UK Sexism

Are We Living in a Culture of Aggression and Harassment Online?

BritChick Paris | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

It occurred to me that this particular debate started around the negative effects of Protein World's poster campaign, yet the online discussion around it became even more esteem crushing.

Women Are Not Their Vaginas: On the Feminism of Naomi Wolf

Dr Finn Mackay | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK
Dr Finn Mackay

Unlike Wolf, I cannot put my faith in an Enlightenment neuro-sexism that sets out to 'prove' that women's brains are pink and men's brains are blue. This is a pseudo-science that creates what it claims to report and diverts attention away from the real truth we should be putting under the microscope.

Algerians Are Taking Leg Selfies After Student Was Banned From Exam For Wearing A Skirt

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Algerian women are taking pictures of their bare legs in solidarity with a student who was banned from her exam for wearing a skirt which came above h...

Sexist Beer Adverts Need To Stop, Says Fosters Boss

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Let's face it, when a woman appears in a beer advert she tends to be smiling seductively at a man. She is very rarely seen drinking any beer herself. ...

'I Can't Be Racist Or Sexist Because I'm An Ethnic Minority Woman,' Says University Diversity Officer

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The student diversity officer for Goldsmiths University has said she cannot be racist or sexist because she is an ethnic minority woman. Bahar Must...

Teen Left In Tears After Superdrug Staff 'Mock Him For Wanting Cheryl Eyebrows'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A teenage boy was reportedly left in tears after being laughed at by staff at his local Superdrug store when he asked to get his eyebrows "shaped like...

Bus Company Removes 'Ride Me All Day' Advert Featuring Topless Models

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A Welsh bus company has promised to remove a controversial ad campaign following widespread outrage on social media. The offending advert, which fi...

How Everybody (Including Men) Can Benefit From Feminism

Tara Costello | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tara Costello

One of the biggest misconceptions about feminism is how it only benefits women. People's favourite stereotype of a feminist is a lesbian or man-hating woman when really all we want is for everybody to be treated the same way.

Infographic Reveals Startling Inequalities Of Women's Media Coverage

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

An eye-opening infographic by UN Women has lifted the lid on just how poorly represented women in the media are. A shocking statistic their researc...

Brogan Driscoll

HuffPost 10: Laura Bates, Founder Of The Everyday Sexism Project | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When the Everyday Sexism project was launched in 2012, Laura Bates was unknown to the world. Fast-forward three years on and she is a force to be r...

Reports Amazon Has Dropped Its Gendered Toys Categories Don't Quite Add Up

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Parents

A flurry of reports proclaiming Amazon has stopped dividing toys into separate categories for boys and girls have been circulating on the internet. ...

Feminists Are Setting The Record Straight On Twitter Right Now

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A sexist hashtag which was originally intended to mock feminists has been ironically reclaimed by them on the internet - and it's the best thing ever....

How Backlash Only Helps Me Prove My Point

Tara Costello | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tara Costello

People have thought of absolutely every reason they can to render our "protest" pointless. I've been called fat, jealous and insecure so my opinion doesn't matter. I've also been called normal sized rendering the whole thing pointless and have been accused of being too sensitive - thus proving that women can never win.

Young Women in the UK Defy Stereotypes of Political Apathy Through Social Media

Tamara-Jade Kaz | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tamara-Jade Kaz

When you look at the submissions collectively, it becomes a struggle to frame us as 'politically apathetic'. We aren't just a cross in a box - we've got strong beliefs and passion. I honestly think that when it comes to the relationship between young women and our politicians, it really is a case of 'it's not me, it's you' - it's clear we've got the enthusiasm and ideas, so the question is, politicians, what are you going to do about it?

We Must Unite and Stop Splitting Hairs About Feminism

Heidy Rehman | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Heidy Rehman

If Miley and Beyoncé independently choose to strip down to their smalls and shake their bottoms in the air, then good luck to them. And similarly, if a girl chooses to cover herself from top-to-toe or inject her face with chemicals, I have no issue with that either.

Director Tells Actress He Wants To 'Lick Her From Behind'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Unfortunately, we're all too used to seeing women sexualised and valued for their appearance rather than their talent in the TV and film industry. ...

This Was A High School Prom Poster - And It Shames Young Women

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

This was a poster put up around Lincoln High School in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, to warn its students about the dangers of engaging in sexual activity on ...

Woman Calls Police About Sexual Harassment, The Internet Reacts... By Harassing Her Further

Brogan Driscoll | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Brogan Driscoll

By way of social experiment, I posted Smart's story to Facebook and Twitter to find out what exactly what people thought of her story. Responses were almost always vile or ignorant so I've rounded up some of the most common criticisms, with my own simple explanations as to why they are bullshit.

Protein World Adverts To Be Removed From London Transport

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

After three weeks of angering feminists and body image campaigners, Protein World's controversial "beach body" advert will no longer be plastered over...

Comedienne Discovers Two-Way Mirror In Women's Toilets

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Using the toilet is definitely a private affair, unless you're in a comedy club in Illinois that is. When comedienne Tamale Rocks went to use the l...

Ageism, Sexism, Activism and Jism

Darcey Garland | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Darcey Garland

I know how it feels to be young and perky and cute. I am no longer those things. Those things have been replaced by other more vital things like fearlessness and rock solid self-esteem. #Olderwomenvoices reinforced how I feel in a positive way but flagged up things I really hoped wouldn't be true.

Why I Stripped to Make a Statement

Tara Costello | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK
Tara Costello

Like many other companies out there, Protein World is attempting to shame women in order to push their product. The image features bold writing asking commuters "ARE YOU BEACH BODY READY?" when it might as well say "DO YOU FEEL RUBBISH YET?".

Women Are Missing In This General Election

Nona Buckley-Irvine | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Politics
Nona Buckley-Irvine

So let us harness the fact that we have this incredible scenario where there is female representation. And let us use it to push all the political parties to talk in gendered terms, and acknowledge the fact that socio economic inequality in the UK is gendered. And it has to change.

Don't Assume I Don't Know About Sport Because I Have a Vagina

Francesca Syrett | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Sport
Francesca Syrett

Just last week, when talking about The Masters, a man said to me "you know The Masters isn't the only golf major of the year?". This stumped me. Not because I didn't know this fact, but because he felt the need to tell me this.

Everyday Sexism's Laura Bates On Starting A Worldwide Movement For Equality

Posted 19.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Three years ago today, Laura Bates started the Everyday Sexism project in a bid to highlight the casual sexism experienced by women around the world o...