UK Sexism

Dying to Be Funny: Feminism and Sexism in Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men

Lorna Nickson Brown | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Lorna Nickson Brown

I recently had the good fortune to play the sole female character, 'Curley's Wife' in Steinbeck's classic Of Mice and Men at Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

Having it all as a Woman

Jayne Morris | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Morris

Yet, more than 100 years on and women are still not paid equally to men, not present in equal numbers in business or politics, and globally have a long way to go in terms of improving women's education, health and the presence of domestic violence. Can we really have it all?

Celia Imrie Is Wrong, Women Don't Need To 'Lighten Up' About Catcalling

Rachel Moss | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Moss

Celia Imrie's comments in Glamour villainise women - like me - who hate being catcalled. But we don't need to "lighten up" about catcalling, we need to shout about it and tell the world that IT'S NOT OKAY.

How The #LikeAGirl Campaign Reclaimed It As A Powerful Phrase

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you were told that you do something 'like a girl', would you feel ashamed or would you feel proud? For too long the phrase 'like a girl' has bee...

Women Of The World Founder Jude Kelly: 'We Have To Get Men Involved'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

In September, Emma Watson's #HeForShe speech made it clear that for feminism to up its game in 2015, it needed to get men involved. Finding a way t...

Dear Hollywood...Where Are the Women?

Corrina Antrobus | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Corrina Antrobus

On screen women should be heroes and villains and navigate narratives that reassure us that the crap we go through isn't just us and we can aspire to be more than just a Bond girl. We need to gatecrash this boy's club that Hollywood is and encourage more females to make movies that tell our stories.

Boys, The Phallus Is a Flop

Sarah Gough | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Sarah Gough

I speak as one of the few females heavily involved with my University's comedy society. Only in its second year, it was founded by boys, moulded by boys and immediately carried to the depths of despair by... boys.

Mobile Phone Advert Banned For 'Objectifying Women'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

In an advert, a woman in her underwear does the ironing. If it was an advert for underwear, we'd raise our eyebrows at the "ideal housewife" gende...

Jennifer Saunders Wants Women To 'Reclaim The Red Carpet'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

In the wake of 2015 being dubbed the year of the #FeministOscars, Jennifer Saunders has called on more women to "reclaim the red carpet" and stop show...

Fox News Contributor Slates Patricia Arquette's Wage Equality Oscars Speech

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

On Sunday, Boyhood star Patricia Arquette delivered a kickass, feminist acceptance speech at the Oscars. "To every woman who gave birth, to every t...

Why We Need to Stop Talking About Working Mothers

Simon Ragoonanan | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Ragoonanan

This week there was a report about the rising costs of childcare in the UK, which is indeed a big problem for parents. Yet I kept reading how this was an issue for working mothers or mothers returning to the workplace, never about fathers.

No, You Don't Get to Decide What Offends Who

Rabah Kherbane | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rabah Kherbane

It seems we live in a climate where those being oppressed cannot even decide what amounts to oppression against them. We must wait to be told by someone from the oppressing class. That is convenient for the oppressing class, but an odd concept otherwise.

How The Stars Of Hollywood Made 2015 The #FeministOscars

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Last night, Hollywood's rich and famous were out in full force for the Oscars. And as we watched John Travolta embarrass himself yet again, we pre...

All Hail Scout Willis, Who's Embracing #FreeTheNipple And Armpit Hair In One Blow

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Here at HuffPost UK Lifestyle, we completely respect a woman's right to do whatever the hell she wants with her armpit hair. We've seen photo proj...

BBC Change Their Mind Around No-Women Army Show Policy After Public Outrage

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Earlier this month, Sophie Radcliffe was rejected from new BBC programme World’s Toughest Army because she is a woman. But thanks to outrage from...

Actress Gets Body-Shamed. Responds With An Epic Sense Of Humour

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When the advert for rom-com Trainwreck was released last week, one film critic took it upon himself to totally body-shame the film's leading lady, Amy...

Fraternities and Sororities are Sexist and Backwards; Our Universities Must Resist Them

Gareth Evans | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Gareth Evans

The very nature of the Greek system is divisive, backwards and insular. It is a breeding ground for misogynistic thinking and behaviour.

This Is Not About the Pink Bus

Steve Doran | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Politics
Steve Doran

Pink, it seems, really is a women's issue. It doesn't matter whether you are a woman of colour, a woman of means, a single mother, a 16 year old girl, a lesbian - if you want to be taken seriously, you can't be pink. 'Being pink' is about more than just wearing pink; it's about displaying any indicator of the particular brand of femininity that pink represents...

This Idiot Wants To Make Yoga Pants Illegal

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Most women into fitness will own at least one pair of yoga pants. But in America, the wardrobe staple could soon be made illegal. And no, this isn'...

Drumroll Please... American Apparel Plans To 'Empower Women'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Under controversial former CEO Dov Charney, American Apparel seemed to roll out one sexist advert after another. First an ad for the clothing compa...

Want Real Pay Equality? Then it's Time We Stopped Over-tipping Women

Sean O'Meara | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Tech
Sean O'Meara

Do you double the tax? Split the tip between server and the captain? How much do you deduct if the server is female? All legitimate concerns for the considerate diner.

There's A Worrying Lack Of Women Shortlisted For The Press Awards

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The shortlists for the The Press Awards for 2014 have been announced, but there seems to be one group missing. Women. The awards are designed to...

As Girls and Women, Anyone at Any Moment Can Decide That We're a 'Slut'

Emily Lindin | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Lindin

Women with many sexual partners are "slut" shamed, but so are virgins. Women who live alone are "slut" shamed, but so are married, full-time mothers. Girls who wear clothing that clings to their bodies are "slut" shamed, but so are girls who dress conservatively.

I'll Vote for the First Time in 2020 - This Is What I Want for Women

Ashvini Rae | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ashvini Rae

In the next five years I will go from being a teenager to being an adult - in the eyes of politics. I will also be a first time voter in the 2020 General Election and as I step into the polling booth for the first time I sincerely want to see more female candidates on my ballot paper than ever before.

Street Harassment: Would You Talk Like That to Your Mother?

Xavier Toby | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Xavier Toby

Mothers, daughters, women, they're not objects for your sexual gratification but people and anyone who doesn't treat them as such, well you're the ones who don't deserve any respect. I just don't know what goes through the minds of these men. Who thinks this is okay, then kisses their wife and daughter goodnight, and doesn't see the problem?