Women in the Media

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.