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'She set the benchmark': trailblazing PNG politician Nahau Rooney dies, aged 75

Manus Island’s Nahau Rooney, at one time the only woman in PNG’s parliament, dedicated her life to advancing women in her countryHardworking, audacious, occasionally controversial, but always vivacious: one of Papua New Guinea’s political pioneers, Nahau Rooney, has been remembered as a trailblazer for PNG women in power following her death on 15 September, aged 75.In 1977, Rooney was one of just three women elected to PNG’s first post-independence parliament – out of 109 members – where she ser...
Tags: Gender, World news, Asia Pacific, Rooney, Women in politics, Papua New Guinea, Manus Island, PNG, Pacific Islands, Nahau Rooney, Manus Continue


Should men-only private members' clubs still exist?

The Garrick Club was founded in 1831 – a place where ‘actors and men of refinement and education might meet on equal terms’. Women were not allowed to be members and, almost 200 years on, that is still the case. Emily Bendell on why she is taking legal action against the Garrick and Amy Milne-Smith on the history of London’s clublandLast year, businesswoman Emily Bendell was looking for a private members’ club where she could meet people after work and was surprised to discover that a number of ...
Tags: Business, Gender, London, Work & careers, Britain, Inequality, Equality Act 2010, Garrick, Mythili Rao, Garrick Club, Emily Bendell, Amy Milne Smith, Mythili


French police investigate attack on woman, 22, for wearing skirt

Student tells radio station she was punched in face in Strasbourg by three men who said she ‘looked like whore’French police have opened an investigation after a young woman said she was attacked by three men and beaten in public for wearing a skirt.The government denounced the “very serious” incident as unacceptable. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Gender, France, Women, World news, Strasbourg


Female voices 'drowned out' in reporting on Covid-19, report finds

Analysis of stories across six countries including UK found fewer than a fifth of experts quoted on the pandemic were womenCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWomen’s voices have been “worryingly marginalised” in reporting of the coronavirus, partly due to the war-like framing of the pandemic, according to a report analysing stories across six countries.Each woman’s voice in news coverage of the crisis is “drowned out” by at least three men, it said. Continue reading...
Tags: Gender, UK, Media, Women, Life and style, UK News, World news, Global development, Women's rights and gender equality, Coronavirus outbreak


Japan is a 'democracy without women' says ruling party MP

Tomomi Inada makes comment after country’s new prime minister names just two women to his 21-strong cabinetA prominent member of Japan’s ruling party has described the country’s politics as “democracy without women”, days after the new prime minister appointed just two female MPs to his cabinet.Tomomi Inada, a former defence minister from the governing Liberal Democratic party (LDP), added her voice to criticism of Japan’s poor record on gender equality, directing most of her anger at her own pa...
Tags: Gender, Japan, Politics, World news, Asia Pacific, Women in politics, LDP, Tomomi Inada


French minister mocked for asking pupils to dress in ‘republican style’

Jean-Michel Blanquer’s comments follow protests over high school dress codes for female studentsFrance’s education minister has sparked a sexism row after demanding high school pupils dress in “republican style” for classes.Jean-Michel Blanquer’s comments came a week after a protest by girls at French high schools about being hauled in front of headteachers or turned away from lessons because they were wearing mini skirts, low-cut or crop tops deemed “provocative”. Continue reading...
Tags: Gender, France, World news, Jean Michel Blanquer


UK plan to use all-male team to host UN climate summit angers observers

All senior politicians, civil servants and negotiators to represent Britain at next year’s Cop26 talks are menThe UK is fielding an all-male team to host a vital UN climate summit next year, flouting international norms and angering activists and observers, who say the lack of gender balance imperils progress on key issues.All of the politicians who will host the Cop26 talks for the UK in Glasgow are men, from the business secretary Alok Sharma, who will act as president of the summit, to his te...
Tags: Gender, UK, Climate Change, Environment, Women, UK News, World news, Britain, Un, Glasgow, Kwasi Kwarteng, Alok Sharma, Cop26: Glasgow climate change conference 2021, Callanan Lord Goldsmith


What happens when your partner comes out as trans?

