Sexual Harassment

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 11.12.2015 | 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.

Woman Tracks Down Stranger Who Bravely Confronted Her Sexual Harasser

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A woman who was sexually harassed on a bus has tracked down the man who confronted her attacker so she could personally thank him for his help. Las...

Nearly One In Five Students Were Sexually Harassed During First Week Of University, Report Claims

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Nearly one in five students were sexually harassment during their first week at university, a survey has claimed.While 17% of the 2,600 students who ...

King's College London Says 'It Stops Here' to Sexual Harrasment

Mariya Hussain | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Mariya Hussain

As new students begin their time at university, the fact that more than a third of female students have reported experiences of unwanted advances in the form of groping and touching, and that 67% of students have heard rape or sexual assault jokes on campus, hangs over universities across the country.

BBC Reporter Sexually Harassed During Sexual Harassment Report

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A BBC journalist has been heckled by men while filming a report on sexual harassment in Nottingham. BBC Radio Nottingham uploaded footage of the in...

Half Of Young Women Feel Unsafe When Alone In Parks

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Three quarters of young women's lives are negatively affected by anxiety about sexual harassment, a shocking new report has found. More than half o...

"Oops, I Thought This Was My Tinder Account"

Lily Lovett | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Lily Lovett

A bunch of trashy newspapers ran smug stories (what's new pussycat?) where their glee and excitement shone through as they proclaimed that Proudman has made comments from her PERSONAL Facebook account to MEN SHE KNOWS praising them for their appearance. Er yeah and? I really am failing to see this so called hypocrisy the cretins are highlighting.

Could Lad Culture Become Illegal? Sajid Javid Vows To 'End Evil' Of Sexual Harassment On Campus

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Lad culture could soon become a criminal offence after business secretary Sajid Javid vowed to "end the evil" of sexual harassment on campus. Javid...

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 07.09.2015 | 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...