UK Sexism

Fixing Pay Means Fixing Culture

Ann Francke | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK
Ann Francke

Data from the CMI (Chartered Management Institute) and salary experts XpertHR that shows the gender pay gap is hitting professional women aged 40-plus hardest. This group is hitting a 'mid-life pay crisis' as they earn 35% less than men in comparable, full time roles.

Racism, Racy Images And Other Police Social Media Gaffes

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK

Police officers and civilians made racist and threatening comments on Facebook and Twitter, sent friend requests to victims of crime and uploaded imag...

Still Think The Games Industry Isn't Sexist? Watch This.

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Tech

"Gamescom is not only about games, it's also about booth babes." So begins what might be the worst four minutes in modern games 'journalism'. Zo...

'Ladies, Send Us A Selfie And You Can Buy Our Phone'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Tech

A smartphone startup has pulled a controversial women-only T-shirt contest after it was widely criticised as sexist. OnePlus is currently only sell...

Why #NoToFeminism Is The Best Thing On Twitter Right Now

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When Women Against Feminism (WAF) bombarded our Facebook news feeds last month we were a little confused. Why on earth would women be against a mov...

Watch: This Indian Woman Kung-Fu Kicks The Guy She Claims Sexually Harrassed Her

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Veena Ashiya Chindlur has just shown what happens when you mess with female joggers. While we don't usually condone violence, we can't help but be...

Supermarkets Continue Prominent Display of 'Family-Friendly' Soft Pornography

Lisa Clarke | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Clarke

The tone and style of The Sun, and other tabloids, is family friendly. They attract the attention of parents and children with holiday giveaways, Disney and theme-park promotions, etc on their covers. They are aimed at the man/woman in the street, light in tone and "matey" in style. This is what makes the problem so insidious.

Louise Ridley

Teach Five-Year-Olds How To Object To Genital Mutilation, Says Top NSPCC Official

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK

Children as young as five should be taught about female genital mutilation (FGM) in school to empower them to "protest" their parents' plans, the NSPC...

It's Not Like My Breasts Get in the Way of the Buttons

Alice Whiteoak | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Tech
Alice Whiteoak

It was during a cooperative online match of Mass Effect 3 (one of my favourite online games from the last few years) that I was reminded that I was a girl. Not that I had necessarily forgotten that I had to sit down to wee, but I had forgotten that my sex could be an issue.

These #FeministsAreUgly Selfies Prove Feminists Are Hot - But Should We Care?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Ask your average chauvinist what he thinks about feminists and the answer will likely be along the lines of "they're all hairy, ugly and single and ha...

Rachel Moss

Here's The Answer To Why There Is Still A Gender Pay Gap In 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

With fourth wave feminism hitting headlines almost every week, you'd be forgiven for assuming that equal Britain must be just around the corner. Bu...

The M Word - How Sexism Is Still Stifling New Women Writers

Rose Bretécher | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rose Bretécher

My book is a memoir about my life with intrusive sexual thoughts, and it's pretty hard to write about that stuff and not drop the M-bomb. Besides, titillation would never be a problem for a young man in my position, with my mental condition.

This Is What Would Happen To Feminism If Cats Ruled The World

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As a group of feminists, the team here at HuffPost UK Lifestyle were a little confused by the social media movement 'Women Against Feminism'. The '...

Why Does Television Want Me to Love Yoghurt?

Sophie Alderson | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Sophie Alderson

This is what I've noticed about advertising (it's not a recent development, but I've been having such a dedicated, nightly liaison with Netflix that I've avoided television adverts for quite some time); only women like yoghurt. Particularly, women like eating yoghurt alone, in profile with their eyes shut.

One Woman Is Inspiring Little Boys To Wear Pink With This Campaign

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The idea that 'pink is for girls' and 'blue is for boys' is beyond frustrating - it's sexist, limiting and, quite frankly, ridiculous. But thankful...

That Horribly Sexist Daily Mail Cabinet Reshuffle Spread: We Redress The Balance

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Comedy

Did you hate the Daily Mail's 'Downing Street Catwalk' of female politicians? You might prefer this version... (Created for HuffPost UK Comedy ...

What The Daily Mail Is Really Saying When It Writes About Female Politicians' Clothing

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Comedy

Thanks to @TechnicallyRon for the explanation... SEE ALSO: Daily Mail Slammed For 'Heinously Sexist' Reshuffle Spread The Funniest Twitter Re...

Er, What's With These Lego Women's Waistlines?

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Tech

Lego is about to launch a new "Research Institute" playset with one unusual feature -- all the scientists in the set are women. The set features th...

Rachel Moss

Why The Feminist Times Is To Close After Just 12 Months

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When radical feminist magazine Spare Rib relaunched as The Feminist Times last year, we were excited about the return of their iconic straight-talking...

Video Games Underestimate Young Girls' Potential

Malin Gustavsson | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Tech
Malin Gustavsson

49% of the British gaming population are female... over 85% of all characters in games are male... Why should girls have to be passive damsels in distress, waiting to be rescued, or have to pout their way to success?

Is Apple's iPad Engraving Service 'Sexist'?

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Tech

Apple's engraving service for iPad and iPod will let you use words like 'dick' and 'penis' -- but won't let you have words like 'vagina' and 'clit', i...

We Would Publish Your Book - If You Were a Woman.

Bennett Arron | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Bennett Arron

I asked some well known friends of mine if they would read it and give me their thoughts. Ricky Gervais said it it was; "funny from beginning to end" David Baddiel said it was; "Very funny" and Jimmy Carr said; "It's the perfect romantic comedy, I loved it". It has been suggested I use a female pseudonym to sell the book, or have a sex change - but I'm not going through that again.

Magaluf Girl: Consent and Sexuality

Ending Victimisation and Blame | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ending Victimisation and Blame

Here is a young woman in a popular holiday destination for those with a limited budget - I'm not going to assume that she's working class, but I'm certain the journalists will have done. She having fun, she's drinking, she's apparently being sexual on her own terms. Someone filmed it and the whole thing went viral - oops. Enter the tabloids with their guidebook to acceptable women's behaviour and pronounce her unclean, apparently we've found a "new low" ... It's not long before social media is calling her "actual vermin" and a "repulsive slag". I failed to find anyone (other than feminists) criticising the men in any way, the woman in question has had her name and photo all over the internet today; where are the men?

Why Women Can Never Win at Wimbledon

Gwendolyn Smith | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Sport
Gwendolyn Smith

According to social media, the tournament's female stars are "either very ugly or very attractive". Honestly, when will the tennis world start catering for those who like to masturbate over the mediocre? No one seems to have noticed that female players, apart from putting in a few more hours in the gym, are just like the rest of the sisterhood - in tennis, as in life, there are normal women, and then there are women like Maria Sharapova.

Is This Bikini The Best Reaction To #FreeTheNipple?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Head to a beach this summer and you might see a bunch of women walking around with their nipples on show. But, before you drop your ice-cream cone on ...