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Framing Britney Spears: The New York Times' documentary underscores the star's essential unknowability
Entertainment

Framing Britney Spears: The New York Times' documentary underscores the star's essential unknowability

"Lolita" or "trainwreck", "victim" or "survivor" — easy labels can't capture the truth of Britney Spears.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Anger grows over organising committee chief's sexist comments
Sports

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Anger grows over organising committee chief's sexist comments

While ranking high on a range of international indicators, Japan persistently trails on promoting gender equality - ranking 121 out of 153 nations surveyed in the World Economic Forum's 2020 global gender gap report.

Allegedly Problematic: The feminist analysis of Ramarajan's Paattukku Naan Adimai no one asked for
Entertainment

Allegedly Problematic: The feminist analysis of Ramarajan's Paattukku Naan Adimai no one asked for

One of my favourite kinds of Tamil cinema is the heavy-handed, predictable and alarmingly dramatic kind with aggressive songs, precise, staccato dishum-dishum sounds and wounds that look like smears of ketchup. Paattukku Naan Adimai was one of those movies.

Revisiting Ramarajan's 1990 film Paattukku Naan Adimai: Of village heroes and small-town favourites
Entertainment

Revisiting Ramarajan's 1990 film Paattukku Naan Adimai: Of village heroes and small-town favourites

Paattukku Naan Adimai was released in 1990 and stars Khushboo, Rekha and Disco Shanthi, which means there will be an item number. Which is awesome. Which is also probably problematic to say.

The Queen's Gambit: Female chess masters weigh in on Netflix series and its representation of gender gap in the game
Entertainment

The Queen's Gambit: Female chess masters weigh in on Netflix series and its representation of gender gap in the game

The popularity of Netflix's The Queen’s Gambit has inspired a debate about inequality and sexism in chess, a game where it seems that men and women would be able to compete on equal footing. However historically, few women have been able to do so.

In Badhaai Ho, Neena Gupta's character remains the catalyst, seldom evolving into the focal point
Entertainment

In Badhaai Ho, Neena Gupta's character remains the catalyst, seldom evolving into the focal point

It is disappointing that in Badhaai Ho, the struggle of a middle-class homemaker who gets pregnant at the age of 52, ends at the second-hand embarrassment of her son, and society at large.

Kamala Harris poses a major nightmare scenario for Donald Trump ahead of November election
World

Kamala Harris poses a major nightmare scenario for Donald Trump ahead of November election

Donald Trump risks alienating Black voters further if he continues with racial divisiveness and attacks Kamala Harris personally

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

Legal portal Law Sikho apologises for webinar criticised as being sexist, but fiasco serves as reminder of issues plaguing the industry
India

Legal portal Law Sikho apologises for webinar criticised as being sexist, but fiasco serves as reminder of issues plaguing the industry

Law Sikho, a portal that claims to be the “world's most advanced practical legal training” tool, held a webinar only for men on 15 May titled ‘How can busy professionals have a dating life’. The webinar, criticised for objectifying women and normalising harassment, is a reminder of the sexism that is rampant in the legal industry

Crux of 'bois locker room' case lies in unpacking link between performance of masculinity and sexual violence
India

Crux of 'bois locker room' case lies in unpacking link between performance of masculinity and sexual violence

As the criminal justice system is set in motion in the #boislockerroom case, it is important that we keenly focus on how notions of masculinity — especially amongst adolescents — contribute to sexual violence, and how societal responses, including legal action against the accused, need to account for these factors

During coronavirus outbreak, there's much we cannot control. But we can deal with the misogyny of the 'Wife Joke' 
Opinion

During coronavirus outbreak, there's much we cannot control. But we can deal with the misogyny of the 'Wife Joke' 

Knowing how the coronavirus lockdown is ravaging our country, if you have a roof over your head and a couple of meals lined up, very few people can currently feel sorry for themselves — except of course for the archetype of the man in the Wife Joke | Nisha Susan writes

Malaysian govt apologizes for sharing sexist poster advising women on how to 'behave' during lockdown
India

Malaysian govt apologizes for sharing sexist poster advising women on how to 'behave' during lockdown

Another campaign poster suggested that women should use baby voice of cartoon character Doraemon instead of nagging their husbands, the report added.

AI-powered Siri, Cortana, Alexa and other virtual assistants have a gender bias problem
News & Analysis

AI-powered Siri, Cortana, Alexa and other virtual assistants have a gender bias problem

As research has shown, there is a critical link between the development of AI systems which display gender bias and the lack of women in teams that design them.

Kabir Singh: The fascinating ugliness of feudal power and how the film has captivated the young Indian viewers
Entertainment

Kabir Singh: The fascinating ugliness of feudal power and how the film has captivated the young Indian viewers

Kabir Singh should rightly be shunned but it is turning out to be a super hit among young audiences composed of both sexes.

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

BJP leaders' sexist jibes against Priyanka Gandhi show ruling party has nothing definite to criticise Congress leader
Politics

BJP leaders' sexist jibes against Priyanka Gandhi show ruling party has nothing definite to criticise Congress leader

While the ruling BJP has nothing tangible to corner Priyanka Gandhi, and hence the sexist remarks at her, the Congress too has nothing definite to champion her high-profile polticial debut

In politics, women seriously outnumbered by men; less than 7% make world leaders, only 24% make lawmakers, says UN
World

In politics, women seriously outnumbered by men; less than 7% make world leaders, only 24% make lawmakers, says UN

The UN said there has been a 'serious regression' in the political power of women across the world in recent years, and it took 25 years for the share of women in parliaments to rise to 24.3 percent from 11 percent in 1995.

To All The Girls I’ve Loved: Sorry for All The Times I’ve Been A Casual Misogynist
FWeekend

To All The Girls I’ve Loved: Sorry for All The Times I’ve Been A Casual Misogynist

It is difficult to identify misogyny in gay men, because we can infiltrate the thinnest of cracks; after all, we are supposed to be ‘brothers in arms’

Indira Jaising writes open letter to CJI Ranjan Gogoi: Senior advocate seeks purging of sexist language from Indian courts
India

Indira Jaising writes open letter to CJI Ranjan Gogoi: Senior advocate seeks purging of sexist language from Indian courts

On the occasion of International Women's Day, Jaising wrote an open letter to Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi demanding a "ban on sexist language in courts".

How the online space for women is in a crisis and what needs to be done about it
News & Analysis

How the online space for women is in a crisis and what needs to be done about it

As we celebrate Women’s Day, the online space is still a hostile environment for many women.