UK Sexism

Debenhams Under Fire Over 'Sexist' Gruffalo Pyjamas For Boys And Girls

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK Parents

Debenhams has been called out over their “sexist” Gruffalo pyjamas that are different for boys and girls. Gender-neutral campaign group - Let Clot...

Why Google Were Right To Sack Their Sexist Employee

Roanna Carleton-Taylor | Posted 13.08.2017 | UK Tech
Roanna Carleton-Taylor

Yes, Google sacked their sexist employee because he was offensively patronising and gained the company much unneeded negative publicity. But they also sacked him because, as any global corporation knows, the best way to grow and succeed is to recruit high calibre candidates.

Chloë Grace Moretz Reveals She Was Body-Shamed By Older Male Actor At 15 Years Old

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Actor Chloë Grace Moretz has opened up about being body-shamed by a male co-star when she was just 15 years old. Moretz said she was starring alongsi...

Club Night Advert Banned For Being 'Inherently Sexual' And 'Objectifying Women'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

An advert for a club night at Lola Lo has been banned for being “inherently sexual” and promoting irresponsible drinking. The ad, to promote club ...

Pub Slammed For 'Sexist' Sign Advertising 'Naked Waitresses'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A pub has apologised after dividing the internet with a sign some slammed as “sexist”. The Southern Cross pub near Middlesborough came under fire ...

Missguided Forced To Remove 'Send Me Nudes' Sign Branded 'Disgusting' Online

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Missguided has been forced to remove a controversial sign from one of its stores after it was branded “appalling” and “disgusting” by people o...

Chris Evans Defended By Fans Following Criticism For Allowing Five-Year-Old Son To Wear A Dress

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK Parents

Chris Evans has been criticised for allowing his five-year-old son to wear a dress, but it wasn’t long before fans and other parents came to his def...

Parents Accuse Silver Cross Of Being 'In The Dark Ages' With Their 'Play Like Mum' Toy Range

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK Parents

This article has been updated, Silver Cross told HuffPost UK: “Play Like Mum is an independent trading company which is licensed to manufacture doll...

Politician Slaps Down Interviewer After 'Sexist' Questioning Twice In First Day On The Job

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK

Women in British politics are no stranger to being asked pointed questions about their intentions to have a family (Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon be...

Five Ways You Can End The 'Hidden Crisis' Of Period Poverty

Laura Coryton | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK
Laura Coryton

Period poverty has existed for generations across the United Kingdom. Yep, that's right. Women and girls everywhere have been without sanitary products because they cannot afford them or do not have adequate access to them. What that means is that girls have been missing school to deal with their period within the confines of their own homes, and women have been using alternative materials, including "newspapers" and "socks", which pose a serious threat to their health. Yes, it is shocking. Here's what you can do about it.

Sunday Times Sacks Kevin Myers For Anti-Semitic And Sexist Column

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 30.07.2017 | UK

The Sunday Times has sacked writer Kevin Myers for a column slammed as sexist and anti-Semitic. The piece, printed in the Sunday Times Ireland and pub...

Finally, The First Retailer To Cover Customer Cost Of 'Sexist' Tampon Tax

The Huffington Post | Poorna Bell | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The tampon tax has hit two big bouts of controversy this year - first when it was revealed funds from the tax went to an anti-abortion charity, and se...

Morrisons Criticised For 'Sexist' Slogans On Kids' T-Shirts

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK Parents

Morrisons has been criticised for “sexist” slogans on their kids’ T-shirts. Twitter user Shelley Roche-Jacques shared a photo of four T-shirts i...

'Shall I Get You One Of Those In Blue?' How We Limit Our Children When We Label Their Gender

James Millar | Posted 23.07.2017 | UK Parents
James Millar

No parent would knowingly sign up to put barriers in the way of their children's ambition or outlook. And yet we all (ourselves included) do it every day. Whether it's the assumption that girls will want to go to ballet class and boys will like football.

NHS Boss Suggests Men Have Shorter Life Expectancies Because Women ‘Nag Them To Death’

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK

An NHS boss has apologised after suggesting men do not live as long as women because they are “nagged to death” by their wives. Sir Andrew Morris,...

This 'Patronising' Pink 'Beer For Her' Did Not Go Down Well On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

From Bic pens to razors, retailers have come under fire for creating pink products “just for women” time and time again. But it seems they haven...

Subtle Sexism

Georgia Handley | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Georgia Handley

I was at my daughter's nursery graduation recently (yes, they have those now), there was a man in his 50s hired as a party entertainer (let's call him Mr E) for the children. Now, I'm almost certain that he didn't intend to be sexist, but sexist he was.

Sexist Ads Harm People Of Every Gender. Of Course They Should Be Banned

Amelia Womack | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Politics
Amelia Womack

The social, emotional and economic damage tied to gender stereotyping, objectification and unrealistic bodies in advertising is clear. Evidence from academics and public opinion research included in the report all reached the same conclusion.

Even A Woman

Jess Phillips | Posted 16.07.2017 | UK Politics
Jess Phillips

Because politics is so very predictable (and in fact not funny at all) I can already hear the PMQs exchange that with ensue. No doubt they will wheel out Theresa May to remind everyone that because she is a woman the Tories are better so na nah nah nah na. Sadly for the Tories having a woman PM seems to be the end goal rather than the thing that could be beginning of the change. The end goal is not a woman in the top job, the end goal is that all women get to progress.

8 Times Andy Murray Called Out Sexism (And Secured Himself As A Feminist Hero)

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Andy Murray may have crashed out of Wimbledon in a shock quarter-final, but he still proved himself a hero in many people’s eyes. In a post-match pr...

Serena Williams Has A Lot Of Time For Andy Murray After He Called Out Casual Sexism

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Andy Murray won a lot of fans when he called out casual sexism at Wimbledon - and Serena Williams is one of them. Earlier this week, Murray interrupte...

In Defence Of TfL's New Gender-Neutral Announcements

Will Nicholl | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Will Nicholl

We should embrace this decision by TfL not because it doesn't hurt anyone but improves the lives of a few, but because it is the beginning of a positive process that will improve the lives of us all. Deconstructing gender norms is the first step towards accepting rather than tolerating the transgender community, breaking the glass ceiling, and encouraging men and boys suffering from depression to seek help.

Women's Tennis Association Asks Fans To Vote For 'Best Dressed' Female Player, Gets Served

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Less than 24 hours after Andy Murray was praised for calling out a reporter for overlooking female tennis players, another sexism row has kicked off a...

Women Reveal The Aspects Of Their Lives Most Men Are Unaware Of

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Women on Reddit have been sharing the highs and lows of daily life that they believe most men are unaware of. While some of the responses are humorous...

Men Are Not The Enemy

Naomi Cooper | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Naomi Cooper

When we talk of men in dismissive, insulting tones, we lose our own battle to achieve equality. When men attempt to join in a conversation, they mustn't be silenced on account of the behaviour of men several generations before them.