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#MeToo went unnoticed at the Berlin Fashion Week

With an eye on the German capital’s creative potential, the Berlin Fashion Week seeks to position itself in the world of fashion. This year, it should have reacted to the #MeToo debate, says DW’s columnist Gero Schliess.

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21.01.2018 | 14:00

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Sex robot reveals an implicit acceptance of male aggression towards women

At a trade show in Austria, a sex robot named ‘Samantha’ was put on display to show off her advanced features and realistic human-like qualities. She not only talks, but also has built-in sensors all over her silicon body that can respond to romantic and sexual gestures. During the first two days of the show, the $5000 sex bot was introduced to interested parties under the watchful eye of its developers Dr Sergi Santos and Arran Lee Squire of Synthea Amatus. On the third day, the developers decided to leave her unsupervised for men to do as they pleased.

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21.01.2018 | 13:20

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Beyond the veil: Bold art by Persian-Arab women

Super heroes, mythical female figures in the desert: the Suspended Territories exhibition at the Marta Herford museum shows contemporary women’s art from the Arab World, Iran and North Africa. – Author: Julia Hitz


 

Why are Indian authorities failing to protect women?

A recent series of gruesome rapes and murders has sparked outrage in northern India. The incidents are the latest for a region with a grim history of violence against women. Murali Krishnan reports from New Delhi.

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The best and worst countries for women

The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security and the Peace Research Institute of Oslo launched the global Women, Peace and Security Index which measures women’s well-being in 2017 by assessing factors such as inclusion, justice and security in 153 countries and covering more than 98 percent of the world’s population.

Here are the best eight countries:

Here are the worst eight countries:


 

Elderly women do more housework – and suffer for it

Elderly women do nearly five hours of housework per day on average. Men do closer to three. That difference is bad for women’s health, and it’s important to think about as baby boomers retire.

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20.01.2018 | 15:48

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