Gender Bias News
Jill Prejean, former vice president of talent acquisition with Infosys, in her complaint filed in a US court alleges that senior executives directed her to avoid hiring candidates of Indian origin, women with children at home and candidates over 50 years of age
How Malayalam cinema mapped gender bias and toxic masculinity in 2021, from The Great Indian Kitchen to Joji
As the year comes to an end, we explore how Malayalam cinema has tackled quite a lot of issues in their narratives — primarily circling around patriarchy, casual sexism, the stigma around second marriages, abortion, and gender-equal spaces in marriages.
Women run fewer than 13% of India's MSMEs; inaccessibility of credit, govt schemes and now COVID are key hurdles
The biggest challenge faced by women entrepreneurs in India is gender bias in access to finance as studies show that their loan applications are more likely to be delayed or rejected as compared to men
Gender representation in the media: New study shows disparity in opinion pieces about socio-legal tech policy
According to this study on gender representation in opinion pieces on socio-legal tech policy, only roughly 26 percent were authored by women. The study also found that the same authors were contributing to multiple publications, which prevents greater diversity of perspectives
While there are some cognitive biological differences between male and female brains, they do not amount to what popular gender stereotypes suggest.
Man, Woman #MeToo: Discovery's new documentary analyses patriarchy and its various ramifications in Indian society
Man, Woman #MeToo features specialists who explain the reasons of India's inherent patriarchy through real-life examples and case studies.
Biologist Chandrima Shaha to head National Science Academy, will be first woman president in INSA's 85-year history
Dr Shaha has previously served the National Institute of Immunology—Delhi as Director & the INSA as vice-president.
The AI that assists us do not need to go through the same sexism that women face on a daily basis
Biocon chairperson Kiran Mazumdar Shaw has lamented that she is struggling to find enough women to play leadership roles, even though there is a significant rise in their number in junior management roles
Firstpost Editor's Picks: Kanaka Durga's life post entering Sabarimala, gender bias, unemployment in Uttarakhand; today's must-read stories
Ostracised by her relatives and neighbours after she entered Sabarimala, Kanaka Durga has been living like a prisoner in her house, surrounded by a posse of police personnel deputed by the state government for her security.
The alleged practices affected more than 5,000 women and 11,000 Asians from 2013 through 2016.
Lora DiCarlo won an award at CES 2019 and then the organisers took it away, calling it 'immoral.'
NeurIPS has become a symbol about just how bad the gender imbalance is for artificial intelligence.
Currently, the full sentence gender-specific translations are only available in Turkish to English.
Google's decision comes at a time when critics are scrutinizing potential biases in AI tools.
Amazon's machine-learning specialists uncovered a problem: the recruiting engine didn't like women.
Facebook has "long known" that employers were using its platform for gender discrimination.
Dil Chahta Hai in Varanasi: A holiday package for men who refuse to understand feminism, domestic violence
150 men from all over India performed the “last rites” of marital relations and the corrupt form of feminism in Varanasi on 13 August.
SC refuses to make adultery gender-neutral crime, will examine whether IPC section violates Right to Equality
Earlier in July, the Centre had filed an affidavit opposing a plea that seeks to make men and women equally liable for the crime of adultery.
Kathua rape case: Defence lawyer's misogynist statement on woman police officer reflects widely prevalent attitudes
There is no better example of ugly Indian male chauvinism than the recent remark of Ankur Sharma, the lawyer for the accused in the Kathua rape case.