Sexual Harassment

Everyday Sexism: Complacency Won't Serve Feminism

Nicole Davis | Posted 11.04.2014 | 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 31.03.2014 | 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 20.03.2014 | 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 13.03.2014 | 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 14.02.2014 | 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.

WARNING: Read The Sun's Page 3 At Work And You Face A Sexual Harassment Case

The Huffington Post UK | Stephen Hull | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK

Reading The Sun's Page 3 at work can be classed as sexual harassment, a leading lawyer has warned. The claim was made as it was revealed six in 10 ...

Nefertiti in a Gas Mask

Charlotte Allan | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Politics
Charlotte Allan

Walking round Cairo just before the current unrest began, I was shown some stylish graffiti. Staring down at me regally from a wall, was Nefertiti. She didn't look terribly impressed. The Pharonic Queen was wearing a gas mask over her mouth and nose, seemingly preparing for combat, while her eyes seemed to say "Over three thousand years since my reign and I have to put up with this nonsense".

Rapists Are People Too

Ben Acheson | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Acheson

Victims, and society as a whole, must recognise that rape is a crime just like any other and rapists must be punished appropriately for breaking their contract with society. 'Appropriately' is the keyword. No matter how much we want to string them up, our laws should be above human emotion.

Shops Could Face Sexual Harassment Claims Over Lads' Mags

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK

High Street retailers could face sexual discrimination or harassment claims if they continue to stock lads' mags, a group of equal rights lawyers have...

Williams Says Lord Rennard Guilty Of 'Misbehaving'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 09.05.2013 | UK Politics

Baroness Shirley Williams said fellow Liberal Democrat peer Lord Rennard, who is currently being investigated for allegations of sexual harassment, is...

'Inappropriate Behaviour' - Euphemistic Language Is Part of Rape Culture

Chloe Emmott | Posted 04.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Emmott

We do not minimise the reporting of other crimes the way we do sexual violence, we do not describe an argument that ends in violence as 'inappropriate debating techniques' nor do we describe theft as 'inappropriate acquisition of objects'... so why why should it be okay to describe sexual assaults and harassment of women this way?

Edwina Currie Names The MP Who Pinched Her Bottom

Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.02.2013 | UK

Former Conservative Minister Edwina Currie has named a one-time MP who pinched her bottom in the House of Commons. Currie said the culprit had been...

The Yard Moves In On Rennard

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.02.2013 | UK

Scotland Yard is investigating "whether or not criminal activity has taken place" following allegations of inappropriate behaviour towards women by Li...

'A Clumsy Pass'

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 25.02.2013 | UK Politics

Allegations of sexual harassment by a senior Liberal Democrat amount to "a clumsy pass" and have been "blown out of all proportion," a party candidate...

'I Can't Re-Write History'

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 25.02.2013 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg has insisted he has "absolutely nothing to hide" over the sexual harassment claims made against a senior Liberal Democrat. The deputy pr...

Clegg Only Aware Of 'Indirect And Non-Specific Concerns'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.02.2013 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg has said he was only aware of "indirect and non-specific concerns" relating to the sexual misconduct allegations against Lord Rennard. D...

Clegg To Admit Knowing About Lord Rennard Claims

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.02.2013 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg is expected to admit he was aware of general concerns over the behaviour of former Lib Dem chief executive, Lord Rennard. Rennard has be...

Cable: 'Independent' Investigation Into Lord Rennard Claims

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 24.02.2013 | UK

Business Secretary Vince Cable has denied that he or Nick Clegg knew about sexual harassment allegations against a senior Liberal Democrat. The par...

Vince Cable Denies Knowledge Of Sexual Harassment Claims Against Lib Dem Peer

PA | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK Politics

Business Secretary Vince Cable today denied that he or Nick Clegg knew about strongly-denied allegations of inappropriate behaviour towards women by a...