Sexism

Serena Williams isn’t the victim of sexism – she’s just a sore loser

9 September 2018 15:02

Serena Williams’s epic tantrum in last night’s US Open final wasn’t a noble stand against racism or sexism. It wasn’t…

Is sexism really stopping more women from becoming MPs?

10 January 2017 13:05

The reliably irritating Women and Equalities Select Committee under its unfailingly irritating chair, Maria Miller, has come up trumps again,…

Glastonbury’s ‘women-only’ venue deserves to sink into the mud

9 June 2016 16:40

It was only a matter of time before Glastonbury, the world’s most middle-class festival, caught up with the latest political…

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown accuses the Independent of sexism over print redundancies

22 March 2016 12:10

This week the Independent will publish its last ever print edition. With a reduced number of staff being kept on…

Stephen Hawking is a misogynist. And The Theory of Everything is a whitewash

29 December 2015 10:00

We’re closing 2015 by republishing our ten most-read articles of the year. No9 is Tanya Gold’s piece from January, when The Theory…

My recipe for the new Milk Tray Man

11 October 2015 16:25

Cadbury’s is searching for a new ‘man in black’ to spearhead its advertising campaign for the godawful Milk Tray chocolates…

A compliment isn’t misogynistic. Why can’t feminists understand this?

10 September 2015 11:00

If you were in any doubt that we live in mean-spirited and vengeful times, then Complimentgate should put you straight.…

Jeremy Corbyn is right – it’s time for women-only carriages on trains

26 August 2015 11:26

What can we as a society do about the relentless harassment of women by terrifying men? Menacing men, threatening men,…

Why the gender pay gap is a myth

14 July 2015 12:19

Today the Prime Minister has set out to ‘end the gender pay gap in a generation’. It would be an…

Anna Soubry and Alex Salmond bury the hatchet following sexism row

6 July 2015 15:30

Only last month, Alex Salmond found himself at the centre of a sexism row after he told Anna Soubry to…

If comedians can’t take a politically incorrect joke, who can?

10 June 2015 10:22

Jerry Seinfeld’s takedown of the political correctness of today’s youth should give us all pause for thought. In an interview…

The Women’s Prize for Fiction deserves a better drink than Baileys

4 June 2015 15:03

Well, as a mere PR exercise, the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, awarded last night, has done really well, what…

Women don’t need police protection on the Tube

28 May 2015 15:48

The Tube isn’t an obvious political arena, but recently, it has become the backdrop for a number of flashy feminist statements. Last year,…

The police shouldn’t be expected to clamp down on wolf whistling

28 April 2015 17:32

Every morning on the way to work I pass a group of Polish builders waiting to start work on the new…

Revealed: Emily Maitlis’s hairdressing dream

5 March 2015 12:46

Mr S was a guest at last night’s Grazia ‘News at 10’ panel discussion, where Christina Lamb, Jayne Secker, Sue Turton,…

The horrid, helpful egg-freezing scheme at Facebook and Apple

16 October 2014 13:08

Was the chief operating officer of Facebook, one Sheryl Sandberg, involved, do you reckon, in the company’s exciting invitation to…

Now the BBC is censoring the word ‘girl’ – it really is in a different world

25 May 2014 18:03

It’s beyond parody, isn’t it? Mark Beaumont, a BBC presenter, has made a documentary about the Commonwealth Games and during the…

Is Richard Scudamore allowed private opinions? Apparently not.

21 May 2014 14:19

There is, you know, quite a bit to be said for having a personal email account for getting stuff off…

Dear Wonder Women; the doorman at Sushisamba was not sexist

20 May 2014 17:47

Louisa Peacock of The Telegraph‘s Wonder Women desk has written of how a doorman who refused her entry to a…

Sexism is ‘in your face’ in Britain because it’s up for discussion

16 April 2014 16:17

Sexism is more ‘in your face’ in Britain than in other countries, a United Nations investigator has claimed. I can…

Don’t knock ‘benevolent sexism’ – it makes us happy

25 March 2014 14:00

The American-led Left has a new fixation: ‘benevolent sexism’. Recent examples found here, here and here. According to one definition:…

Stella Creasy’s stance on gendered toys misses the point

20 December 2013 9:48

I felt a touch of sadness on Tuesday when Marks & Spencer caved in to demands that they de-gender their…

Some people are feminine – get over it

10 September 2013 11:22

In the latest victory against sexism, Toys ‘R’ Us is to stop labelling its products as being for ‘boys’ and…

Alex Salmond Drives into a Muirfield Bunker

2 July 2013 11:20

Unlike some politicians who profess an interest in sporting matters, Alex Salmond’s enthusiasm for golf, tennis and horse racing is…

Harriet Harman was not ‘bullied’ at PMQs today

7 November 2012 18:41

Barack Obama’s re-election has naturally perked up the Labour party, on the optimistic basis that the Obama formula for success,…