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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. It took half a century for trousers to become fashionable for women.

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.

Exhibition raises concerns over gender inequality

A girl in class 10 writes “it feels really sad to know you all feel that women are inferior and not capable of doing anything". Another girl writes “... but this world seems to suppress girls and dominate us, which is stupid". Letters like these are part of an exhibition that aims to introduce visitors to what concerns these young girls.

Man's smile can tell if he's sexist: Study

Man's smile can tell if he's sexist: Study

Ladies, want to know if a man is sexist or not? Just watch how he smiles and chats with you!

What does a 'bad girl' do? Pouts, falls in love, watches porn

What does a 'bad girl' do? Pouts, falls in love, watches porn

If we ever had to define how bad girls behave in the society, now we have a sure shot pictorial description of it. In what seems to be satire, a chart of 'A BAD GIRL' has gone viral on social media.

Tweeting helps women cope with sexism: Study

Publicly tweeting about sexism could improve wellbeing of women as it has the potential to let them express themselves in ways they feel like and can make a difference, says a study.

Sexual objectification ups fear of rape among women

Sexual objectification ups fear of rape among women

The rampant sexual objectification of women can heighten their fears of being raped, a significant study says, adding that making sexual objectification socially unacceptable could enhance women's sense of safety.

Jennifer Aniston slams 'sexist' society

Jennifer Aniston slams 'sexist' society

 Jennifer Aniston has branded the society as "very much sexist" as women are still not paid as much as men.

Australia`s `macho` PM points finger at sexism

 Australia`s Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who was famously accused of misogyny by former leader Julia Gillard, on Friday suggested sexism was behind criticism of his female chief-of-staff.

Tokyo equality chief under fire for marriage comments

 The Tokyo politician tasked with preventing sexism in the city`s assembly ran into trouble Wednesday after making light of an episode of sexist jeering that drew outrage in Japan and beyond.

Sofia Vergara hits back at 'sexist' criticism

Sofia Vergara hits back at 'sexist' criticism

Actress Sofia Vergara has hit back at criticism following her "sexist" skit at the Emmy Awards, saying she was merely poking fun at herself.

NY Times shakeup unrelated to pay, gender: Publisher

The publisher of the New York Times has denied that the firing of top editor Jill Abramson was linked to a salary dispute or sexism.

New York Times publisher denies sexism, calls Abramson bad manager

New York Times Co publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. on Saturday denied the ouster of top editor Jill Abramson was due to gender bias and listed ways in which she was a bad manager.