sexism

Philippines bans compulsory high heels in workplace

Philippines bans compulsory high heels in workplace

The labour department order took effect on Sunday as the government took up the cudgels for long-suffering shopping mall clerks, hotel receptionists and flight attendants.

Sep 25, 2017, 13:46 PM IST
Reese Witherspoon slams Hollywood for sexism

Reese Witherspoon slams Hollywood for sexism

Actor-producer Reese Witherspoon slammed sexism prevalent in Hollywood, saying big studios are uninterested in making films with "female-driven material".

Sep 06, 2017, 16:58 PM IST

New Zealand opposition leader in sexism row over baby plans

Jacinda Ardern said women should be employed on their qualifications, regardless of their baby-making plans.

Aug 02, 2017, 08:50 AM IST
Andy Murray quickly corrects journalist's 'casual sexism' following Wimbledon quarter-finals exit to Sam Querrey

Andy Murray quickly corrects journalist's 'casual sexism' following Wimbledon quarter-finals exit to Sam Querrey

Murray slumped to a 3-6, 6-4, 6-7 (4/7), 6-1, 6-1 defeat to Querrey in the contest which lasted two hours and 41 minutes on the Centre Court.

Jul 13, 2017, 20:17 PM IST
Director apologises to Tamannaah Bhatia after making sexist remarks

Director apologises to Tamannaah Bhatia after making sexist remarks

Ironically, Tamannaah, who was watching Aamir Khan’s ‘Dangal’ which highlights the need for woman empowerment, had to leave the film midway to settle the issue.

Dec 27, 2016, 10:21 AM IST
Lady Gaga praises Madonna for inspiring speech

Lady Gaga praises Madonna for inspiring speech

Pop star Lady Gaga has praised Madonna for her inspiring speech where the 'Material Girl' opened up about facing sexism and rape.

Dec 14, 2016, 15:28 PM IST
Billboard's woman of the year: Madonna's powerful acceptance speech slams sexism, bullying

Billboard's woman of the year: Madonna's powerful acceptance speech slams sexism, bullying

She not only slammed sexism and bullying but also highlighted the challenges that she faced in the past.

Dec 13, 2016, 13:57 PM IST
Ranveer Singh's sexist ad: Bollywood remains silent!

Ranveer Singh's sexist ad: Bollywood remains silent!

After a furore over the sexist sales-pitch the ad has now been taken down and Ranveer Singh has issued an apology.

Nov 28, 2016, 08:49 AM IST
Know what Sonam Kapoor feels about sexism in film industry

Know what Sonam Kapoor feels about sexism in film industry

Even after her hit movies like `Neerja,` `Raanjhana,` Sonam thinks she still does not get her price as a woman in the industry.

Oct 04, 2016, 11:44 AM IST
Sexism row: Darren Sammy defends 'entertainer' Chris Gayle

Sexism row: Darren Sammy defends 'entertainer' Chris Gayle

Sammy says that "Chris is one of our cricketing heroes. He's an entertainer, first, but a lot of people have jumped on his back."

May 26, 2016, 22:03 PM IST
New ad featuring Vir Das gives fitting response to commercials that sexually objectify women – Watch

New ad featuring Vir Das gives fitting response to commercials that sexually objectify women – Watch

In the ad that ‘respects women’, we can see Vir Das taking a jibe at all those commercials that sexually objectify women. 

May 16, 2016, 08:07 AM IST
Quest for 'smarter' lovers keeps women out of science

Quest for 'smarter' lovers keeps women out of science

Fields like science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) remain dominated by men and now, a new study suggests.

Apr 09, 2016, 13:50 PM IST
There is profound sexism in the film industry: Helen Mirren

There is profound sexism in the film industry: Helen Mirren

Veteran actress Helen Mirren believes roles for women in movies would not change until the parts played by the fairer sex in real life also get shifted.

Sep 27, 2015, 11:40 AM IST

Covert sexism kills working women's self-esteem too

Frequent sexist wisecracks, comments and office cultures where women are ignored are just as damaging to women as single instances of sexual coercion and unwanted sexual attention, according to a new study.

Aug 28, 2015, 14:19 PM IST

Sexism in Hollywood is pathetic: Tatiana Maslany

 "Orphan Black" star Tatiana Maslany feels sexism is ingrained in the structure of Hollywood in a way that no actress has been able to avoid it.

Aug 17, 2015, 12:39 PM IST
Helen Mirren admits Hollywood sexism is 'ridiculous'

Helen Mirren admits Hollywood sexism is 'ridiculous'

Helen Mirren has admitted that Hollywood sexism annoys her and makes her feel ridiculous, as people don't mind watching James Bond getting more and more geriatric, and his girlfriends younger and younger, but an actress' age surely matters.

Jun 18, 2015, 15:15 PM IST
Sexism is an issue in entertainment industry: Debby Ryan

Sexism is an issue in entertainment industry: Debby Ryan

Actress Debby Ryan says she has struggled a lot against sexism in her showbiz journey.

May 27, 2015, 08:49 AM IST
Natalie Portman reveals initially grappled with `Hollywood sexism`

Natalie Portman reveals initially grappled with `Hollywood sexism`

 Natalie Portman has admitted that she has faced a lot of gender biasness in Hollywood that has now electrified the women filmmakers' career in the industry.

May 26, 2015, 12:39 PM IST

Cannes flatgate: Of high heels, feminism and conformity

A hundred years ago, the time was World War 1, men in Europe and America went to war and women took to wearing their husbands' trousers to take up jobs and sustain families.

May 22, 2015, 17:08 PM IST

Jadavpur varsity sets up panel to probe 'sanitary pad protest'

Disapproving of the "sanitary pad" campaign against rape and sexism on campus, the Jadavpur University on Monday set up a three-member fact-finding panel to probe the matter.

Mar 30, 2015, 21:05 PM IST