Five people who stayed close talk about navigating a seismic shift in their relationship, plus their partners on how it was for themTom Gaebel, 54, is engaged to Allie Velasquez, 41. The couple live in Los Angeles. Continue reading...
Tags: Gender, Relationships, Los Angeles, Life and style, Society, Transgender, LGBT rights, Allie Velasquez


We need more women in the C-suite. It won't happen on its own.

Samantha Lee/Business Insider Jane Fraser addresses Brazil-US Business Council forum in Washington, DC in March 2019. Erin Scott/Reuters Last week Citigroup announced that Jane Fraser would succeed Mike Corbat as CEO when he retires in February 2021.Fraser will be the first woman to lead a major US bank.Her promotion is a symbolic step up for women across industries, and not only in finance. Just 6% of CEOs at S&P 500 companies are women, according to the research and strategy dev...
Tags: Gender, Leadership, Women, US, Trends, Strategy, Washington Dc, Pwc, Citigroup, Al Green, Gender Bias, Wall Street Journal, Latin America, Harvard Business Review, Journal, Sheryl Sandberg


Reopening UK offices risks excluding women and minorities, says business chief

Exclusive: CMI chief warns ‘blended working’ could mean women without sufficient childcare are left out of key decisionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe government’s plan to push people back into the office risks a return to “white middle-aged males” making important decisions in the office, while women and people from ethnic minorities are excluded at home, according to one of the UK’s most senior business leaders.In an interview with the Guardian, Chartered Manag...
Tags: Business, Gender, UK, UK News, Work & careers, Cmi, Coronavirus outbreak, Ann Francke, Guardian Chartered Management Institute CMI


German military mulls bringing in feminine form for army ranks

Under current system a female captain, for example, is called Frau Hauptmann – Mrs CaptainGermany is considering introducing feminine forms for military ranks, according to reports, 20 years after women gained the right to join the Bundeswehr.The army has resisted using the feminine form even after women gained the right to join in 2000. A female captain in the Bundeswehr is addressed as Frau Hauptmann, the equivalent of “Mrs Captain”. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Gender, Germany, Women, World news, Bundeswehr, Frau Hauptmann


It's Officially Time to Retire the 'Gender Reveal Party'

If you’ve been pregnant at any point during the past decade, you’ve probably heard of the concept of a gender-reveal party. The trend has been traced back to one mom who, in 2008, held what is widely considered to be the first gender reveal party. Jenna Karvunidis cut into a cake to reveal pink frosting (it’s a girl,…Read more...
Tags: Gender, Safety, Babies, Lifehacks, Gender Reveal Party, Jenna Karvunidis


Boris Johnson defends plans to appoint Tony Abbott as UK trade envoy

PM dismisses concerns over Abbott’s views on women, gay rights and climateBoris Johnson has defended proposals to appoint Tony Abbott as a UK trade envoy despite claims that his misogynistic and homophobic comments, as well as his denial of the climate crisis, make him unfit to represent the UK on the word stage.The prime minister addressed the issue on Friday after days of mounting pressure to drop the plan. He dismissed the concerns of a wide range of campaigners who have insisted there are be...
Tags: Gender, Politics, UK, Climate Change, Environment, UK News, Australia news, Foreign Policy, Tony Abbott, LGBT rights, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Brexit, Abbott, Trade Policy


Boris Johnson defends Tony Abbott in UK trade envoy row

PM dismisses concerns over Abbott’s views on women, gay rights and climateBoris Johnson has defended Tony Abbott despite claims that his misogynistic and homophobic comments, as well as his denial of the climate crisis, make him unfit to represent the UK as a potential trade envoy.The prime minister addressed the issue on Friday after days of mounting pressure to drop the planned appointment. He dismissed the concerns of a wide range of campaigners who have insisted there are better candidates t...
Tags: Gender, Politics, UK, Climate Change, Environment, UK News, Australia news, Foreign Policy, Tony Abbott, LGBT rights, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Brexit, Abbott, Board of Trade, Trade Policy


Women take centre stage in the Market Theatre’s Shakespeare season

The Market Theatre’s virtual offering, ‘Chilling with the Bard: A Shakespeare Season’, includes women performing traditionally male roles The post Women take centre stage in the Market Theatre’s Shakespeare season appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Gender, Race, Acting, Friday, Shakespeare, Maya Angelou, James Ngcobo, Market Theatre, Chilling with the Bard: A Shakespeare Season, Heatre, Virtual Season


