Suppressing women's sexuality is misogyny. The implication that an 'impure' female body will lead to unsafe sex is misogyny and feeds into victim blaming. The message that sex is bad is problematic in itself, leading to a lack of discussion and education.
If a man and a woman, both aged thirty, quit their jobs, the stock assumption remains: The man leaves for a greater challenge, or a higher salary. The woman leaves because she wants to start a family.
Our report, published with the Everyday Sexism Project, is one of the most extensive pieces of research on the issue in Europe. And for the first time in the UK, the study includes a large enough sample to be representative of experience of black, Asian and minority ethnic women - and rates of sexual harassment of BAME women were similarly high, with more than half (52%) being sexually harassed at work. We found that nearly one in three women have been subject to unwelcome jokes of a sexual nature and that more than one in four women have been on the receiving end of comments of a sexual nature about their body or clothes at work.
I saw a penis on the way to work today. That's not a metaphor or a reference to someone I think is a bit of a knob: I literally, unintentionally, saw an erect penis on my way to work. I left my house as normal, trotted down the road towards the bus stop and BAM. PENIS. A stranger shouted at me, whipped out his genitals and started having an enjoyable time, before swiftly tucking it back in and running off. It was as ridiculous and as obscene as it looks written down.
I'm not suggesting for one minute this type of behaviour is typical of all men, it's not, but we must surely accept some collective responsibility for dealing with it. To call it out for what it is. To lead by example and to teach our children that equality isn't just about equal pay and opportunities, fundamentally it's about respect.
We are living in very interesting times. With Britain's exit from the European Union, the Prime Minister and party leaders standing down, we are all experiencing massive shifts that are leaving some of us feeling misplaced, disorientated and in total upheaval.
Trafficking. Arguably one of the worst human horrors occurring on this planet at this time. Slavery in its modern form. Men, women and children are tricked and coerced into slavery for labor and worse, sexual slavery. It is estimated that there are around 30 million men, women and children currently enslaved across the globe.
Did you know that smear tests DO NOT screen for ovarian cancer. In fact there is NO reliable screening test available for ovarian cancer!
The EU's determination to tackle international violence against women and girls has led to measures such as the anti-trafficking directive. Without the obligation to implement that, as EU members, the UK would not be so advanced in our fight against modern slavery and sexual exploitation.
It saddens me to hear that my friends are sometimes depressed. It concerns me even more to hear that they phone up their employers claiming they have 'flu symptoms,' to excuse their absence from work. They hide under the blankets until their mood lifts and the dark thoughts dissipate.
It was not all out in-your-face grabbing and groping. It was slow calculated grinding. His hips jutted forward, subtly enough that he could pretend to be balancing himself if I cried sexual assault.
We as a country are perfectly capable of advocating women's rights without help from anyone else, especially overpaid Eurocrats. We must lobby the MPs in power, stand up for what we believe in and always vote. Voting to leave the European Union is the safest choice for women.
Solutions begin and end with women. Everywhere in the Arab World women are the main caregivers; the first shield against radicalisation. As politicians and negotiators, we have seen them prove, time and time again, that they are more likely to compromise and reconcile in order to achieve peace.
In low income countries, many women and girls don't have access to affordable and hygienic feminine products; instead they are forced to use improvised materials like rags or leaves, which are not only uncomfortable but can also lead to infection or embarrassing leaks.
We went out to speak to sex workers, tested and tweaked our designs and app functionality in response to feedback. We were able to release a product that was usable and practical for sex workers because of their involvement at all stages of the development process.
Women stand to lose the most if the UK votes leaves the European Union on 23 June, yet women's voices are being drowned out of the campaign. So far the debate has been dominated by grey men in grey suits trading GDP figures. The facts are critical but we also need to about the issues that affect people's everyday lives and, particularly women's hopes and aspirations for them and their families.