Sexual Harassment

Catcalling; The Heart of the Matter?

Sacha Knop | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sacha Knop

People who are deeply hurting inside, lash out to their environment... Catcalling is one of those 'lashes' and until we see that the men who do it have a need for something essential that they have missed out on or are damaged in, be it love, care, trust or lonelyness, ... this disrespectful behavior will continue.

The Greatest Trick of All Time

Adam Hamdy | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Hamdy

Whether it's campaigners receiving death threats, an actress being harassed for hours in New York, mass kidnappings, genital mutilation, unequal pay, or a programmer receiving death threats over a false allegation of attempted media influence, women seem to get a raw deal in life. It's puzzling that there are so many guys out there that still have such a warped view of what it means to be a man.

Rape Threats and Parody Videos: Men's Reactions to Catcalling Video Show Misogyny at Its Worst

Brogan Driscoll | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Brogan Driscoll

For those of you who think I've lost my sense of humour or am being a hysterical, angry feminist, know that sexual harassment is no laughing matter. The reality is that every single woman has been sexually harassed at some point in her lifetime - and that includes you mothers, sisters, daughters and friends.

Take Back the Streets: Shut Down the Harassers

Sheila Hageman | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sheila Hageman

Instead of being quiet and saying nothing in return, which was how I handled the situations out of fear, women should tell the harassers that what they're doing is wrong. Maybe if these men hear it enough times, they'll get the hint; things will begin to change. And young women won't grow up with a twisted sense of where their value lies.

I've Never Been Sexually Harassed Less Than in Parliament

Mhairi Fraser | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Politics
Mhairi Fraser

I'm disgusted. But I'm not disgusted at Newmark, whose behaviour with supposedly consenting adults is his business, and does not merit being splashed across red tops. I'm disgusted at the despicable 'journalism' that was carried out in my supposed interest... Because the truth is, I have never experienced less harassment than I have in Parliament.

Tackling the 'Pandemic' of Sexual Harassment in Sierra Leone's Universities

Julie Tomlin | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK
Julie Tomlin

"It's now time for there to be an official place to say if you have this problem, you can come here," says Thorpe. "We will be able to challenge the powers that be, no matter who you are, be you a lecturer, be you a president, we'll be able to take you to task. Once we begin to name and shame people, that would be an achievement."

It's Never Okay To Grope Women's Bums, Even For A Prank

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

And the award for sexist idiot of the year goes to...YouTube prankster, Sam Pepper who thinks sexually harrassing women for a laugh is fair game. ...

Watch: This Indian Woman Kung-Fu Kicks The Guy She Claims Sexually Harrassed Her

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Veena Ashiya Chindlur has just shown what happens when you mess with female joggers. While we don't usually condone violence, we can't help but be...

Egypt Confronts Sexual Harassment

Melody Patry | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK
Melody Patry

Mayam Mahmoud is often found commanding the stage rapping her powerful lyrics promoting women's rights. The 19-year old Egyptian rose to prominence after appearing on popular TV show Arabs Got Talent, where her lyrics caught attention for denouncing sexual harassment.

No, I Don't Want to Feel Your Flaccid Penis Against My Backside

Vicky Chan | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Vicky Chan

A couple of months ago, I was sexually assaulted... I was so completely grossed out. I turned around and started shouting things at him. I didn't care if he would yell back or physically assault me further, I was so furious and disgusted that anyone would feel that they could do that to someone.

You Won't Believe These Tales Of Sexual Harassment At Work

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

From indecent remarks to sexual assault, it is estimated that 50% of women have been subject to sexual harassment at some point in their working lives...

Think You've Got It Bad in Egypt? Try Being an Egyptian Woman

Katie Welsford | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK
Katie Welsford

Justice in this instance was swift and - dare we say - rather needlessly violent. What is astonishing is that had Sa'id assaulted an Egyptian woman, nothing would have happened...

