UK Sexism

Stop With the Sexist 'Crazy Cat Lady' Label

Jody Thompson | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jody Thompson

Russell Brand famously took his cat Morrissey with him when he moved to Los Angeles as he loved him so much. Ricky Gervais has even given his cat Ollie his own Facebook page. Does anyone call them crazy? No.

Model Shares Troll's D**k Pic To Raise Awareness Of Sexual Harassment Online

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Model and blogger Stina Sanders is sick and tired of being sexually harassed online. The 24-year-old, from London, has made a stand by sharing a d**k ...

Female Cyclists Face Sexual Harassment In London Every Day, Here Are Their Stories

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Another day, another catcall - that's the reality for many women who cycle around London. From being told we have a "lucky saddle" or being propositio...

University Website Advises 'Girls' To Buy £785 Clutch For Graduation

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education

The University of Edinburgh has removed "sexist" graduation advice from its website which advised female students to purchase £785 clutch bags "to st...

In Defence of the F-Word

Emily Robb | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Robb

One morning last year, my year 13 form tutor told us she wasn't a feminist. Silence descended. Noticing the distinct lack of approving nods and the much more emphatic shiftiness and thumb-twiddling before her, our teacher hastily added "but obviously I believe in gender equality." She couldn't have paid us to keep quiet.

Robin Wright's Equal Pay Fight Deserves Praise, But it's a Move Only the Most Privileged Can Make

Rachel McGrath | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Rachel McGrath

Claire and Frank - and both her and Kevin Spacey - are equals. Both actors also write and produce, while their on-screen alter-egos each give as good as they get. So why does Robin still have to fight for the same wage packet as her co-star? If she still has to fight for equal pay, what hope is there for the rest of us?

UK-USA 'Period Pride' Demo Launched as Osborne Fails to Scrap Tampon Tax

Laura Coryton | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK Politics
Laura Coryton

Our overarching goal: to raise awareness of the issue of the tampon tax - in the U.K. the U.S. and around the globe - and to highlight our productive cross-pond, collaboration. And our immediate goal: to demand that the U.K.'s tampon tax be eliminated once and for all!

Tyson Fury's Hour-Long Rant On Beastiality And Anti-Semitism Sparks Utter Uproar

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK

Tyson Fury has sparked outrage after making homophobic, sexist and anti-Semitic comments in an hour-long video rant. In his latest outburst, the boxer...

Graphic Photo Of Waitress' Feet After Working In Heels Sparks Outrage

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Warning: This article contains a graphic image of bloody feet A photo of a waitress' feet covered in blood after she completed a long shift wearing ...

London Receptionist 'Laughed At And Sent Home' For Not Wearing heels

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK

A female temp worker says she was sent away from a top London financial company for refusing to wear high heels to the office. Nicola Thorpe, 27, who ...

This Awesome Man Is Calling Out 'Sexist' Women's Clothing Sizes

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Style

A man has perfectly called out the clothing industry's 'sexist' sizing with one powerful Facebook post. When helping to clear out his girlfriend's war...

Petition To Sack BBC Political Editor Removed After 'Being Hijacked By Sexist Trolls'

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK

A petition calling for the BBC's political editor to be sacked over claims of bias has been pulled by its creator, after he said it had been "hijacked...

JK Rowling And Emma Watson Call On Sadiq Khan To Install A Suffragette In Parliament Square

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK

A host of high-profile women including Emma Watson, JK Rowling, Sandi Toksvig, Stella Creasy and Jess Philips have signed a letter to the new Mayor of...

Does Advertising Promote or Demote Women?

BritChick Paris | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

Women have shed some of the shackles of inequality, only to be bound my new ones of image obsession. Yet the investment is disproportionately high compared to their interests and desires. They claim that their confidence ‎drops by 80% on reading a magazine and 60% feel that glam selfies make them feel bag.

Female Power Rangers Forced To Fight Crime In High Heels, The Internet Is Outraged

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The new costumes for the upcoming 'Power Rangers Movie' have finally been revealed - but the internet is less than impressed. On social media fans (in...

An Open Letter to That Particular Kind of Man...

Beth Payton | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Payton

I'm a 26 year old woman and feel that something has to change if once again, I've woken from a night out with the girls to feel my self worth has taken yet another knock.

Private School Accused Of Dress Code Sexism

SWNS | Poorna Bell | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK Parents

Two private schools have been accused of sexism after boys have been told to wear pinstriped business suits - while girls have to dress "like secretar...

If You Don't Like Media Sexism, Stand Up And Change It, Says Sara Pascoe

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 30.04.2016 | UK

Counting 56 pictures of women in their underwear on a single escalator at Oxford Circus station is one of the reasons Sara Pascoe felt she had to writ...

This Project Calls Out The Blatant Objectification Of Women In Hollywood

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Women in film are being objectified left, right and centre - whether it's on movie posters or the front of your favourite DVD. In fact it's that ingra...

Where Are All The Female Choreographers?

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Visit most town halls across England on a Saturday morning and you’re likely to find dozens of little girls dutifully standing with their feet in fi...

I Am Not the Exception: Everyday Sexism #WhenIWas Campaign

Kate Delaney | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Delaney

I never received any sex and relationship education and I know that had a significant effect on me and my childhood. It won't solve everything, but I am sure it would go a long way to helping this issue and more generally, result in happier and more confident adults.

Time for a Step Change in How Sexism is Tackled in Schools?

Sophie Bennett | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Bennett

The sad fact is, in too many schools across the country sexism just isn't taken seriously enough. Instead, it's trivialised and often ignored. Girls are told 'it's just a bit of harmless fun', 'it's part of growing up' and 'boys will be boys'. This has to stop.

Sexist Culture Grooms Sexist Boys

Rachel Bell | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Bell

Sexualisation, gender stereotypes of both men and women, not seeing girls and women in the media in diverse roles - this all damages boys too. Studies show that even the mildest sexual objectification of women makes men more callous towards them.

Jude Kelly On Finding The Courage To Fight Sexism

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

For many across the globe, as artistic director of the Southbank Centre and the founder of one of the biggest festivals celebrating women - Women of t...

If I May Say So...

Jennifer Evans | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jennifer Evans

As a lesbian living in today's society freedom of speech is a tool I hold dear to my heart. In the UK the LGBTQ community, by law, has the luxury of freedom of speech; some of us are able to embrace it and use it for all its worth. Some of us are not so able to.