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Women in the news

In the past few days, two actresses have been in the news for being very open about their ideas regarding respect for women. Read on for more…

Deepika Padukone’s answer

The Times of India came under fire for reporting about Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone’s “cleavage show” in various social events over a number of years. Deepika wrote back in a long post on Facebook: “There is only ONE sign that a woman wants to have sex and that is that she says “YES.” The reason I write the above line is because we all know that in India we are so desperately trying to make a change in the way sections of our society think in order to move towards a happier world devoid of inequality, rape, fear and pain.”

Emma Watson under fire

The actress Emma Watson has been targeted by hackers threatening to release nude pictures of her after she made a speech promoting gender equality. Read more here.

Climate change affects women

Women must take a greater leadership role in fighting climate change because its effects fall hardest on women, the head of UN Women said this week. Read more here.

‘Men face sexism too’

In my limited experience discussing the origins and impact of sexism with my peers and students, there is nothing that comes up more often than questions of moral policing. Many of my male friends and students have a tendency to flip the question on its head in an attempt to deflect from its importance. Read more here.

The Afghan girls raised as boys

In Afghanistan, ranked the worst country in the world to be born a girl, some parents are bringing up their daughters as sons. Then comes puberty and the ‘bacha posh’ are expected to to switch back. Read more here.

9 qualities of confident women

Find out the nine qualities that make women super-confident! Read more here.


24.09.2014 | 10:09