Sexual Harrassment

Why The Harvey Weinstein Scandal Is A Symptom Of A More Fundamental Problem

Andy Lopata | Posted 20.10.2017 | UK
Andy Lopata

The stories coming out of Hollywood and elsewhere of Harvey Weinstein's admitted and alleged behaviour are horrific as are the subsequent wave of post...

Groped At A Business Meeting

Jane Chelliah | Posted 19.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Chelliah

It has been more than a week since the news of the alleged sexual harassment carried out by the Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein broke. The scale has ...

#MeToo

Caragh Little | Posted 18.10.2017 | UK
Caragh Little

It's one of those social media trends - the #MeToo hashtag began when women were asked to share if they had ever been sexually assaulted or harassed. In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein allegations, the trend exists to show just how widespread such harassment can be. Late on Monday night, I decided to post a '#MeToo' on Facebook. I nearly didn't do it - in fact I had deliberated all day. I'm not one for a bandwagon. I wouldn't trust any clique which would accept me as a member.

Solidarity And Speaking Out Are Vital, But It's Not Women's Responsibility To End Male Violence

Katie Russell | Posted 18.10.2017 | UK
Katie Russell

The #MeToo campaign and others like it undoubtedly expose and disrupt a pervasive culture of sexual harassment and male violence against women in which non-violent people of all genders have arguably been complicit. But survivors didn't cause that culture and they're not obliged to make sure it gets dismantled.

Hollywood Has Enabled Weinstein & Co

Yasmin Khatun Dewan | Posted 16.10.2017 | UK Entertainment
Yasmin Khatun Dewan

"Seth MacFarlane announced Oscar nominees in 2013", he joked, "Congratulations, you five ladies no longer have to pretend to be attracted to Harvey We...

The Reason This Mum Told Her 6-Year-Old Daughter To Kick Her Bullies 'In The Business'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK Parents

A mum has explained why she told her six-year-old daughter to kick two boys “in the business” after they bullied her and commented on her weight. ...

Stop 'Endemic' Sexual Harassment In Schools, MPs Urge Justine Greening

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A group of leading MPs, charities and women’s groups have written an open letter to Justine Greening demanding compulsory sex and relationships educ...

Sexual Harassment in South Africa

Johanna Higgs | Posted 25.07.2017 | UK
Johanna Higgs

South Africa is no stranger to the problem of sexual harassment. And not just in the military. It happens in the streets and it happens in the workplace. Men leer aggressively as women walk down the street and do so with a sense of arrogance and entitlement.

I Am Not the Exception: Everyday Sexism #WhenIWas Campaign

Kate Delaney | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Delaney

I never received any sex and relationship education and I know that had a significant effect on me and my childhood. It won't solve everything, but I am sure it would go a long way to helping this issue and more generally, result in happier and more confident adults.

We Need to Talk About Sexual Harrassment That Happens At Concerts And Music Festivals

Rachel McGrath | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel McGrath

At a jam-packed London concert when I was 16 years old, a man put his hand on my leg. I knew straight away that it was absolutely not okay. I did not know him, he had not spoken to me, and most importantly, at no point I answer yes to anything like, 'excuse me miss, can I put my hand on your thigh for a while?'.

Do You Think This 'Drunk Girl In Public' Video Is A Fake?

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Hot on the high heels of Hollaback!'s catcalling video comes another social experiment, this one features a very drunk young woman approaching men for...

What This Artist Did After Being Catcalled Is Genius

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When most of us get catcalled, we respond by rolling our eyes or sticking two fingers up at the (usually male) perpetrator, depending on our mood. ...

David Tennant Backs Students' Anti-Sexual Harassment Campaign

The Huffington Post UK | Gemma Joyce | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

David Tennant has appeared in a campaign video released by the University of Exeter Students’ Guild raising awareness of sexual harassment in studen...

Women-Only Carriages Won't Stop Perverts With Wandering Hands

Brogan Driscoll | Posted 30.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Brogan Driscoll

As women-only carriages spread through public transport systems in Brazil, Thailand, India and Japan... it looks like the preventative, victim-blaming measure may be heading to the UK. According to transport minister Claire Perry MP, focusing energies on removing the victim from the situation rather than addressing the offender is the way to go when tackling sexual assault.

The Blurry Line Between Flirting and Harassment

Liam Deacon | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Deacon

Rightly of wrongly, in the endless dance we call flirting, the man is often the proactive agent. So, he is far more likely to act in an unwanted manner if he miss-reads or miss-interprets the body language / situation. If every time a mislead sexual advance is rebuffed, we call it harassment, then men start to feel victimised.

The Truth About Trolling

Lee Langford | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Tech
Lee Langford

Facebook is the site where social media users are most likely to have suffered harassment or abuse - reflecting its much higher usage than other social media sites. Nearly two thirds (74%) have experienced this type of activity on Facebook with Twitter next at 12% and then YouTube at 9%.

Policewomen Patrol Cairo Metro to Protect Women - Report

Maria Caspani | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Caspani

A special task force of policewomen is patrolling Cairo's metro system to ensure female passengers are not harassed.

Children Can Never Be Responsible for Being Abused

Peter Wanless | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK
Peter Wanless

Suggesting that a girl of 13 could be a 'sexual predator' when the real predator is standing in the dock makes my blood boil. This outdated view that children are complicit in their abuse must be stamped out.

A Brief Encounter With Everyday Homophobia

Philip Ellis | Posted 01.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Ellis

I recently read an article about sexual harassment within the gay community. He objected to having his everyday life interrupted, invaded even, by a stranger who thought they could get away with saying something distasteful and hurtful. And it hit me; when women get wolf-whistled as they walk past building sites, is this how they feel?

In Defence of Gents

William Davie | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
William Davie

The problem seems to be that of stereotyping. The stereotyped image - not helped by sites like UniLAD - of a male university student is of a hard drinking, banter mad, sexist frat boy. The stereotype of sports' team members was even worse

Jury In Justin Lee Collins Harassment Case Sent Home

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.10.2012 | UK

A jury deliberating its verdict in the trial of television presenter Justin Lee Collins, who is accused of harassing his ex-girlfriend, has so far bee...

Ex-Radio 1 DJ Reveals She Was Groped While Live On Air

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

A former Radio 1 DJ has described how she was routinely groped by another presenter as she was broadcasting. Liz Kershaw described the atmosphere a...

Justin Lee Collins 'Made Girlfriend Write List Of Sexual Partners'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.10.2012 | UK

Television presenter Justin Lee Collins used details of his ex-girlfriend's sexual past to harm her, a court has heard. Collins, 38, had a seven-mo...

Ex-BBC Presenter Jailed For Sex Attacks

PA | Posted 02.03.2012 | UK

A former BBC and ITV presenter has been jailed for six years after admitting a string of sexual assaults on teenage girls. Peter Rowell, 53, used h...

Can Social Media Empower Arab Women?

Julie Tomlin | Posted 10.03.2012 | UK Tech
Julie Tomlin

After a year when popular movements swept across the Arab world, it's maybe not surprising that the number of people using Facebook and Twitter in the region has shot up.