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Italy's Berlusconi backs Deneuve's views on harassment

Rome - Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi backed French actress Catherine Deneuve on Thursday for saying that men should be "free to hit on" women.

Rio brings in state law cracking down on sexist ads

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's Rio de Janeiro state on Wednesday brought in a law cracking down on ads deemed to be sexist, threatening violators with hefty fines.

Tunisian schoolgirls rebel against having to wear uniform

Bizerte - In Tunisian high schools, the dress code is not uniform. Actually, it is: but only for girls. Boys can wear what they like, and now the girls are up in arms.

Austrian party head quits over sex harassment claims

Vienna - Prominent Austrian politician Peter Pilz on Saturday quit parliament and stepped down as head of his newly formed anti-establishment party over sexual harassment allegations.

Austrian party head quits over sex harassment claims

Vienna - Prominent Austrian politician Peter Pilz on Saturday quit parliament and stepped down as head of his newly formed anti-establishment party over sexual harassment allegations.

Ex-French minister Dati wants tough action on sexism at the top

Paris - Former French minister Rachida Dati on Wednesday urged tougher action against sexual harassment, saying efforts should target powerful abusers rather than "street harassment.

Internet doors slammed on white nationalist extremism

San Francisco - White extremists are having doors to the internet slammed on efforts to promote violent and bigoted agendas.

Row over Google employee's defense of tech gender gap

New York - Google found itself at the center of controversy Sunday after an employee in a leaked internal document claimed "biological causes" explained the lack of women in tech industry leadership roles.

New Zealand opposition leader in sexism row over baby plans

Wellington - New Zealand's freshly installed opposition leader Jacinda Ardern was drawn into a sexism row Wednesday after being asked if having a baby would affect her chances of becoming prime minister.

British adverts facing tougher gender stereotype rules

London - Britain's advertising watchdog on Tuesday signalled tougher regulation for ads featuring gender stereotypes, saying they were potentially harmful to young people.

Growing chorus denounces sexist Silicon Valley culture

San Francisco - A growing chorus of voices denouncing sexist culture is echoing through male-dominated Silicon Valley, knocking a number of internet industry executives from their perches.

United Airlines bars girls with leggings, ignites Twitter storm

Washington - United Airlines found itself at the center of a social media storm after it barred two girls from boarding a flight in Denver because they were wearing leggings.

Polish MEP fined for saying women should earn less

Strasbourg - The European Parliament punished a Polish extreme-right MEP on Tuesday after he said women should be paid less because they are "weaker and less intelligent" than men.

US military faces burgeoning nude picture-sharing scandal

Washington - The Pentagon faced a burgeoning scandal Friday as more pictures of naked female service members apparently shared without their consent by male colleagues have turned up on secret social media sites.

Brazil's Temer tries calming row over housewife comments

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's President Michel Temer tried Thursday to quiet criticism over remarks on International Women's Day, when he praised women's skillfulness at shopping and raising children.

Petition to suspend 'sexist' Polish MEP goes viral

Varsovia - More than 700,000 people had by Thursday signed a petition demanding the European Parliament suspend a Polish far-right MEP who said women should be paid less because they are weaker and less intelligent than men.

Petition to suspend 'sexist' Polish MEP goes viral

Varsovia - More than 700,000 people had by Thursday signed a petition demanding the European Parliament suspend a Polish far-right MEP who said women should be paid less because they are weaker and less intelligent than men.

Petition to suspend 'sexist' Polish MEP goes viral

Varsovia - More than 700,000 people had by Thursday signed a petition demanding the European Parliament suspend a Polish far-right MEP who said women should be paid less because they are weaker and less intelligent than men.

Fury over 'degrading' Saint Laurent ad campaign

Paris - A new publicity campaign featuring painfully thin models in "degrading" poses for the French fashion house Yves Saint Laurent sparked outrage Monday, with calls for it to be banned.

US Navy investigates after female Marines pictured naked

Washington - US naval investigators are probing allegations that Marines distributed nude pictures of female service personnel taken without their knowledge, officials said Monday.

Polish MEP probed for saying women should be paid less

Brussels - A Polish extreme-right MEP faced on Friday an inquiry over "sexist remarks" in the European Parliament after he said women should be paid less because they are weaker and less intelligent than men.

Harassment complaint at prior job ends road for new Uber exec

San Francisco - A new engineering executive at Uber has left after the ride-sharing titan learned he ended his career at Google after a sexual harassment complaint, according to US media reports.

Allegations of rampant harassment at two US jewelers: report

Washington - Hundreds of female employees at two well-known US jewelers are alleging that company leaders fostered a culture of discrimination and frequent sexual harassment, The Washington Post reported Monday.

Uber hires Holder to probe sexual harassment claims

San Francisco - Uber has hired former attorney general Eric Holder to review workplace conditions after a ex-employee alleged sexual harassment and sexism at the firm.

Afghan woman whose husband cut off her ears seeks treatment abroad

Mazar-e Sharif - An Afghan woman whose husband cut off her ears said Thursday she was seeking donations for treatment abroad, as activists condemned the latest gruesome incident to highlight the abuse of women in the conservative country.

Sleaze and drama swirl at presidential debate

Washington - Four women accusers. Old tales of adultery hanging in the air. Donald Trump's degrading words about women. The second debate opposing the would-be leaders of the United States had all the ingredients of a sleazy B-movie.

Women left tech industry when 'gaming industry became very male'

After years of traveling the world working to improve the lives of impoverished women overseas, Melinda Gates looked around the US and decided some work needed to be done here at home.

Trump launches harsh new personal attack after debate

Washington - Fresh off his presidential clash with Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump doubled down Tuesday on criticism of a former Miss Universe he accused of getting too fat, comments that could repel women voters.

Does LinkedIn have a gender bias?

The ‘professional’ social networking site LinkedIn has been accused of having a gender bias. This is through providing more male professionals in its search results than females.

Mexico party slammed for topless women at women's rights event

- A Mexican political party has come under fire for bringing out topless women in body paint at a campaign event promoting women's rights ahead of weekend elections.
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