UK Sexism

This Is What Would Happen To Feminism If Cats Ruled The World

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As a group of feminists, the team here at HuffPost UK Lifestyle were a little confused by the social media movement 'Women Against Feminism'. The '...

Why Does Television Want Me to Love Yoghurt?

Sophie Alderson | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Sophie Alderson

This is what I've noticed about advertising (it's not a recent development, but I've been having such a dedicated, nightly liaison with Netflix that I've avoided television adverts for quite some time); only women like yoghurt. Particularly, women like eating yoghurt alone, in profile with their eyes shut.

One Woman Is Inspiring Little Boys To Wear Pink With This Campaign

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The idea that 'pink is for girls' and 'blue is for boys' is beyond frustrating - it's sexist, limiting and, quite frankly, ridiculous. But thankful...

That Horribly Sexist Daily Mail Cabinet Reshuffle Spread: We Redress The Balance

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Comedy

Did you hate the Daily Mail's 'Downing Street Catwalk' of female politicians? You might prefer this version... (Created for HuffPost UK Comedy ...

What The Daily Mail Is Really Saying When It Writes About Female Politicians' Clothing

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Comedy

Thanks to @TechnicallyRon for the explanation... SEE ALSO: Daily Mail Slammed For 'Heinously Sexist' Reshuffle Spread The Funniest Twitter Re...

Er, What's With These Lego Women's Waistlines?

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Tech

Lego is about to launch a new "Research Institute" playset with one unusual feature -- all the scientists in the set are women. The set features th...

Rachel Moss

Why The Feminist Times Is To Close After Just 12 Months

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When radical feminist magazine Spare Rib relaunched as The Feminist Times last year, we were excited about the return of their iconic straight-talking...

Video Games Underestimate Young Girls' Potential

Malin Gustavsson | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Tech
Malin Gustavsson

49% of the British gaming population are female... over 85% of all characters in games are male... Why should girls have to be passive damsels in distress, waiting to be rescued, or have to pout their way to success?

Is Apple's iPad Engraving Service 'Sexist'?

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Tech

Apple's engraving service for iPad and iPod will let you use words like 'dick' and 'penis' -- but won't let you have words like 'vagina' and 'clit', i...

We Would Publish Your Book - If You Were a Woman.

Bennett Arron | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Bennett Arron

I asked some well known friends of mine if they would read it and give me their thoughts. Ricky Gervais said it it was; "funny from beginning to end" David Baddiel said it was; "Very funny" and Jimmy Carr said; "It's the perfect romantic comedy, I loved it". It has been suggested I use a female pseudonym to sell the book, or have a sex change - but I'm not going through that again.

Magaluf Girl: Consent and Sexuality

Ending Victimisation and Blame | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ending Victimisation and Blame

Here is a young woman in a popular holiday destination for those with a limited budget - I'm not going to assume that she's working class, but I'm certain the journalists will have done. She having fun, she's drinking, she's apparently being sexual on her own terms. Someone filmed it and the whole thing went viral - oops. Enter the tabloids with their guidebook to acceptable women's behaviour and pronounce her unclean, apparently we've found a "new low" ... It's not long before social media is calling her "actual vermin" and a "repulsive slag". I failed to find anyone (other than feminists) criticising the men in any way, the woman in question has had her name and photo all over the internet today; where are the men?

Why Women Can Never Win at Wimbledon

Gwendolyn Smith | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Sport
Gwendolyn Smith

According to social media, the tournament's female stars are "either very ugly or very attractive". Honestly, when will the tennis world start catering for those who like to masturbate over the mediocre? No one seems to have noticed that female players, apart from putting in a few more hours in the gym, are just like the rest of the sisterhood - in tennis, as in life, there are normal women, and then there are women like Maria Sharapova.

Is This Bikini The Best Reaction To #FreeTheNipple?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Head to a beach this summer and you might see a bunch of women walking around with their nipples on show. But, before you drop your ice-cream cone on ...

The Truth Behind PETA

Charlie Proctor | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK
Charlie Proctor

Despite what they say on their website, PETA is an evil organisation going against its' own ethos, using tactics such as graphic images and even targeting children through advertising to try and make people become grass eating vegans!

The Stag Do: A Beta Male's Take

Ed Cripps | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ed Cripps

Before last Saturday, the only stag do I'd been on was my own father's. It was a sleepy, pints-and-darts affair in a pub, though there was a moment where Dad's four brothers persuaded him to stuff a whole egg in his mouth...

Police Release Man Held Over Saudi Student Murder

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK

These are the haunting last images of tragic student Nahid Almanea, just minutes before she was brutally stabbed to death in what police fear was a ta...

Jessica Elgot

'Victim Blaming' Or 'Hijab Rethink'? Author Sparks Fury With Tweet About Murdered Muslim Student

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK

Campaigners have attacked suggestions from a prominent political commentator that Muslim women should not wear the hijab because of the threat of viol...

Girls Like Pink And Are Passive - This Is What Clarks Thinks In 2014

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Boys climb trees, roll in mud and play fight. Girls like playing with dolls, make-up and reading. That's the sexist message that Clarks are delive...

When Do Girls Stop Playing Football?

Kiran Chug | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Sport
Kiran Chug

We all have a role to play in doing this for our girls and boys. The media of course is key, but we cannot underestimate the roles of parents, teachers, sports coaches, advertisers and all of us as consumers. We must continue to tell our girls they can play any game they want. They can be anything they want. They can do anything they want.

A Very British Airline or a Very Sexist Airline? BA Fires Cabin Crew Trainee for Not Wearing Lipstick

Jude Hurrell | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jude Hurrell

I used to dream of being an air hostess when I was a kid - yes they were still called hostesses back then, but let's not dwell on that. I loved the idea of travelling the world, getting to eat those cute little airline meals and OK, the uniforms were pretty cool too - for the 1980s.

A Shortage of Ladies Loos Harms the Feminist Cause As Well As Our Bladders

Clare Finney | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Finney

There were not enough ladies loos. There never are enough ladies loos, yet in this case it was particularly problematic. In this production of 1984, there would be no admission after the curtain rose.

We Need to Talk About Consent

Fran Hall | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Fran Hall

Consent is a word we may think we have an understanding of, given its commonplace and importance in the law. But when it comes to sex and relationships we need to clarify and talk far more openly about it, particularly in schools, to help combat the widespread sexual violence against women; a problem that is reaching alarming levels.

Rachel Khoo: It's Pathetic We Don't Have More Female Chefs

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Channel 4 and other broadcasters are in the firing line from chef Rachel Khoo who has hit out at them for not signing up enough female faces. Khoo,...

UCSB, Feminism and Porn

Gail Dines | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK
Gail Dines

The more I read about Rodger's unspeakable acts, the more enraged I become with the unwillingness of the mainstream feminist movement to take on the elephant in the room: a well resourced, multi-billion dollar a year industry that doesn't just produce misogyny, but actually ties it to male arousal and ejaculation.

Why You Can't Hold Grudges Against an Entire Gender...

Stephanie Allen | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stephanie Allen

No one - man or woman - should be hated purely because of their gender and their sex. We are in an equal, apparently intelligent, community where everyone is different.