UK Sexism

Men Can Be Feminists, Too

Harriette Drew | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Harriette Drew

Women have been tackling sexism for much longer than men and they are the ones most oppressed by it, so learn from them. Use the power that you have as a man well. Use it to challenge other men's sexist behaviour, because these men will - sadly - listen to you more than to a woman.

The Men Are Revolting

Anthony Lorenzo | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Politics
Anthony Lorenzo

bmm banner.jpg All Trump had to do to win was to expound a version of brash masculinity that people have been crying out for ever since it suddenly wasn't okay to keep slaves, or rape your wife, or sack someone for being black, or force a trans woman to use a male bathroom.

Merriam-Webster Changes Outdated 'Femininity' Definition After Writer Calls Them Out

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Dictionary Merriam-Webster has been forced to change its definition of ‘femininity’ after a writer shared her disapproval of it on Twitter. The d...

Forget 'Mansplaining' - Just Teach The Next Generation That We're All Equal

Annie Ridout | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ridout

Why, if women are feeling marginalised at work and mistreated by their male colleagues, should they be the ones who have to work hard to fix this? But also, let's be honest: once a derogatory comment's been thrown out there - making a phone call for advice on a comeback isn't the cleverest way to respond. You need to do it there and then.

What Kind Of Woman Would Vote For Trump?

Naomi Cooper | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Politics
Naomi Cooper

As the presidency of a man with a documented disregard and dislike for women unfolds, no one will pay more heavily for their own vote than these women. Meanwhile, when asked what kind of woman would vote for Trump, the rest of the educated, civilised world can only reply: a deeply threatened one.

It's The Patriarchy, Stupid.

Clare O'Neill | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK
Clare O'Neill

Privilege is a funny thing because you often don't realise you have it until you lose it. I am privileged enough that I never really understood how di...

Jeremy Paxman's Theory On ‘Sexist’ University Challenge Row Involves A Knitted Toy

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Jeremy Paxman said he is “baffled” over allegations he made “misogynistic and sexist comments” to students on University Challenge, claiming h...

Students Boycott University Challenge Amid Accusations Jeremy Paxman Made 'Sexist' Comments

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Students at the University of Reading have boycotted University Challenge after accusing Jeremy Paxman of making “misogynistic and sexist comments...

Stop Telling Women To Smile

Mandy Gould | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mandy Gould

So let me ask you this: Why do complete and utter strangers deem it necessary to request a smile from my face when it's in rest mode? Just because it made a decision early on in life for said expression to portray a sullen bitch, it's not an invitation for people to demand positivity.

Male Contraceptives - Do We Trust Them?

Frankie Leach | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Frankie Leach

The way men reacted to even the side effects of contraception, makes me very skeptical that they would handle the enormous pressure that comes with taking regular contraception. I would love to live in an ideal world where men could be trusted to take contraceptives, but as far as this entire study has shown, I don't think we're anywhere near ready.

Essex Girl Stereotypes Won't Disappear With The Deletion Of A Dictionary Definition

Rachel McGrath | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel McGrath

Am I proud of being from Essex? No. I would love to be, and I fully support everyone reclaiming the label and using it positively, but I can't hand on heart say that I am proud. And that has nothing to do with me, or the lexicographers in charge of the dictionary, it's everyone who has falsely applied the stereotype.

Forget Bob Dylan - Why Did No Women Win Nobel Prizes This Year?

Cat Byers | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Tech
Cat Byers

Sexism in these areas needs to be addressed, and the Nobel Foundation has the power to improve this by treating women as equal players. But for now, the message to women is clear - the best man always wins.

My Female Body

Beth Payton | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Payton

I hope I don't alarm you, or take you by surprise, I hope to be clear in my message when I look you in the eye And tell you my body is my body, Yes you heard me correctly, My body is MY body

Donald Trump Isn't The Only Barrier To Gender Equality

Stephen Mayne | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Politics
Stephen Mayne

It's great a large number of people can find agreement opposing the disgusting views of Donald Trump and his ilk. What's much harder to change is the unthinking sexist paternalism that lingers deeply embedded under the surface. Inadvertently, at least in the reaction he provoked, Trump has shown us how far we still have to go.

How The Gender Pay Gap Affects Women In These 6 Age Brackets

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK

The effect of the gender pay gap on women of different generations has been laid bare in a new report that finds those in their 50s are treated most u...

Why We Need To Get Outraged At Trump

Emma Critchley | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Politics
Emma Critchley

A recording of Donald Trump, from 2005, has revealed just what kind of a man is hiding under that big bouffant of hair. Not that he was hiding very well. This monstrosity of a man can be seen sharing his belief that he can do what he likes to women because he is famous, or to quote Trump himself, "grab'em by the pussy".

It's Never JUST Locker Room Talk!

Jethro Shirley-Smith | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK Politics
Jethro Shirley-Smith

The problem with locker room talk is that it is never just locker room talk. This misconception is exactly the problem.

The Importance Of Protecting Maternity

Heather Jeffrey | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK
Heather Jeffrey

Maternity protection costs - it can cost governments and businesses, but without it (as the world stands now) we run the risk of excluding half the population from the workforce, which is far more costly.

If Nigel Farage Is Right About Men's Locker Room Conversation, Then Why Is He Not Fighting Alongside Feminists?

Lisa Clarke | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK Politics
Lisa Clarke

Nigel Farage and Donald Trump are not just any man in any private locker room, they are powerful men of influence who may be able to enforce law and who already influence our culture. When words like this are used and not acknowledged as being dangerous, women are put at greater risk. Risk of assault, of rape, of not being asked for consent and not being heard when they say no. If you are saying this is commonplace then why do you not understand why we need change? Why are you not angry and fearful for the 50% of society put at risk by this attitude?

This Recruitment Agency Will Only Let You Apply For Jobs If You Have The Right Size Boobs

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A recruitment agency has come under fire for advertising jobs only for “beautiful” women with specific bra size requirement. A job ad for a PA an...

'Sexist' And 'Obscene' Gym Advert Shows Woman In Thong Riding A Bike

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

An gym advert has come under fire for “objectifying” women for its image of a woman riding a bike in a thong. The ad, for Cardiff-based gym UFit F...

Joanna Lumley Reckons Women Should Take Wolf Whistling 'As A Compliment'

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK Entertainment

Joanna Lumley has entered the debate on casual sexism, claiming modern women are “too sensitive”. The ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ star added that wo...

Pregnant Or Not, Cheryl's News Is Hers To Share And Not Ours To Speculate

Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Hinde

If you've been living under a rock this past week, you might have missed the media frenzy surrounding Cheryl's rumoured pregnancy. Emphasis on the word 'rumoured' because, as always, it's pure speculation.

Majority Of Brits Think Westminster is Sexist, According To New Poll

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK Politics

Most Brits think Westminster is sexist, and that coverage of Theresa May focuses mostly on her fashion choices, according to a new poll. In a BMG poll...

Emma Watson: Launching A Gender Equality Movement Opened A ‘Pandora's Box’ Of Abuse

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK

Two years ago at the UN in New York, Emma Watson launched HeForShe, a gender equality movement. “I was very nervous before that speech; the nerves ...