UK Sexism

Student President Petitioned To Resign After 'Slapping Woman' Twice On Drunken Night Out

The Huffington Post UK | James Beeson | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

*Trigger Warning: Violence Against Women* Loughborough University's incoming student president has been urged to resign after it was revealed he wa...

How To Be A 'Bad Girl' In India... It's Simple

The Huffington Post UK | Joty Chopra | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Are you a girl with breasts? Do you go to Goa for a holiday? Do you have male friends? You pass for being bad girl in India. A tongue-in-cheek pos...

Have I Experienced Sexist Chanting? Yes. Was It a Shock? Sadly No.

Becki Knight | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Sport
Becki Knight

What I've began to realise over the last few weeks is the bigger picture. If I'd been in that crowd as teenage girl aspiring to work in the game...would it put me off? Quite possibly. Would I want my eight year old girl to witness it and believe that it was acceptable for her to be verbally abused due to the fact that she was a women? Absolutely not.

'Gang Rape' Dolce & Gabbana Advert Causes More Controversy

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Another day, another controversy surrounding Dolce & Gabbana. In the same week that designers Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce received criticism...

Reaction to Jack Monroe Demonstrates How Women's Political Views are Still Dismissed

Beulah Maud Devaney | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Politics
Beulah Maud Devaney

The thing that seems to have really upset people is that Ms Monroe is a woman who has made a public statement about her political beliefs. Let that settle in. A woman. Talking about politics. Yep. All those lefty men who were perfectly happy for Ms Monroe to promote the Labour Party are now asking Ms Monroe if she really understands how politics works.

'Thong Bodysuit' Advert Has American Apparel In Hot Water Yet Again...

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK

An American Apparel advert has been banned for sexualising a child, after a complaint that an ad for a 'thong bodysuit' showed a girl baring her butto...

Watch Two Kickass Indian Women #RapAgainstRape

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Around 93 women are thought to be raped in India each day. But two women are aiming to challenge attitudes towards the crime in the country with a #Ra...

In the Theatre, I'd Almost Always Find That the Story Was Told Via Male Characters

Lucy Kerbel | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Lucy Kerbel

If the worlds we choose to conjure there don't have women in them (and in particular those who don't happen to be white, size 8, under 35, or able-bodied) isn't it a disappointingly skewed and now long out of date depiction of humanity we are reflecting?

2am White Van Whistle

Jess Green | Posted 11.03.2015 | 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.

Female Welder Proves Why We Still Need Feminism In 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If issues such as the gender pay gap, FGM, poor parliamentary representation and violence against women hadn't already convinced you that we still nee...

John Bercow Apologises For Comparing Female MP To A Kitchen Appliance

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Politics

The Speaker of the House of Commons has issued an apology to Employment Minister Esther McVey after comparing her to a washing machine during Work And...

These Lego Figures Aim To Inspire Little Girls To Become Judges

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

In the UK, just 32% of judges sitting in courts and tribunals are women. But one lady is aiming to change this through the power of Lego. Maia Wei...

Social Media and the Feminist Brand

Alice Hughes | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Alice Hughes

I understand we can't all be perfect - I'm completely with Roxane Gay when she says it's better to be 'a bad feminist, than no feminist at all'. But I for one know that for all my blogging, I haven't contributed enough to concrete change, and I am determined to join a wave of feminism committed to tangible results.

Our Women-Only Homepage Was Weird, Inspiring and A Little Bit Sad

Louise Ridley | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK
Louise Ridley

On Sunday, The Huffington Post UK imposed a 24-hour ban. On men. We decided to only use pictures of women on the front page - except for Richard Branson, who we'll get onto later. You may well be thinking this is censorship. This is prejudice against men. Yes, it is.

This Is What It's Like To Be A Woman On A Premier League Football Pitch

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Sport

A video posted online has shown the horrific extent of sexist abuse channeled towards female Chelsea team doctor Eva Carneiro. Manchester United fa...

And The Award For Completely Inappropriate Job Advertisement Goes To...

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

This job advertisement is everything that's wrong with the world. Recruitment firm, ICS, has faced an immense backlash after posting a suggestive s...

Amazing Moment Female TV Host Owns Scholar Who Said She's 'Beneath Him'

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK

A TV host cut off an Islamist scholar live on air after he told her to "shut up" so he could talk, and said it was "beneath him" to be interviewed by ...

This 'Sexist' Washing Label Will Make Your Blood Boil

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A sportswear company has come under fire after printing a "sexist" message on its clothing labels. Indonesian clothing company, Salvo Sports - who ...

Louise Ridley

Lucy-Anne Holmes On Burnout, Being Skint And Life After No More Page 3

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 08.03.2015 | UK

"Do you ever see a number on your phone, and you think it’s someone wanting money, so you don’t take the call?” Lucy-Anne Holmes, t...

Major Campaign #SheBelongs Hopes To Call Out Sexism In Football

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

There's no denying that football has long been considered a man's game. Sadly, sexism comes hand in hand with the sport, with many women sitting on...

12 Issues Designed To Silence, Shame And Bully Women In 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

This feature has been specially commissioned by Jameela Jamil as part of her guest editorship of HuffPost UK Lifestyle for International Women's Day. ...

Men - Please Don't Tell Me About Your Sexism

Bex Felton | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK
Bex Felton

Why do they bother keeping score in a game where the odds are stacked so extraordinarily in their favour? Why do they play this game of graceless one-upmanship?

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.