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Explained: The ‘culture of bias’ at Infosys which stopped women and Indians from being hired
Business

Explained: The ‘culture of bias’ at Infosys which stopped women and Indians from being hired

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
Entertainment

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
India

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
India

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

Men are better at giving directions and other gender stereotypes that have no scientific backing
Health

Men are better at giving directions and other gender stereotypes that have no scientific backing

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
Entertainment

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
India

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.

UNESCO report 'I'd blush if I could' should make AI programmers ponder over sexism
News & Analysis

UNESCO report 'I'd blush if I could' should make AI programmers ponder over sexism

The AI that assists us do not need to go through the same sexism that women face on a daily basis

Not getting enough number of women for leadership roles: Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
Business

Not getting enough number of women for leadership roles: Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

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
India

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.

Oracle accused of underpaying women, black and Asian employees by $400 million
News & Analysis

Oracle accused of underpaying women, black and Asian employees by $400 million

The alleged practices affected more than 5,000 women and 11,000 Asians from 2013 through 2016.

Robotic sex toy stripped off CES 2019 Innovation Award for being 'immoral'
News & Analysis

Robotic sex toy stripped off CES 2019 Innovation Award for being 'immoral'

Lora DiCarlo won an award at CES 2019 and then the organisers took it away, calling it 'immoral.'

Artificial intelligence's boom in tech industry exposes gaping gender gap
News & Analysis

Artificial intelligence's boom in tech industry exposes gaping gender gap

NeurIPS has become a symbol about just how bad the gender imbalance is for artificial intelligence.

Google Translate to offer masculine and feminine translations to reduce gender bias
News & Analysis

Google Translate to offer masculine and feminine translations to reduce gender bias

Currently, the full sentence gender-specific translations are only available in Turkish to English.

Google blocks gender-based pronouns from its AI-based smart compose tool
News & Analysis

Google blocks gender-based pronouns from its AI-based smart compose tool

Google's decision comes at a time when critics are scrutinizing potential biases in AI tools.

Amazon scraps a secret recruiting tool that used machine-learning for gender bias
News & Analysis

Amazon scraps a secret recruiting tool that used machine-learning for gender bias

Amazon's machine-learning specialists uncovered a problem: the recruiting engine didn't like women.

Facebook accused of gender bias, allowing job ads that discriminate against women
News & Analysis

Facebook accused of gender bias, allowing job ads that discriminate against 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
India

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
India

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
India

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.