UK Sexism

Men Watch Footage Of Their Girlfriends Being Catcalled

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Catcalling is something that women experience every day, but most men know very little about - unless, of course, they are the perpetrators. In th...

Glamour's Tips On 'How To Make A Man Fall For You' Make Our Blood Boil

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Forget respecting yourself and letting your true personality shine through, the key to making a man fall in love with you is sex and food, according t...

Yvette Cooper Warns Leadership Campaign Sexism Could Drag Politics Back To 1950s

PA | Posted 25.07.2015 | UK Politics

Yvette Cooper has suggested that the Labour leadership campaign is in danger of dragging politics back to the 1950s and blasted sexism from Andy Burnh...

Are You Too Pretty or Too Ugly for Success?

Anniki Sommerville | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anniki Sommerville

In specific industries a woman's appearance is vitally important- modelling is one of them and you'd think (according to Miller's theory) one where men are feeling very uncomfortable and distracted. But are we applying the same criteria to other industries too?

Emma Thompson On Sexism In Hollywood: 'I Think It's Completely S*** Actually'

PA | By Kerri-Ann Roper, Press Association Entertainment Editor | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Entertainment

Actress Emma Thompson has spoken out about ageism and the lack of opportunities for women in the acting industry, and has revealed that “sexism and ...

FA Racism Ruling Rightly Prompts Devastatingly Sarcastic Responses From Fans

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Sport

The FA has ruled that former Cardiff City boss Malky Mackay and the club head of recruitment, Iain Moody, will face no charges over alleged racist, se...

Student Resigns from His PhD In Protest Against UCL's Handling Of Tim Hunt Sexism Row

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Lovett | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A postgraduate student at University College London (UCL) has resigned from his PhD following the university’s handling of the Tim Hunt sexism row. ...

Policing Women's Clothing and Behaviour in the Age of the Rihanna Video

Neil Durkin | Posted 12.07.2015 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

Its cartoonish romp through sexualised images of violence and ethnic stereotyping is not just in (presumably deliberate) 'bad taste', but also a mini-minefield of moral yukkiness. I wouldn't massively wish to defend it as a piece of 'feminist' or 'black political' art... but, nor would I wish to ban it. Banning BBHMM would be to align yourself with the bigots of Agadir, Khartoum or Tehran.

Boobs: They Belong to Us and We're Taking Them Back

Jessie Thompson | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jessie Thompson

What Bare Reality allows women to do is take back our boobs - which allows us to reclaim our individuality, our autonomy, and become the tellers of our own stories. Yeah, I've got boobs, but I can also play the piano, quote extensively from the Alan Partridge canon, and tell you that I don't want to be the prime minister but I definitely want to change the world.

Former Disney Chief Says 'Beautiful Women Aren't Funny', Internet Explodes

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Former Disney CEO, Michael Eisner has aired a handful of controversial beliefs that "beautiful women aren't funny" - and has caused Twitter users to g...

Should "Real Men" Be Vegetarians?

Jon Young | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jon Young

Earlier this year I decided to become a vegetarian. It's not a typical choice for a 35 year old male - particularly a former 'lad' like me. But after learning about the journey our meat makes on the way to the dinner table, it was the only sensible choice.

How Firing Tim Hunt Fixed Sexism in Science

Ria Lina | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Comedy
Ria Lina

UCL have yet again been at the forefront of scientific discovery. This time, senior academics have realised that if you force the resignation of one s...

School Bans Girls Wearing Skirts After They Only 'Just Cover Their Bottoms'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Parents

A secondary school has banned girls from wearing skirts after the rising hemlines were distracting the male teachers. Trentham High School in Staff...

Why Motor Racing's Newest Championship, Formula E, Should Drop the Grid Girls

Bernadette Ballantyne | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Sport
Bernadette Ballantyne

Come on Formula E, let's ditch the sexism and allow modern thinking to underpin the modern technology. As even more exciting new developments are pursued in season two such as a more electrical energy innovations from teams with the aim of this filtering into the everyday electric vehicle market, let's also see forward thinking in terms of equality.

FIFA Branded 'Sexist' For Focussing On Alex Morgan's 'Good Looks'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The USA are through to the Women's World Cup final, but it seems FIFA isn't all that interested in discussing the skill of the players. On the offi...

Head Of #HeForShe: '100,000 Men Signed Up In Three Days'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

HeForShe, the global solidarity movement calling upon men and boys to help women achieve gender equality, took the world by storm when it launched a m...

Lazy at Best, Harmful at Worst: Dapper Laughs and the Problems With Sexist Comedy

Rebecca Aveyard | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Comedy
Rebecca Aveyard

I know that some people will defend O'Reilly, and claim that his rapey comedy is satirical and not meant to be taken seriously - but on what evidence can anyone make that claim? Who are you to predict how people might respond to a comedian saying "Show her your penis. If she cries, she's just playing hard to get."

Newsflash: Feminists Are Not Emotionless Droids, and They Sometimes Even Fancy Boys

Jessie Thompson | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jessie Thompson

Let's clear a few things up here. Feminism doesn't ask us to be emotionless droids. It - quite actively - doesn't want us to be unhappy. It doesn't expect us to live in female-only colonies, or take some form of pride in being miserable islands - quite the opposite.

FYI

Tracey Agyeman | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tracey Agyeman

As the truth stands, we must all take responsibility and speak out against injustices in whatever form they may take because we are, to a great extent, accountable for the world's emancipation, empowerment and evolvement.

Actress Rose McGowan Tweets Casting Note: 'Push Up Bras Encouraged'

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Another day, another piece of evidence highlighting just how sexist Hollywood can be. Actress Rose McGowan offered an insight into Hollywood's abil...

Katie Hopkins Aiming To Bully 'Spineless Morons' At UCL Into Reinstating Sir Tim Hunt

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK

Amid an outpouring of support for disgraced scientist Dr Tim Hunt, Sun columnist Katie Hopkins has backed calls to reinstate him. And the former C...

Tech Needs to Be Gender-Neutral Not Gender-Split

Nathalie Gordon | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Tech
Nathalie Gordon

Yes I have experienced sexism before but no, I don't think when I'm made to feel shit at work, that it is a vendetta against my sex. Too often people reach for the gender card when things don't go their way and it needs to stop. With this in mind, a website has just launched that has really wound me up.

Eight Nobel Prize-Winners Have Defended Sir Tim Hunt

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 20.06.2015 | UK

Eight Nobel prize-winners have condemned a “lynch mob” who they claim hounded disgraced scientist Sir Tim Hunt from his job, according to the Time...

Feminist Writer Responds To Dame Rimington's Comments That Girls Take Careers Too Seriously

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The former head of MI5 has revealed she believes girls take their careers too seriously, but feminists are now questioning why it wasn't flagged as an...

Are Gender Quotas the Answer?

Janvi Patel | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK
Janvi Patel

Greater diversity on boards is essential for businesses, our society and the economy but as the brilliant Dave Goldberg put it, it is just "the right thing to do".