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Malala Yousafzai: End the Education Emergency

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / Malala Yousafzai: End the Education Emergency

Remember Malala Yousafzai? She’s pretty hard to forget, last year she was the girl who took on the Taliban and, by some form of miracle, won. She’s recently been named as one...

11/07/2013

Fewer UK women are changing their name after marriage - would you?

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / Fewer UK women are changing their name after marriage - would you?

Women in the UK are increasingly refusing to take their husband’s name after marriage research shows. In a study by conducted Facebook, of their 33 million UK users, a third...

10/07/2013

How to achieve your goals: We take some lessons in ambition from James Cracknell

Home / Women in Focus / Career / How to achieve your goals: We take some lessons in ambition from James Cracknell

James Cracknell certainly isn’t a man to rest on his laurels. The British rowing champion has won two Olympic gold medals – in Athens in 2004 and Sydney in 2000. He’s also rowed...

05/07/2013

This Is What Barbie Would Look Like If She Was Based On A Real Woman

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / This Is What Barbie Would Look Like If She Was Based On A Real Woman

Most of us know that looking like a Barbie doll just isn’t going to happen in the real world…unless you’re pumped full of plastic of course. But new photos of what the average...

03/07/2013

Ireland begins controversial two-week debate on "inhumane" abortion law

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / Ireland begins controversial two-week debate on "inhumane" abortion law

It made headlines and sent shockwaves around the world when Savita Halappanavar tragically died in Ireland last October. Just 17 weeks pregnant with her first child, the dentist...

02/07/2013

Why GoT's Daenerys Targaryen Is A Feminist Icon

Home / Women in Focus / Personal Life / Why GoT's Daenerys Targaryen Is A Feminist Icon

Although Game of Thrones is set in an undefined past age, Daenerys is exactly the kind of woman we passionately want to be in the 21st century. Here’s why we think she's one...

02/07/2013

Riot-inducing 'Sluts of Gothenburg' Instagramers forced to pay damages

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / Riot-inducing 'Sluts of Gothenburg' Instagramers forced to pay damages

In what could be a new victory against cyber-bullying, two teenage girls in Sweden have been jailed and ordered to pay damages to victims of their ‘Slut Shaming’ page that sparked...

27/06/2013

MP Caroline Lucas told to cover up during debate on the No More Page Three Campaign

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / MP Caroline Lucas told to cover up during debate on the No More Page Three Campaign

Green Party MP Caroline Lucas was today ordered to cover up during a debate on media sexism and the No More Page Three Campaign. The MP was called upon by the Chairman to adhere...

12/06/2013

Should sex and relationships education be compulsory?

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / Should sex and relationships education be compulsory?

Today marks the start of a five-day mega campaign by No More Page 3 and Everyday Sexism (and others), to try and make relationships and sex education compulsory learning in schools...

11/06/2013

India target "underdressed" shop mannequins in anti-rape effort

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / India target "underdressed" shop mannequins in anti-rape effort

India’s latest initiative against rape? To ban the display of bikini-clad mannequins in shops in Mumbai. The proposal, which is supported by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation...

04/06/2013

The rise of the male feminist: Why men are finally embracing the F-word

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / The rise of the male feminist: Why men are finally embracing the F-word

Anyone notice the sea level rising? It could be global warming yes, but another reason might be the icy attitudes towards feminism are starting to thaw, and now more than ever...

31/05/2013

Lose the Lad's Mags campaign

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / Lose the Lad's Mags campaign

This weekend in an open letter to The Guardian, 11 of the nation’s top lawyers and infamous Women’s groups Object! and UK Feminista showcased their new campaign, ‘Lose the Lad's...

29/05/2013

Is Change.org the way for women to be heard

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / Is Change.org the way for women to be heard

If you’re not happy about something you change it right? That’s why women in their thousands have been signing their way to equality through the UK’s largest e-petition site change...

23/05/2013

Slut shaming: Girls, are we really OK about having sex?

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / Slut shaming: Girls, are we really OK about having sex?

If we asked if you’ve ever called someone a slut - despite the fact you’d quite like the right to sleep with whoever you like yourself - the chances are that you have. Slut shaming...

09/01/2013

Life As A Dominatrix: Meet The Real-Life Christian Grey

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / Life As A Dominatrix: Meet The Real-Life Christian Grey

When you think of a dominatrix what do you think of? Black leather catsuits, whips, chains and an old Etonian boy being spanked? Well, actually, that’s not always the case. We...

14/11/2012

Everyday sexism

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Have you ever walked down the street and been wolf whistled by a pervy guy? Has a waiter ever given the bill to your boyfriend even though you asked for it? Everyday sexism...

03/10/2012

MP Louise Mensch resigns to put family first

Home / Women in Focus / Women in Business / MP Louise Mensch resigns to put family first

We all know that juggling a career and family can be tough, especially for women. MP Louise Mensch resigns to put family first Sometimes, it's just impossible to find the right...

06/08/2012

Changing your name | How to change your name

Home / Women in Focus / Personal Life / Changing your name | How to change your name

If you're thinking of changing your name and you want to know how it's done then our 'how to change your name' guide will help you get to grips with it all. Changing your name...

11/03/2012

Women's issues in American politics: 1988 - 2008

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / Women's issues in American politics: 1988 - 2008

Women have been campaigning for equal rights in America since the mid 1800's. The right to vote was brought in as early as 1893 in some states but there is yet to be a female...

10/02/2012

Do lads mags make men hostile to women?

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / Do lads mags make men hostile to women?

Harmless banter or the stuff of sexism? Lads mags are something that every teenage boy and young man dabbles with, flicking through the pages of Loaded, FHM and Nuts can seem...

12/12/2011