

Now that the media is engaging in a feeding frenzy over the revelation that Trump is a misogynist (just don't tell Rosie O'Donnell), we might look pas...

I'm A Christian - Should I Vote For Trump?

Kate Milner | Posted 11.10.2017 | UK Politics
Kate Milner

Assuming you're not a far-rightist who sets fire to abortion clinics, can I urge you to think and pray about this decision? Trump is not a Christian. He doesn't act like a Christian... So analyse, scrutinise, think and pray. Don't wait and then regret. Don't be on the wrong side of history.

If Nigel Farage Is Right About Men's Locker Room Conversation, Then Why Is He Not Fighting Alongside Feminists?

Lisa Clarke | Posted 10.10.2017 | UK Politics
Lisa Clarke

Nigel Farage and Donald Trump are not just any man in any private locker room, they are powerful men of influence who may be able to enforce law and who already influence our culture. When words like this are used and not acknowledged as being dangerous, women are put at greater risk. Risk of assault, of rape, of not being asked for consent and not being heard when they say no. If you are saying this is commonplace then why do you not understand why we need change? Why are you not angry and fearful for the 50% of society put at risk by this attitude?

Dear Joanna Lumley - Wolf-Whistling Is Absolutely Fabulously Archaic, Darling

Jacqueline Hooton | Posted 08.10.2017 | UK Entertainment
Jacqueline Hooton

Wolf-whistling is not designed to flatter women, it's about power and control. Fail to respond to a wolf-whistler and most women will recognise what happens next. From cries of Alright love or Give us a smile to Miserable bitch a woman who attempts to ignore unwanted attention is failing to play the game, be grateful and submit to a male's advances. See where this is heading?

I Watch The Growing Puritanical Attitudes Of Young Muslims With Apprehension

Shazia Awan | Posted 27.09.2017 | UK Politics
Shazia Awan

I've lived all over the UK but South Wales is where my heart is.I was born in Caerphilly and grew up in Cardiff, I love going to the rugby, scoffing Welsh cakes and going out with mates. Cardiff is a vibrant city, we Welsh are some of the funniest, kindest people I have met and I am proud to say I am Welsh and call Cardiff my home.

How Facebook Sexualises And Polices The Female Body

Rebecca Lightbody | Posted 14.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Lightbody

Suppressing women's sexuality is misogyny. The implication that an 'impure' female body will lead to unsafe sex is misogyny and feeds into victim blaming. The message that sex is bad is problematic in itself, leading to a lack of discussion and education.

I'm Cheering for the First President BOGOF

Jan Shure | Posted 06.08.2017 | UK Politics
Jan Shure

As a Brit and a Boomer (like Hillary) and a woman deeply opposed to both snobbery and misogyny, I am rooting for a second President Clinton and a first President BOGOF.

The Warped Gender Politics of the Red Light District

Joanna Taylor | Posted 09.08.2017 | 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...

Kanye, Taylor, Kim and the Celebration of Misogyny Through Song

Laura Williamson | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Laura Williamson

The most bizarre thing isn't that Kim Kardashian West thinks it's okay to call women 'bitches'. It's so much bigger than that. It's that this acceptance toward casual misogyny in music is the norm. I'm a feminist, yet I listen to this music, know the lyrics to this music, and still will after I've written this article. It's almost like it's the last safe place for men to abuse women and completely get away with it.

Trolly McTrollFace and the Temple of Misogyny

Martha O'Neil | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Martha O'Neil

At first, I was genuinely upset, hurt and angry. After a while however, such feelings turned into bemusement as I scrolled through my Twitter feed and encountered the same dogmatic attitudes being hurled at me over and over again, interspersed amongst the news that Hillary had secured the Democrat's Presidential nomination.

Women Who Helped Make Misogyny A Hate Crime Now Subjected To Eye-Watering Abuse

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK

Two women behind the campaign for police to record misogyny as a hate crime have been subjected to “horrendous” abuse themselves, including a thre...

Through the Eyes of Another

Mark Bryce | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Bryce

I'm not suggesting for one minute this type of behaviour is typical of all men, it's not, but we must surely accept some collective responsibility for dealing with it. To call it out for what it is. To lead by example and to teach our children that equality isn't just about equal pay and opportunities, fundamentally it's about respect.

How to Watch Films as a Feminist

Kate Delaney | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK Entertainment
Kate Delaney

With great feminist knowledge, comes great responsibility. No longer will subliminal sexism go unnoticed in your favourite TV series, no longer can you re-watch childhood movies with ignorance at their underlying misogyny and no longer can you appreciate a cheeky rom-com without feeling like you've betrayed your own kind.

In Defence of the F-Word

Emily Robb | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Robb

One morning last year, my year 13 form tutor told us she wasn't a feminist. Silence descended. Noticing the distinct lack of approving nods and the much more emphatic shiftiness and thumb-twiddling before her, our teacher hastily added "but obviously I believe in gender equality." She couldn't have paid us to keep quiet.