UK Sexism

A Woman At Work: The Surprising Parts We Don't Want To Talk About

Sakthy Selvakumaran | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK
Sakthy Selvakumaran

I am sharing this now because I do not want to see the young people I meet, work with or supervise go through the same things. I want people not just to promote strong women as publicity figures, but consider the workplace culture for all women and men who feel uncomfortable or are unnecessarily held back. And people shouldn't have to feel scared to speak out, for fear that it would be considered against them in future professional endeavours.

Government Stabs Women In The Back With High Heels

Claire Hargreaves | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Claire Hargreaves

The news that employers can still legally force women to wear high heels to work is yet another blow to the attempt to free the shackles from around women's feet.

Men In High Heels? I Won't Insist

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

Hard to know what to wear these days without causing offence. Burka? Not this season. Flats? Hmm. Tricky. I'd like to think I might be the best judge...

Tackling Issues At Their Roots: The 'Gap' Still Remains For Gender Pay Gap Reporting

Professor Binna Kandola | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK
Professor Binna Kandola

For us to progress, we must move past the realm of simply reporting and observing. Even though examining the difference between male and female salaries is an excellent place to start, we must begin to broaden our understanding and endeavour to undertake contextual analyses of women in the working world so we can combat the roots of gender inequality, rather than the symptoms that come to fruition as a result of them.

Men Tell Sexist Or Homophobic Jokes Because They 'Feel Their Masculinity Is Being Threatened'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A study has confirmed what we guessed all along: men who crack sexist or homophobic jokes are insecure about themselves. According to new research, s...

Someone At Co-Op Thought This 'Sexist' Easter Egg Advert Was A Good Idea

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The Co-op has been accused of perpetuating “sexist” gender stereotypes through its latest advert for Easter eggs. The ad, which appeared in newspa...

JK Rowling Has Absolutely No Time For This Man's Nonsense Comments About Women

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 02.04.2017 | UK

JK Rowling has once again proved she’s not just the Queen of children’s fiction but also of withering Twitter put-downs. Chuck Woolery, a US games...

Parliament Square Is Finally Getting A Statue Of A Woman

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 02.04.2017 | UK

The first statue of a woman is finally to be erected in London’s Parliament Square. A sculpture of suffragist Millicent Fawcett will be put up outsi...

Amid The Silliness, Women Are Sharing Unbelievable Stories That Are #NotAnAprilFool

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 01.04.2017 | UK

While we all did our best to not be caught out by April Fool’s gags on Saturday, the Women’s Equality Party (WEP) has used the day to highlight re...

Video Games Are Making Teenagers More Sexist, Says New Study

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Tech

As anyone who has ever played Grand Theft Auto can attest video games have not, in the past, exactly been known as bastions of female empowerment and ...

Estate Agent To Remove 'Sexist' Advert Following Backlash

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

An estate agent has vowed to remove a “sexist” advert after it received widespread backlash online. The ad, for Marsh & Parsons estate agent, feat...

Women Share The First Time They Were Shamed For Clothes After United Airlines Leggings Controversy

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

On Sunday United Airlines was accused of “sexism” after reportedly stopping three girls from boarding a plane because they were wearing leggings. ...

Women Are Sharing The Most Infuriating Cases Of 'Mansplaining' They've Experienced

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When a man explains something to a woman because he doesn’t think her tiny female brain can quite understand it, that’s “mansplaining” - and i...

The World Needs Angry Mothers

J.J. Barnes | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Parents
J.J. Barnes

all women everywhere Now I'm not just an angry woman, I'm an angry mother and an angry feminist, and I have to assume that anyone who isn't angry simply doesn't know the truth, because how can anybody good, anybody who cares about other people, not be angry?

KitchenAid Called 'Sexist' For Advertising Pink Cooking Appliances 'For Women'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Kitchen appliance brand KitchenAid has found itself in hot water over an advert on its website featuring pink products. The ad, which featured the pro...

Would You Be Happy Flying With A Female Pilot?

Alex Altman | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK
Alex Altman

I'm about to board the morning flight from Heathrow to New York and I am reminded of a conversation some months ago with a (female) colleague. She told me of her discomfort - I think she actually said horror - as she was boarding a flight and noticed the pilot was a woman.

BBC Dad Parody Shows How A Mum Would Handle It, But Not Everyone Is Laughing

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Parents

A parody of dad Robert Kelly’s BBC interview being interrupted by his kids has been criticised for being “sexist”. New Zealand satirical program...

To My Sexist Toerag of A Boxing Instructor

Poorna Bell | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

all women everywhere When we stood in a circle and you went round sparring with us one by one, you made fun of my punching - you mimicked the feeble jabs made by girls who slap at each other. You singled me out. I notice you didn't do this with any of the guys who missed their punches.

Spa Service Slammed For 'Sexist' Tube Ad (But Its CEO Doesn't See The Problem)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A mobile spa service has sparked outrage for a “sexist” advert it’s placed on the London underground. USPAAH’s tube ad advises men to keep th...

White Men An 'Endangered Species' In Top Business Jobs, Says Tesco Chairman

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 11.03.2017 | UK

White men are now an “endangered species” in top business jobs as women and ethnic minorities are promoted to the senior positions, Tesco’s chai...

Comedian Jo Brand Talks Sexism, The Downside To Fame And Locking Horns With Bullies

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Jo Brand is funny, frank and the kind of feminist you’d want to be friends with. The stand-up comedian, author and actress is well-known for her pr...

He Wasn't In Love With Me

Rachel Charlton-Dailey | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK
Rachel Charlton-Dailey

I was bullied by girls for a lot of my childhood and teen years. I was a tall, skeletal, clumsy, opinionated, ginger - an easy target. I was teased, called names, tripped over in corridors and ostracised. To it's credit, my school dealt with this quite well; the girl were excluded, separated from their friends and the threats sunk in.

This 'Girlie Glue' Lets You Stick Flowers And Ribbons To Your Daughter's Head

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Parents

Parents! Ever desperately wanted to identify your baby as a girl by attaching a ribbon or flower to her skull, but just not had the right tools? We ha...

Do We Really Need An International Women's Day?

BritChick Paris | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

all women everywhere These constraints are outside of our control but we have also created our own shackles that impede us every day. We freed ourselves from the obligation to stay at home, of being chained to the kitchen sink. Yet we are now slaves to another master - the mirror.

This Comedian Combats Whining Men On International Women's Day In Brutal Fashion

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK

One comedian has nailed the best way to hit back at righteous men using International Women’s Day to complain their own struggles are not recognised...