UK Sexism

Fawcett Awards Medals For Worst Offenders In The #SexistOlympics

Sam Smethers | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Sport
Sam Smethers

Perhaps by the time Tokyo 2020 rolls around, we will begin to see female athletes' and commentators sporting abilities and talents the primary focus of media attention. We have also seen women across the world achieving some remarkable things and being duly credited for them. However, despite 39% of team GB medal-winners being women, it is still an arena in which women are treated as second-class competitors.

Black Model Takes Over Ireland's Twitter Account, Gets Bombarded By Racist Abuse

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK

A black woman who took over the official Ireland community Twitter account says she was forced to log out for her own wellbeing after receiving a tira...

Vintage Clip Of Helen Mirren Shutting Down Sexism Proves She's Always Been A Legend

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

An old-school clip of Dame Helen Mirren shutting down sexism is reminding us all what a queen she is. The short film shows the actress being interview...

The Gold, Silver And Bronze Of Media Sexism At Rio Have Been Awarded

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK

British sport may have scaled to new heights at the 2016 Olympic Games, but according to a new report it’s our media and commentators who will be wi...

Girl Receives Explicit Message After Posting Photo Of Her Headphones, Puts Guy In His Place

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A teenager has called out a man who sent her a sexually explicit message after she shared a photo of a bog-standard inanimate object online. Catrin Wi...

What's It Really Like To Be Sexually Harassed At Work?

Olivia Petter | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Petter

But what exactly do we identify as sexual harassment? Is it a crude joke, an 'accidental' leg graze, an inappropriate comment?

This Year's Olympics Coverage Could Signify A Turning Point In Sports Reporting

Brogan Driscoll | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Brogan Driscoll

At best ignorant, at worst deliberate, the sheer volume of foot-in-mouth moments across broadcast, print and digital is deeply concerning. Especially when so many viewers will be oblivious to the subtle (and sometimes in-your-face) messages that shape attitudes for the worst.

You Don't Need To Be Andy Murray To Recognise And Support The Achievements Of Women

Poorna Bell | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

What we need from men most, is their support in the smallest of moments - from meetings in the boardroom to banter in the pub. When someone says something sexist or renders women invisible, please say something about it.

Newsflash, Olympic Female Athletes Are Not Your Barbie Dolls

Tasha Okeke | Posted 14.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Tasha Okeke

These athletes sacrifice a lot to work hard and travel to Rio to compete and achieve greatness from their athletic ability which gets dwindled down to how they look. It ignores the countless hours, pain they've endured to work so hard to be recognised in their talent and craft

This Leisure Centre Told Women They Couldn't Swim On Their Periods

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A woman called out her local leisure centre over a “misogynistic” sign telling women not to go in the pool while on their period. Sophie Tabatadze...

The Left's Abandon of Females

Julian Vigo | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK
Julian Vigo

Politics revolves around what is seen and what can be said about it, around who has the ability to see and the talent to speak, around the properties ...

US Broadcaster Called Out For 1950s-Style Sexism For This Headline On Olympics Star

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK

A major US broadcaster that was criticised for focusing on an Olympic swimmer’s nail polish instead of her four medals has become the latest media o...

BBC Forced To Apologise For 'Horrendous Casual Homophobia' Olympics Commentary

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK

Here's Paul Hand's kiss-cam commentary from the Kuznetsova v Konta match. #tennis (sorry for poor quality)— Lee (@yelnat...

Sexual Harassment At Work Affects 63% Of Young Women

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK

Sexual harassment is leaving victims feeling “ashamed and frightened” as new research shows that nearly two thirds of young women have experienced...

Gotta Catch 'Em All

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

Though I am still a neophyte to the weird and wonderful world of Pokemon, I like to think that I can now distinguish Pikachu from Sandshrew; more important to me, though, is the great usefulness of the app in initiating difficult conversations about sexism in Antiquity and today. Perhaps I shall even include it in the syllabus the next time that I teach Ovid!

Ex-Top Cop Reveals Fears For Female Crime Victims Amid 'Sexist' Police Cullture

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK

A former police chief who has spoken out about the force’s “sexist, money-grabbing” culture said she despairs for female crime victims knowing h...

The Warped Gender Politics of the Red Light District

Joanna Taylor | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Joanna Taylor

The Red Light District is effectively a safe space for creepy men; a place where they feel comfortable to openly air their sexist behaviours and leer at women because, being dominated by other creepy men, it feels like their territory. But I hold out hope that their backward views on masculinity and femininity are being eroded...

Renee Zellweger Pens Powerful Post On A Woman's Worth

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Renee Zellweger has spoken out against double standards in the media, whereby a woman’s worth is measured solely by her appearance. And we applaud h...

Forget Helen Skelton’s Dress, Mark Foster’s ‘Short Shorts' Have Created Their Own Frenzy

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK

Social media users could hardly believe their eyes on Saturday night when former Olympian Mark Foster appeared in a pair of shorts while presenting th...

Helen Skelton's Dress Causes Sexism Storm, She Casually Proves She Doesn't Give A S**t

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

It’s 2016 and we still can’t seem to get our heads around the fact that women are more than what they wear. Yesterday, Twitter users went into me...

What Orlando's Penis Tells Us About Equality

Emma Critchley | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Emma Critchley

I have become alarmed by the sexist attitude towards Orlando. I have seen whole newspaper articles dedicated to Orlando's willy. There are wars going on; people being killed, but we all need to know if Orlando's willy is an aubergine or a chipolata - apparently he is an aubergine. The world has gone mad for Orlando's aubergine and that is sexist.

Kim Kardashian Doesn't Think She's A Feminist Even Though She Actually Is

The Huffington Post | Poorna Bell | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Kim Kardashian was asked to give the keynote speech at the BlogHer conference on Friday - a conference to celebrate women content creators when she re...

'Misogynistic' Sprite Advert Pulled After Major Backlash

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A “sexist” Sprite advert has been pulled after prompting a major public backlash. The ad, which was spotted on the website, was part of the...

Gap Kids Advert Slammed For Being 'Sexist'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 02.08.2016 | UK Parents

Clothing brand Gap Kids has been accused of profiling “sexist” stereotypes of girls and boys. The store sent out their clothing campaign to UK cus...

Top Ad Executive Told To Go On Leave For Comments On Women Workers

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 31.07.2016 | UK

The executive chairman of advertising agency Saatchi and Saatchi has been told to go on leave after suggesting women do not have “vertical ambition...