Ian McKellen joins condemnation of Tony Abbott trade role

Prominent rights groups sign open letter telling UK not to appoint ex-Australian PMPressure is increasing on the UK government to rethink the potential appointment of Tony Abbott as a trade envoy after leading LGBTQ+ and environmental activists, including Sir Ian McKellen, criticised his misogynistic and homophobic comments, and dismissal of the climate crisis.An open letter, also signed by the Doctor Who screenwriter Russell T Davies and almost two dozen others, said ministers should not appoin...
Tags: Gender, Politics, UK, Climate Change, Environment, UK News, Australia news, Foreign Policy, Tony Abbott, LGBT rights, Ian Mckellen, Brexit, Russell T Davies, Trade Policy, Board of Trade Continue


Cate Blanchett says she would rather be called an actor than an actress

Venice film festival jury chief backs Berlin event’s move towards gender-neutral prizesThe Hollywood star Cate Blanchett has said she would rather be called an actor than an actress.The Australian, who is heading the jury at the Venice film festival, gave her backing to Berlin festival’s controversial decision last week to do away with gendered prizes and only give a best actor award. Continue reading...
Tags: Gender, Hollywood, Film, Berlin, Women, Feminism, Italy, Festivals, Venice, Cate Blanchett, Venice Film Festival, MeToo Movement, Venice film festival 2020


Black bosses, please lead us well

We need to do better to create compatible workplaces for black employees The post Black bosses, please lead us well appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Gender, Workplace, Opinion, Employment, Racism, Discrimination, Openaccess, Top Six, South Africa (country, Compatible Workplace


BIPOC women have been hard hit by the pandemic — and they were already on shaky footing

Samantha Lee/Business Insider A cashier works at the Cardenas Markets grocery store as a for hire sign is seen on High Street in Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Jane Tyska/Digital First Media/East Bay Times via Getty Images Sign up here to receive our newsletter Gender at Work in your inbox twice a month.The novel coronavirus pandemic and ensuing recession have affected workers across the country. BIPOC women (BIPOC stands for Black, indigenous, and people of color) h...
Tags: Gender, Cdc, New York City, US, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Unemployment, Income Inequality, Women Of Color, Pew Research Center, Kamala Harris, Nordic, Ward, Oakland Calif


Passenger sues easyJet after crew told her to move seats to satisfy Orthodox Jews

Melanie Wolfson was asked to move twice because men refused to sit next to a female A British-Israeli woman is suing easyJet after the low-cost airline asked her to move seats on a flight from Tel Aviv to London following objections from strictly-Orthodox Jewish men who refused to sit next to a female passenger.Melanie Wolfson, 38, is claiming 66,438 shekels (almost £15,000) compensation in a lawsuit filed on her behalf by the Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC), which won a similar case in 20...
Tags: Business, Gender, London, Israel, Religion, Tel Aviv, Middle East and North Africa, Judaism, Airline Industry, Easyjet, Melanie Wolfson, Israel Religious Action Center IRAC


Laura Bates on the men who hate women: 'They canonise and revere and idolise murderers'

For years, the founder of the Everyday Sexism project has had vile abuse heaped upon her. But that still didn’t prepare her for what she found in the toxic world of online misogynyLaura Bates founded the Everyday Sexism project in 2012, when she was 25, inviting women on social media to detail sexist encounters they’d had. Two years later, she published the book of the same name, curating a document that was horrifying but unsurprising. It should have been shocking but nobody was shocked. Six ye...
Tags: Books, Gender, London, Women, Life and style, Men, Sexual Harassment, Bates, King 's Cross, Laura Bates, MeToo Movement


Netflix portrayal of female Indian Air Force pilot flies into flak

Gunjan Saxena was one of the first women in the IAF, but her biopic has drawn rebukes from fellow officers over sexism claimsFormer and current members of the Indian military have criticised a Netflix film for portraying the armed forces as rife with gender discrimination.The Indian Air Force (IAF) has written to an Indian censor board, as well as Dharma Productions, which produced the film, and Netflix to complain that Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl “presented some situations that are misleadin...
Tags: Gender, Media, India, World news, Netflix, South and Central Asia, Global development, Air Force, Iaf, Indian Air Force IAF, Women's rights and gender equality, Gunjan Saxena


