UK Sexism

Ex-Liverpool Player Ryan Babel In Shocking Sexist Twitter Rant

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 29.08.2015 | UK Sport

Ex-Liverpool FC footballer Ryan Babel has been criticised after he went on a sexist rant involving a female fan on Twitter and suggested she "concentr...

Nearly Naked Women Used As Fruit Platters In Questionable Bar Promotion

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris & Natasha Hinde | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK

A bar has come under fire for hiring nearly naked women to lie on tables covered in fruit. Cruise Bar, in Sydney’s Overseas Passenger Terminal, h...

Mail Online Backlash After 'Sexist' Article Says Lack Of Housework 'Makes Women Fat'

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The Mail Online has come under fire after publishing an article which says lack of housework is "making women fat". The article, which has been bra...

We Need to Tackle Street Harassment

Anneliese Midgley | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Politics
Anneliese Midgley

Today Jeremy Corbyn issued his policy on combating street harassment. We are two of the women that were involved in suggesting the seven proposals outlined in this document. This year alone we have been on empty Tube carriages while a man has masturbated, been followed home, felt the need to abort journeys on public transport, and felt wary to report assault to the police.

Rod Liddle Pens Eye-Watering Attack On Guardian Columnist's Sexual Harassment

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK

Spectator journalist Rod Liddle has penned a deeply sarcastic response to a female Guardian columnist who revealed her experience of being groped and ...

The Gender Pay Gap Is Still Alive and Kicking But for How Much Longer?

Ann Francke | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK
Ann Francke

By autumn 2016, the 7,850 businesses employing 11.2m staff will have to divulge what they pay their men and women. I believe this new era of transparency will be a powerful driver of change.

Today, I Wore A Dress

Brogan Driscoll | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Brogan Driscoll

I didn't count how many men stared, honked or hollered at me this morning. I wish I had, because I'm almost certain I've underestimated - I think the number is far higher than 20. It's not an unusual experience, it happens to me every day, but there was something about this morning that made me have to say something.

Being Told 'Smile, Love' Is Not Just Irritating, It's Catcalling-Lite

Poorna Bell | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

I was wondering whether or not I was making a big deal about it. Whether or not the act was actually sexist. And this is one of the biggest challenges we face regarding catcalling - whether it's a wolf whistle or a seemingly well-intentioned remark, if a man's comments about your appearance and sexuality makes you feel uncomfortable, then that is not okay.

Dads Watch Footage Of Their Daughters Being Catcalled

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Most parents will go above and beyond the call of duty to protect their children, but there are some things in life they just called control. Like,...

Sex Work and Interpretive Labour

Rose Gibbs | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK
Rose Gibbs

Clearly while decriminalising sex work will not put an end to the abuse and trafficking of vulnerable people (who are mostly women and girls), it may however help in preventing these activities.

Standing Up for Glamorous Women in Business

Lauren Riley | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK
Lauren Riley

The most controversial image in there is Michelle Mone posing in her underwear. OK potentially a source of controversy for some if it wasn't to promote a positive message and underwear is her business. I for one think she looks great.

Serena Williams Shows 'Built Like A Man' Trolls What Femininity Really Is

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

There's no denying Serena Williams is a bad-ass. But when it comes to dealing with sexism in the sport that she's dominated for years, she's badder st...

Bic's Latest Advert Really Takes The Sexist Biscuit

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The chain of command at Bic South Africa was well and truly asleep over the weekend as this mind-blowing ad was somehow given the OK... That's ...

#ilooklikeanengineer Is Great, but One in Five Women Still Expect to be Patronised at Work

Sean O'Meara | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Tech
Sean O'Meara

With the volume and influence of online tech publications and the fact that the industry is typically well engaged and represented on social media, this strong response to petty sexism is as predictable as the initial sexism was depressingly inevitable.

Don't Limit My Sons' Opportunities Because They're Boys

Jackie Novels | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Parents
Jackie Novels

My little boys absolutely loved the dolls. They put them in and out of the highchairs, fed them, rocked them to sleep in the beds, cuddled them, and took them to bed with them at night. It was a delight for me, as their mum, to see them exhibit care for other 'people' in this way.

What Happens When A Female Student Argues For Free Tampons? She Gets Mercilessly Trolled

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Zoey Freedman, a student at UCLA recently wrote an article for her university's newspaper, arguing why tampons and other feminine sanitary products sh...

This Sexist Email Sent To A Female Music Manager Is Really Disgusting

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 05.08.2015 | UK

A "disgusting" and sexist email sent to a female music manager has been posted on social media in the hope that it sheds light on a subject frequently...

#iLookLikeAnEngineer Trounces Stereotypes Of Women Working In STEM

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Pop quiz: what does a female scientist, engineer or mathematician look like? The answer: you're asking the wrong question. The fact is that there ...

Finally, Brainiacs Work Out Why Women Find Air-Con Too Cold In Offices

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Almost every woman who works in an office has taken part in the air-conditioning wars. For a history lesson - this is when we say the air-con is t...

People Can't Decide Whether Manchester United's New Women's Shirt Is Sexist

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Manchester United football club has come under fire after its new women's replica kit for fans was revealed - sporting a low-cut neckline. The kit ...

Why the Labour Leadership Contest Should Have Been an All Female Shortlist

Amelia-Rose Tighe | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Amelia-Rose Tighe

The Labour Party has an amazing record on championing women's rights, from the Equal Pay Act to the Abortion Act, yet at this election, we failed women. We can paint as many busses pink as we like, but if we elect yet another leader who does not appeal to women who are becoming increasingly alienated, we will lose their support for the foreseeable future.

Men Watch Footage Of Their Girlfriends Being Catcalled

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Catcalling is something that women experience every day, but most men know very little about - unless, of course, they are the perpetrators. In th...

Glamour's Tips On 'How To Make A Man Fall For You' Make Our Blood Boil

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Forget respecting yourself and letting your true personality shine through, the key to making a man fall in love with you is sex and food, according t...

Yvette Cooper Warns Leadership Campaign Sexism Could Drag Politics Back To 1950s

PA | Posted 25.07.2015 | UK Politics

Yvette Cooper has suggested that the Labour leadership campaign is in danger of dragging politics back to the 1950s and blasted sexism from Andy Burnh...

Are You Too Pretty or Too Ugly for Success?

Anniki Sommerville | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anniki Sommerville

In specific industries a woman's appearance is vitally important- modelling is one of them and you'd think (according to Miller's theory) one where men are feeling very uncomfortable and distracted. But are we applying the same criteria to other industries too?