UK Sexism

Essex Girl Stereotypes Won't Disappear With The Deletion Of A Dictionary Definition

Rachel McGrath | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel McGrath

Am I proud of being from Essex? No. I would love to be, and I fully support everyone reclaiming the label and using it positively, but I can't hand on heart say that I am proud. And that has nothing to do with me, or the lexicographers in charge of the dictionary, it's everyone who has falsely applied the stereotype.

Forget Bob Dylan - Why Did No Women Win Nobel Prizes This Year?

Cat Byers | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Tech
Cat Byers

Sexism in these areas needs to be addressed, and the Nobel Foundation has the power to improve this by treating women as equal players. But for now, the message to women is clear - the best man always wins.

My Female Body

Beth Payton | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Payton

I hope I don't alarm you, or take you by surprise, I hope to be clear in my message when I look you in the eye And tell you my body is my body, Yes you heard me correctly, My body is MY body

Donald Trump Isn't The Only Barrier To Gender Equality

Stephen Mayne | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Politics
Stephen Mayne

It's great a large number of people can find agreement opposing the disgusting views of Donald Trump and his ilk. What's much harder to change is the unthinking sexist paternalism that lingers deeply embedded under the surface. Inadvertently, at least in the reaction he provoked, Trump has shown us how far we still have to go.

How The Gender Pay Gap Affects Women In These 6 Age Brackets

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK

The effect of the gender pay gap on women of different generations has been laid bare in a new report that finds those in their 50s are treated most u...

Why We Need To Get Outraged At Trump

Emma Critchley | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Politics
Emma Critchley

A recording of Donald Trump, from 2005, has revealed just what kind of a man is hiding under that big bouffant of hair. Not that he was hiding very well. This monstrosity of a man can be seen sharing his belief that he can do what he likes to women because he is famous, or to quote Trump himself, "grab'em by the pussy".

It's Never JUST Locker Room Talk!

Jethro Shirley-Smith | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK Politics
Jethro Shirley-Smith

The problem with locker room talk is that it is never just locker room talk. This misconception is exactly the problem.

The Importance Of Protecting Maternity

Heather Jeffrey | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK
Heather Jeffrey

Maternity protection costs - it can cost governments and businesses, but without it (as the world stands now) we run the risk of excluding half the population from the workforce, which is far more costly.

If Nigel Farage Is Right About Men's Locker Room Conversation, Then Why Is He Not Fighting Alongside Feminists?

Lisa Clarke | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK Politics
Lisa Clarke

Nigel Farage and Donald Trump are not just any man in any private locker room, they are powerful men of influence who may be able to enforce law and who already influence our culture. When words like this are used and not acknowledged as being dangerous, women are put at greater risk. Risk of assault, of rape, of not being asked for consent and not being heard when they say no. If you are saying this is commonplace then why do you not understand why we need change? Why are you not angry and fearful for the 50% of society put at risk by this attitude?

This Recruitment Agency Will Only Let You Apply For Jobs If You Have The Right Size Boobs

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A recruitment agency has come under fire for advertising jobs only for “beautiful” women with specific bra size requirement. A job ad for a PA an...

'Sexist' And 'Obscene' Gym Advert Shows Woman In Thong Riding A Bike

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

An gym advert has come under fire for “objectifying” women for its image of a woman riding a bike in a thong. The ad, for Cardiff-based gym UFit F...

Joanna Lumley Reckons Women Should Take Wolf Whistling 'As A Compliment'

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK Entertainment

Joanna Lumley has entered the debate on casual sexism, claiming modern women are “too sensitive”. The ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ star added that wo...

Pregnant Or Not, Cheryl's News Is Hers To Share And Not Ours To Speculate

Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Hinde

If you've been living under a rock this past week, you might have missed the media frenzy surrounding Cheryl's rumoured pregnancy. Emphasis on the word 'rumoured' because, as always, it's pure speculation.

Majority Of Brits Think Westminster is Sexist, According To New Poll

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK Politics

Most Brits think Westminster is sexist, and that coverage of Theresa May focuses mostly on her fashion choices, according to a new poll. In a BMG poll...

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

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 30.09.2016 | 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.