Disgruntled Employee Drops Claim That Chef Karmel Made Sexual Advances

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK

The UK's most famous children's cookery writer Annabel Karmel has had claims she fired a sales manager because he spurned her sexual advances withdraw...

Even Up the Odds to Beat Everyday Sexism in Comedy

Lynne Parker | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Comedy
Lynne Parker

A 19 year old novice stand-up comic of our acquaintance was recounting the experience of her first ever gig. She told us that she had been announced on stage by a comedian who said that she had just performed a 'sexual favour' on him backstage.

Everyday Sexism: Complacency Won't Serve Feminism

Nicole Davis | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Nicole Davis

It appears to be a somewhat common belief that political or ideological movements have an endpoint. As if they factor onto a chronological timeline wherein the goals of said movement will eventually be achieved and we can all pat ourselves on the back, wipe our hands of it and look for something else to invest in.

Why Is Workplace Sexism So Prevalent?

Rosie Tallant | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rosie Tallant

This blatant discrepancy between how we think people should be treated at work and how many women are actually treated at work makes workplace sexism one of the easiest forms to spot.

Sexism in Science 101: Mythbusting

Priya Shetty | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Priya Shetty

While I acknowledge that some women genuinely haven't experienced it, the fact that so many senior women scientists refuse to engage with feminist issues bothers me deeply - not because I'm a blinkered women's rights campaigner, but because equality in science matters to me.

Would Celebrating Female Sexuality Help to Reduce Levels of Sexual Violence and Rape?

Heather McIntosh | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Heather McIntosh

Of course, women can technically have casual sex whenever they want. There's no law against it. But there is a deep-seated societal disapproval, which arguably, is just as powerful a deterrent.

What to Say Whenever 'Feminism' Is Blamed for Something Totally Absurd

Mia Freedman | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mia Freedman

Having an interest in women and the issues that affect them has nothing to do with being against anyone, let alone men. Feminism is not unlike civil rights. When black people got the vote, white people did not lose the vote. It simply meant EVERYONE could vote. Same with feminism. Equality is not a finite resource.

10 Things You Need to Know Before You File a Complaint About Sexual Harassment

Suzi Godson | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

Jimmy Saville. Dave Lee-Travis. Rolf Harris. William Roache. Lord Rennard. Say no more. Here's ten things you need to know before file a complaint about sexual harassment.

In Praise of Lecherous Men, a Wellington Without the Beef, Our Green and Pleasant Land

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

"My boyfriend bought me a vegetarian cookbook for Christmas...even though I'm not one," she laughed. Our eyes met and we smiled. Funny, but if a man I was hopeful about gave me a vegetarian cookbook for Christmas, knowing that I'm not one, I think I would run faster than you could say "Jack Rabbit".

Calling Out Catcalling

Emma J Brooke | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emma J Brooke

No, there's only one real reason why certain men catcall. To make women feel like crap. To remind us that they're big and we're small. To reinforce the idea that we're there to be looked up and down and not much else. To make us feel like we only exist to gratify them. To make us feel worthless, degraded and stupid. And it has to stop.

Lib Dem Activists Fight to Uphold Core Values

Naomi Smith | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Politics
Naomi Smith

While such questions remain, the Liberal Democrats should not rush to welcoming Lord Rennard back to a position of prominence in parliament and in policy-making. To do so would be to show that it's 'business as usual' in the old boy's club of Westminster, and would make the Liberal Democrats outspoken apologists of an abusive political culture.

Nick Clegg Demands Apology From Lord Rennard

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Just days after being cleared of sexually harassing party members, former chief executive of the Liberal Democrats Lord Rennard is in open conflict wi...

Risking Rape to Reach a Toilet in India's Slums

Louisa Gosling | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK
Louisa Gosling

A spate of brutal attacks on young women in India's urban centres, most recently a young woman in Calcutta who died after being gang-raped and set on fire, have drawn world attention. But thousands of other women are preyed upon at vulnerable moments, whether it's riding a bus, walking alone or, in the case of girls like Bhawna, looking for a place to relieve themselves.