UK Sexism

Emma Watson: Launching A Gender Equality Movement Opened A ‘Pandora's Box’ Of Abuse

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK

Two years ago at the UN in New York, Emma Watson launched HeForShe, a gender equality movement. “I was very nervous before that speech; the nerves ...

Girl Calls Out Tesco For 'Sexist' Kids' Clothes

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK Parents

An eight-year-old girl has called out Tesco over the slogans used on their kids’ clothing. Daisy Edmonds was in a branch of the supermarket in Swind...

Sexism And The Brangelina Debate

Sarah Lawton | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Lawton

What a crock of shit. Men, are you really that pathetic? Are you really going to dump your wife because she got promoted? Are you heck. You're going to brag about how awesome she is down the pub, just like your wife would if it was the other way around.

A Hotel Thought These 'Sexist' Bathroom Signs Were Okay

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

It’s 2016, but it seems some people still believe all men like watching football while every woman is preoccupied with shoes. Hotel group Pentahotel...

I Watch The Growing Puritanical Attitudes Of Young Muslims With Apprehension

Shazia Awan | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Politics
Shazia Awan

I've lived all over the UK but South Wales is where my heart is.I was born in Caerphilly and grew up in Cardiff, I love going to the rugby, scoffing Welsh cakes and going out with mates. Cardiff is a vibrant city, we Welsh are some of the funniest, kindest people I have met and I am proud to say I am Welsh and call Cardiff my home.

Mike Ashley, Rotten Apples, Jenga And The Laws Of Karma

Jon Wilkins | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK
Jon Wilkins

I was playing Jenga with my kids at the weekend. To say it was taxing and frustrating - as well as being damn right difficult - is an understatement. ...

It's 2016, But Women Are Still Being Told To Wear High Heels And More Makeup At Work

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Employers regularly tell women to put on more makeup, wear high heels and short skirts, new research has found. Large numbers of women feel their empl...

Yelling 'Sexist' Doesn't Mask Your Incompetence, But It Can Ruin Your Argument

Olive Barton | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Olive Barton

Emily Thornberry, shadow foreign-secretary and shadow Brexit secretary accused sky news presenter Murnaghan of sexism on Sunday when challenged to name both the French foreign secretary and South Korean Prime Minister repeatedly. Thornberry accused Murnaghan of spending the interview time pub quizzing her rather than discussing the more 'serious' issues at hand such as Syria and North Korea.

Artist Redesigns 'Cliché And Sexist' Magazine Cover With Brilliant Results

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A graphic designer has taken a stand against inequality by taking the “sexist” cover of a magazine targeting teenage girls and transforming it int...

How Facebook Sexualises And Polices The Female Body

Rebecca Lightbody | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Lightbody

Suppressing women's sexuality is misogyny. The implication that an 'impure' female body will lead to unsafe sex is misogyny and feeds into victim blaming. The message that sex is bad is problematic in itself, leading to a lack of discussion and education.

Is Ivanka Trump Distorting Feminism?

Dee Greenwood | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Politics
Dee Greenwood

Yes Ivanka, women work, that is a right we already have in most of the world. And while it never hurts to celebrate that, given her huge influence on a world stage, I think she could probably do with turning to page two in her 'Feminism for Dummies' book.

School Girls 'Called Sluts, Slags And Bitches' Daily, Sexual Harassment Report Finds

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK

More than half of girls and young women have experienced some form of sexual harassment at school or college, a scathing report published on Tuesday h...

It's 2016, But This Report Proves Girls Are Still Disadvantaged In The UK

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you think UK no longer needs feminism, new research from Plan International UK proves you are very much mistaken. The report looks into the best an...

Genius Project Turns The Sexist Comments Women Receive Into Works Of Art

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

An artist has hit back at the sexist comments women still receive in 2016 by turning them into glorious works of art. In her project, titled ‘Handle...

Survival: From Birth to Marriage

Louise Lawless | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Louise Lawless

Step 1; Make it out of the Womb. (pre-birth) Admittedly, this step is entirely out of your control. Antiquated, discriminatory traditions may be an ob...

Tory MP Mocks 'Shrill Equal Pay Brigade' In Devastating Attack On Equality Campaigners

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK

A Tory MP has branded gender equality campaigners the “shrill equal pay brigade” and mocked them for “shouting from the rooftops”. Karl McCart...

Owen Smith Jeered And Heckled At Women's Hustings For Defending 'Sexist' Comments

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK

Owen Smith has been jeered and heckled at a leadership hustings for defending “sexist” comments by saying they were “decontextualised” and mis...

Owen Smith's Defence Of This 'Sexist' Sturgeon Joke Just Made His Critics Even More Angry

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK

Owen Smith’s attempted defence of a joke criticised for being “sexist” has only managed to inflame tempers further after he dismissed the tweet ...

These Girls Are Out To Prove There's No Such Thing As 'Boy Sports'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

In 2016, girls are still being told they can’t play certain sports because of their gender. But a new video is showing them they don’t have to lis...

Women Politicians Attack Newspaper For Its 'Sexist, Totally Misjudged' Feature

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 04.09.2016 | UK

The Sunday Times has been criticised by senior political figures for a feature it ran today on ‘childless politicians’ that singled out women. Th...

Amy Schumer Just Totally Shut Down A Sexist Heckler Who Demanded To See Her Breasts

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK Comedy

Being heckled is sadly part of the job for all stand-up comedians. Sometimes people think they have the right to ruin a show someone has worked really...

Revealed: Racist, Anti-Semitic Abuse Of Those Barred From Labour Leader Election

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK Politics

The full scale of the racist, anti-semitic, sexist and threatening online abuse of those barred from Labour’s leadership election has been revealed ...

'How To Talk To A Woman Wearing Headphones?' Clue: Just Don't

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 30.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If a woman is wearing headphones, she probably doesn’t want to talk to you. She’s either listening to music or a podcast and is happily minding he...

Fawcett Awards Medals For Worst Offenders In The #SexistOlympics

Sam Smethers | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Sport
Sam Smethers

Perhaps by the time Tokyo 2020 rolls around, we will begin to see female athletes' and commentators sporting abilities and talents the primary focus of media attention. We have also seen women across the world achieving some remarkable things and being duly credited for them. However, despite 39% of team GB medal-winners being women, it is still an arena in which women are treated as second-class competitors.

Black Model Takes Over Ireland's Twitter Account, Gets Bombarded By Racist Abuse

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK

A black woman who took over the official Ireland community Twitter account says she was forced to log out for her own wellbeing after receiving a tira...