feminism

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Sabyasachi Draws Flak For Calling "Overdressed" Women "Wounded"

The backlash shows an increasingly vocal resistance to India’s patriarchal norms.
Meera Navlakha
7.11.19
tv

'Stranger Things 3' Seems to Be Moving Backwards on Its Treatment of Women

Female characters on the popular Netflix series are stuck in clichés as dated as their perms.
Alex Zaragoza
7.11.19
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Indian Motivational Speaker Refuses to Give Speech After Seeing Women Seated in the Front Row

Swami Gyanvatsal got so offended about the first few rows featuring women that he walked away even after some women willingly moved to the back of the room.
Shamani Joshi
7.5.19
News

Here are the Safest Countries for Women in Asia Pacific

A recent study looks at fourteen countries in Asia Pacific, finding that Singapore and New Zealand provide the highest quality of life for women, while India ranks last.
Meera Navlakha
7.1.19
LGBTQ

Inside the Dance School Fighting for a Safe Queer, Feminist Space in Seoul

Luddan is part of a growing movement that’s using art to break apart South Korea’s gender binaries.
Hahna Yoon
6.21.19
News

Japan’s Outdated Sexual Assault Laws Are Leading to Unjust Rape Acquittals

According to a century-old Japanese law, a crime isn’t considered rape unless the woman tried to fight back.
Edoardo Liotta
6.11.19
News

Japan’s Labour Minister Says Women Should Wear Heels At The Work Place

Hope for the #KuToo movement, which protests the de-facto expectation that women wear heels at work, was at its peak after it reached the labour government’s attention earlier this week. Things are looking different now.
Edoardo Liotta
6.10.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

#KuToo Is The Japanese Movement Against Wearing High Heels

Referencing #MeToo, this women's movement combines the Japanese words for shoes (kutsu) and pain (kutsuu).
Shamani Joshi
Edoardo Liotta
6.4.19
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Ranking The Worst Sexist Comments President Duterte Has Made About Women

From calling women bitches at a female empowerment event, to flirting with the Vice President at a typhoon commemoration, here are the 7 worst comments the Philippine leader has made about women.
Edoardo Liotta
5.30.19
feminism

This Photographer Captures the Fragile Lives of Former ‘Goddesses’ in Nepal

Maria Contreras Coll went behind the scenes of one of the most criticised religious traditions in the world, to tell a story of the enduring power of young girls in Nepal.
Pallavi Pundir
5.28.19
feminism

Meet Parvati, the Hindu Goddess of Love, Power, and Renewal

Parvati can embody many forms, each of which is worshipped as an individual goddess in her own right.
Nadya Agrawal
4.24.19
Photography

Portraits of Women Inside Russia’s Modern Gulags

"In jail they don't stop being mothers, sisters, teachers, loved ones, grandparents, or simply cute girls."
Mirjana Milovanovic
4.5.19
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