UK Sexism

Man Calls Out Supermarket For Selling Kids' Birthday Cards That Portray Gender Stereotypes

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Parents

A former politician has called out Waitrose for selling a selection of children’s birthday cards that portray gender stereotypes for boys and girls....

Women Marching On Saturday Have One Thing They Can Thank Donald Trump For

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK

Millions of women will be taking to the streets around the world the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration to demand equality for all - but there’...

The Badass Woman's Manifesto

Mohadesa Najumi | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mohadesa Najumi

They say the best way to get to know someone is to find out about their weaknesses. Declare your flaws, own them. Accept yourself in all your grandeur. We have given birth to the earth. Your strength is a tower compared to your weaknesses, so stand tall. You are indestructible and there is nothing that you cannot recover from.

What If People Spoke Like They Do In Song Lyrics?

Joanna Taylor | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Joanna Taylor

Content Warning: mention of rape, sexual assault and harassment. In the summer term of my first year at Cambridge I wrote the script to a short come...

Stop Telling Me To Cheer Up! My RBF Has Nothing To Do With Me

Sarah Newton | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Newton

The real problem is that we feel bad when we feel unhappy, we feel the need to hide our sadness because being positive is the in thing. As the adults perhaps we need to lead the way forward here, show young girls that feeling sad is not a bad thing, misery comes and goes and you don't have to smile at anyone if you don't want to.

Women Are Routinely Sexually Harassed While Running Alone, Here Are Their Stories

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Cat called, beeped by passing cars, followed by groups of men, propositioned for sex: these are just a handful of the everyday experiences of women ru...

Tesco Slashes Price Of Women's Razors To Match That Of Men's

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

For years, women have had to pay through the nose for everyday items that were often infuriatingly cheaper for men to buy. But now, the tables are tur...

#WomenNotObjects: How Advertisers Can Help Put A Stop To Rape Culture In 2017

Philip Ellis | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Ellis

This has been a year where misogyny has quite literally trumped empathy. In the United States, the presidential election was won by what Badger simply describes as an "Objectifier in Chief"; leaked audio of Donald Trump casually talking about assaulting women didn't end up hurting his presidential campaign one bit.

A Lesson On Feminism: Courtesy Of The US Election

Kate Delaney | Posted 18.12.2016 | UK
Kate Delaney

This is when I truly understood intersectionality. It was naively racist of me to be outraged that the election result was down to sexism; it was far more down to racism. So how can I truly be fighting for equality of the sexes, if I do not fight for equality in all other aspects? Bluntly, I cannot.

Someone Thought This Was An Appropriate Advert For A Student Housing Office

SWNS | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A letting company advert showing the nearly bare bums of two women has been branded “inappropriate” and in “bad taste”. The display on the fro...

Damning Report Into Campus Sexism Reveals Bullying And Discrimination At Top UK Uni

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Imperial College London has vowed to tackle sexism on campus after a damning report into gender equality found evidence of bullying, discrimination an...

Schoolgirls Slam 'Insulting' Football Guidelines Telling Coaches To Give Out 'Pink Whistles'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A group of schoolgirls have slammed the Football Association (FA) for suggesting the best way to get girls into football is to surround them with pink...

Two Fingers To Perfection: Three Takeaways From The Pirelli 2017 Calendar

Alice White Walker | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Style
Alice White Walker

While this kind of naked might disappoint those who Google "sexiest women in the world" or the "sexiest poker players", here are the top three takeaways from the 2017 Pirelli calendar to say f**k you to perfection.

Men Can Be Feminists, Too

Harriette Drew | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Harriette Drew

Women have been tackling sexism for much longer than men and they are the ones most oppressed by it, so learn from them. Use the power that you have as a man well. Use it to challenge other men's sexist behaviour, because these men will - sadly - listen to you more than to a woman.

The Men Are Revolting

Anthony Lorenzo | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Politics
Anthony Lorenzo

bmm banner.jpg All Trump had to do to win was to expound a version of brash masculinity that people have been crying out for ever since it suddenly wasn't okay to keep slaves, or rape your wife, or sack someone for being black, or force a trans woman to use a male bathroom.

Merriam-Webster Changes Outdated 'Femininity' Definition After Writer Calls Them Out

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Dictionary Merriam-Webster has been forced to change its definition of ‘femininity’ after a writer shared her disapproval of it on Twitter. The d...

Forget 'Mansplaining' - Just Teach The Next Generation That We're All Equal

Annie Ridout | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ridout

Why, if women are feeling marginalised at work and mistreated by their male colleagues, should they be the ones who have to work hard to fix this? But also, let's be honest: once a derogatory comment's been thrown out there - making a phone call for advice on a comeback isn't the cleverest way to respond. You need to do it there and then.

What Kind Of Woman Would Vote For Trump?

Naomi Cooper | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Politics
Naomi Cooper

As the presidency of a man with a documented disregard and dislike for women unfolds, no one will pay more heavily for their own vote than these women. Meanwhile, when asked what kind of woman would vote for Trump, the rest of the educated, civilised world can only reply: a deeply threatened one.

It's The Patriarchy, Stupid.

Clare O'Neill | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK
Clare O'Neill

Privilege is a funny thing because you often don't realise you have it until you lose it. I am privileged enough that I never really understood how di...

Jeremy Paxman's Theory On ‘Sexist’ University Challenge Row Involves A Knitted Toy

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Jeremy Paxman said he is “baffled” over allegations he made “misogynistic and sexist comments” to students on University Challenge, claiming h...

Students Boycott University Challenge Amid Accusations Jeremy Paxman Made 'Sexist' Comments

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Students at the University of Reading have boycotted University Challenge after accusing Jeremy Paxman of making “misogynistic and sexist comments...

Stop Telling Women To Smile

Mandy Gould | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mandy Gould

So let me ask you this: Why do complete and utter strangers deem it necessary to request a smile from my face when it's in rest mode? Just because it made a decision early on in life for said expression to portray a sullen bitch, it's not an invitation for people to demand positivity.

Male Contraceptives - Do We Trust Them?

Frankie Leach | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Frankie Leach

The way men reacted to even the side effects of contraception, makes me very skeptical that they would handle the enormous pressure that comes with taking regular contraception. I would love to live in an ideal world where men could be trusted to take contraceptives, but as far as this entire study has shown, I don't think we're anywhere near ready.

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.