Could Your Choice of Xmas Present Affect Your Child's Confidence?

BritChick Paris | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Parents
BritChick Paris

Campaigns by parent-groups like Let Toys Be Toys have gathered momentum and the tide is beginning to turn with a few brands launching products that buck stereotypes. A huge franchise for Xmas 2015 will be the newly-launched Lego Star Wars range that prominently features the new female heroine Rey and her vehicles.

Can the Truth About the War on Drugs Be Revealed in the Eyes of a Loving Pet?

Dr. Peter Ferentzy | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK
Dr. Peter Ferentzy

It was the early 1990s, and I was a young PhD candidate. At the time I didn't know too much about crack, though I did know that the place next door wa...

These Are The False Things Foreigners Always Think Are True About Other Countries

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Comedy

A helpful Reddit thread has sought to dispel some of the many myths that foreigners believe are true about other countries. And it would appear the...

Starting University? Does the Thought of Freshers' Week Scare the Bejesus Out of You? Read On

Sophie Bauer | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie Bauer

Freshers' Week is only a week. We all act like this weird suspension of reality will define us and our entire university experience. It doesn't. Everything settles down and everyone starts to settle into themselves come week three, and that's when the magic happens.

World Record-Breaking Athlete Croix Sather's View of What Real Men Should Be

Liberty Forrest | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Sport
Liberty Forrest

(This author with Croix Sather) The stereotype of men in Western culture is that they are insensitive, uncommunicative, and completely allergic to ...

Why Teenagers Need More Political Education

Lydia Suffield | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Lydia Suffield

I turned eighteen in the April of 2015-just in time to vote in this year's General Election, an opportunity taken by myself and the majority of my cla...

Will Someone Tell the TV Industry That Not All Northerners Are Gruff, Golden Hearted Diamonds?

Dale Lately | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Dale Lately

Now that I've grown up I'm glad to say I can see beyond such typecasting. I know now there are as many witty, cultured, erudite Northerners as gruff, gentle-hearted Southerners. But where's the TV to reflect it? Where are the Northern Alan Rickmans or Mr. Darcys?

Classical Conditioning: Linking 'Blurred Lines', 'Islamaphobia' and 'Cosmo's Race Controversy'

Najite Phoenix | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK
Najite Phoenix

For every well-intentioned soul who takes it upon themselves to point out any controversy in the media regarding sexism, racism or any other divisive ...

Fancy Dress? Ditch the Cultural Stereotypes

Flora Carr | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Flora Carr

If there's one thing I can guarantee about next year's baby-fresh intake, it's their enthusiasm. I'll arrive onto campus next year, a jaded third-year, to be met with long lines first-years on their guided tours of campus, hurrying along like over-excited ducklings on their first outing.

How Are You? Honestly!

Claire Greaves | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Claire Greaves

It isn't just mental illness that we hide in our 'I am fines' it is also our physical illness, our money worries, family problems, loss and loneliness-the list is endless. The majority of us bottle it up in this fast-paced society.

'Frozen' the Movie - THAT Dress Change... I Can't 'Let It Go'

A. Dassu | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
A. Dassu

In this day and age where covering up and modesty are looked upon as something inappropriate, the people that do choose to wear clothes that cover their bodies fully are looked on as being different, strange even. What if we stopped stereotyping?

Stop Using Mental Illnesses as Adjectives

Claire Greaves | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Greaves

Many of us have done it, "Kate can be a bit bipolar can't she?!" meaning that one day she can be in a good mood, the next she can be in a bad mood or ...

Low Weight Pictures Don't Raise Awareness for Eating Disorders

Claire Greaves | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Greaves

By posting pictures of emaciated people to raise awareness, it is just reinforcing that stereotype so that the general public still have the idea that to be unwell the sufferer must be very thin and it makes sufferers feel that unless they look like that photo then they are not unwell enough to seek help.

"You Are Hot, But I Don't Date Monkeys"

Tracey Agyeman | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tracey Agyeman

I do not want to live in a colour-blind society; we should not pretend that our individuality does not exist; the problem does not lie in acknowledging differences but rather in being ignorant. What distinguishes us does not make us inferior or superior, it makes us diverse.

Emma Watson's Powerful #HeForShe Speech Inspired This Song

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Emma Watson's powerful speech to bolster efforts for gender equality has inspired a rock band to write a song about it. Last year, Watson delivered...

The Big Fat Beauty Debate

Leah Gasson | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Leah Gasson

I'm not asking you to eff your beauty standards, I'm asking you to eff your preconceived notions. Understand that not a day has gone by in the past eighteen years in which I haven't been cussed and tutted at and judged for looking the way I look, yet I still get up and go into the world and try to be the best version of myself.

Low Self-Esteem Puts Women Off Sport. This Has Got To Change.

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Women are not engaging in sports activities for fear of being "judged about how they look", the chairman of Sport England has revealed. Research by...

Pretty Girls Aren't Smart, Athletes Aren't Girly And Other Depressing Stereotypes

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A whopping three quarters of women worldwide are likely to be affected by labels and stereotypes, according to a new study. So much for women's lib...

Young London - Who We Really Are

Miriam Brown | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Miriam Brown

If the young do receive praise, any good behaviour or achievement is regarded as something as rare as a blue moon. The man/woman often appears utterly astonished that someone 'so young' could do 'such a brilliant thing.' ... it is up to us, the young adult population, to 'portray [our]selves the best way [we] can' and to get our voices heard; so it no longer becomes rare but the norm.

11 Stereotypes About The British That Are Actually True

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Comedy

Previously, we brought you Nine Stereotypes About The British That Simply Aren't True. But what about the ones that are? We asked our colleague...

9 Stereotypes About The British That Simply Aren't True

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Comedy

Britain! Land of thatched cottages, red telephone boxes and Hugh Grant. OR IS IT? Not exactly, no. Whilst we hate to rain on anyone's parade, w...

Why Being a Parent Isn't the Greatest Gift of All

Tracy Buchanan | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tracy Buchanan

Think about some of the films and TV series you watch, the books you read. There's often one lesson we're expected to come away with: children are the greatest gift of all. Work means nothing. Ambition means nothing. As long as you have children, that's all that matters.

Nicki Minaj: Little More Than a Big Butt?

Gail Dines | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Gail Dines

The media is on fire with questions about whether Nicki Minaj went "too far" with the artwork for her next single, Anaconda... Amazingly, what nobody is discussing is the wider issues of the historical roots, cultural resonance and contemporary implications of a mass circulated image that arguably reduces black women to just "big butts" and little more.

Are Men Pressured Into Promiscuity?

Esther Hayden | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Esther Hayden

We often stigmatised, men for being the more sexually liberated gender, able to sleep with however many women they wish without ridicule. As the comments on this video have confirmed, people are still more willing to jump to conclusions about a womans sexual behaviour than a mans.

Legalizing Acid, Pot and Shrooms - Your Constitutional Right To Think As You Wish Should Extend To Psychedelic States Of Mind

Dr. Peter Ferentzy | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Politics
Dr. Peter Ferentzy

FOR HUFFINGTON POST USA Thomas Roberts recently wrote on a topic that has long interested me: is the banning of mind-altering, psychedelics substance...