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New outcry as Erdogan tells female reporter to 'know your place'

Istanbul - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan faced a new outcry on Friday over his attitude to the media and women after he branded a prominent female journalist a "shameless woman" and told her "to know your place".
In the Media by Dilay Gundogan (AFP)

India outrage over fashion shoot echoing gang-rape

Mumbai - An Indian fashion shoot sparked outrage and calls for legal action Wednesday for showing a woman being assaulted on a bus, echoing a fatal gang-rape that shocked the nation.
In the Media by Rachel O'Brien (AFP) - 1 comment

Pakistan acid attacks on women cast pall of fear

Quetta - A recent spate of acid attacks in a region of Pakistan previously untouched by the crime has sparked an impassioned debate about rising Islamisation that is forcing an increasing number of women to stay at home.
In the Media by Maaz Khan (AFP)

Don't laugh loudly, Turkish deputy PM tells women

Istanbul - One of the most senior members of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government sparked an outcry on Tuesday after declaring that women should not laugh loudly in public.
In the Media by Stuart Williams (AFP)

ISIS orders genital mutilation of women and girls in Mosul, Iraq

Mosul - The UN has reported that militant Islamist group ISIS has ordered all girls and women, aged 11 to 46 and living in and around the city of Mosul, to undergo female genital mutilation. The potential number of victims was quoted as approximately 4 million.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 6 comments

Worldwide FGM ban sought at 'Girl Summit'

London - British Prime Minister David Cameron called on Tuesday for a worldwide ban on female genital mutilation and child marriage as he launched the first UN-backed "Girl Summit" on issues that affect millions around the globe.
In the Media by Danny Kemp (AFP)

Wider parking spaces for Chinese women drivers spark controversy

A shopping mall in Dalian, in northeast China's Liaoning Province has opened a female-only car park that features wider parking spaces to make women feel comfortable when parking.
In the Media by Kesavan Unnikrishnan - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Are more Jewish women staying single?

More Jewish women are staying single (at least longer than their peers) and have a lower than average birth rate, at least according to one author.
In the Media by Paula Kirman - 1 comment

India court convicts teenagers over Mumbai gang-rapes

Mumbai - A Mumbai court convicted two teenage boys Tuesday over separate gang-rapes that shocked the city in a verdict that came days after an Indian minister said juvenile suspects should be treated as adults in rape cases.
In the Media by AFP

India court suspends death sentences for Delhi gang-rape

New Delhi - India's top court Monday suspended the death sentences of two of the four men convicted of the deadly gang-rape of a student in New Delhi, an attack that triggered international outrage.
In the Media by AFP

Anger over Australian campervan firm's 'misogynistic' slogans

Sydney - An Australian campervan firm known for the eye-catching slogans graffitied on its vehicles Monday faced outrage on social media after thousands signed an online petition against its "misogynistic" messages.
In the Media by AFP

Church of England approves women bishops

York - The Church of England on Monday voted to allow its first ever female bishops, ending half a century of divisive wrangling over the role of women.
In the Media by AFP

Half of dead in Gaza airstrikes are women and children

Palestinian Health Ministry reports say that at least half of the dead and wounded in the current Israeli bombing campaign aimed at Gaza are women and children. Gaza age demographics support the Ministry's assertions.
In the Media by Ralph Lopez - 5 comments

Female students twice as likely to end up in debt from stress

New research has shown that female students are twice as likely to end up in debt at university as their male counterparts owing to poor personal finance skills and the large amounts of stress placed on them.
In the Media by James Walker

New EU executive likely to be stacked with 'men in grey suits'

Brussels - The EU boasts several powerful women -- indeed German Chancellor Angela Merkel may be the continent's most powerful person -- but the top jobs being decided for its European Commission are likely to be overwhelmingly filled by men.
In the Media by Claire Rosemberg (AFP)

Why some women may need testosterone

Do some women need to take testosterone and, if so, should they? One group of researchers thinks that the answer is yes, although the U.S. FDA is yet to be convinced.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

U.S. Navy gets its first four-star female admiral

Washington - The U.S. Navy has promoted a woman to the rank of a four-star admiral for the first time in its 238-year history, a milestone for females in the American military.
In the Media by AFP - 2 comments

Op-Ed: The dumbest argument against Hobby Lobby

It might seem hard to be too critical of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to allow Hobby Lobby to deny its female employees insurance that covers contraception.
In the Media by Robert Weller

Viral video: New ad urges women to stop saying 'sorry'

A new ad from the company Pantene is urging women to stop unnecessarily apologizing for things they shouldn't be sorry for. Perhaps due to the 'empowering' message, the video has 'gone viral'.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Australia cancels 'Honour Killings Are Morally Justified' talk

Sydney - A planned talk on whether honour killings can be morally justified as part of Sydney's Festival of Dangerous Ideas has been cancelled following public outrage, officials said.
In the Media by AFP

Mormon women's leader says excommunicated from church

Los Angeles - The Mormon church has ex-communicated the founder of a prominent women's group for "conduct contrary" to its laws and order, according to an email cited Monday by the woman involved.
In the Media by AFP

Egypt refers 13 to trial over Tahrir sex attacks

Cairo - Egypt's prosecution service on Saturday referred 13 men to trial for alleged sex attacks on women at Cairo's Tahrir Square, including during inaugural celebrations for new President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
In the Media by Mona Salem (AFP)

UN urges end to impunity for PNG sorcery attacks

A senior United Nations envoy has urged an "end to impunity" in Papua New Guinea for sorcery-related attacks but rejected using the death penalty as punishment, a report said Friday.
In the Media by AFP

ScribbleLive Chat: Addressing the shortage of women in STEM jobs

If you've ever been curious how women can find more jobs in the career fields known as STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) you'll want to check out the archived live-chat that took place June 12.
In the Media by David Silverberg

LEGO introduces female scientists

LEGO will market what it’s calling a “female minifigure set” depicting three women scientists (a paleontologist, an astronomer, and a chemist). The move comes after the company was criticized for only having models of male scientists.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Women react to seeing their vagina for the very first time

An online blogger and personality decided to give women a chance to get a close and personal look at themselves, offering a way for them to see their vagina for the very first time.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Japanese clothing company labels sizes as 'fat' and 'jumbo'

Tokyo - A look into a Japanese clothing company reveals an effort to help people love their bodies, despite controversy over the brand shifting gears with their head-turning size labels — which read "titch," "skinny," "fat" and "jumbo."
In the Media by Nora Meszaros

Want to run a successful business? Put a woman in charge

Ithaca - According to Cornell University researchers, the key to long-term survival for many businesses is having a woman in charge.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 8 comments

Indian state seeks federal probe into gang-rape murder of two girls

New Delhi - The chief minister of the northern state of Uttar Pradesh requested a federal police investigation Saturday into the brutal gang-rape and murder of two girls, the Press Trust of India reported.
In the Media by AFP

Dads, domestic chores and ambitious daughters

Dads who do their share of household chores are more likely to have ambitious daughters, according to a new study. This, in turn, influences the career choice that the daughter takes.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment
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