UK Sexism

School Accused Of ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Sexism After Telling Parents To Measure Girls' Skirts

SWNS | Amy Packham | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Parents

A school has been accused of sexism straight out of the ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ after asking parents to measure the length of their daughters’ skirt...

Boob Nail Art Is Helping To Free The Nipple, And It's Cool AF

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Style

Boob nail art has a powerful agenda. Featuring nipples in all shapes, colours and sizes - even including piercings - the statement making design make...

Bic Forced To Discontinue Pink Lighter After It Went Down Like A Lead Balloon

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Bic has been forced to discontinue a pink lighter after it was called out for sexism. The product in question - known as Miss Bic Flex - is a pink lig...

Bar's On Point Sign Will Make You Think Twice Before Harassing Female Bartenders

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If a female bartender is being nice to you, that isn’t your cue to harass her. It may sound like common sense, but a bar in Devon has created a sign...

Tory Plan To Fight Gender And Race Pay Gap Isn't Enough, Campaigners Say

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK

The Tories’ policy pledge to fight the “injustice” of the gender and race pay gap doesn’t go far enough, campaigners have said. The party will...

James Nesbitt Takes A Stand Against Acting Industry Sexism In Impassioned TV Baftas Speech

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Entertainment

James Nesbitt used an appearance at Sunday (14 May) night’s TV Bafta Awards to take a stand against inequality in the acting industry. Presenting t...

Sky Sports' Hayley McQueen Says Female Presenters 'Have To Work Twice As Hard' As She Addresses Sexism

The Huffington Post | Rachel McGrath | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Entertainment

Sky Sports’ Hayley McQueen has spoken out about the sexist criticism she faces, stating she feels female presenters have to work harder to avoid nas...

9 Female Work Collectives Helping Women Get Ahead In 2017

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

From glass ceilings and the gender pay gap to maternity discrimination and sexual harassment, the odds are stacked against women in the working world....

Female Gamers: The Moral Case And The Business Case In A Post #Gamergate World

Ian P Buckingham | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Tech
Ian P Buckingham

As a father I find the debacle worrying. But as a businessman I find it plain stupid. Morality aside, sexism, in any form, is poison for profits. To put it bluntly, sexism alienates at least 50% of potential customers not to mention talented developers able to connect authentically with female audiences and thereby grow additional revenue streams.

A Woman At Work: The Surprising Parts We Don't Want To Talk About

Sakthy Selvakumaran | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK
Sakthy Selvakumaran

I am sharing this now because I do not want to see the young people I meet, work with or supervise go through the same things. I want people not just to promote strong women as publicity figures, but consider the workplace culture for all women and men who feel uncomfortable or are unnecessarily held back. And people shouldn't have to feel scared to speak out, for fear that it would be considered against them in future professional endeavours.

Government Stabs Women In The Back With High Heels

Claire Hargreaves | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Claire Hargreaves

The news that employers can still legally force women to wear high heels to work is yet another blow to the attempt to free the shackles from around women's feet.

Men In High Heels? I Won't Insist

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

Hard to know what to wear these days without causing offence. Burka? Not this season. Flats? Hmm. Tricky. I'd like to think I might be the best judge...

Tackling Issues At Their Roots: The 'Gap' Still Remains For Gender Pay Gap Reporting

Professor Binna Kandola | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK
Professor Binna Kandola

For us to progress, we must move past the realm of simply reporting and observing. Even though examining the difference between male and female salaries is an excellent place to start, we must begin to broaden our understanding and endeavour to undertake contextual analyses of women in the working world so we can combat the roots of gender inequality, rather than the symptoms that come to fruition as a result of them.

Men Tell Sexist Or Homophobic Jokes Because They 'Feel Their Masculinity Is Being Threatened'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A study has confirmed what we guessed all along: men who crack sexist or homophobic jokes are insecure about themselves. According to new research, s...

Someone At Co-Op Thought This 'Sexist' Easter Egg Advert Was A Good Idea

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The Co-op has been accused of perpetuating “sexist” gender stereotypes through its latest advert for Easter eggs. The ad, which appeared in newspa...

JK Rowling Has Absolutely No Time For This Man's Nonsense Comments About Women

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 02.04.2017 | UK

JK Rowling has once again proved she’s not just the Queen of children’s fiction but also of withering Twitter put-downs. Chuck Woolery, a US games...

Parliament Square Is Finally Getting A Statue Of A Woman

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 02.04.2017 | UK

The first statue of a woman is finally to be erected in London’s Parliament Square. A sculpture of suffragist Millicent Fawcett will be put up outsi...

Amid The Silliness, Women Are Sharing Unbelievable Stories That Are #NotAnAprilFool

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 01.04.2017 | UK

While we all did our best to not be caught out by April Fool’s gags on Saturday, the Women’s Equality Party (WEP) has used the day to highlight re...

Video Games Are Making Teenagers More Sexist, Says New Study

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Tech

As anyone who has ever played Grand Theft Auto can attest video games have not, in the past, exactly been known as bastions of female empowerment and ...

Estate Agent To Remove 'Sexist' Advert Following Backlash

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

An estate agent has vowed to remove a “sexist” advert after it received widespread backlash online. The ad, for Marsh & Parsons estate agent, feat...

Women Share The First Time They Were Shamed For Clothes After United Airlines Leggings Controversy

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

On Sunday United Airlines was accused of “sexism” after reportedly stopping three girls from boarding a plane because they were wearing leggings. ...

Women Are Sharing The Most Infuriating Cases Of 'Mansplaining' They've Experienced

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When a man explains something to a woman because he doesn’t think her tiny female brain can quite understand it, that’s “mansplaining” - and i...

The World Needs Angry Mothers

J.J. Barnes | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Parents
J.J. Barnes

all women everywhere Now I'm not just an angry woman, I'm an angry mother and an angry feminist, and I have to assume that anyone who isn't angry simply doesn't know the truth, because how can anybody good, anybody who cares about other people, not be angry?

KitchenAid Called 'Sexist' For Advertising Pink Cooking Appliances 'For Women'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Kitchen appliance brand KitchenAid has found itself in hot water over an advert on its website featuring pink products. The ad, which featured the pro...

Would You Be Happy Flying With A Female Pilot?

Alex Altman | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK
Alex Altman

I'm about to board the morning flight from Heathrow to New York and I am reminded of a conversation some months ago with a (female) colleague. She told me of her discomfort - I think she actually said horror - as she was boarding a flight and noticed the pilot was a woman.