UK Sexism

'I Am A Woman, I Have Breasts And A Cleavage. Got A Problem?'

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

She may be a Bollywood actress but Deepika Padukone spoke for all women when she took on a leery tweet from The Times of India about her cleavage. Her...

Universities Slammed For Ignoring Sexual Harassment

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education

One in four students has been subjected to unwanted sexual advances, while two thirds have seen others put up with unwelcome sexual comments, research...

Facebook Censors Women's Voices

Mia Hansson | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Tech
Mia Hansson

Are we not to think that breasts are natural and beautiful even when they are not being used by others? Are pictures of two-millimetre breasts "malicious" and "unsafe", as the automatised messages say? Or is it simply that reality is judged as unsafe by people habituated to porn?

This Beauty Pageant Fail Isn't The Fault Of The Contestant

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Feminists have long disputed the ethics of beauty pageants, and thanks to this year's Miss America competition, it doesn't look like that's going to c...

This Awful Virtual Reality Game Lets You Grope Women

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Tech

Well it was going to happen eventually. Someone has created an Oculus Rift game that lets you grope women's breasts. A video posted on Japan's Nico...

Angry Birds Gets A Pink Makeover - Is It Progressive Or Patronising?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Rovio, the firm behind Angry Birds, has just released a new version of their iconic game, only this time, the catapulting assassins have had a rather ...

Reports On 'Leaked Nude Photos' - Just Another Form of Victim-Blaming

Joy Goh-Mah | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joy Goh-Mah

Leaked. Over and over, the same phrase is being employed. The photographs were leaked... Did the photos of these women suddenly find themselves on the internet in an unfortunate accident, brought about through the laws of physics and a defective containment system? Or was there something else at work here?

'Stop Defining Women By Their Children In Headlines,' Telegraph Told

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK

The Telegraph has been urged to prioritise "ability not fertility" after facing a fierce backlash for referring to a top BBC executive as a "mother of...

Parenting and Body Image

Chrissy Chittenden | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chrissy Chittenden

The world is watching and analysing the physiques of women in the public eye as a kind of first-world sport, and hypothesising obsessively about their diets, feeding the consciousnesses of young girls with drivel about who they should be and what they should look like and telling them they really should care an awful lot about those things, or else.

You Might Never Have Noticed How Sexist Video Games Really Are

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK Tech

'Tropes vs. Women in Video Games' is a long-running and thoughtful series of videos exploring the nature and extent of sexism in modern video games. ...

No, Freshers' Week Isn't Just About Having Sex

Lizzie Roberts | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Lizzie Roberts

Sexual assault, peer pressure and female objectification are far from humorous. Satire isn't satire when it's kicking down another group. It only creates a bad perspective for incoming students of student life and a bad image of current students, implying this is what everyone's freshers was like and therefore yours should be too.

The Problem With Feminism

Jack Fletcher | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Fletcher

The problem with feminism isn't with the idea itself, but everything that surrounds it. From the misunderstanding of what the term actually means, to the idea that it is only for women. In fact, feminism is a threat to the way things have been for centuries, one which affects the demographic I belong to particularly: the white, straight, middle-class male.

Haircuts and Misogyny

Kelly Teeboon | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kelly Teeboon

Picture this, you're out for a long day of shopping with a male companion, be it your partner or just a friend and he decides to go for a haircut. You are greeted with the request to leave 'women aren't allowed' the owner says. Are you in the 1940s? No, guess again, you're in 2014!

An Underwear Company Has Used Tech Founders As Models

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Tech

The underwear brand Dear Kate has come under fire after it unveiled a marketing campaign featuring prominent female tech founders as models. Aimed ...

The Terror of Austerity: How the Coalition's Cuts Are Killing Us

Louisa Ackermann | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Politics
Louisa Ackermann

When people steal from the state through benefit fraud (usually out of desperation), there's public outcry. But when the state steals from the people by failing to provide even a basic standard of living, whilst corruption and tax evasion runs unchecked, we're told it's all part of a necessary strategy for economic recovery.

Samuel Luckhurst

Mackay, Moody And How Tan Exposed Football's Jingoism

HuffingtonPost.com | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Sport

Koreans, Chinese, Israelis, homosexuals, females and even Welsh women were all, allegedly, ridiculed in a string of derogatory text message exchanges ...

Fixing Pay Means Fixing Culture

Ann Francke | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK
Ann Francke

Data from the CMI (Chartered Management Institute) and salary experts XpertHR that shows the gender pay gap is hitting professional women aged 40-plus hardest. This group is hitting a 'mid-life pay crisis' as they earn 35% less than men in comparable, full time roles.

Racism, Racy Images And Other Police Social Media Gaffes

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK

Police officers and civilians made racist and threatening comments on Facebook and Twitter, sent friend requests to victims of crime and uploaded imag...

Still Think The Games Industry Isn't Sexist? Watch This.

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Tech

"Gamescom is not only about games, it's also about booth babes." So begins what might be the worst four minutes in modern games 'journalism'. Zo...

'Ladies, Send Us A Selfie And You Can Buy Our Phone'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Tech

A smartphone startup has pulled a controversial women-only T-shirt contest after it was widely criticised as sexist. OnePlus is currently only sell...

Why #NoToFeminism Is The Best Thing On Twitter Right Now

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When Women Against Feminism (WAF) bombarded our Facebook news feeds last month we were a little confused. Why on earth would women be against a mov...

Watch: This Indian Woman Kung-Fu Kicks The Guy She Claims Sexually Harrassed Her

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Veena Ashiya Chindlur has just shown what happens when you mess with female joggers. While we don't usually condone violence, we can't help but be...

Supermarkets Continue Prominent Display of 'Family-Friendly' Soft Pornography

Lisa Clarke | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Clarke

The tone and style of The Sun, and other tabloids, is family friendly. They attract the attention of parents and children with holiday giveaways, Disney and theme-park promotions, etc on their covers. They are aimed at the man/woman in the street, light in tone and "matey" in style. This is what makes the problem so insidious.

Louise Ridley

Teach Five-Year-Olds How To Object To Genital Mutilation, Says Top NSPCC Official

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK

Children as young as five should be taught about female genital mutilation (FGM) in school to empower them to "protest" their parents' plans, the NSPC...

It's Not Like My Breasts Get in the Way of the Buttons

Alice Whiteoak | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Tech
Alice Whiteoak

It was during a cooperative online match of Mass Effect 3 (one of my favourite online games from the last few years) that I was reminded that I was a girl. Not that I had necessarily forgotten that I had to sit down to wee, but I had forgotten that my sex could be an issue.