Objectification

School Bans Girls Wearing Skirts After They Only 'Just Cover Their Bottoms'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Parents

A secondary school has banned girls from wearing skirts after the rising hemlines were distracting the male teachers. Trentham High School in Staff...

2am White Van Whistle

Jess Green | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jess Green

It was hard to beat Kay Burley's response ('I'm sure your mother is incredibly proud of you, Dylan. I know I would be') but this is a poem about the prank and how it felt symptomatic of a much wider issue.

Why Shape-enhancing Jeans Are the Latest Sign That the 'Era of the Big Butt' Isn't as Positive as It May Appear

Laura Hill | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Hill

With 2014 now behind us why don't we all jump off the 'perfect female body' bandwagon or who knows where it will take us in 2015? So no Jasper Conran I don't want your revolutionary shape enhancing jeans or what's next? Maybe the ankle will make a comeback and I'll be forced to buy padded socks.

Ladies Who Impress Say #NoMorePage3

Jana Bakunina | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jana Bakunina

Back when I signed the petition a couple of years ago, I imagined my goddaughter, who turned five last week, growing up, coming across The Sun one day and wondering why a mainstream newspaper would display a photo like that.

To Page 3 or Not to Page 3: What Does This Mean for Female Nudity?

Ellie Holland | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ellie Holland

I have no doubt that many Page 3 models enjoy what they do but they are not really exploring in different types of sexiness nor are they challenging what it means to be a woman. That's not being a 'hater' or a 'jealous cow'- that' just stating a fact.

Objectification Does Not Promote Fitness

Lisa Clarke | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Clarke

With a health service that is more under threat than ever, physical fitness is a useful and helpful thing to promote. promote. The more we as individuals can do to look after our own health, the better it will be both for us and for society as a whole.

Squinting Through the Cellophane

The Mac Twins | Posted 17.11.2014 | 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.

Poorna Bell

This Porn For Women Site Isn't Actually Porn - It's Even Better

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Porn for women, also known as ThePFW.com isn't exactly porn, but that's quite alright. Founder Sarah Gidick started the site originally as an Inst...

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...

Beyond 'The Bechdel Test': Film's First Female Character Consultant

Gabriella Apicella | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Gabriella Apicella

Interesting and rounded female characters are gleaning critical and commercial rewards, and it is my sincere hope that a change is afoot. It is crucial to recognise that adherence to The Bechdel Test, is no guarantee that a film will either be feminist or of high quality.

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...

Why It's Fine for Romola Garai to Say We Should #LoseTheLadsMags

Polly Courtney | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Polly Courtney

Using our sexuality is sometimes the only way for women to build enough of a platform to have something to shout from...

Naked Calendar: Liberation Gone Too Far?

Layla Haidrani | Posted 10.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Layla Haidrani

Why aren't women allowing themselves to be proud to show off their mental capacity such as academic ability but have chosen the route of posing naked? After all, there are more women at university than men.

Why Blaming 'Asian Sex Gangs' Is the Real Disservice to the Victims

Myriam Francois-Cerrah | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK Politics
Myriam Francois-Cerrah

The latest report is a vital contribution to our understanding of child sexual exploitation, but it ‎focuses only one particular type, namely that involving gangs or groups. ‎Although Asian men are overrepresented in this particular category, 95% of the UK's sex offenders ‎are white males.

Who's Laughing Now? The Sun's Spectacular Own Goal Over Hattie From Camberwell

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

These commenters are under the impression that feminists should campaign "on some REAL issues rather than this pathetic shit." They think that the campaign is an easy way for us to "preen" and insidiously present ourselves as "jolly brave and radical", when the reality is that we are afraid to tackle the real sexist issues.