Gen Z, millennials believe women’s rights have gone ‘too far’, reveals study
Since 2017, the share of men in Britain who are scared to speak out and advocate for women’s rights has doubled. Men are now increasingly afraid to promote women’s rights for fear of reprisals
International Women's Day | SHE makes remarkable contributions in North East India amid challenges and opportunities
While women make up 48 per cent of India's population, their contribution to the country's GDP is a mere 17 per cent. Therefore, it is crucial to promote the concept of women's equal rights and empowerment in politics, economics, and socio-cultural development
Harry and Meghan: How a man standing up for his partner is labelled as ‘joru ka gulaam’
A man listening to his partner – her opinion being right, being respected, him saying no to his friends to prioritise his primary, intimate relationship, or a man wanting to stay separately after finding a mate– risks himself of being labelled as tame and submissive
Internet mommies up in arms against Sonam Kapoor breastfeeding — but is that real fight, sistahs?
Net mommies are up in arms against Sonam Kapoor, claiming that an ultra-rich, ‘papa’s little princess’, star with a glam squad on her tail and a hungry child at her breast, hardly qualifies for a fetching statement about any sort of women’s empowerment
Flashes of bold UN talk on feminism, masculinity, patriarchy
Gender equality, as one of the United Nations' primary goals, has long been a safe talking point for world leaders, and there were many brief and polite mentions of progress made toward female empowerment
Why Shining Vale presents both the apprehensions of second-wave feminism and a response to it
It’s no doubt that Shining Vale is a big swing; it has an optical density and curious energy that must be applauded and for once I don’t care if it fares well as a comedy or a horror.
Germany's first female chancellor lagged behind in societal reforms for women
At the end of Angela Merkel’s 16 years in office, Germany's gender pay gap remains among the highest in the European Union
Camila Cabello’s Cinderella deserves praise for its portrayal of female ambition
Our newest Ella is no regular Cinderella. She dreams of becoming a star dressmaker. Marrying the prince of her kingdom will have to wait.
Why women in South Korea are getting the pixie cut and its connection with the Olympics
Many women in the country have adopted the style to protest the treatment of archer An San, winner of three Olympic gold medals, who was trolled online for her hair
Promising Young Woman, The Great Indian Kitchen are both films with simmering feminism and everyday oppression
Things are not going to change in the space of one film. That is the stone-cold reality of a woman’s life and one that even the most realistic storytellers completely ignore.
Political equality for Iranian women remains a distant dream with an ultraconservative poised to become president
Ebrahim Raisi, who heads Iran's judiciary, is the clear favourite from an all-male field of seven candidates to replace President Hassan Rouhani, a moderate elected on promises of social and cultural reform.
Gloria Steinem awarded Spain's prestigious Princess of Asturias prize for her 'tireless commitment to feminism'
The 87-year-old US journalist and activist was described "a motor of one of the great revolutions of contemporary society," in a statement from the prize organisers.
In Gracy’s Baby Doll: Stories, exploring loneliness and viewing translation as 'extended authorship'
The stories present, to a large extent, the dark worlds of lonely characters experiencing varying degrees of tragedy, depicted through a bleak and straightforward language.
For the first time in its history, World Trade Organization names women to half of deputy leader roles
The new director-general — herself the first woman and the first African to lead the WTO — appointed Angela Ellard of the United States and Costa Rica's Anabel Gonzalez, along with Jean-Marie Paugam of France and China's Zhang Xiangchen.
In Iran, women detailers break through Tehran's male-dominated automobile industry
A farmer’s daughter, Roohani grew up labouring on the land like most other children in Agh Mazar. But unlike her five siblings, she had her eyes on her father’s tractor, and developed an uncanny knack for driving it at an early age.
Suffragette white: Decoding the colour's 110-year-old history of being used as a protest tool by women
Suffragette white was first donned en masse in June 1908 on Women’s Sunday, the first “monster meeting” hosted by the WSPU in London’s Hyde Park. The 30,000 participants were encouraged to wear white, accessorised with touches of purple and green.
R Vatsala's The Scent of Happiness speaks to women navigating politics as it plays out within home, work spheres
In an interview with Firstpost, writer R Vatsala and translators K Srilata and Kaamya Sharma reflect on the origins of Kannukkul Sattru Pazhanithu, translation as an art-driven exercise and scientific process, and how sharing experiences can light a fire.
Russian feminist artist put on trial on charges of disseminating pornography; rights groups declare her a political prisoner
Yulia Tsvetkova ran a children’s theater and was a vocal advocate of feminism and LGBT rights.
Fighting patriarchy, one beautiful bauble at a time: Eina Ahluwalia turns the idea of jewellery as feminine on its head
Ahluwalia's seemingly simple trinkets hold much pain, shed fear, take struggles on head-first, and celebrate womanhood that would make the fiercest feminists proud.
Nawal El Saadawi passes away: A look at the legacy of Egypt's grand novelist and activist
El Saadawi was a global iconoclast in the best sense of the phrase. In a world that has become compartmentalised, tribal, overtly racist, anti-science and unashamedly sexist, her novels espoused truths that made her unpopular with many in the government and in the so-called establishment.