UK Sexism

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Dapper Laughs, the internet personality with an outdated 'women are to be seen as objects and not heard' philosophy, won't get our nomination for man ...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

I Am Not an Inadvertent Feminist

Mike Niles | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Niles

It is unfair to blame any stigma around the feminist movement solely on the media representation of an archetypal feminist. I don't believe a true feminist hates men - they simply aspire to live life on a level playing field. Women should have equal pay. Men should have their parental value equally compensated. Equality gaps exist for both sexes ergo both sexes have a motivation to achieve parity.

Times Of India Make Deepika Padukone 'Cleavage Tweet' Furore Much Worse...

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Last week Times of India posted a seriously sexist tweet about Bollywood star Deepika Padukone. Now, as if to add insult to injury, the paper has call...

Actresses Deserve Much More Than Being 'The Girl'

Catherine Balavage | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Catherine Balavage

It is hard to describe just how depressing it is to work in an industry where women are reduced constantly to the sum of their parts and not even named. The worrying thing is that this is a common practice.

It's Never Okay To Grope Women's Bums, Even For A Prank

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

And the award for sexist idiot of the year goes to...YouTube prankster, Sam Pepper who thinks sexually harrassing women for a laugh is fair game. ...

Emma Watson Asks Men To Join The Feminist Fight

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If gender equality is ever going to be achieved, it's not just women that need to fly the flag for feminism, but men too. That was the message deli...

Rachel Moss

How Women In Afghanistan And Egypt Are Using Video To Give Themselves A Voice

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In the last month, two incredible short films have found their way onto our radars (and our Twitter feeds) - This is Kabul and Creepers on the Bridge....

'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...