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.

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?

Am I A Feminist?

Sophie Farrow | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Farrow

Do I burn my bras? Nah! Do I go out walking the streets for equal pay for men and women in the work place? Nope! But not through not wanting to, from life swallowing me up. But do I have a voice when I am standing up for what I believe in? Hell, yes, I do!

Is Electronic Dance Music Inherently Sexist?

Carl Loben | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Carl Loben

Women are under-represented in lots of professions, but music and the arts are generally thought to be areas where there is at least a modicum of equality. In rock music, for instance, the battles have been fought -- and largely won -- over gender parity, a plethora of female musicians (guitarists, drummers etc) proving that women can rock just as well as men.

Sex Work and Interpretive Labour

Rose Gibbs | Posted 14.08.2016 | UK
Rose Gibbs

Clearly while decriminalising sex work will not put an end to the abuse and trafficking of vulnerable people (who are mostly women and girls), it may however help in preventing these activities.

11 Of The Most Shocking Sexist Advertising Fails

The Huffington Post UK | Emily Kelly | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

This week, BIC South Africa made jaws around the world drop with an ad for National Women's Day with the slogan 'Look like a girl, Act like a lady, T...

Amal Clooney Shuts Down Journalist's Sexist Question

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Amal Clooney has shut down a sexist journalist in the best way ever after being asked about her outfit choice. The human rights lawyer and activist...

Who The Hell Puts 'No Gag Reflex' On A Baby Gro?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Online retailer, CafePress has again come under fire for selling sexually explicit baby gros as well as clothing for toddlers and baby accessories inc...

Feminism Is For Men Too

Jack Fletcher | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Fletcher

Feminism is about gender equality, with a focus on trying to reduce the social disparity that women are subject to when compared to men. Shock horror! Women can be as successful and able as men... who would have thought?

#Awkward: Putin Gives Abbott The Cold Shoulder

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK

If there is one person in the world not to annoy, it's probably Vladimir Putin. Unfortunately for Australia's new Prime Minister Tony Abbott, there...

'It's Like A Very Sexist Meat Market'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK

A police fitness test has been slammed for being conducted in conditions "like a sexist meat market." Drastic measures need to taken in order to i...

'Abortion Is The Easy Way Out'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK

SEE ALSO: 10 pictures of Tony Abbott in eye-wateringly tight sportswear with appropriately sarcastic commentary Tony Abbott has enjoyed a landslide...

Why Robin Thicke Has Blurred My Lines

Charlie O'Brien | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Charlie O'Brien

As a woman I don't think I'm supposed to like the lyrics to Blurred Lines. I definitely don't think I'm supposed to like the video. I'm talking about the banned version where all three girls are naked and basically submissive throughout. (It's very easy to find on the internet by the way). OK, let's get down to it...

Don't Put Me in a Box

Charlie O'Brien | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Charlie O'Brien

I'm completely used to people (usually men) assuming that I am a bimbo because I have blonde hair. Can I not have blonde hair AND a 1st Class Degree? Is it not possible that I may enjoy watching Keeping Up With the Kardashians AND Panorama?

Sitting on the Offence

Bennett Arron | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK Comedy
Bennett Arron

I'm often asked if it's okay for a black/Jewish/Muslim comedian to make jokes about their race/religion or for a woman to talk about how bad her boyfriend is in bed bearing in mind that when men speak in a derogatory fashion about their wives or girlfriends it's considered sexist... The question is, have we become too sensitive? Are we already looking for offence when it doesn't actually exist?

Boots Forced To Remove Sexist Girls And Boy Signs From Toys

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Please, someone find the person responsible for Boots' in-store signage and gently suggest they spend some away from the shop floor. And people's feel...

'Raunch Culture' Behind Beauty Pageants And Pole Dancing Classes

PA | Posted 31.05.2013 | UK

Women's liberation has been turned back 40 years by a new "raunch culture" that has led to "beauty pageants" being staged by student unions and pole-d...

David Cameron's 'Sexist Public Toilets' Slammed

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 02.03.2013 | UK Politics

A town in David Cameron's constituency is accused of having the most sexist public loos policy in Britain, forcing women to shell out 10p to spend a p...

WATCH: Warwick SU President Under Fire For Boozy Bra Unhooking Video

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A video of Warwick Students’ Union President unhooking a woman’s bra during a boozy party has emerged – just as he stands for re-election. N...

Vaz Accused Of Sexism After Home Secretary 'Diet' Remark

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.02.2013 | UK Politics

A senior Labour backbencher has been accused of sexism after suggesting Cabinet minister Theresa May was "looking a bit thin". Keith Vaz, chairman ...

Is it Okay if Our Definitions of Feminism Aren't 100% the Same?

Emma Gannon | Posted 10.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Gannon

Unfortunately the question appears now to not only be "are you a feminist?" but more "are you a feminist like me?" But, I ask, do the minor details really matter that much? When asking on Twitter "what does feminism mean to you?" every single reply I received was unique.

Sexist Lyrics and the Twenty-Something

Amelia Charman | Posted 04.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Amelia Charman

It's laughable that we consider ourselves forward thinking when it it comes to sexism and actually believe that it doesn't really exist anymore, but as long as the likes of Eminem and Chris Brown are allowed to clog our airwaves, 1950s attitudes to women will live on.

Could Your New Boyfriend Be Fan Of Beat-Up Anita Sarkeesian Game?

The Huffington Post | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 13.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Evidence of abusive attitudes towards women became apparent last week, when Huffpost Lifestyle highlighted the existence of a sick online game in whic...

11 Facts About Women You May Have Forgotten

Anna French | Posted 01.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Anna French

It may seem that I am stating the obvious here, but judging by things I've heard recently a reminder may be in order.

Whether it's Chris Evans saying that women are much better at making beds than men or a woman's voice suddenly rising above the murmur on the bus, saying "well duuuh, all women love shoes", everyone seems to have an opinion on what women are like.

WATCH: Is This Video Sexist? It's Raising A Few Shaped Eyebrows

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 23.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A video which has been made to encourage more girls to consider science as a career has been branded "offensive" and "sexist". Science: It's A Girl...