Sexual Harassment

Is Segregation Really the Way to Stop Sexual Assaults?

Suzanne Virdee | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzanne Virdee

As a woman I don't want to live in a society where all women as regarded as 'temptresses' and men are labelled as poor beings who can't control their sexual urges. That view is insulting to women and men. It also sends shivers down my spine.

The Worst Part About Harassment? It's Not Just on Trains

Georgina Hayes | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Georgina Hayes

The optional segregation of women is actually counterproductive; it suggests that we are the temptation that needs to be removed from the harassment equation. Isn't it more productive to actually challenge harassment and objectification culture?

We Need to Tackle Street Harassment

Anneliese Midgley | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Politics
Anneliese Midgley

Today Jeremy Corbyn issued his policy on combating street harassment. We are two of the women that were involved in suggesting the seven proposals outlined in this document. This year alone we have been on empty Tube carriages while a man has masturbated, been followed home, felt the need to abort journeys on public transport, and felt wary to report assault to the police.

Rod Liddle Pens Eye-Watering Attack On Guardian Columnist's Sexual Harassment

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK

Spectator journalist Rod Liddle has penned a deeply sarcastic response to a female Guardian columnist who revealed her experience of being groped and ...

If We Want to Tackle Sex Offences, More Institutions Need to Take a Leaf Out of the British Transport Police's Book

Verity Ryan | Posted 23.08.2015 | UK
Verity Ryan

Figures showing a 25% increase in sex offences reported to the British Transport Police (BTP) have been met with a tsunami of women sharing their own experiences of assault and harassment.

Cara Opens Up About Sexual Harassment In The Fashion World

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Entertainment

Cara Delevingne has opened up about her own experiences of sexual harassment in the fashion industry. READ MORE: Which A-Lister Just Revealed This...

More Sex Crimes Are Being Reported On Britain's Railways

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK

The number of sex offences on Britain's railways increased last year while recorded crime went down for the 11th year in a row. There were 1,399 se...

'Speak To Your Sexual Assaulter First' - Universities Aren't Addressing Lad Culture, Damning Report Finds

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Almost half of universities don't have a formal policy on sexual harassment, with one institution telling students speaking to their attackers is the ...

After Reading This Article, the First Thing I Did Was Join the Women's Equality Party

Stefan Rollnick | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Stefan Rollnick

In a recent article on Breitbart.com, a website well known for its Fox News-esque drivel, a man of less integrity than a soggy digestive biscuit wrote...

FYI

Tracey Agyeman | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tracey Agyeman

As the truth stands, we must all take responsibility and speak out against injustices in whatever form they may take because we are, to a great extent, accountable for the world's emancipation, empowerment and evolvement.

Comedian Turns The Tables To See How Guys React To Street Harassment

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Comedy

We're guessing any men watching this either commit drive-by harassment themselves, or didn't know it happened. In a pretty hilarious social experim...

Scientist Agony Aunt Tells Reader To 'Put Up' With Colleague Ogling Her Chest

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

And the award for most inappropriate piece of advice ever goes to... Science magazine's career advice columnist, Alice Huang (aka Ask Alice), who r...

Reports Of Sexual Offences On London Transport Are Soaring

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK

The number of sexual offences reported on London's public transport network is soaring. There were 34.7% more sexual offences reported on the netwo...

There's A 'Profoundly Worrying' Culture Of Sexual Harassment, Warns Oxford University Professor

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

There is a "profoundly worrying" culture of sexual harassment and groping at a college atOxford University, the principal of the college in question h...

Woman Calls Police About Sexual Harassment, The Internet Reacts... By Harassing Her Further

Brogan Driscoll | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Brogan Driscoll

By way of social experiment, I posted Smart's story to Facebook and Twitter to find out what exactly what people thought of her story. Responses were almost always vile or ignorant so I've rounded up some of the most common criticisms, with my own simple explanations as to why they are bullshit.

Why I Support the Report It to Stop It Campaign

Nadia Henderson | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nadia Henderson

When I watched British Transport Police's recent Report It to Stop It video, posted on Transport for London's YouTube channel on 13 April, I felt a chilling familiarity with the ordeal portrayed. I identified strongly with the victim's sense of powerlessness as she is being assaulted, unable to speak out or use any force to deter her harasser.

Everyday Sexism's Laura Bates On Starting A Worldwide Movement For Equality

Posted 19.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Three years ago today, Laura Bates started the Everyday Sexism project in a bid to highlight the casual sexism experienced by women around the world o...

This Video Shows Shocking Sexual Harassment On The Tube

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK

Police are launching a crackdown on unwanted sexual behavior on London’s public transport with a shocking new video. The British Transport Police...

Street Harassment: Would You Talk Like That to Your Mother?

Xavier Toby | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Xavier Toby

Mothers, daughters, women, they're not objects for your sexual gratification but people and anyone who doesn't treat them as such, well you're the ones who don't deserve any respect. I just don't know what goes through the minds of these men. Who thinks this is okay, then kisses their wife and daughter goodnight, and doesn't see the problem?

UEA Takes Steps Toward a Sexual Harassment-Free Campus in 2015

Sophie Jackson | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie Jackson

The University of East Anglia is taking a powerful step toward making students safer from sexual harassment on campus this year. This Monday, 12th January, they are launching the Never OK campaign, a strong visual campaign created to challenge sexual harassment...

Sexual Violence in North Korea: Giving a Voice to NK Refugees in the UK

Niki O'Brien | Posted 08.03.2015 | UK
Niki O'Brien

With a renewed international focus on human rights in North Korea, female refugees are increasingly sharing their stories, giving us a greater understanding of sexual violence and in subsequent countries of asylum.

Ukip Boss In Harassment Row Steps Down - Despite Being Cleared By Party

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip general secretary Roger Bird has been cleared by an inquiry of wrong-doing over his relations with former candidate Natasha Bolter, but has agree...

A London Council Is Getting Tough On Nightclub Bum Pinchers

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Preskey | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

For most women, being groped or hearing sexist and threatening comments in a nightclub is simply an unpleasant norm. How many of us would think to rep...

How Common Is Sexual Harassment In The Military?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A Reddit user asked the internet how common sexual harassment is in the military - the replies she has received are truly shocking. The woman (user...

Star Ukip Candidate 'Quits Over Sexual Harassment' In Interview

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK

Ukip has suspended its general secretary Roger Bird over allegations that he sexually harassed a female party member on the day he interviewed her to ...