Sexual Harassment

Sex for Grades: The Sexual Harassment of Girls in Mozambique

Johanna Higgs | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK
Johanna Higgs

While poverty remains one of the greatest shadows over the country it seems that the rights of girls and women will be put on hold. Morality seems to have been put on hold as well, at least in Mozambican schools.

Women in Close Combat Units Will Not Compromise Operational Effectiveness But They Will Challenge the Masculine Status Quo

Nicola De Maine | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK
Nicola De Maine

There is no place for a culture where either women or men feel pressurised to conform to masculine ideals. Allowing both sexes to serve in all units throughout the Armed Forces is a step closer to achieving a military that is truly progressive.

Working Together to Prevent Sexual Assault at Festivals

Joanna Fellowes | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Joanna Fellowes

I feel the unsavoury topic of sexual assaults at festivals needs to be addressed. Talking about sexual assault brings the same challenges, of awareness and communication, both inside and outside the boundaries of a festival - it ranges anywhere from taboo (I can only imagine how many incidents go unreported) to sensationalist, scaremongering headlines. I'm conscious that by sticking my head above the parapet I risk offending - but in the spirit of The Secret Garden Party and what we hope it stands for, writing this is a risk worth taking.

Sexual Harassment: I've Had Enough

Johanna Higgs | Posted 26.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Johanna Higgs

This world was built for everyone. Not just for one gender. This is a woman's world, yes it is. The abuse needs to stop and it needs to have stopped yesterday. Everyone needs to be part of this to make it happen. When you stand up against abuse, you are protecting and you are setting an example.

Girls 'Wear Shorts Under Skirts' To Avoid Harassment At School

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Parents

Schoolgirls are choosing to wear shorts under their skirts to avoid sexual harassment, a discussion in parliament has revealed. The Women and Equalit...

Model Shares Troll's D**k Pic To Raise Awareness Of Sexual Harassment Online

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Model and blogger Stina Sanders is sick and tired of being sexually harassed online. The 24-year-old, from London, has made a stand by sharing a d**k ...

Female Cyclists Face Sexual Harassment In London Every Day, Here Are Their Stories

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Another day, another catcall - that's the reality for many women who cycle around London. From being told we have a "lucky saddle" or being propositio...

How Much Do We Actually Teach Young Women to Handle Being Treated Like a Piece of Meat?

Tasha Okeke | Posted 22.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Tasha Okeke

I was obviously caught off guard and in shock, so my response was to give him a weirded out, unimpressed look, ignore it and carry on with my night. After a period of reflection, I won't lie I regretted not doing anything more and slightly felt like a hypocrite. Why didn't I pick up his drink and pour it over him? Why didn't I shout abuse at him how it's not okay to a misogynistic pig?

An Open Letter to That Particular Kind of Man...

Beth Payton | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Payton

I'm a 26 year old woman and feel that something has to change if once again, I've woken from a night out with the girls to feel my self worth has taken yet another knock.

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 Hashtag Gives Women Who Suffered Sexual Harassment A Voice

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.05.2016 | 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.