Men going their own way: the rise of a toxic male separatist movement

The men of the MGTOW movement aim to live their lives with no female contact. The idea began on the fringes of the internet – so how has it made it all the way to the White House?‘There has been an awakening … changing the world … one man at a time.” These are the dramatic words that appear when you visit mgtow.com. In a video that looks a lot like an action-movie trailer, the words are soon followed by five more that appear to smash through the screen, smouldering fiery red: “Men … going … thei...
Tags: Health, Gender, White House, Women, Life and style, Society, World news, Mental Health, Men, Sexual Harassment, MeToo Movement


Men going their own way: the toxic male separatist movement that is now mainstream

The men of the MGTOW movement aim to live their lives with no female contact. The idea began on the fringes of the internet – so how has it made it all the way to the White House?‘There has been an awakening … changing the world … one man at a time.” These are the dramatic words that appear when you visit mgtow.com. In a video that looks a lot like an action-movie trailer, the words are soon followed by five more that appear to smash through the screen, smouldering fiery red: “Men … going … thei...
Tags: Health, Gender, White House, Women, Life and style, Society, World news, Mental Health, Men, Sexual Harassment, MeToo Movement


Selective abortion in India could lead to 6.8m fewer girls being born by 2030

New study shows preference for a son is highest in north of country with Uttar Pradesh having highest deficit in female birthsAn estimated 6.8 million fewer female births will be recorded across India by 2030 because of the persistent use of selective abortions, researchers estimate.Academics from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia projected the sex ratio at birth in 29 Indian states and union territories, covering almost the entire population, taking into account...
Tags: Gender, Saudi Arabia, India, Women, World news, South and Central Asia, Global development, Abortion, Uttar Pradesh, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Women's rights and gender equality


Female-led countries handled coronavirus better, study suggests

Analysis points to earlier lockdowns and lower death rates under likes of Jacinda Ardern and Angela MerkelCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCountries led by women had “systematically and significantly better” Covid-19 outcomes, research appears to show, locking down earlier and suffering half as many deaths on average as those led by men.The relative early success of leaders such as Germany’s Angela Merkel, New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern, Denmark’s Mette Frederiksen, Taiw...
Tags: Gender, Germany, Angela Merkel, World news, Taiwan, New Zealand, Finland, Denmark, Women in politics, Tsai Ing wen, Jacinda Ardern, Mette Frederiksen, Sanna Marin, Coronavirus outbreak, Angela MerkelCoronavirus


Games firm Rocksteady accused of inaction over staff harassment

Exclusive: Signatory of letter to bosses two years ago makes it public, alleging sexism continuesMore than half of the women employed at the London-based video game developer Rocksteady two years ago signed a letter to bosses accusing the studio of failing to prevent sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour in the office, the Guardian can reveal.The letter, dated November 2018 and signed by 10 of the company’s 16 female staff at the time, raised complaints about behaviour including “slurs r...
Tags: Games, Gender, Technology, London, UK News, Transgender, Sexual Harassment, Rocksteady


Transgender Athletes Focus of Debate on Women’s Sports Participants

Some experts say inclusion and competitive fairness conflict as leaders consider how to regulate the athletic participation of transgender women.
Tags: Gender, News, Discrimination, International Olympic Committee, Hormones, Testosterone, Lindsay, Boise State University, World Athletics, Women and Girls, College Athletics, Transgender and Transsexuals, Athletics and Sports, Title IX (Gender Discrimination Legislation, Interscholastic Athletics, Hecox




I've seen first-hand the toxic racism in international women's rights groups

White European and American practitioners have not taken charges of discrimination seriously. It’s time to do our homework and learn to changeWe are long overdue a reckoning around race in gender and development work. The number of women who have recently issued public claims of racism or discrimination against global women’s rights organisations is testament to that.The Nobel Women’s Initiative is the latest to come under fire with allegations of toxic workplace practices, joining the Internati...
Tags: Gender, Race, World news, Global development, Women's rights and gender equality, International Women 's Health Coalition IWHC, IWHC