UK Sexism

Guess Who Won The 'Sexist Of The Year' Award

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The Sun's editor David Dinsmore has been named 2014's 'Sexist of the Year', following an annual poll run by the feminist coalition End Violence Agains...

14 Sexist Moments In 2014 That Made Our Blood Boil

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Another year, another 12 months of sexism and misogyny. And what better way to ring in the new year than by revisiting some outrageous examples for us...

It's 'All About That Bass' - The Feminist, Businesswoman Version

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Comedy

This, say its creators, is "a love letter to all the badass bitches who aren’t afraid to be themselves in the business world." Made by three stud...

An Open Letter to the Football Community

Chris Deeley | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Sport
Chris Deeley

Another week, another race or sexism in football story. Or two. Or three. Is it getting worse, or are we just better at spotting and punishing it now? These shouldn't be the football stories that we see. Not because we should ignore these issues - entirely the opposite, issues like this should be tackled swiftly and taken seriously every time they raise their ugly heads.

Ten Things You Need to Know Before You Censor Porn

Suzi Godson | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

It seems incredibly naïve of the BBFC not to recognise the inherent sexism in that decision. Their argument was that female ejaculation was too close to water sports, but discriminating against a sexual emission on the basis of it's consistency is surely the ultimate prejudice.

Can We Stop Being Judgemental About People's Sex Lives?

Frances Black | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Frances Black

There seems to be a tired, frustrating belief in British culture that sex is something that needs to be kept indoors and not talked about, especially if you're a politician or public figure. Supposedly looking at naked, sexual pictures of people is something that we are all supposed to be up in arms about...

Creator Of The Internet Says Social Media Must Do More To Tackle Gender Inequality Online

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In a year that gave us Dapper Laughs and a trending hashtag ridiculing the rape of a teen victim #JadaPose, a powerful statement around gender inequal...

Street Harassment Isn't Just About Sexism, It's Also an Issue of Racism

Zahra Wynne | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Zahra Wynne

Street harassment: a frequent occurrence for many people, yet always it's always as just as nasty as the last time. Many women experience street harassment on a regular basis, and more and more discussions regarding it are debunking the tired excuse that catcalling is a 'compliment'.

How Common Is Sexual Harassment In The Military?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A Reddit user asked the internet how common sexual harassment is in the military - the replies she has received are truly shocking. The woman (user...

'King Of Instagram' Dan Bilzerian Banned For Life From Nightclub For Kicking A Woman In The Face

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Dan Bilzerian, AKA 'the king of Instagram', has been reportedly banned from a Miami nightclub for "kicking a woman in the face" during a brawl. Bil...


B.J. Epstein | Posted 07.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
B.J. Epstein

It's been suggested to me that appropriate, discrete places to feed my baby while out in public are my car and a public toilet. Neither place is comfortable and the latter is certainly far from hygienic. Few adults like eating meals in cars or toilets, and I wonder why they think babies should.

Another Cambridge Drinking Society Is Under Fire

Huffington Post UK | Keumars Afifi-Sabet | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A Cambridge University drinking society is being investigated after misogynist messages, including one rating women they had slept with, were leaked. ...

Jimmy Carr's 'Laughing and Joking': Why Do Some Comedians Get Away With Sexism?

Brogan Driscoll | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Comedy
Brogan Driscoll

Whatever the reason, sexism - whether it is casual sexism or otherwise - is unacceptable and has to be eradicated. We need to be braver and call it when we see it, encourage discussion when we don't all agree, and ultimately continue to make the world a more hospitable place to be female.

Manspreading: Why We Do It and Why We Need to Stop

The Guyliner | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

I suspect the reason men do this is very simple: we think we should. Sitting with knees together and legs in tight is a sign of weakness or homosexuality - both social death, of course. So with this overbearing sense of self-consciousness, we have somehow decided that 'legs akimbo' is the norm.

Female Ejaculation Is Now Banned From UK Porn (But Male Ejaculation Is Not)

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Legislation introduced on Monday means that porn produced in the UK is now banned from showing a long list of sex acts. The move, which was discree...

No More Page 3 Want A Christmas No.1 Single (And We Hope They Get It)

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Since Rage Against The Machine beat Joe McElderry to Christmas number one back in 2009, beating the X Factor offering has become the ultimate challeng...

You Can't Drive In Saudi Arabia, And Now You Can't Eat If You're A Single Woman

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Women should not be allowed to eat in restaurants unless accompanied by their husband or a male guardian. That's according to sexist restaurant ow...

Is This Hidden Butt Cam Really Going To Raise Awareness About Prostate Cancer?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Another day, another hidden camera video. This time a woman has attached a camera to the back of her yoga pants as she walks through the streets of...

This Little Girl Is Not Impressed With Tesco's Sexist Toy Aisle

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Ladies and gentleman, we'd like to introduce our new favourite feminist. When seven-year-old Maggie saw a sign in Tesco implying that superheroes ...

It's Important to Focus Attention on Violence Against Women That Is Endemic

Polly Neate | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Polly Neate

After today, two women a week will still be killed in England and Wales, at the hands of a partner or former partner. The police will still receive one call every minute relating to a domestic violence incident. Three quarters of a million children will still witness domestic violence every year. This is not a counsel of despair. There is much we can do

Jeremy Clarkson's Daughter Says Topless Models Are Good For Body Image

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Jeremy Clarkson is well-known for his controversial views and his daughter Emily seems to be a chip off the old block. Just days after Tesco announ...

The New PS Vita Ad Is Awful In Too Many Ways

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Tech

Sony has swiftly pulled a new PS Vita ad from its YouTube account and while we haven't been given an official explanation as to why it's not hard to i...

LEGO's Beautiful Letter To 1970s Parents Takes Over The Internet

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Tech

A brilliant (and egalitarian) letter to parents included in Lego sets of the 1970s has taken the internet by storm. And despite the scorn and scept...

#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.