UK Sexism

Theresa May and Tampon Tax

Laura Coryton | Posted 22.07.2016 | UK Politics
Laura Coryton

Two years. We have been campaigning to end tampon tax for TWO WHOLE YEARS (and two months, but who's counting?). Throughout this time we have focused ...

Through the Eyes of Another

Mark Bryce | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Bryce

I'm not suggesting for one minute this type of behaviour is typical of all men, it's not, but we must surely accept some collective responsibility for dealing with it. To call it out for what it is. To lead by example and to teach our children that equality isn't just about equal pay and opportunities, fundamentally it's about respect.

On Leslie Jones and Racism as Usual: Another Chapter of Twitter Depravity

Julian Vigo | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Julian Vigo

It is hardly surprising that Black Lives Matter is a cultural and social imperative after the slew of media reports of black men and women being gunne...

This LinkedIn User Totally Shut Down A Man For Treating Site 'Like Tinder'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK

A LinkedIn user has been praised after brilliantly shutting down a man for treating the professional networking site “like Tinder”. Abigail McAlpi...

What Do Theresa May's Shoes Have to Do With Her Job?

John Allen | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK Politics
John Allen

What do shoes have to do with Brexit? Since the 23rd June the Brexit vote has highlighted how deeply divided our society is. An unexpected positive ...

This Picture Of Theresa May Is Not The Maddest Thing About This Front Page

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK

A Scottish newspaper is being berated for its front page that vilifies Theresa May by depicting the new prime minister as 101 Dalmations villain Cruel...

BBC Presenter Sparks Fury For Quizzing Angela Eagle On Being Emotional And Crying

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK

Veteran BBC presenter John Humphrys has prompted outrage for quizzing Angela Eagle on whether she was too emotional to be a political leader. The Toda...

Female Director Turned Down For Drama Job Because ‘A Male Was Better’

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK

A female director has revealed she was rejected for a drama job by festival organisers who told her “a male would be better.” Femi Fagunwa had app...

Four Attractive Stereotypes You Shouldn't Try To Conform To

Mairi Macleod | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mairi Macleod

The idea that all men want skinny women is one of the most pernicious myths of our time, promoted by a media obsessed with portraying thinness as good.

Women In Low-Cut Tops Are More Likely To Get Job Interviews

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Style

Hey ladies, want to land that dream job interview. Forget hours honing your CV and nailing those cover letters - all you have to do is flash some fles...

Comedian Destroys 'Sexist' Heckler In Front Of His Daughters

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Comedy

Stand-up comedian Steve Hofstetter has gone a little bit viral this week after posting a video of himself shutting down a heckler on YouTube. The LA-b...

#NoWomanEver Reminds Us That Some People Still Think Women Should See Harassment As A Compliment

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A powerful hashtag, #NoWomanEver, is serving as an important (and hilarious) reminder that nothing positive ever comes from street harassment. As obvi...

Speak Up: Where's the Diversity in the EU Referendum Debate?

Kate Delaney | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kate Delaney

There's more to the world than Facebook comments of course, but there's also so many voices not being heard too. And if you don't speak out, then you won't get listened too, continuing the cycle of decisions made by and for white men.

Father's Day Adverts Harness The Laziest Kind Of Sexism Towards Men

Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Gallagher

What does it say about women's expectations of male peers if advertisers know they can successfully sell us products by embarrassing a man who might be perfectly happy smelling like roses?

As a Welsh Woman of Faith, I Am Voting to Remain and Here's Why!

Sahar Al-Faifi | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Politics
Sahar Al-Faifi

Anyone, regardless their faith, race, gender and background ought to be treated equally and the EU provides a prominent avenue to promote such equality amongst its members, setting an aspiring global model and for this I am voting for the UK to remain in the EU.

Why Women Are Just Not Into the EU

Jade Smith | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jade Smith

We as a country are perfectly capable of advocating women's rights without help from anyone else, especially overpaid Eurocrats. We must lobby the MPs in power, stand up for what we believe in and always vote. Voting to leave the European Union is the safest choice for women.

Girls 'Wear Shorts Under Skirts' To Avoid Harassment At School

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Parents

Schoolgirls are choosing to wear shorts under their skirts to avoid sexual harassment, a discussion in parliament has revealed. The Women and Equalit...

How to Watch Films as a Feminist

Kate Delaney | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Kate Delaney

With great feminist knowledge, comes great responsibility. No longer will subliminal sexism go unnoticed in your favourite TV series, no longer can you re-watch childhood movies with ignorance at their underlying misogyny and no longer can you appreciate a cheeky rom-com without feeling like you've betrayed your own kind.

Woman Claims Airline Stopped Her Boarding Flight Because Her Shorts Were 'Inappropriate'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A burlesque performer has claimed airline staff stopped her from boarding a flight because they considered her outfit to be "inappropriate". Maggie ...

Stop With the Sexist 'Crazy Cat Lady' Label

Jody Thompson | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jody Thompson

Russell Brand famously took his cat Morrissey with him when he moved to Los Angeles as he loved him so much. Ricky Gervais has even given his cat Ollie his own Facebook page. Does anyone call them crazy? No.

Model Shares Troll's D**k Pic To Raise Awareness Of Sexual Harassment Online

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Model and blogger Stina Sanders is sick and tired of being sexually harassed online. The 24-year-old, from London, has made a stand by sharing a d**k ...

Female Cyclists Face Sexual Harassment In London Every Day, Here Are Their Stories

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Another day, another catcall - that's the reality for many women who cycle around London. From being told we have a "lucky saddle" or being propositio...

University Website Advises 'Girls' To Buy £785 Clutch For Graduation

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education

The University of Edinburgh has removed "sexist" graduation advice from its website which advised female students to purchase £785 clutch bags "to st...

In Defence of the F-Word

Emily Robb | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Robb

One morning last year, my year 13 form tutor told us she wasn't a feminist. Silence descended. Noticing the distinct lack of approving nods and the much more emphatic shiftiness and thumb-twiddling before her, our teacher hastily added "but obviously I believe in gender equality." She couldn't have paid us to keep quiet.

Robin Wright's Equal Pay Fight Deserves Praise, But it's a Move Only the Most Privileged Can Make

Rachel McGrath | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Rachel McGrath

Claire and Frank - and both her and Kevin Spacey - are equals. Both actors also write and produce, while their on-screen alter-egos each give as good as they get. So why does Robin still have to fight for the same wage packet as her co-star? If she still has to fight for equal pay, what hope is there for the rest of us?