Objectification of Women

Squinting Through the Cellophane

The Mac Twins | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
The Mac Twins

Whether you'd like to admit to it or not you are contributing to the silencing of woman, but if you really must call us dolls, we shall be Baby Annabells' and cry and wail about it, until our batteries run out.

#DailyFail - Daily Mail Reporting of Women Made Me so Angry I Started a Campaign

Lucy Hurn | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Hurn

The article described how Amal's attendance of the summit allowed her to show off 'her slim pins', as if that was her primary reason for attending rather than her interest in the vitally important issue of sexual violence itself.

Miss Representation - a Worldly Woman Takes on the Media

Jimmy Ocean | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jimmy Ocean

The documentary powerfully depicted the catastrophic messages the media sends and the detrimental affect they have on our society - young girls and women in particular. It clearly showed the manipulative nature of advertising agencies and how beauty standards are transformed into unhealthy and unachievable ideals.

Everyday Sexism: Complacency Won't Serve Feminism

Nicole Davis | Posted 10.06.2014 | 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.

An Open Letter to the Editor of The Sun, David Dinsmore, Regarding Page 3

Emily Robb | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Robb

Dear Mr. Dinsmore, Am I being naïve to suppose that you will read this letter or that it will matter at all to you? Probably. Considering that 135,708 people have signed a petition asking you to do away with the daily degradation in your newspaper that is Page 3 and still you have not responded, I very much doubt that this one letter will make you change your mind. But I'm going to try.

Opportunity for Change

Lisa Clarke | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Clarke

David seemed to want us to believe he was surprised by this. I'm not sure why he thought we would be? All these years of conditioning, convincing a nation that a sexualised, topless picture of a young woman or girl in the newspaper is acceptable and commonplace, have had a certain affect on us all.

Obsessed With Breasts: Women Stare At Cleavage For As Long As Men

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The next time you see a guy caught like a rabbit in headlights at the nearest pair of knockers, don't roll your eyes. Instead, spare a thought for the...

The Naked Truth

Lisa Clarke | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Clarke

We are not asking newspapers to stop printing topless pictures everyday because we find naked breasts or naked women upsetting, how ridiculous would that be, we would be affronted just by looking down or catching sight of ourselves in a mirror.

Why I Need Feminism

Paul M. Davies | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Paul M. Davies

Feminism shouldn't be a gendered concern. By this I mean that feminism shouldn't be something that only women care about. As a man, I don't profess to need feminism as much as my female friends. I'm not the one being held back because of my gender, or having obscenities thrown at me in the streets...

WATCH: 'Revenge Porn' Websites Which Torment Hundreds Of Women Face Being Banned

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

'Revenge porn' websites - where disgruntled ex-lovers can post sex tapes online - could be banned in the state of New York, if three legislators succ...

Men Dating Porn Stars: Bad For Them, Bad For Women

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Men may not understand why a lot of women don't like porn, but for some of us, it's not that we have an issue with the sex part, rather the unreal exp...

David Dinsmore Lets Slip That Page 3 Is 'For Titillation'

Stephanie Davies-Arai | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stephanie Davies-Arai

David Dinsmore, new Editor of the Sun newspaper, has stated that Page 3 will stay and has given this reason for continuing the feature: 'It's a good way of selling newspapers'.

What Glamour Models Have To Say About Lads Mags And Page 3

Frankie Mullin | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Frankie Mullin

On Friday, backers of the Lose The Lads' Mags campaign - coordinated by UK Feminista and Object - will target the Tesco AGM, calling on the UK's biggest retailer to stop selling lads' magazines. Arguments from these feminists centre around the objectification of women and claim the trademark tits-and-arse images in lads' mags are "deeply harmful".

Lads' Mags Are Well Past Their Sell-By Date

Dr. Helen Pankhurst | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Helen Pankhurst

Lead by Object and UK Feminista, activists will speak to shareholders of the UK's biggest retailer, Tesco, as they file in to their AGM at the Queen Elizabeth II Hall. The request? That shareholders ask Tesco to 'lose the lads' mags' by ceasing to stock publications that fuel attitudes underpinning violence against women.

The Real Great British Porn Experiment Began in 1970

Stephanie Davies-Arai | Posted 17.08.2013 | UK Tech
Stephanie Davies-Arai

The real great British porn experiment actually began in 1970 when an image previously described as 'porn', available only within age-restricted publications on the top shelf, was first placed in a mass circulation non age-restricted daily newspaper.

The Objectification of Women - It Goes Much Further Than Sexy Pictures

Joy Goh-Mah | Posted 09.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Joy Goh-Mah

When feminists decry the objectification of women, most people immediately think of the images that saturate our magazines, movies, adverts and the Internet. Yet, while sexual objectification is a huge problem, it is, sadly, only a fraction of the objectification of women that permeates our world, from the moment we enter it.

Why Lads' Mags Have No Place in Students' Unions

Salma Haidrani | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Salma Haidrani

Lads' mags, a further form of sexual objectification which has been lying dormant since before I arrived at university, has been permitted to sell in my Students' Union Shop seemingly innocently alongside less offensive food items.

Is This What Rape Culture Looks Like?

Alex Porter | Posted 23.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Porter

A consent culture, where both partners are encouraged to take an active role in their sex lives would lead not only to a reduction of the 'grey area', where rape can be most easily dismissed, but would also lead to more gratifying sex for both men and women.

What Not To Wear

Judi Sutherland | Posted 11.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Judi Sutherland

Joanna Lumley, sex icon for a generation, has gone in for slut-shaming, and I really don't blame her, for two main reasons: First of all, Lumley, like me, is old enough to remember a time when female empowerment wasn't about wearing as little as possible.

Sex, Boobs and Spirituality... A Rant

Alice Grist | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

The facts are there. Women have not achieved full equality because we are still objectified beyond belief. The rise of the Internet and the huge, gigantic market for pornography has left us more exposed than ever as the sex objects society likes us to be.

Objectifying Women: Why Cameron Diaz Is Wrong

Mary_McGill | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mary_McGill

Being objectified is not a compliment. No one ever changed the world because they learned to walk in heels that require a pilot's licence. Jumping up and down to participate in your own objectivation is generally not a good look.

Femen: Reinforcing the Patriarchal F***ability Test

Louise Pennington | Posted 29.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Pennington

Femen are back in the media once again. This time they are running about Ikea with their breasts bared to protest Ikea's decision to edit out all the images of women in their catalogue for the market in Saudi Arabia.

Why Page Three Is Toxic to All Women

Caroline Criado-Perez | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Criado-Perez

So in which direction does Page Three nudge us? Let me introduce the uninitiated to a little box called 'News in Briefs'. This little box purports to be the thoughts of the girl posing that day; they are presented in erudite fashion, and contain an esoteric quotation.

Bare Boobs and Bare-Faced Bullies

Caroline Criado-Perez | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Criado-Perez

Step forward the No More Page Three campaign, which has recently exploded onto a laptop near you. It has already received thousands of comments from its signatories explaining why they have signed. They range from simple statements, such as ''Because boobs aren't news", to more disturbing ones like, "no male friends who look at these pictures say 'I respect her'"...

Objectifying Women: The Latest Olympic Sport

B.J. Epstein | Posted 08.09.2012 | UK Sport
B.J. Epstein

Skimpy outfits, made-up faces, smoothly waxed bodies. These are some of the images that come into my head when I think of the Olympics. I'm certainly not sporty in any way myself. So perhaps I'm going about it all wrong when I look at athletes, especially female ones, and wonder why their bodies are so hairless and why their leotards and sports bras seem to barely cover their flesh.