UK Sexism

Could Your Choice of Xmas Present Affect Your Child's Confidence?

BritChick Paris | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Parents
BritChick Paris

Campaigns by parent-groups like Let Toys Be Toys have gathered momentum and the tide is beginning to turn with a few brands launching products that buck stereotypes. A huge franchise for Xmas 2015 will be the newly-launched Lego Star Wars range that prominently features the new female heroine Rey and her vehicles.

Women In Business Call For An End To Networking Events That Exclude Women

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Business dinners and evening networking events exclude women with families, the chief of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has said - and a ...

Woman Gets Catcalled Out Running, Little Boy Stands Up For Her In Sweetest Way

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Julia Price was out running recently when an older man catcalled her. The man shouted "hey sexy lady" at her from across the street, then proceeded to...

Daily Express In 'Unbelievable, 1970s-Style Attack' On Ex-Home Secretary

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK

The Daily Express has been criticised for describing a former minister's style as "frumpy to fabulous", following an interview to discuss last week's ...

Cambridge University Cuts 'Racist' David Starkey From Fundraising Video

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Cambridge University has withdrawn a fundraising video featuring historian David Starkey after staff and students complained about his allegedly racis...

The Man Who Has It All

Julian Vigo | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Tech
Julian Vigo

In recent weeks I have become mildly obsessed with @manwhoasitall on Twitter, billed as "a frazzled working dad with a wife and three kids. He spends ...

Apparently We Don't Need Feminism and We Should Talk About 'Genderequalityism' Instead

Dr Michael Joseph Richardson | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Michael Joseph Richardson

Our gender is merely a social construction: a set of ascribed characteristics, values, ideas, concerns and expectations that society links to our biological bodies. It is a construction that suits capitalism and consumerism - for those who don't know - just watch an episode of Mad Men.

Why Charlotte Proudman Doesn't Speak for All of Us and Why I wouldn't Hire Her

Andreea Groenendijk-Deveau | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK
Andreea Groenendijk-Deveau

If Ms Proudman thought Mr Silk was in the wrong, surely there were other ways to handle it. Ignoring is always an elegant option. Reporting him to The Bar Association would be another. But one would not bring global attention and the other would have no chance of success.

10 Ridiculous Things Women Could Buy With Money They Miss Out On From Gender Pay Gap

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK

The gap between men's and women's earning is 14.2%, figures released to coincide with Equal Pay Day show. That revelation has been slammed as "shoc...

Unreported Rapes of Teens Show Smashing Rape Myths and Sexism Is Essential in Schools

Rachel Bell | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Bell

Girls do not report because of fear of reliving their trauma, the culture of shame, going to court, being judged, fearing the perpetrator and not being believed. But BBCThree's Sex on Trial clearly demonstrated other deep-rooted factors at play.

Student Banned From Her Own Mixed Sex Football Team - Because She Might Get Hurt

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A student was left shocked after being banned from the mixed set football team she set up - because she might get hurt playing against men. Laura G...

It's 2015 And British Women Will Be Working For Free For The Rest Of The Year

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK

From today, women in Britain will work the rest of the year for free. That's because today marks the point at which the average woman in full-time emp...

The Internet Says Engineering Isn't for Girls

Lily France | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Lily France

Until the images we give to the media and young people are different and more inclusive, perceptions of engineering will not change and girls with a passion for engineering may never actually join the industry.

If This Is What It Takes To 'Be A Lady', Count Us Out

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

It feels like only yesterday that we were laughing out loud at the ridiculousness of Country Life's '39 Steps To Being A Gentlemen', but now, in the i...

What If Male Sports Stars Were Asked The Same Questions As Female Athletes?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

"Can you give us a twirl?" "Tell us about your outfit." "Any response to recent comments about your 'girlish' figure?" While male sports s...

'Society Can't Handle 3" Of My Thigh' Teen's Rant At Being Sent Home For Wearing Skirt Is Spot On

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A teenager has publicly shamed her school after she was sent home for wearing a skirt that was "too short", saying she was shamed into feeling like "a...

Why Are We Like That?

Ben Moore | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Moore

Some of them are probably just pricks. No getting past those guys, they just have to be shamed into silence by everyone else. I think a lot of the remainder, as I hinted earlier, don't realise what they've got. It's hard to see the glass ceiling if you're standing on top of it.

Fox News All-Male Panel Gives Verdict On Women Who Wear Leggings

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Fox News: the font of all female fashion-related knowledge. Naaaht. An all-male panel on Fox News' 'Fox Friends' segment gave a rather sexist perf...

Woman's Open Letter To Ex Who Blogged About How Much He Hated Going Down On Her Is Incredible

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A woman who's ex-boyfriend blogged about how much he hated giving her oral sex has written an open letter to her former partner - on behalf of all the...

Toby Young Given A Masterclass In Privilege After 'Bullingdon Club' Hindrance Jibe

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK

Columnist Toby Young has been mocked for saying three of Britain's most senior politicians' membership of the famed Bullingdon Club has in fact been a...

Bike Firm Slammed For 'Sexist' Tweet Featuring Woman's Lycra-Clad Bottom

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

An Italian bike firm has issued a humble apology after posting a “sexist” image of a woman’s lycra-clad bottom on Twitter. Colnago marked th...

Lost Libidos, Awkward Sex and Fertility Windows

Ella Mathews | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ella Mathews

Over the past couple of years, a combination of chronic pain, work-related stress, feeling miserable and all the associated medications have destroyed my libido. Obliterated it even, like sexual napalm.

Nearly One In Five Students Were Sexually Harassed During First Week Of University, Report Claims

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Nearly one in five students were sexually harassment during their first week at university, a survey has claimed.While 17% of the 2,600 students who ...

Journalist's Sexist Sandwich Tweet Gets Torn Apart On Twitter

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A guy who shared a "sexist" sandwich tweet to the masses on a day he dubbed #WorldPatriarchyDay has been well and truly done over by the internet. ...

Sexist Remarks 'Should Be As Unacceptable As Racism Or Homophobia'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Sexist language among pupils should be as unacceptable as racist or homophobic abuse, while words such as sissy and cupcake may banned in the playgrou...