UK Sexism

School Bans Girls Wearing Skirts After They Only 'Just Cover Their Bottoms'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Parents

A secondary school has banned girls from wearing skirts after the rising hemlines were distracting the male teachers. Trentham High School in Staff...

Why Motor Racing's Newest Championship, Formula E, Should Drop the Grid Girls

Bernadette Ballantyne | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Sport
Bernadette Ballantyne

Come on Formula E, let's ditch the sexism and allow modern thinking to underpin the modern technology. As even more exciting new developments are pursued in season two such as a more electrical energy innovations from teams with the aim of this filtering into the everyday electric vehicle market, let's also see forward thinking in terms of equality.

FIFA Branded 'Sexist' For Focussing On Alex Morgan's 'Good Looks'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The USA are through to the Women's World Cup final, but it seems FIFA isn't all that interested in discussing the skill of the players. On the offi...

Head Of #HeForShe: '100,000 Men Signed Up In Three Days'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

HeForShe, the global solidarity movement calling upon men and boys to help women achieve gender equality, took the world by storm when it launched a m...

Lazy at Best, Harmful at Worst: Dapper Laughs and the Problems With Sexist Comedy

Rebecca Aveyard | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Comedy
Rebecca Aveyard

I know that some people will defend O'Reilly, and claim that his rapey comedy is satirical and not meant to be taken seriously - but on what evidence can anyone make that claim? Who are you to predict how people might respond to a comedian saying "Show her your penis. If she cries, she's just playing hard to get."

Newsflash: Feminists Are Not Emotionless Droids, and They Sometimes Even Fancy Boys

Jessie Thompson | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jessie Thompson

Let's clear a few things up here. Feminism doesn't ask us to be emotionless droids. It - quite actively - doesn't want us to be unhappy. It doesn't expect us to live in female-only colonies, or take some form of pride in being miserable islands - quite the opposite.


Tracey Agyeman | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tracey Agyeman

As the truth stands, we must all take responsibility and speak out against injustices in whatever form they may take because we are, to a great extent, accountable for the world's emancipation, empowerment and evolvement.

Actress Rose McGowan Tweets Casting Note: 'Push Up Bras Encouraged'

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Another day, another piece of evidence highlighting just how sexist Hollywood can be. Actress Rose McGowan offered an insight into Hollywood's abil...

Katie Hopkins Aiming To Bully 'Spineless Morons' At UCL Into Reinstating Sir Tim Hunt

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK

Amid an outpouring of support for disgraced scientist Dr Tim Hunt, Sun columnist Katie Hopkins has backed calls to reinstate him. And the former C...

Tech Needs to Be Gender-Neutral Not Gender-Split

Nathalie Gordon | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Tech
Nathalie Gordon

Yes I have experienced sexism before but no, I don't think when I'm made to feel shit at work, that it is a vendetta against my sex. Too often people reach for the gender card when things don't go their way and it needs to stop. With this in mind, a website has just launched that has really wound me up.

Eight Nobel Prize-Winners Have Defended Sir Tim Hunt

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 20.06.2015 | UK

Eight Nobel prize-winners have condemned a “lynch mob” who they claim hounded disgraced scientist Sir Tim Hunt from his job, according to the Time...

Feminist Writer Responds To Dame Rimington's Comments That Girls Take Careers Too Seriously

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The former head of MI5 has revealed she believes girls take their careers too seriously, but feminists are now questioning why it wasn't flagged as an...

Are Gender Quotas the Answer?

Janvi Patel | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK
Janvi Patel

Greater diversity on boards is essential for businesses, our society and the economy but as the brilliant Dave Goldberg put it, it is just "the right thing to do".

Richard Dawkins Is Not Happy At All About What Happened To Tim Hunt

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK

Outspoken academic Professor Richard Dawkins has claimed Sir Tim Hunt was the victim of "a feeding frenzy of mob-rule self-righteousness" when he quit...

'Go Fix Your Make-Up, We're Working,' Female Science Students Are Told By Their Lecturers

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Females studying science, technology, engineering or maths are victims of "highly normalised" sexism, with one being told by a professor her good grad...

Why We Should Feel Sorry for Tim Hunt - Just Not That Sorry

Jenny Laville | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Tech
Jenny Laville

I do feel sorry for Professor Hunt, I'm sure he is a very nice man and he should still have his job, but let's not forget, his damaged reputation is his own fault. The professor is finding out what it's like to have your career blighted by a single moment of human weakness

Classical Conditioning: Linking 'Blurred Lines', 'Islamaphobia' and 'Cosmo's Race Controversy'

Najite Phoenix | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK
Najite Phoenix

For every well-intentioned soul who takes it upon themselves to point out any controversy in the media regarding sexism, racism or any other divisive ...

A Third Of Females Have Been Discriminated Or Harassed At University

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Yvette Cooper has described revelations that a third of female students are discriminated or harassed at university as "disgraceful". The MP, who i...

Boris Settles The Tim Hunt Sexism Row By Calling In A Crying Expert

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK

Boris Johnson has called for Sir Tim Hunt to be reinstated after the Nobel Prize-winning biologist was forced to quit a number of roles for making con...

Tim Hunt Says He Never Had The Chance To Explain Remarks About Female Scientists

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 13.06.2015 | UK

A Nobel Prize winning scientist has claimed that he was forced to resign from his position at London’s University College London (UCL) without the c...

Shocking, ANOTHER Sexist London Underground Ad

Caroline Robertson | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Caroline Robertson

Well here's a shocker for you: your company looks sexist and I'm not using your app. Perhaps instead of spending your budget on splashing your offensively degrading posters all over the London transport lines you could use it on replacing your copywriters.

Lots Of People Think Kay Burley Is Only Getting Slammed Because She's A Woman

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Kay Burley Has Been Cleared By Ofcom Over THAT Alton Towers Interview As thousands of people sign a petition urging Sky News to sack Kay Bu...

Female Scientists Respond To Tim Hunt's 'Sexist' Comments In The Best Way

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Female scientists have united on Twitter with the hashtag #DistractinglySexy in response to "sexist" comments made by Cambridge PhD graduate, Sir Tim ...

Sexism in Science, Why We Still Have Some Way to Go Yet

Sam Crossman | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Tech
Sam Crossman

This week, a series of stories emerged, which highlight the systemic discrimination that plagues the scientific community to this day. Whether we like it or not, sexism in science is alive and well, and until female academics have the same opportunities as their male counterparts, it is an issue that cannot be ignored.

The Trouble With Girls?

Professor Claudia Eberlein | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Tech
Professor Claudia Eberlein

So, the trouble is not with girls; it is with prejudice and deep-seated "traditional" attitudes that somehow place men above women when it comes to performance in and aptitude for science. Swimming against the flow is always strenuous.