Women in the Media

Male TV Presenter Asks Female Tennis Star To Twirl, Twitter Brands Him A Sexist Bozo

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Canadian tennis player Eugenie Bouchard cruised into the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday, but that wasn't important to one TV presente...

How Do Periods Affect Women In Sport?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Let's face it, periods are annoying. But for some of the world's most talented sports people, getting a period is more than a little bit irritating...

Woman Collects Sexist Clippings From Old Magazines

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you think magazines today are full of gender stereotypes and sexist ideals, you should see the kind of things your parents were reading as teenager...

NSFW: Amazing Women Pose Naked For A Website, And It's Not What You Think

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Open your average women's magazine and the majority of pictures will be of women who are white, size 6-10 and under 40 years old. So Australian ac...

Will 2015 Be The Year Older Women Are Accepted In Film And TV?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Turn on your TV most nights and you'd be forgiven for assuming women retire from acting at the age of 40. But according to actress Jenny Agutter, o...

Is This The Most Sexist Job Advert Ever Seen?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

An Australian magazine, owned by Rupert Murdoch, has apologised after its obscenely sexist advert for interns sparked outrage on Twitter and Instagram...

Barbie Needs Ken To Help Her Use A Computer, According To This Sexist Kid's Book

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In recent years, Barbie has been accused of promoting an unrealistic body-type and negatively influencing young girls. So when we heard about new b...

Time Magazine Apologise For Including 'Feminist' In List Of Words To Ban

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Time magazine has apologised for including the word "feminist" in its poll of words that should be banned in 2015. The magazine's managing editor N...

Lara Stone Proudly Shows Off Her Post-Baby Body

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Warning: this article contains nudity that some readers may find offensive Lara Stone has been pictured in her underwear for the first time since g...

Sorry Time Magazine, The World Doesn't Want To Ban The Word 'Feminist'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In Time magazine's poll of words and phrases that should be banned in 2015, we weren't surprised to see "said no one ever" and "obvi". But what th...

'Models Of Colour Might Be Underrepresented, But They Still Exist'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

After years of not being able to find skin-toned underwear to suit her complexion, Ade Hassan embarked on a mission to redefine "nude" and empower wom...

Fox News Host Says Young Women Shouldn't Vote, Cue Face Palm

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Politics is too complex for young women to understand, scrolling through Tinder is an activity more suited to our tiny minds. That's according to F...

Why #GamerGate Affects All Women, Even Those Who Don't Like Gaming

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Even if you don't know your Grand Theft Auto from your World of Warcraft, you've probably heard of #GamerGate. While the online movement may have s...

Meet The Inspirational Toymaker Getting Girls Into Engineering

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Debbie Sterling was disappointed by the lack of women in her engineering class at Stanford, so she made it her mission to get more girls interested in...

When Did Skinny Shaming Become Okay?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Body shaming happens to those of all shapes and sizes and the latest person to come under criticism for their physique is Australian TV presenter Rebe...

Actress Bethenny Frankel, 43, Can Fit Into Her 4-Year-Old Daughter's Clothes - Thoughts?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It's hard for celebrities to escape critisism for being too fat or too thin, and the latest familiar face to come under fire is former Real Housewives...

Even Up the Odds to Beat Everyday Sexism in Comedy

Lynne Parker | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Comedy
Lynne Parker

A 19 year old novice stand-up comic of our acquaintance was recounting the experience of her first ever gig. She told us that she had been announced on stage by a comedian who said that she had just performed a 'sexual favour' on him backstage.

Why WSFF Is Saying Yes to Success

Ruth Holdaway | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Sport
Ruth Holdaway

On International Women's Day, the sun warmed the streets of London for the first time in months; the perfect day then to make my first visit to the Olympic Park since those halcyon days of 2012. Little did I know, I was about to relive the magic.

Why do we go Gaga Over Weight?

Nick Watts | Posted 26.11.2012 | Home
Nick Watts

We think terms like fat, fatty, porker and ugly are good words to use when describing people, they have become the prime insult when you are looking to put someone down. We find it acceptable to print it, say it, talk about it and throw it around where everyone can hear it.

Black Beauty

Wendy Wason | Posted 12.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Wendy Wason

I stumbled on a study by The Washington Post and The Kaiser Family Foundation about black woman and body image and it makes for interesting reading. While 41% of average-sized white woman report having high self-esteem, 66% of black women who are considered obese say they have high self-esteem.

International Women's Day Should be a Cause for Reflection, as Well as Celebration

Sophie Turner Laing | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Turner Laing

The schoolgirls I am speaking to today will enjoy greater opportunities than those ten, 20 or 30 years ago, and my advice to them today will be to go out and grab those opportunities with both hands.

International Women's Day: Remembering the Murdered Women Writers of Mexico

Cathal Sheerin | Posted 07.05.2012 | UK
Cathal Sheerin

On International Women's Dayhttp://www.pen-international.org/newsitems/mexico-international-women%E2%80%99s-day-8-march-2012/, 8 March 2012, spare a thought for the murdered women writers of Mexico. We should remember them - the system seems inclined to forget.

The Week That Was: A Case for Positive Discrimination

Carla Buzasi | Posted 15.03.2012 | UK Politics
Carla Buzasi

As a general rule, I've always been against positive discrimination, and not just because anything with the word 'discrimination' in its make-up seems to be a bad thing. My opinion wasn't so much that minority or discriminated groups didn't need a helping hand, but I hated the idea that it could ever be questioned whether someone got a job simply to fill a quota. Well, I've changed my mind. And, in part, I blame Kira Cochrane.