UK Sexism

As A Female Cyclist, I Wish I Could Rip Off A Cat Caller's Wing Mirror And Get Away With It

Brogan Driscoll | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Brogan Driscoll

I'm not an advocate of criminal damage or vandalism. I'd also like to think I'm above the whole 'an eye for an eye' thing. But when a woman is accosted or grabbed by a stranger, does that not also constitute vandalism and violence?

In Defence Of Diane Abbott

Skylar Baker-Jordan | Posted 19.02.2017 | UK Politics
Skylar Baker-Jordan

Like so many Black women, it's rarely her performance, but her personhood, which is attacked. For 30 years Diane Abbott has endured misogynoir and unwarranted abuse from all corners. It's time her political opponents to start criticising her record and stances, not her race and sex.

Body Shaming Vs Censorship: The Problem With Protein World's Khloe Kardashian Advert

Anna Tippett | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Tippett

However, should we as a society be concerned about the implications of this? Do such adverts really contribute to a culture of body shaming which places unrealistic expectations on young women and girls? And, if such adverts are to be removed or censored, where do we draw the line?

Why Men Use 'Daddy Issues' To Assassinate Our Characters

Mohadesa Najumi | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mohadesa Najumi

What does 'daddy issues' mean? It goes back to Freudian phycology which states that our parents are a pivotal influence in our lives. According to Sigmund Freud, we chose partners that resemble our parents because they are the very first interaction we had in the world with the opposing sex.

My Journey Through Internalised Misogyny

Molly Thompson | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Molly Thompson

The amazing thing about growing up through all of that misogyny is coming out the other end and realising that it's all completely ridiculous. I started questioning every judgement I made. After making a comment about a half-naked female singer on TV, I would then ask myself, who taught you that that's wrong?

Bedroom Talk: The Weight Of Our Words

Fran Carruthers | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Fran Carruthers

The media, and its constant preoccupation with passing judgement on the aesthetics of female bodies, has found its way into the subconscious impulses of men and boys everywhere.

Activism, No Longer A Dirty Word

William Crona | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
William Crona

The term 'activist' should really be stripped of its obnoxious (and in many cases unfair) connotations and begin to be understood exactly as what it really means: acting resolutely in accordance with ones most dearly held principles. The crowds that have been marching in unity throughout the world show that this process is already under way and I urge every one of us to raise their banner alongside them in solidarity.

If Only Cinderella Had Worn Dr Martens

Jethro Shirley-Smith | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Parents
Jethro Shirley-Smith

hat am I really supposed to say to my daughter, honestly? Yes, darling, you can grow up to be a strong, independent lady with ambition, with hope and drive, just make sure you wear what others want you to wear, do what others tell you to do, accept the names they call you and don't complain about.

I Don't Need High Heels And Lipstick To Be Professional

Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK
Sarah Ann Harris

Looking smart and looking glamorous are two different things. Ask your employees, male and female, to look smart, by all means. But forcing them to wear deeply uncomfortable shoes simply so they can look glamorous isn't right.

Piers Morgan Said It's Okay To Force Women To Wear Heels And It Didn't Go Down Well

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK

Piers Morgan has sparked outrage by insisting that it is not “unreasonable” for companies to force women to wear high heels at work. His comments ...

Women 'Left Embarrassed And In Pain By Companies Forcing Them To Wear Heels'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK

Businesses are still unlawfully forcing female employees to abide by dress codes - including the mandatory wearing of high heels - that leave them in ...

I Hate Compliments; Only My Opinion Matters!

Sarah Newton | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Newton

Tuesday, 24th of January is national compliment day and I urge you to not compliment another, don't be so shallow as to pass a fleeting comment on the colour of someone's dress or how good their make-up is. You are doing nothing for womankind or the person's self-esteem and sense of worth.

The Long And The Short Of It: Are Some Schools Failing Our Girls With The Way They Police Skirt Length?

Michelle Beckett | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Michelle Beckett

When I complained to the school, I was astonished that this position was defended under the guise of "we are just trying to protect the girls, as there are bad people out there". When I pointed out they were giving the message that their short skirts would make them somehow culpable if they did get attacked, they struggled to see the relationship.

Maria Miller Politely But Perfectly Schools Piers Morgan On Everyday Sexism

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK

Maria Miller had a brilliant response to being interrupted by Pier Morgan while discussing Donald Trump live on television on Monday morning. The Cons...

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...