UK Sexism

Why I Love Glasgow: Anti-Rape Protest at George Square

Sophie McNaughton | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie McNaughton

I could probably list a hundred reasons why I love Glasgow, with everything from the culture, music, architecture, nightlife, and countless restaurants, to buskers and bagpipers on Buchanan Street, the Clyde, the Duke of Wellington with his ever-stylish traffic cone hat, and, of course, the people of Glasgow themselves.

Men's Day in Romania: Something to Celebrate?

Jo Simmons | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Politics
Jo Simmons

via Flickr It is a truth universally acknowledged that in any online discussion of women's rights, someone will indignantly argue that there's too ...

Female Journalist Groped Live On Air At Cologne Carnival

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 06.02.2016 | UK

A female journalist has described how she was groped during a live report from the Cologne carnival on Friday. Esmerelda Labye, a reporter for the ...

Jess Phillips Bravely Recalls Being Sexually Assaulted As A Teenager

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK

Jess Philips has told of the "terrifying" moment she was pinned against the wall of a pub and groped as a teenager. The Labour MP, who is a commit...

This Computer Game Will Help You Defeat The Patriarchy

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

As a feminist, it can often feel like you have enemies approaching on all sides. There are many battlefields, but one of the most treacherous plac...

Boots To Lower 'Sexist Pricing' On Razors And Eye Cream

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

There's nothing more frustrating than heading to the shops and finding that a product you use, pretty much on a daily basis, is more expensive than th...

Ban Rape-Supporting Pick-Up Artist From Britain, MP Urges Theresa May

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK

An SNP MP has called on the home secretary to ban a controversial pick-up artist who has written that rape should be legalised, from entering the UK. ...

Abolishing Meat: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 29.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mimi Bekhechi

As a society, we have fought against sexism, racism and bigotry. Today it's time for us to acknowledge another "-ism", one that's been around for a long time yet is still largely unrecognised: speciesism. Speciesism is the belief that all other animals are inferior to human beings and therefore humans are justified in exploiting them.

The Sexist Surcharge: Why Boots Should Lead the Way on Reviewing Pricing

Stevie Wise | Posted 29.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Stevie Wise

Boots - please review your sexist pricing and make this right. Make it right with your customers, and be the company who is the first to accept that there is no place for sexism on our high streets. This research has shone a very bright light on the extent of this problem - this isn't just about one industry. It's endemic, and we can change it.

Calling Out Sexism and Sexual Harassment in the Music Industry

Lara Baker | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
Lara Baker

While festival bills in the UK and overseas have been criticised in recent years for lacking female musicians, this year Glastonbury's Emily Eavis has made it clear that they intend to lead by example and will be "strong on women". Where Glastonbury leads others follow, so perhaps the industry traditions are slowly beginning to crumble.

Tesco Birthday Card Tells Women 'Inner Beauty Won't Get You Free Drinks'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Tesco has announced it will be "phasing out" a birthday card currently available at some of its stores after a customer complained that it was "offens...

These 'Sexist' Dictionary Definitions Will Make Your Feminist Blood Boil

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Oxford Dictionaries has been accused of using "sexist" language and promoting "negative stereotypes" of women in its definitions. The debate start...

Universities Should Be Dangerous Places, But Not Yet

Nick Cartwright | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Politics
Nick Cartwright

For me the debate about whether the statue of Cecil Rhodes at Oriel College, Oxford should be removed encapsulates the crux of the debate and whilst many recognise that there are things to be commended in the arguments made on both sides I find myself agreeing with both sides, at the same time.

High Street Retailers May Be Charging You More, Just Because You're A Woman

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

British retailers are charging women more money than men for products that are "practically identical", a new report claims. The investigation cond...

Oestrogen to Blame for Junior Doctors' Strike? This #ladydoc Begs to Differ

Rachel Clarke | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK
Rachel Clarke

The underlying cause of last week's strike is not, it turns out, chronic NHS underfunding, inadequate workforce planning, or constant inflammatory sniping from Jeremy "nuclear option" Hunt. No, it's the women like me who are first flooding our medical schools, then popping out babies with impunity, and finally abandoning our patients for a lazy part-timer's life.

Can There Be Any Defence of EDM?

Jess Melia | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jess Melia

EDM itself has taken hold of America and turned itself into a £4billion global industry. This is not sustainable. No genre is. The difference with EDM compared to dubstep, breaks or electric house though is that even the main players are calling out its death. Tiesto, Steve Aoki and others have openly said it can't survive.

Junior Doctors Have Hit Back At This 'Sexist' Sunday Times Column With #likealadydoc

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK

Hundreds of junior doctors on Monday hit back at a column that appeared to blame women for the battle over changes to medics' contracts and last week'...

The Internet Can't Handle Emma Watson Posting Feminist Alan Rickman Quote As Tribute

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK

Internet trolls attacked Emma Watson on Friday after the actress tweeted a tribute to her former 'Harry Potter' co-star Alan Rickman. The quote reveal...

Does the Service Industry Encourage Sexism?

Rhiannon Tapp | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK
Rhiannon Tapp

We need to consider whether implicitly this part of the job is encouraged, and whether customers themselves could avoid intensifying the underlying dynamics within service environments.

Unfortunately, Being Attractive Matters If You're A Female Student And You Want Good Grades

The Huffington Post UK | Catherine Wyatt | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Attractive female students achieve higher exam grades than their less attractive colleagues, a US study has found. Researchers at Metropolitan Stat...

Dear Daddy Is a Wake-up Call to the Good Guys - The Struggle for Gender Equality and a Life Free From Violence Needs All of Us

Paul-André Wilton | Posted 04.01.2016 | UK
Paul-André Wilton

When a charity video starts to go viral you know something is up. As part of its contribution to the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence...

Piers Morgan Defends Cricketer Chris Gayle's 'Sexist' Comment To Female Journalist

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 04.01.2016 | UK

Piers Morgan has leapt to the defence of his friend, the cricket superstar Chris Gayle, who was embroiled in a sexism row on Monday morning. The n...

Miss Universe? I'll Give It a Miss, Thanks

Caroline Feraday | Posted 24.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Feraday

Even without pageant experience as suggested by said stranger, I managed to compose a reply all by myself and without any help from a penis. I also didn't mention the appalling apostrophe use in his own message, which I can only put down to his own inexperience - presumable ill-equipped after never being judged semi-naked on stage.

Donald Trump Made A Penis Jibe At Hillary Clinton And Twitter Can't Cope

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK

Social media users lambasted Donald Trump on Tuesday for making a penis jibe towards Hillary Clinton, claiming the Republican frontrunner’s comments...

'Lingerie Football' League Founder Explains Why She Set Up 'Scandalous' Games

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK

Women are lambasting a new "Lingerie football" - where women play in lingerie - in a league which is claiming to promote "equal pay". Football coa...