UK Sexism

Women Are Missing In This General Election

Nona Buckley-Irvine | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Politics
Nona Buckley-Irvine

So let us harness the fact that we have this incredible scenario where there is female representation. And let us use it to push all the political parties to talk in gendered terms, and acknowledge the fact that socio economic inequality in the UK is gendered. And it has to change.

Don't Assume I Don't Know About Sport Because I Have a Vagina

Francesca Syrett | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Sport
Francesca Syrett

Just last week, when talking about The Masters, a man said to me "you know The Masters isn't the only golf major of the year?". This stumped me. Not because I didn't know this fact, but because he felt the need to tell me this.

Everyday Sexism's Laura Bates On Starting A Worldwide Movement For Equality

Posted 19.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Three years ago today, Laura Bates started the Everyday Sexism project in a bid to highlight the casual sexism experienced by women around the world o...

I Hate Mums

Stuart Smith | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Parents
Stuart Smith

I hate mums. I love my own mum. She's lovely. I love my wife, who's also a mum. Oh, and also lovely. These mums, I love to bits. Not literally. The mums I hate are those collectively used as a depictor or descriptor of who does the childcare.

Would You Still Be Laughing If Madonna Was A Guy And Drake Was A Girl?

Rachel Moss | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Moss

28-year-old Drake looked pretty damn horrified when 56-year-old Madge finally released him from her embrace. Which got me thinking: Would the world still think the kiss was funny if Madonna was a guy and Drake was a girl?

Dear BBC Sport, Helena Morrissey Is So Much More Than A Mother-Of-Nine

Brogan Driscoll | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Brogan Driscoll

Of course being a mother is a fantastic achievement, and carrying and raising nine children is no mean feat. But, at this moment, the fact that she is a mother-of-nine is almost completely irrelevant, while her contribution to women's rowing, her position as a CEO of an investment company and all round kick-ass woman is what BBC Sport should really be being championed.

Am I a Joke Feminist?

Jessie Thompson | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jessie Thompson

I have strong feminist views simply because I don't understand why, in 2015, when you can do things like print out a spare pair of kidneys, or have your Amazon delivery float through the sky into your lap, women still aren't equal in our society.

This Baby Grow Is Shocking, But Thanks To A Viral Photo It Is No Longer For Sale

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Parents

A baby grow emblazoned with the shocking slogan 'I Hate My Thighs' is no longer for sale thanks to an outcry on social media. One man, his camera a...

Is Game Of Thrones Sexist? Emilia Clarke Doesn't Think So

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Game of Thrones fans have learned to expect a few things in (almost) every episode: incest, dragons and naked women. The HBO show, based on George ...

Death of the Lad: From 'Loaded' Culture to Clarkson

Dan Tickner | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dan Tickner

So what's left for the lad in 2015? Waking up to the frightening realization that they've signed the petition to keep Clarkson at Top Gear and Kanye out of Glastonbury on the same day. It's enough to make anyone depressed.

Women and Big Dogs: An Easy Target for Everyday Sexism

Joy Jewell | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joy Jewell

Bruce wasn't difficult down to the fact that he's a big dog with a puppy personality, no, I was failing him because having a vagina means I am ill equipped to train anything taller than my ankles.

Sia and Her Faceless Revolution

Alice Hughes | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Alice Hughes

Is not fame the giving and taking away of faces? Celebrities are defaced and labelled by the media and the public on a daily basis: we've all criticised at least one celebrity for their actions and choices.

We Need a Free Education, and I Don't Just Mean No Fees

Daisy Hughes | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Daisy Hughes

An education system that actively choses to value the voices, practices and methodologies of privilege is damaging to everyone involved, but particularly to students from marginalised groups. The need for a free education comes directly out of this: education should be a source of liberation, not oppression.

We Celebrated #NationalCleavageDay The Best Way We Know How

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Today is National Cleavage Day, where women are encouraged to bare part of their breasts on social media to be oogled at by complete and utter strange...

The Obsession with Unretouched Images

Neely Reyes | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Neely Reyes

People put the popularity of the unretouched photograph down to different factors but for me personally I think it comes down to one thing and this is simply a comforting reminder that these people are human after all.

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 30.03.2015 | UK Style

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...