Articles about 'sexism'

“Everybody that comes here is here for a reason, whether you know it or not”

Jo Whitehead talks to the inspirational Zahra Haji Fath Ali Tehrani, director of Oxford’s Young Women’s Music Project, about getting involved in music, sexism in the music industry and maintaining a safe and creative space for the young women of Oxfordshire

Joanna Whitehead // 11 August 2017

Categories: Activism, Culture and Media, Education, Features, Feminism, Interviews

Little girls are children too

Megan Potts asks why we put such high standards on young girls but 'boys will be boys'

Megan Potts // 9 August 2017

Categories: Family, Features, Stereotypes

Fighting sexist stereotypes – a breakdown of the new report from Advertising Standards Agency

Rob Harding breaks down what this recent report on gender stereotypes in advertising actually means

Rob Harding // 26 July 2017

Categories: Body and Health, Features, Stereotypes

“We would die for our activism”

Joanna Whitehead grills “London’s most badass scream queens”, Skinny Girl Diet

Joanna Whitehead // 9 July 2017

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

Hope springs

Guest blogger Holly Donovan writes about the sexism she has encountered in the acting industry and her plans to change that culture

Guest Blogger // 5 July 2017

Categories: Blog

Imaginary families and the Social Care crisis

For Blogging Against Disablism Day, D H Kelly discusses the sexist, ageist and disablist ideas which maintain the social care crisis

D H Kelly // 1 May 2017

Categories: Blog

Speaking out in the workplace

Rhianna Goozee is shocked that unchallenged harassment is still an issue for many women in their jobs

Rhianna Goozee // 10 March 2017

Categories: Features, Work and Play

I wore men’s clothes for a month – and it changed my life

Motivated by Octieber and determined to combat the world of gendered clothing, Lucy Rycroft-Smith tries menswear for a month and documents her findings

Lucy Rycroft-Smith // 7 January 2017

Categories: Fashion and Image, Features

A case of clashing intersections

Nick Beard watches The People v OJ Simpson and finds a nuanced portrayal with an appreciation of the deep societal prejudices informing and impacting on the case

Nick Beard // 20 April 2016

Categories: Reviews, Television

Sexist textbooks

Elin Weiss couldn't believe how sexist textbooks teach girls to diet and boys to hate fashion

Guest Blogger // 19 April 2016

Categories: Blog

Not totty

As a journalist reveals she has been subjected to sexist comments by an MP, it is clear this is indicative of a more widespread problem in parliament. Megan Stodel demands better from our representatives

Megan Stodel // 14 April 2016

Categories: Blog

Everyone is either a sexist or a feminist

Dan Burdge argues that identifying as a feminist should be everyone's default position

Guest Blogger // 10 April 2016

Categories: Blog

Bored of boardroom sexism

Another year, another display of the sexist tropes that hinder women in The Apprentice; Megan Stodel attempts to produce an assertive riposte but may end up just being feisty

Megan Stodel // 21 October 2015

Categories: Blog

Looking for the class divide

Lissy Lovett considers the intersection of gender and class inspired by two of last week's news stories

Lissy Lovett // 14 October 2015

Categories: Blog

Dilemmas in feminism

Sometimes there are issues that aren't easy to work out. Megan Stodel discusses why she isn't sure whether to campaign for mothers to be added to marriage certificates

Megan Stodel // 3 October 2015

Categories: Blog

Composing an alternative

Exam boards should be consciously inclusive, so Megan Stodel celebrates the recently successful campaign by a 17-year-old that will result in women composers being on the Edexcel A Level syllabus

Megan Stodel // 13 September 2015

Categories: Blog

“Calm down, dear” (and other things men said to prove that Tim Hunt isn’t sexist)

Jo Liptrott points out the irony in the Tim Hunt furore

Josephine Liptrott // 12 September 2015

Categories: Features

Becoming a champion

Naomi Paxton finds beatboxer Grace Savage’s show powerful, with a display of impressive talent combined with a critique of the sexism that has accompanied her rise

Naomi Paxton // 20 July 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

How sexism in schools is ‘exhausting’ young women

Melanie Xulu argues that the sexism young people face in schools is 'invisible'.

Guest Blogger // 1 June 2015

Categories: Blog

ESA and gender differences in suicide rates

New guidelines for Employment and Support Allowance make it harder for women with severe mental illness to be relieved of work-related activity, a decision justified by the gender difference in suicide rates. D H Kelly explains how statistics cannot keep individuals safe

D H Kelly // 16 March 2015

Categories: Blog

New interview: Ste McCabe

Holly Combe has a listen to Brains of Britain and talks to Ste McCabe about DIY touring, fab feminist girls in the 1990s and coping with the divisive tactics of...

Holly Combe // 7 March 2015

Categories: Blog

“I couldn’t care less if miserable people who work in offices laugh at me”

Holly Combe has a listen to Brains of Britain and talks to Ste McCabe about DIY touring, fab feminist girls in the 1990s and coping with the divisive tactics of biscuit-hogging bullies in 2015 Britain

Holly Combe //

Categories: Interviews, Music

Are you enjoying Mad Men and Game of Thrones? I am… sort of

Elke Weissmann puts out a call for people to take part in her forthcoming piece of TV-related research

Guest Blogger // 26 February 2015

Categories: Blog

On Mansplaining

'Mansplain' has become the Macquarie Dictionary 'Word of the Year 2014'. D H Kelly examines whether the over-use of this humorous term might undermine the aims of feminism

D H Kelly // 6 February 2015

Categories: Blog

New TV feature: women on panel shows

Emily Hoyle reports on the slow progress made regarding women’s representation on TV panel shows generally, nearly a year after the BBC acted on recommendations to boost women’s presence on...

Holly Combe // 10 January 2015

Categories: Blog

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