Woman

Squinting Through the Cellophane

The Mac Twins | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
The Mac Twins

Whether you'd like to admit to it or not you are contributing to the silencing of woman, but if you really must call us dolls, we shall be Baby Annabells' and cry and wail about it, until our batteries run out.

Burlesque and Feminism: What Is This Thing We Call 'Woman'?

Ellie Holland | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ellie Holland

70% of a typical audience at a burlesque show will be women. Given that dynamic, can you really say that burlesque is performed for the male gaze? It's a profession produced by women for women and celebrates diversity in body shape, age and sexuality.

Watch: This Indian Woman Kung-Fu Kicks The Guy She Claims Sexually Harrassed Her

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Veena Ashiya Chindlur has just shown what happens when you mess with female joggers. While we don't usually condone violence, we can't help but be...

A Fitting Room That Dispenses Compliments Is Both Cheesy And Patronising

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you step out in a new dress and a friend says 'wow you look amazing' with genuine enthusiasm, you're bound to leave the house feeling great. Bu...

Dear 90s: Your Fashion Was 'Meh'.

Sophia Parsons | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sophia Parsons

When Hadley Freeman, wordsmith at the end of the 'Ask Hadley' series on the Guardian, described the recent comeback of the 90s in fashion as an 'apocalypse', I was expecting to me met with exactly this. I was ready to be put in my place about the 90s hype that has been taking back over our wardrobes. Nope.

It's a Man's World - Mentoring In Qargha

Kate Lord | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK
Kate Lord

A year ago I was offered a chance to deploy to Afghanistan as a mentor at the Afghan National Army Officer Academy located in Qargha, out to the west of the capital city of Kabul. My job here is to mentor the Afghan female PTIs who will deliver the physical training syllabus to the female officer cadets...

Countering the Systemic Bias on Wikipedia : An Interview With Emily Temple-Wood

Netha Hussain | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK Tech
Netha Hussain

"I love to collect information, and I love that I get to share that information with the world," says Emily Temple-Wood, a veteran editor on English Wikipedia. Emily, who likes reading encyclopedias from cover-to-cover, finds writing on Wikipedia a transition from being a consumer to a creator of knowledge.

Can a Person Really Change?

Claire Brummell | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Brummell

The more I've become the kind of woman I want to be, both in and out of a relationship, the man in my life has become even more of the kind of man that I really appreciate...and he was pretty amazing to begin with!

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.

Women of the Future

Abi S. Wright | Posted 31.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Abi S. Wright

It is more than 30 years since women were granted the right to equal pay in the UK and it is generally accepted that there is still more work to be done to redress thousands of years of imbalance

My Decision to Become a Certified Feminist

Emily Hoyle | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Hoyle

I cannot pinpoint the moment I identified myself as a feminist or the exact moments that encouraged me to become one. Perhaps it was when I was a teenager and my boyfriend's fath er at the time was shocked at the fact I was a female who was unable to cook, or whether it was when a man masturbated in my direction on public transport

Body Found In University Lake Fully Clothed

Posted 01.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

The body of a woman recovered from a university lake was fully clothed and the find is not being linked to any current missing persons investigations,...

It's (Still) a Man's World - So Women Entrepreneurs Must Persevere

Jan Flawn | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jan Flawn

Progress definitely also needs to be made in the healthcare sector. As I developed my company there were no women chairs or CEOs of large healthcare providers who I could look up to and seek inspiration from. Senior male healthcare managers have, quite literally, turned their back on me on a number of occasions. It is important that women entrepreneurs share their experiences and skills to benefit and support others.

'I Force Feed Myself With Funnel To Gain Weight'

Barcroft | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Pretty 23-year-old Tammy Jung force feeds herself every day with a funnel -- in a bid to become as fat as possible and earn money as a BBW (Big Beauti...

Why Women Inspire Me

Cerrie Burnell | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Cerrie Burnell

What I do know is for one day, inside the walls of the Hospital Club, I felt listened to, valued and welcomed for who I am. The power of that unity between women is what we need to build upon for a future where everyone can aspire to have their all.

Woman And Child Saved Following River Plunge

Posted 27.01.2013 | UK

A woman and her two-year-old son were rescued from the River Thames, emergency crews said. The boy had fallen through open railings into the water ...

Forget the Diet

Louisa Daniels | Posted 21.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Daniels

It's incredible just how ingrained all this self-policing of our bodies has become. It literally surrounds us, like a thick layer of fat.

Cat + Woman = Real Life Cat Woman

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK

Perfect timing merges cat and woman, creating, of course, CATWOMAN. Michelle Pfeiffer and Halle Berry have nothing on this hybrid. Not much mo...

Ada Lovelace Day 2012: Who is Your Female Tech Hero?

Alistair Niederer | Posted 16.12.2012 | UK Tech
Alistair Niederer

Today is Ada Lovelace day. Ada Lovelace Day aims to raise the profile of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics by encouraging peop...

A Year Later Slutwalk Still Doesn't Cut the Feminist Mustard, But Is a Step in the Right Direction

Coco Khan | Posted 25.11.2012 | UK Politics
Coco Khan

Feminism isn't about assuming every accused man is a rapist. It's about equality, and freedom, or specifically fair trials and fair treatment. I was equally upset to see a youthful crowd, a new generation of feminists whose interest had been piqued, being completely misdirected.

Monotheism and the War on Women

Sam Ambreen | Posted 09.09.2012 | UK Politics
Sam Ambreen

The Church of England is procrastinating whether women deserve equal promotion to senior clergy, initially proposing legislation that would mean "it would have enshrined in law the very prejudices against which supporters of female bishops have battled so long.

To C or not to C

Alex McLean | Posted 24.01.2012 | UK Comedy
Alex McLean

That is the question that more and more women are asking themselves these days. The C of course refers to a C section, as in Caesarean. They are now to be given the option of opting for a caesarean for reasons other than it being a medical requirement.

Girl Crushed To Death In Nightclub Stampede

PA | Posted 19.12.2011 | UK

Northampton University student Nabila Nanfuka, 22, from Neasden, north west London, died following the incident at the Lava & Ignite club on Tuesday n...

US Doctors Give Woman Savaged By Chimpanzee New Face

The Guardian | Posted 11.10.2011 | UK

The new face of a woman who was mauled by a chimpanzee two years ago has been revealed for the first time. Pictures of Charla Nash were released by Br...