UK Sexism

#FreeTheNipple Is Now A Film - Watch The Trailer Here

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Ladies (and gentlemen) rejoice, the #FreeTheNipple movement is back and it's coming to a cinema near you. The groundbreaking anti-censorship campai...

How 'The Hunger Games' Is Challenging Gender Stereotypes - by Empowering Boys

Laura M. Bell | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Laura M. Bell

The Hunger Games made it acceptable for boys to embrace a female perspective. In doing so it opened the floodgates to dystopians with female main characters and a broader readership base. As an aspiring YA author, I'm proud this is where the trend is gaining momentum. The new generation is showing us they can look past the gender roles we are trying to force upon them.

This Is, Quite Possibly, The Most Offensive Bumper Sticker We've Ever Seen

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Last week Dapper Laughs was dropped by ITV. This week "pick-up artist" Julien Blanc has been denied entry to the UK. We thought the world must have fi...

Russell Brand Breaks Silence On Julien Blanc Picture Following Petition

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Professional Pick-Up Artist Julien Blanc Denied Entry To The UK After hundreds of fans urged Russell Brand to distance himself from the sle...

Man Wears Same Suit Every Day for a Year - But Sometimes a Suit is Just a Suit

Andrea Mara | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrea Mara

Have you read about Karl Stefanovic, the Australian TV presenter who wore the same suit every day for a year? He decided to do it to prove that men escape the kind of scrutiny to which women are routinely subjected.

Michael Rundle

GTA 5 Has First-Person Sex With Prostitutes | Michael Rundle | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Tech

Like clockwork, there's another Grand Theft Auto outrage brewing. Why? Because this time it's in first-person. Yes, GTA 5, the best-selling mayh...

That T-Shirt: Sexism in Science Is So Prevalent and Its Subtle Manifestations Still Need to Be Called Out

Frances Black | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Frances Black

Awesome shirt, wore it to the wrong occasion, apology accepted. Don't ridicule those who stand up for what they believe in, and no one's uncriticisable (is that a word?). Cool.

Julien Blanc Apologises, Insists 'I Don't Want To Be The Most Hated Man On The Planet'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK

Julien Blanc has delivered an apology in the wake of controversy surrounding his dubious “pick-up” tips. The 25-year-old is currently the subj...

Time Magazine Apologise For Including 'Feminist' In List Of Words To Ban

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Time magazine has apologised for including the word "feminist" in its poll of words that should be banned in 2015. The magazine's managing editor N...

Dapper Laughs Was an Unfunny, Sexist Cretin, But We're Letting People Off With Far Worse

Sean O'Meara | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sean O'Meara

We need to hold all perpetrators of misogyny to account - to the same standards - regardless of whether they happened to have an otherwise likeable persona or an influential corporation guiding them through their latest crisis.

Russell Brand Urged By Fans To Denounce Julien Blanc

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK

UPDATE: OF COURSE Katie Hopkins Is Backing Julien Blanc's UK Tour Sleazy so-called pick-up artist Julien Blanc appears to have been pictured posing...

Why Theresa May Is Being Urged To Ban This Man From Britain

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK

UPDATE: OF COURSE Katie Hopkins Is Backing Julien Blanc's UK Tour A Home Office minister has lobbied Theresa May to ban a controversial US "pick-up...

Sexist Shirts Aren't Cool, Even If You Have Landed A Spacecraft On A Comet

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Correction: This article previously described Matt Taylor's shirt as featuring 'naked' women. It has been brought to our attention that the women are ...

Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Think About It

Dean Esmay | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dean Esmay

When I tell people I've been sexually harassed, and worse, by women, people laugh, or call me a liar. It's all happened to me- more than once. Could it be that our tendency to see women as harmless and men as tough leads us to refuse to even think that the average woman is capable of harming a man.

Topshop Fetishises Domestic Violence With Their New Jewellery Collection

Ending Victimisation and Blame | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ending Victimisation and Blame

The jewellery consists of gold and silver plated pendants and earrings in the shape of a woman in a foetal position, with her head in her hands. Azagury-Partridge, in an interview with the Independent, has suggested that this image is meant to represent "female empowerment". The image of a woman in a foetal position is anything but empowerment.

This Isn't Just About Ched Evans: It's About a Culture of Misogyny in Football

Louise Pennington | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK
Louise Pennington

This isn't just about asking Sheffield United to take a stand on violence against women and girls. This is about demanding that every single football club stand up for victims of sexual violence and refuse to work with players who commit rape and condemn those who harass, abuse and stalk a victim of sexual violence.

Sorry Time Magazine, The World Doesn't Want To Ban The Word 'Feminist'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In Time magazine's poll of words and phrases that should be banned in 2015, we weren't surprised to see "said no one ever" and "obvi". But what th...

In Praise of Clicktivism: Dapper Laughs and People Power

Oliver Carter-Esdale | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Oliver Carter-Esdale

This power is now in our hands, or more precisely, at our fingertips. In sharing and commenting on these articles and petitions, we have begun to do away with the idea that we are unable to help or to change things.

Sceptical Public Still Not Convinced Dapper Laughs Is Gone For Good

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK

The comedian behind Dapper Laughs, Daniel O’Reilly, has said his controversial “character” is “gone”, but that hasn't stopped speculation ab...

Dapper Laughs Just Killed His Character On Newsnight

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK

"Dapper Laughs is gone," according to the man who created him. The self-styled comedian and internet celebrity who had his show pulled by ITV2 after a...

Some Clarity on Dapper Laughs

Lee Kern | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Comedy
Lee Kern

Dapper Laughs show wasn't banned. His series ran for it's full length on ITV2. The channel decided they won't recommission a second series. That is not a ban and to argue this is a way to reframe the debate and shift things from the true discussion about misogyny that should be taking place.

Sheffield Newspaper Made A Reader Defending Rapist Ched Evans Its 'Star Letter'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Sport

Amid a furious response that convicted rapist Ched Evans is returning to training with his former club, a local paper has come under fire for publishi...

Meet The 'Pick Up Artist' Even More Despised Than Dapper Laughs

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK

Step aside Dapper Laughs, there's a new misogynistic "dating expert" in town - and this one recommends using violence to coerce women into having sex....

Dapper Laughs May Be Sexist, But Let's Not Forget The Millions Who Helped Him Become Famous

Brogan Driscoll | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Brogan Driscoll

This problem doesn't stop with a bunch of poorly-educated young men - as many would believe - it is also true for people in positions of power and authority, as can be clearly seen with ITV2's decision to run the first series of his show. Dapper Laughs isn't the only shining example of misogyny and violence against women to prove hugely popular of late.

In Defence Of Dapper: ITV Faces Backlash For Axing 'On The Pull'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK

Not everyone is happy with ITV's decision to axe under fire "lad comedian" Dapper Laughs, despite accusations his show "On The Pull" is trivialising r...