Articles about 'sexism'

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

Panel shows: the numbers don’t add up

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 screen

Emily Hoyle //

Categories: Features, Television

I’m a Celebrity… give me a break!

Lucy Drewery asks why mocking a person's appearance is still just seen as 'banter'

Guest Blogger // 20 November 2014

Categories: Blog

Weekly round up and open thread

We're back! After a short hiatus, here is the round up of links we've found interesting recently, plus a space for discussion in the comments

Megan Stodel // 17 November 2014

Categories: Blog

New review: Masters of Sex

Ailsa Bristow looks at the second season of Masters of Sex and finds an approach to sexual awareness that is unashamedly political and unafraid of challenging viewers. This review contains...

Holly Combe // 13 November 2014

Categories: Blog

“All taboos feel dangerous until they’re broken”

Ailsa Bristow looks at the second season of Masters of Sex and finds an approach to sexual awareness that is unashamedly political and unafraid of challenging viewers

Ailsa Bristow //

Categories: Reviews, Television

All About That Bass? All about that body shaming

Veena Chandar takes issue with 'All About That Bass' and its implication that we should only appreciate our bodies if boys admire them

Guest Blogger // 22 October 2014

Categories: Blog

New feature: High heels of clay

Helen Monks considers the continuing unreasonable pressure on female pop stars to be role models. Remember when Lily Allen wrote that great feminist song about how women shouldn’t need to...

Holly Combe // 21 October 2014

Categories: Blog

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