UK Sexism

My Dad, the Feminist

Nathalie Gordon | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nathalie Gordon

You actually called yourself a Feminist the other day and I couldn't have been more surprised or prouder. I asked you if you'd refer to yourself as a Feminist and you said "Yes I'm a Feminist- unreservedly. As a proselytising libertarian, I believe in freedom, equality and the rights of all men, which includes women". I thought- wow, that's my dad. The Feminist. My hero.

Why Feminism Needs to End: It's Time to Work Towards Equality

Chris Good | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Good

Women have faced and still face prejudice and inequality. Here's a fact, though: men do too. That men are not allowed to speak about the prejudice and inequality they face simply because they are men (and men, in generalised and historic terms, are not the victims of sexism) is just one ludicrous contradiction from feminists.

Andrew Lawrence's Dangerous Ideas About Comedy Need to Be Challenged

Dana Alexander | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Comedy
Dana Alexander

The last time a nation embraced these kind of ideas, six million Jews ended up dead. The left wing "witch hunt" as Andrew calls it is not about infringing upon the rights of some whining, entitled, right wing, heterosexual, middle class white guy who has enjoyed many a success at the BBC. This is about challenging dangerous ideas.

'I Love Stabbing Black People'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A university's hockey team is under investigation after tweets on a private account were exposed revealing racist, sexist and xenophobic messages - in...

Young Women Don't Get Politics? A Response to Fox News' Kimberly Guilfoyle

Amy Licence | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Politics
Amy Licence

Guilfoyle has not been smart enough to realise she been co-opted by a misogynistic culture, being made the mouthpiece for a worrying trend which she was in a position to reject. Luckily, the sort of young women whose experience she distrusts, often prove to be far more savvy when it comes to equality in the media.

Women In Cycling - Going Beyond "Shrink It and Pink It"

Fuchsia Watson | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Sport
Fuchsia Watson

Don't get me wrong there are some brilliant female role models in cycling, great resources available to female cyclists, inspiring blogs, wonderful fashionable and practical items specifically for women, but you often have to search for them and it can feel like an overwhelming amount of information. All this can be intimidating for someone wanting to take up cycling for the first time.

Football Culture Trivialises Sexual Violence

Marta-Emilia Bona | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Marta-Emilia Bona

It is far too easy to become desensitised to the pain and suffering caused by men like Chedwyn Evans, as their victims are not the ones we see on the football pitch every week. If a positive attitude towards gender equality is ever to be achieved, it is imperative that bodies like the FA impose tougher penalties on those who commit such serious offences.

Fox News Host Says Young Women Shouldn't Vote, Cue Face Palm

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Politics is too complex for young women to understand, scrolling through Tinder is an activity more suited to our tiny minds. That's according to F...

Is This Dapper Laughs Poster The Most Sexist Advert Ever?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Dapper Laughs, the internet personality with an outdated 'women are to be seen as objects and not heard' philosophy, won't get our nomination for man ...

Potty-Mouthed Little Girls Drop The F-Bomb To Discuss Rape And Sexism

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

What's more offensive, a little girl saying f**k or the sexist way society treats girls and women? In the above video by FCKH8.com, potty-mouthed g...

Why #GamerGate Affects All Women, Even Those Who Don't Like Gaming

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Even if you don't know your Grand Theft Auto from your World of Warcraft, you've probably heard of #GamerGate. While the online movement may have s...

What This Artist Did After Being Catcalled Is Genius

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When most of us get catcalled, we respond by rolling our eyes or sticking two fingers up at the (usually male) perpetrator, depending on our mood. ...

Game Show Asks 'What's A Woman's Job?' Cue Sexism Firestorm

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK

A popular TV game show has been forced to make a hasty apology after contestants had to guess what most people thought a "woman's job" was - and the '...

Is London's Sexism Problem Getting Worse?

Yazmin Joy Vigus | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Yazmin Joy Vigus

'Yo yo - This cute girl walks by,' I am half listening as I check my emails on my phone on an ordinary weekday afternoon in Camden, when I realise the rapper busking on the street corner is talking about me.

Nude Women At Festivals Thread On Reddit Is Not On

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Although the battlefield is online, there is a very real war being fought, involving women's naked bodies posted without their consent. It's not e...

Does This Iconic Statue Show Love Or Sexual Assault?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

'Unconditional Surrender', a statue of a sailor kissing a nurse, has long been a controversial piece of artwork, and now French feminist group Osez Le...

Oxford Student Heads Mock Anti-Rape Classes: 'Consent Is A Thing Now. Apparently'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Students at Oxford University were left shocked and appalled after a newsletter was distributed seemingly mocking the anti-rape courses designed to te...

LSE Offers Counselling To Students After Rugby Team's 'Sexist, Homophobic' Leaflets

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The London School of Economics is offering counselling to its students after its rugby team handed out flyers describing women as "slags," "trollops" ...

We Need to Talk About Sexism at UK Universities

Rachel Thompson | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rachel Thompson

Sexism at UK universities is not just a cluster of isolated incidents, but a real and present issue that students face nationwide. We go to university to learn, to better ourselves, to progress, but we do not expect to be harassed, objectified and subjected to misogyny...

Louise Ridley

Why Internet Trolls Can't Resist Abusing These Women...

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK

"A BOMB HAS BEEN PLACED OUTSIDE YOUR HOME. IT WILL GO OFF AT EXACTLY 10:47PM ON A TIMER AND TRIGGER DESTROYING EVERYTHING." When Emma Barnett, ...

Men's Mag's Seriously Patronising Headline Does Not Go Down Well

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Men's Health Magazine have been forced to issue an apology after tweeting this rather patronising headline... That's right, women are, y'know, ...

Objectification Does Not Promote Fitness

Lisa Clarke | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Clarke

With a health service that is more under threat than ever, physical fitness is a useful and helpful thing to promote. promote. The more we as individuals can do to look after our own health, the better it will be both for us and for society as a whole.

LSE Rugby Club Distributes Horrific Homophobic, Sexist Leaflets To Freshers

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A rugby club at one of London's top universities is being investigated after its members distributed homophobic and sexist leaflets at a freshers' fai...

Is Being Vegan Sexist?

Tom Fielder | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Fielder

Animals of both sexes suffer under institutionalized exploitation. However, the female of the species often experiences more prolonged abuse, including an ongoing cycle of forceful artificial insemination (mechanical or manual rape), physical abuse of her mammary glands, and invariably being separated from her young; all of these are emotionally brutal experiences for the female members of any species.

Why Emma Watson's #HeForShe Campaign Speech Gave Me Butterflies

Daisy May Sitch | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daisy May Sitch

If you haven't watched Emma Watson's speech on the HeForShe campaign, then you need to. Every thought-out, polished sentence in Emma's speech gave me butterflies for reasons I could reel off endlessly, but here's five first and foremost.