Sexual Harassment

The Plague of Small Presence Syndrome (SPS) on Social Media and 13 Tips for Dealing with Rude or Offensive People

Sofie Sandell | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK Tech
Sofie Sandell

Everywhere where people connect online some social media users are scared they will log in to their social media accounts only to be met by abuse. The problem is vast. So, too are the consequences.

Would You Like a Side Order of Sexual Harassment With That?

Bronte Huskinson | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Bronte Huskinson

In an ideal world, stuff like this wouldn't be happening. I know that might be too much to ask, no one can control what people say. Just respect the staff of the places you visit. Stop harassing them if they are clearly not interested, and for the love of God leave the 16 year olds alone, making them uncomfortable is far from a joke. Respect the staff. That isn't too much to ask.

To The Man Who Said He'd 'Eat Me' When I Walked Home Alone (And Guys Like Him)

Natasha Hinde | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Hinde

It just so happens that Monday was the first time I'd walked home to my new flat by myself. Usually my other half walks by my side, but for whatever reason on Monday he didn't. And that just so happened to be the day when a menacing man decided to aggressively catcall me.

Time for a Step Change in How Sexism is Tackled in Schools?

Sophie Bennett | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Bennett

The sad fact is, in too many schools across the country sexism just isn't taken seriously enough. Instead, it's trivialised and often ignored. Girls are told 'it's just a bit of harmless fun', 'it's part of growing up' and 'boys will be boys'. This has to stop.

#WhenIWas Is Giving Women Who Suffered Sexual Harrassment A Voice

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

"In middle school, this random guy pushed me against a wall and tried to make out with me. I didn't know who he was." This is one of many disturbing a...

I'm Not Bragging When I Tell You Someone Hit on Me

Jade E. Bradford | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jade E. Bradford

When I was 17 years old a man pulled over an articulated lorry on a busy road to hit on me. I can't be sure, but I think that's when a lifetime of being hit on constantly began. Now wait - before you think "ugh, what is this woman complaining about now?" I'm here to explain why women need to stop thinking other women are bragging when they tell these stories.

Women's History Month: The Forgotten Women of Syria

Thaslima Begum | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK
Thaslima Begum

Syrian refugee women are facing serious human rights violations, exploitation and gender-based violence on a daily basis.

How to Spot an Autistic Woman?

Robyn Steward | Posted 28.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Robyn Steward

So how do you spot an autistic woman? You can't - and that's the problem for many women like me. We get missed or get the wrong diagnosis and even when autistic people get a diagnosis there is often very little in the way of post diagnostic support.

Sexual Violence - the Rite of Passage for Young Girls in the 21st Century?

Esther De La Ford | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Esther De La Ford

When you're a teenager and trying to fit in 'feminism' is almost like a dirty word, so if you're radical you label yourself a 'humanist' because while you don't really understand what feminism means, judging by the reaction of your peers it's not 'cool' and it certainly isn't sexy. Now at 21 years of age I couldn't find one female friend or family member who doesn't label themselves as a feminist, and most of the women in my life have been on the receiving end of some kind of sexual violence at one point or another.

New Statistics Shine a Spotlight on Street Harassment

Laura Bates | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Bates

With brand new statistics from YouGov revealing that 85% of young women have experienced street harassment, the conversation about dealing with everyday sexism in public spaces has never been more urgent.

Rachel McGrath

How These Women Are Using Social Media To Combat Sexual Harassment At Concerts

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel McGrath | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK Entertainment

Women being sexually harassed at music festivals and concerts is hardly a new issue. But in the last 12 months, discussions about it have moved to the...

Sexual Harassment Limits Women's Freedom - Time to Call It Out

Sarah Green | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK
Sarah Green

Each individual jeer or catcall might appear trivial, depending on your viewpoint. But they accumulate. They make a bigger statement about a woman's place, about who is permitted to comment on her body and its desirability, about what she's in the world for, and what's waiting for her if she puts a foot wrong.

85% Of Young Women Have Been Sexually Harassed In Public Places

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Nearly nine in 10 young women have been sexually harassed in public, with only 11% saying someone intervened when they experienced unwanted sexual tou...

Women Are Sharing London Postcodes Of Where They Were Sexually Assaulted In Bid To Reclaim City

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 04.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Women in London are sharing locations to mark instances of sexual harassment, assault or rape around the capital in an attempt to reclaim the city and...

Kesha's Is a Sad, Familiar Story

Mia Doring | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK Entertainment
Mia Doring

I am done with this. I am done. Kesha has received the most cruel of all imagined conclusions, and her courtroom sobs are a warrior cry to all who suffer quietly, swallowing their trauma back down their throats. We can't be what we can't see. When one speaks out, she inadvertently gives permission to the rest of us. Let's speak out. We are stronger together.

One In Five Women Experienced Sexual Harassment At School. I Should Know, I Was One Of Them

Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Hinde

The report on sexual harassment in schools found that of 2,000 British women, 22% experienced some kind of harassment at school including: sexual touching, groping, flashing, sexual assault or rape. It was reading that statistic which triggered the memories of my bruised bum cheek - and not being able to sit down properly for days - to come flooding back to me.

Are Nudes the New Weapon of Sexual Exploitation?

Alexander Morgan | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Alexander Morgan

The message started off with a normal, mundane "Hi, how're you?" - I was out for drinks with friends , I replied sporadically. The messages then started to escalate the conversation to something more risqué; but as I was out with friends, I politely declined.

Does the Service Industry Encourage Sexism?

Rhiannon Tapp | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK
Rhiannon Tapp

We need to consider whether implicitly this part of the job is encouraged, and whether customers themselves could avoid intensifying the underlying dynamics within service environments.

From #eineArmlänge to Friends of Friends : Why does Harassment Seem So Rife During the Holiday Season?

Rhiannon Walsh | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rhiannon Walsh

If any of these occurrences had been done by a stranger or a random club-goer I would probably have shouted or slapped or let the Irish rage bubbling up inside erupt. Instead I kept quiet and for the most part, laughed it off. So as not to cause unnecessary drama amongst friendships or to maintain a polite-ish persona.

A Feminist Radio Show Has Just Launched At Nottingham University

The Huffington Post UK | Chloe Kerr | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A new feminist radio show has been launched on Nottingham University Radio by a student who wants to give women the chance to reclaim their voices. ...

Tesco Delivery Driver Sends Horrifically Obscene Text To Student After Dropping Off Her Shopping

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 27.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A student was left "disgusted" when a Tesco delivery driver sent her a graphic and obscene text after dropping off her shopping. Sofia Isabella, a...

This Group Of Young Women Is Fighting To Stop Groping At Gigs

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A group of young women has launched a campaign to stop sexual harassment at gigs, after one of its teenage members was groped at a concert. Girls A...

Men Must Challenge Lad Culture Too

Richard Brooks | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Richard Brooks

We can't be bystanders. We need to be proactive and lead by example to stop this culture from defining what masculinity 'should' be. We mustn't be complacent, because that leads to complicity. I know I don't want to be responsible for creating exclusive spaces that are only for the few, and not for the student movement in its entirety. Do you?

Reclaiming the Commute: Dealing With Unwanted Attention on Public Transport

Rosie Driffill | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rosie Driffill

I love my commute. There is always a seat, the ticket inspectors make friendly conversation and the view frequently yields animals I've only ever seen in books. This time last year, however, the thought of taking the train would fill me with dread.

Why Sexual Assault No Longer Surprises Me

Tasha Okeke | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tasha Okeke

Recently an article was published detailing how nearly half of females in my university's city has been sexually assaulted. Scarily, this didn't even surprise me.