Stereotypes

Does Advertising Promote or Demote Women?

BritChick Paris | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

Women have shed some of the shackles of inequality, only to be bound my new ones of image obsession. Yet the investment is disproportionately high compared to their interests and desires. They claim that their confidence ‎drops by 80% on reading a magazine and 60% feel that glam selfies make them feel bag.

Sockgate: A Gender Neutral Point of View

Lisa Honan | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Parents
Lisa Honan

I am a woman with her own opinions and fashion sense but on a typical shopping trip I used to wander through the aisle of clothes increasingly disappointed. Where are the shirts that appeal to my sense of style?

Blondes Aren't 'Dumb', Says Science

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Blondes have had it pretty tough over the years. While their hair colour has been linked to "having more fun", it's also been associated with a lack o...

Balancing My Love for Girly Stuff: A Feminist Battle

Mohadesa Najumi | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mohadesa Najumi

There are some feminine rituals that I will never rid myself of. I believe that feminism is fluid and accepts all changes that have to be made. I live in a society that is basically founded on patriarchy and sexist oppression. Adjusting to make your own life a little easier is not selling out. Reform and re-structure is also a form of revolution.

This Photo Series Proves We Are Far More Than Our Stereotypes

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Regardless of our race, gender or sexuality, we're all subject to stereotypes that can be contradictory to who we feel we are as individuals. To he...

Gender Equality Needs to Happen Across Every Industry, Tech is Just the Starting Point

Vanessa Whiteside | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Tech
Vanessa Whiteside

As the stereotype goes, geeks are weird and socially inept. All you have to do is look at TV, news and the other elements of popular culture to find out why. Think back to watching cartoons like Dexter's Lab and you'll notice how from a young age we are fed the notion that geeks are unfashionable.

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 f...

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.