In Defence of the F-Word

Emily Robb | Posted 19.05.2016 | 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.

Free Speech, Not Hate Speech

Nona Buckley-Irvine | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Nona Buckley-Irvine

Free speech is certainly the zeitgeist of 2016, with Spiked Online leading a campaign against students' unions. As a staunch supporter of free speech, and the lead representative at LSE Students' Union, we've seen some controversies that have portrayed our approach as hostile, as opposed to welcoming of this as a value.

Why You Must Fight Tyson Fury, the 18 Stone Weakling

Richard Fry | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Sport
Richard Fry

I believe in free speech and uphold Fury's right to say what he wants. I am less supportive of a public-funded body who choose to reinforce hate-filled views via an awards nomination but I am glad I have a right to respond.

Don't Make Tyson Fury a Free Speech Martyr

Andrew Doyle | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Sport
Andrew Doyle

So don't worry about Tyson Fury. He's an unreconstructed moron whose opinions count for nothing. And if you think I'd say any of this to his face, you must be out of your mind.

Jack The Ripper Museum's 'Shameful' Halloween Event Sparks Even More Fury

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK

The controversial Jack the Ripper Museum has sparked further fury with it's "disgusting" Halloween event, where visitors can "have a selfie" with the ...

Yiannopoulos Should Not Be Banned From Bristol, He Should Be Ignored

Ben Parr | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Parr

I think I've done it. You see, the feminist society at Bristol Uni seems to have a problem that they are unable to solve. They are utterly aghast at the University's journalism society inviting a speaker- Milo Yiannopoulos- to give a lecture, because Mr Yiannopoulos has made some pretty offensive, misogynist and ignorant remarks.

We Need to Stop the Online Women Haters

Bob Morgan | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Tech
Bob Morgan

We should disregard the perverse arguments - made by some - that the ability to abuse and threaten others is a free speech matter and nothing should be done - because this issue is actually about the limiting of free speech.

Yvette Cooper Says Labour Must Do More On Online 'Misogynistic Abuse'

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Politics

Yvette Cooper will today say she is leading a crackdown on online "misogynistic abuse" that risks oppressing women and is a throwback to the "Victoria...

What Happens When A Female Student Argues For Free Tampons? She Gets Mercilessly Trolled

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Zoey Freedman, a student at UCLA recently wrote an article for her university's newspaper, arguing why tampons and other feminine sanitary products sh...

How I Accepted the Fact That Male Objectification Will Help Fight Misogyny

Ainsley Walker | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ainsley Walker

I am of the opinion that to achieve true equality, whether it be related to race, gender, anything, a level playing field where the same rules apply to everyone is fundamental and needs to be established. That's fair enough, right?

Jed Allen Made a Choice to Kill - This Is a War on Women

Ending Victimisation and Blame | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK
Ending Victimisation and Blame

Janet Jordon is not responsible for her own murder or that of her daughter and partner. Jed Allen made a choice to kill his mother and sister. He made this choice within a context of endemic male violence against women and girls. These types of murders are not isolated or tragic. They are simply the extension of patriarchal control over women's bodies and lives.

#BlameOneNotAll: I Want a Nobel Peace Prize for Not Kicking Random Men in the Goolies

Louise Pennington | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Pennington

Rather than spending the next 40 years holding ticker tape parades and award ceremonies for every single woman who did not commit an act of violence in the last 24 hours, we could just point out the #BlameOneNotAll campaign, created by media company Mintified, is just another pile of misogynistic drivel

What Taylor Swift Topping Maxim's 'Hot 100' List Means For Feminism

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Maxim and feminism: not usually two words that would crop up in the same sentence. But it's something we could definitely get used to. Men's magazi...

Real Men - Behaving Bravely

Nick Clements | Posted 27.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Clements

In order for us men to move on from behaving badly we need to explore how we become more mature, and by doing so manifest a braver and more authentic masculinity.

TripAdvisor Removes 'Feminist Pub Review' For Violating Their Standards

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A damning TripAdvisor review has been removed after the author slammed a pub owner for slapping a waitress on the behind. The travel site allegedly...

'Bullied' Dapper Laughs Still Doesn't Think He's Done Anything Wrong

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK

The comedian formerly known as Dapper Laughs has given an emotional interview to complain he was bullied at the hands of Britain’s media. Daniel...

Dapper Laughs Resurrects Again In Most Pathetic Comeback Yet

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK

The comedian formerly known as Dapper Laughs may have triumphantly resurrected himself on Christmas day but all does not seem to be going quite to pla...

Putting God in a Box

Rob Owen Bell | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK
Rob Owen Bell

By blindly insisting the creation myth of the Semitic tribes who became the Jewish people is fact - and telling children it is a valid alternative to the Big Bang - evangelical Christians are attributing to God the lack of imagination that cripples their own view of both humanity and the wider universe.

Street Harassment Isn't Just About Sexism, It's Also an Issue of Racism

Zahra Wynne | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Zahra Wynne

Street harassment: a frequent occurrence for many people, yet always it's always as just as nasty as the last time. Many women experience street harassment on a regular basis, and more and more discussions regarding it are debunking the tired excuse that catcalling is a 'compliment'.

This Is, Quite Possibly, The Most Offensive Bumper Sticker We've Ever Seen

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Last week Dapper Laughs was dropped by ITV. This week "pick-up artist" Julien Blanc has been denied entry to the UK. We thought the world must have fi...

Russell Brand Breaks Silence On Julien Blanc Picture Following Petition

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Professional Pick-Up Artist Julien Blanc Denied Entry To The UK After hundreds of fans urged Russell Brand to distance himself from the sle...

Julien Blanc Apologises, Insists 'I Don't Want To Be The Most Hated Man On The Planet'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK

Julien Blanc has delivered an apology in the wake of controversy surrounding his dubious “pick-up” tips. The 25-year-old is currently the subj...

Dissecting Misogyny in Comedy

Robyn Harris | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Robyn Harris

I'm getting pretty tired of explaining to people why rape jokes aren't funny. Instead, I have begun asking the perpetrators of such jokes why they think the jokes are funny. Desperately, I seek humour in punchlines about holding a knife to a woman's throat, about binding her with rope, about "raping that bitch".

An Open Letter to Dr Matt Taylor

Edward Falzon | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Tech
Edward Falzon

Please allow me to congratulate you and your colleagues for an extraordinary accomplishment. Of the 7 billion people on this planet, I doubt more than a few thousand have the capacity to fully understand how complicated the Rosetta project is. I am certainly not one of those few-thousand people.

Dapper Laughs Was an Unfunny, Sexist Cretin, But We're Letting People Off With Far Worse

Sean O'Meara | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Sean O'Meara

We need to hold all perpetrators of misogyny to account - to the same standards - regardless of whether they happened to have an otherwise likeable persona or an influential corporation guiding them through their latest crisis.