UK Sexism

Women Share The First Time They Were Shamed For Clothes After United Airlines Leggings Controversy

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

On Sunday United Airlines was accused of “sexism” after reportedly stopping three girls from boarding a plane because they were wearing leggings. ...

Women Are Sharing The Most Infuriating Cases Of 'Mansplaining' They've Experienced

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When a man explains something to a woman because he doesn’t think her tiny female brain can quite understand it, that’s “mansplaining” - and i...

The World Needs Angry Mothers

J.J. Barnes | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Parents
J.J. Barnes

all women everywhere Now I'm not just an angry woman, I'm an angry mother and an angry feminist, and I have to assume that anyone who isn't angry simply doesn't know the truth, because how can anybody good, anybody who cares about other people, not be angry?

KitchenAid Called 'Sexist' For Advertising Pink Cooking Appliances 'For Women'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Kitchen appliance brand KitchenAid has found itself in hot water over an advert on its website featuring pink products. The ad, which featured the pro...

Would You Be Happy Flying With A Female Pilot?

Alex Altman | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK
Alex Altman

I'm about to board the morning flight from Heathrow to New York and I am reminded of a conversation some months ago with a (female) colleague. She told me of her discomfort - I think she actually said horror - as she was boarding a flight and noticed the pilot was a woman.

BBC Dad Parody Shows How A Mum Would Handle It, But Not Everyone Is Laughing

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Parents

A parody of dad Robert Kelly’s BBC interview being interrupted by his kids has been criticised for being “sexist”. New Zealand satirical program...

To My Sexist Toerag of A Boxing Instructor

Poorna Bell | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

all women everywhere When we stood in a circle and you went round sparring with us one by one, you made fun of my punching - you mimicked the feeble jabs made by girls who slap at each other. You singled me out. I notice you didn't do this with any of the guys who missed their punches.

Spa Service Slammed For 'Sexist' Tube Ad (But Its CEO Doesn't See The Problem)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A mobile spa service has sparked outrage for a “sexist” advert it’s placed on the London underground. USPAAH’s tube ad advises men to keep th...

White Men An 'Endangered Species' In Top Business Jobs, Says Tesco Chairman

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 11.03.2017 | UK

White men are now an “endangered species” in top business jobs as women and ethnic minorities are promoted to the senior positions, Tesco’s chai...

Comedian Jo Brand Talks Sexism, The Downside To Fame And Locking Horns With Bullies

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Jo Brand is funny, frank and the kind of feminist you’d want to be friends with. The stand-up comedian, author and actress is well-known for her pr...

He Wasn't In Love With Me

Rachel Charlton-Dailey | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK
Rachel Charlton-Dailey

I was bullied by girls for a lot of my childhood and teen years. I was a tall, skeletal, clumsy, opinionated, ginger - an easy target. I was teased, called names, tripped over in corridors and ostracised. To it's credit, my school dealt with this quite well; the girl were excluded, separated from their friends and the threats sunk in.

This 'Girlie Glue' Lets You Stick Flowers And Ribbons To Your Daughter's Head

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Parents

Parents! Ever desperately wanted to identify your baby as a girl by attaching a ribbon or flower to her skull, but just not had the right tools? We ha...

Do We Really Need An International Women's Day?

BritChick Paris | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

all women everywhere These constraints are outside of our control but we have also created our own shackles that impede us every day. We freed ourselves from the obligation to stay at home, of being chained to the kitchen sink. Yet we are now slaves to another master - the mirror.

This Comedian Combats Whining Men On International Women's Day In Brutal Fashion

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK

One comedian has nailed the best way to hit back at righteous men using International Women’s Day to complain their own struggles are not recognised...

Clinton Cards Removes 'Disgusting' Birthday Card From Stores After Complaint

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Clinton Cards has decided to remove a birthday card from all stores after a customer took to Twitter to complain about it. Lucy Dunn, Deputy Editor of...

Everything You Need When Someone Talks Nonsense About The Gender Pay Gap

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

It’s hard to believe that in 2017, there are still people who believe women do not deserve to be paid the same as men. Polish MEP Janusz Korwin-Mikk...

Marks & Spencer Criticised Over 'Sexist' School Uniform Labels Advertising 'Less Work For Mum'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Parents

Marks & Spencer has been criticised for the labels on their school uniform that assume it’s a mum’s job to take responsibility for it. Twitter us...

As A Female Cyclist, I Wish I Could Rip Off A Cat Caller's Wing Mirror And Get Away With It

Brogan Driscoll | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Brogan Driscoll

I'm not an advocate of criminal damage or vandalism. I'd also like to think I'm above the whole 'an eye for an eye' thing. But when a woman is accosted or grabbed by a stranger, does that not also constitute vandalism and violence?

In Defence Of Diane Abbott

Skylar Baker-Jordan | Posted 19.02.2017 | UK Politics
Skylar Baker-Jordan

Like so many Black women, it's rarely her performance, but her personhood, which is attacked. For 30 years Diane Abbott has endured misogynoir and unwarranted abuse from all corners. It's time her political opponents to start criticising her record and stances, not her race and sex.

Body Shaming Vs Censorship: The Problem With Protein World's Khloe Kardashian Advert

Anna Tippett | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Tippett

However, should we as a society be concerned about the implications of this? Do such adverts really contribute to a culture of body shaming which places unrealistic expectations on young women and girls? And, if such adverts are to be removed or censored, where do we draw the line?

Why Men Use 'Daddy Issues' To Assassinate Our Characters

Mohadesa Najumi | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mohadesa Najumi

What does 'daddy issues' mean? It goes back to Freudian phycology which states that our parents are a pivotal influence in our lives. According to Sigmund Freud, we chose partners that resemble our parents because they are the very first interaction we had in the world with the opposing sex.

My Journey Through Internalised Misogyny

Molly Thompson | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Molly Thompson

The amazing thing about growing up through all of that misogyny is coming out the other end and realising that it's all completely ridiculous. I started questioning every judgement I made. After making a comment about a half-naked female singer on TV, I would then ask myself, who taught you that that's wrong?

Bedroom Talk: The Weight Of Our Words

Fran Carruthers | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Fran Carruthers

The media, and its constant preoccupation with passing judgement on the aesthetics of female bodies, has found its way into the subconscious impulses of men and boys everywhere.

Activism, No Longer A Dirty Word

William Crona | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
William Crona

The term 'activist' should really be stripped of its obnoxious (and in many cases unfair) connotations and begin to be understood exactly as what it really means: acting resolutely in accordance with ones most dearly held principles. The crowds that have been marching in unity throughout the world show that this process is already under way and I urge every one of us to raise their banner alongside them in solidarity.

If Only Cinderella Had Worn Dr Martens

Jethro Shirley-Smith | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Parents
Jethro Shirley-Smith

hat am I really supposed to say to my daughter, honestly? Yes, darling, you can grow up to be a strong, independent lady with ambition, with hope and drive, just make sure you wear what others want you to wear, do what others tell you to do, accept the names they call you and don't complain about.