UK Sexism

Why the Tide Is Turning for Sexist Ads

BritChick Paris | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

Brands and the media have been smugly reaping in the benefits of women's vulnerabilities. They believed they had all the control but the democratisation of information on the web has restored the power to the consumer.

Four Things People Keep Getting Wrong About the Page 3 Debate

Laura M. Bell | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura M. Bell

Institutionalised sexism is dangerous because it assimilates into our culture to the point that we don't see it anymore, and conforming to the dominant narrative ends up being mistaken for a choice.

Airline's Response To Customer Fat Shaming Their Flight Attendants Is Awesome

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A sexist airline passenger who criticised female flight attendants' appearance has been well and truly owned on social media. When Andres Horatio P...

Forget Mickey Mouse Degrees, Gender Studies is the New Non-Degree

Lukas Mikelionis | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK
Lukas Mikelionis

Three years of one's life should be about learning and challenging previous assumptions. Definitely not about reinforcing the same tale, key points, and arming with ideas that seem to be true only in the inner circle of scholars of gender studies.

Why Won't The Sun Scrap Page 3?

Mark Hillary | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hillary

Regardless of how you politicise the debate over objectification what is obvious to most people is that Page 3 has served a purpose in popularising The Sun in the 70s and 80s, but is now of another time.

Good on The Sun: Page Three Is Harmless Fun

Caroline Thain | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Thain

As a woman, a journalist and a mum, I don't 'get' what the fuss is all about over page three. Comments about tomorrow's chip paper, poor little crack whores and sexual discrimination do not faze me. They do not convince most discerning consumers.

Ladies Who Impress Say #NoMorePage3

Jana Bakunina | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jana Bakunina

Back when I signed the petition a couple of years ago, I imagined my goddaughter, who turned five last week, growing up, coming across The Sun one day and wondering why a mainstream newspaper would display a photo like that.

Everything About This Daily Mail Headline Is So Wrong

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The award for most sexist, ironic and completely ill-conceived headline goes to... *Drum roll please* The Daily Mail! For their excellent co...

Male TV Presenter Asks Female Tennis Star To Twirl, Twitter Brands Him A Sexist Bozo

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Canadian tennis player Eugenie Bouchard cruised into the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday, but that wasn't important to one TV presente...

The Enlightenment

Lisa Edwards | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Edwards

I looked at the Page 3 girls and hoped I'd look like Linda Lusardi when I was older. I blushed when various family members and friends would comment on my body - no part of it was left unscrutinised by the people that surrounded me, male and female. I'd say that started around the age of eight.

Why The Sun Scrapping Page 3 Truly Is a Victory for Women

Laura M. Bell | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura M. Bell

This is the problem with institutionalised sexism (or racism, or homophobia, or institutionalised anything) - it's insidious and works at an almost subconscious level. It takes an inherently wrong and damaging mentality and normalises it.

I Am a Smelly Pirate Hooker and I Support No More Page 3

Samantha Rea | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha Rea

Men who wouldn't win a prize at Crufts feel entitled to judge the appearance of women and find them lacking, as if they've wilfully failed to conform to conventional standards of beauty out of spite. Men who might easily be mistaken for Dobby the House Elf, feel wronged when the office isn't staffed with eye candy of a standard they deem high enough.

Two Women Walk Into a Comedy Club...

Helen Keeler | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Helen Keeler

This all comes down to the same untruth: that female comedians are all the same, so if you don't find one of them funny, you don't find any of them funny.

My Learning From #nomorepage3? That I Should Campaign for Men's Rights

Anita Nayyar | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anita Nayyar

To paint a picture of how inequalities work both ways, in the past few years I have had countless conversations with men who want a similar opportunity as their female partner to spend time with their children but who daren't mention it to their manager.

Woman Collects Sexist Clippings From Old Magazines

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you think magazines today are full of gender stereotypes and sexist ideals, you should see the kind of things your parents were reading as teenager...

Oscars Outrage As Not A Single Woman Is Nominated For Best Actor

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Comedy

Industry experts and film fans have expressed their disappointment that the best actor categories in the 2015 Academy Awards do not feature a single w...

Watered Down Watered-Down Whiskey, Unhealthy Selfies and Men Having to Pay Entrance. The Sexism of Clubs.

James Dann | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Comedy
James Dann

The clubs' owners are clearly hoping that if they just get enough women to passively wander in, the men will follow, pay their over-priced entrance fee and then proudly make the most of their gender pay gap to buy an abundance of drinks at the bar.

These Yearbook Pictures From 1946 Are Unbelievably Sexist

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

In 2015 most people are at last starting to cotton on to the fact that women should not be valued for her appearance. But in 1946 it seems scrutini...

These Feminist Cartoons Will Make You Laugh Out Loud

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Jacky Fleming has been drawing cartoons for over 30 years, and her work is still as relevant as ever. She was inspired to create the first of her f...

QUIZ: Who Said It - Ukip Member Or Fox News Pundit?

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Comedy

Think you know your right-wing talking heads from your right-wing politicians? Take our quiz that straddles the Pond and asks: who said it - a member ...

Will 2015 Be The Year Older Women Are Accepted In Film And TV?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Turn on your TV most nights and you'd be forgiven for assuming women retire from acting at the age of 40. But according to actress Jenny Agutter, o...

Joni Mitchell and Joan Didion: Let's Celebrate Older Beauty

Kat Lister | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Kat Lister

In a world that idolises the eternally ageless - the youthful dead, if you will - we are less inclined to value the lifelines that marble the face of a woman. We tend to turn away from the woman who looks at us and says: I've completed my life. I know me.

CBB's Chloe Slut Shamed for Glamour Modeling

Samantha Rea | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Samantha Rea

Since Judy Finnigan's wardrobe malfunction at the National Television Awards, I'm pretty sure she's gone about her day without men pulling open her dress, juggling her jubblies and cheerily reassuring her, "everyone's seen them anyway".

This Was The Sunday Style Magazine's Advert For Interns.. Oh.

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The Sunday Style, a fashion magazine owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, issued a grovelling apology after advertising an internship position using a...

Is This The Most Sexist Job Advert Ever Seen?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

An Australian magazine, owned by Rupert Murdoch, has apologised after its obscenely sexist advert for interns sparked outrage on Twitter and Instagram...