SEXISM

  • Students appeal for gender equality by writing on sanitary pads, universities uncomfortable 5 days ago

    In a unique protest, messages against gender discrimination are being written on sanitary pads and distributed in various parts of Delhi in a 'Pads Against Sexism campaign'. The protest that started half-way across the world in Germany by a 19-year-old artist Elana Kastratia has now reached prominent Indian universities- Jamia...
  • Tweeting can help women cope with sexism: Study February 1, 2015

    Toronto: Tweeting publicly about sexism could improve a woman's wellbeing as it has the potential to let them express themselves in ways they feel can make a difference, a new study suggests. The study examined whether using Twitter to respond to sexism could be done in a public way without any...
  • Sexism against men Does it rattle us? June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: As a society we seem to be greatly sensitized towards sexism in taking a stand against it. At least that's what appears from the various debates we see flaring up on mainstream media, social media and other public discussion forums whenever there's a controversial (howsoever true) statement said...
  • Maharashtra Women Commission member blames women for rape January 29, 2014

    Mumbai: In yet another shame for the country, a member of a women's commission panel has blamed women for rape. "Women too are responsible to an extent (for rape). Their clothing and behaviour too play a part. The Delhi gangrape victim could have gone for the 9.00 pm show. Why did...
  • Powerful UN Women ads use Google search to highlight worldwide sexism October 19, 2013

    In a series of advertisements for UN Women, the United Nations' entity for gender equality and women's empowerment, Ogilvy & Mather uses Google's suggest/autocomplete feature to show how gender inequality is a worldwide problem. Each ad has the face of a woman of different ethnicity and over her lips appears...
  • Even with fewer 'booth babes' sexism still an issue at E3 June 15, 2013

    Los Angeles: When it comes to video games, it still felt like a man's world at E3. One look at the crowded halls of the Los Angeles Convention Center this past week, and it was easy to see that most attendees of the Electronic Entertainment Expo were men. Yes, plenty of...
  • Curious and furious over Goa allwomen poll team January 19, 2012

    Panaji: The muchtalkedabout move of the Election Commission to dispatch an allwomen team of poll observers to Goa has met with accusations of sexism by young women, not to mention the curiosity of the international media. Some have even thrown in suggestions on how the officials can go ahead and...
  • Outrage as BBC chooses panda as 2011 female face December 30, 2011

    London: The BBC has ignited its second sexism spat in the space of a month by choosing a panda as one of its 12 female faces of the year. Last week, it was criticised for choosing its annual BBC Sports Personality of the Year from an enirely male shortlist. The decision to...