The BBC, Gillette Mach Three and the 'Man Hating' Delusion

Ellie Slee | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ellie Slee

Women of Britain: we may still be marginalised in headlines, in the editor's specially selected comments, and in the shaving section of our local Superdrug. But this is a system, and we can screw it on so many levels. I suggest we start by buying a Mach 3.

A Sad Day for Misogynists as Nuts Mag Plans its Final Centrefold

Polly Courtney | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Polly Courtney

If young men (and let's not forget, young women) get used to seeing females as mute, subservient, sexual objects that have been polished, positioned and posed to meet men's needs, they will consciously or subconsciously make assumptions about the roles of men and women in society.

Sexism in Science 101: Mythbusting

Priya Shetty | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Priya Shetty

While I acknowledge that some women genuinely haven't experienced it, the fact that so many senior women scientists refuse to engage with feminist issues bothers me deeply - not because I'm a blinkered women's rights campaigner, but because equality in science matters to me.

Misogyny in the Religious Sphere: Bound by Culture or Religion?

Yasmin Ahmed | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Politics
Yasmin Ahmed

In many societies women are considered as second class citizens and deprived of innumerable fundamental rights enjoyed by their male counterparts. Those who sincerely dislike this discrimination have espoused a struggle to obtain a parallel position which unfortunately, to date, confounds them to the more progressive states.

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...

Marching To End Male Violence Against Women & Girls

Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sara C Nelson

On Saturday I marked International Women's Day by proudly marching in the name of ending male violence towards women and girls.

'Woman-Friendly' Porn Is Pretty Hard to Come Across

Marta-Emilia Bona | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Marta-Emilia Bona

Having spent most of my formative years getting riled up over the fact that my ovaries reduce my pay packet in comparison to my male peers, it's hard to get turned on watching something which is grounded in the idea that women exist for the sexual gratification of men. However, as much as I'd like to claim that I selflessly stopped watching porn because I'm a committed feminist, that's not strictly true.

Think 'Blurred Lines' Was Bad? You Should See This New Enrique Iglesias Video

Kate Leaver | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kate Leaver

Enrique casually leans on one woman's nearly naked bottom, while another woman grinds hers into his right ear. He buries his handsome face in the crevice of the first woman's arse. The camera pans across a room filled with women in bikinis, lacy lingerie, and see-through underwear. The men are fully clothed.

When Did We Consent to a 'Rape Culture'?

Lauren Chaplin | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Lauren Chaplin

The Guardian recently published an article titled 'Rape culture at university needs urgent action' which opened with the author, a Cambridge fresher, describing various dreadful incidents her friends had experienced at university, namely drink spiking, sexual assault, and most tragically, rape. So far, so fair...

Nigel Farage Proves That Sexism in the City Is Alive and Well

Polly Courtney | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Politics
Polly Courtney

Within weeks of joining the bank, I became aware of barriers to my progress that were simply not there for my male equivalents. Women weren't given a chance to prove themselves, men bonded in strip clubs, women were paid less than their male counterparts, sexist 'banter' ruled - and that was before I even noticed what was happening to the one other female executive in my department, who had just had a baby.

The Din of Misogyny at Bangkok Protests

Thin Lei Win | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Thin Lei Win

An anti-government protester blows a whistle as he walks past a cartoon and a banner insulting Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra near the Government House in Bangkok, on Dec. 8, 2013. The bumper stickers on the effigy of Yingluck say, "Get out, idiot". The cardboard banner says, "Paying taxes for a whore to travel"

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.

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...

The Effect of the Sun's Page Three On UK Society

Jack Fletcher | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Fletcher

We all know sex sells but the topless women pictured on The Sun's Page 3 are being objectified - not treated as real and normal human beings. There is no doubt the women are doing it out of free will but it is all about context as a NEWSpaper.

Delhi Rape: One Year On, What Has Changed for Women in India?

Priya Shah | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Priya Shah

Not much has changed for women in India. While the international arena can help, ultimately change has to come from within the country. Merely a change in law is not enough; a change in attitudes is also necessary to transform Indian society and make it a better place for women.

A Response to a Response: Feminism

Imogen Beecroft | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Imogen Beecroft

I am still lucky enough not to have the same experiences that many women do: I have not been raped, or abused, or rejected from a job in case I do decide to go and reproduce one day (shock horror). But I do see, on a daily basis, a shocking amount of misogyny.

Another Sexual Harassment Case in Science: The Deafening Silence That Surrounds It Condones It

Priya Shetty | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Priya Shetty

Like other female journalists, I've often stayed silent at what seemed like inappropriate comments or behaviour from male colleagues. Partly because none of it seemed severe enough to warrant a formal complaint, but also because of fears of recrimination as a junior journalist. That worry isn't entirely in the past.

Not All Misogynists Are Men

Jilly Luke | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jilly Luke

I know so many great women. I have incredible female mentors, friends, family members and role models. If you asked me to name 10 amazing women in my immediate acquaintance you'd have to stop me at 50 before I drew breath. By acknowledging the impact that our misogynistic culture has had on the way I think about women, I hope that I can one day be in some way worthy to count myself their friend, sister and student.

Rethinking the White Van Man

Django Wylie | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK
Django Wylie

Around a year ago, I had occasion to work with three other men on some construction projects for film sets. The work was scattered around a number of venues across London, and each job required various specialised tools...

Tony Abbott's 'Woman Problem'

Emily Verdouw | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK Politics
Emily Verdouw

Although I question many of his archaic statements in the past, I do not believe Australia's new PM chose to represent only one woman in his cabinet based on misogynistic tendencies. I believe playing into that is counterproductive to the real issue at hand.

'It's Like A Very Sexist Meat Market'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK

A police fitness test has been slammed for being conducted in conditions "like a sexist meat market." Drastic measures need to taken in order to i...

Boris Johnson Congratulates 'Dedicated' Tony Abbott

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK

Boris Johnson has congratulated Tony Abbott, Australia’s new prime, on his landslide victory in the general election on Saturday, calling him a "ded...

'It'll Be Great Working With Another Centre Right Leader'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK

David Cameron has called Australia's new Prime Minister Tony Abbott to congratulate him on his election win. The Tory leader said how it will be "g...

'Australia Is Under New Management'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK

Tony Abbott has become Australia's 28th prime minister, declaring from today "Australia is under new management ." Abbott said he was "proud and hu...

Nick Griffin Laughs At Sick Joke About Nigella Lawson

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK

British National Party leader Nick Griffin has dug himself into a deeper hole after laughing at another grossly offensive joke about Nigella Lawson be...