'Sexy reading' tweets: gender-sensitisation training ordered for department spokesperson

2019-09-10 17:34

Department of Basic Education spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga must undergo gender-sensitisation training after he tweeted sexist images on Twitter as part of a #ReadToLead campaign in August, the Commission on Gender Equality has recommended.

Women's League decries ANC's 'gender double standards' after Zandile Gumede axing

2019-08-13 21:30

Just hours after the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal confirmed its decision to ask embattled eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede to step aside, the ANC Women's League lashed out at the party over a culture of "removing women from positions of power".

Japanese women outdo men in medical school entrance exams after universities stop doctoring scores

2019-06-19 16:35

This just proves that when barriers to entry are broken down, women will always excel.

This woman dressed her husband in a burqa on a date night to make a witty statement about gender roles

2019-04-12 17:52

She may have just crushed gender stereotypes, patriarchy and misogyny in one Twitter post.

If you're a woman looking for a promotion and you're funny, studies show that you should stop cracking those jokes at work

2019-03-09 14:45

It turns out being 'too' funny is something that can be used against you in the workplace.

Emma Thompson blasts studio for hiring disgraced ex-Pixar leader

2019-02-26 19:25

Actress Emma Thompson detailed her reasons for resigning from a Skydance Animation film in protest at its hiring of former Pixar executive John Lasseter, in a scathing letter that’s one of the most prominent outcries of Hollywood’s #MeToo era.

Amazon scraps an AI recruitment tool after discovering it discriminates against women

2018-10-12 14:22

You know sexism is still rampant when even the technology you produce starts skewering results in favour of men.

Oxfam report reveals women as biggest victims of exploitation by global supermarkets

2018-06-21 20:32

In less than five days, the highest paid chief executive at a UK supermarket earns the same as a woman picking grapes on a typical farm in South Africa will earn in her entire lifetime, according to a new Oxfam International report.

Employees at Nike were reportedly fired with a PowerPoint presentation

2018-05-01 13:00

Nike allegedly dismissed employees beginning with a PowerPoint presentation, according to an in-depth examination of the retail giant's culture from The New York Times.

‘Beautiful girls work here’ Tencent tells men in job ads

2018-04-24 16:56

The company says it is sorry.


SA men do nearly 5 times less work in the home than women - Oxfam

2019-09-03 18:06

South African women spend nearly five times more time on unpaid care and domestic work than men, according to an Oxfam report.

Phat Joe shaming our fave radio DJ, Anele Mdoda, highlights that some men use their influence to degrade woman for 'fun'

2019-08-07 17:15

Anele Mdoda says she's forgiven Phat Joe, but he's set us back in the struggle against sexism - there is nothing okay with what he did.

Will freshly manicured nails really disqualify you from voting at #SAElections2019?

2019-05-07 15:48

A 3-day old manicure almost cost this Cape Town resident her vote. We look into what this might mean for other women in South Africa.

Warner Bros. CEO apologises to employees for 'personal mistakes'

2019-03-10 11:53

Warner Bros. Chief Executive Officer Kevin Tsujihara, under investigation for a sexual relationship with an actress he helped to promote, issued an apology to his colleagues at the studio for personal mistakes that caused "pain and embarrassment."

Japanese app that "translates" women's feelings causes outrage

2019-02-28 11:42

Whatever happened to the traditional listening to understand concept?

Suffering from high blood pressure? It could be because of discrimination

2018-10-24 10:43

Women are being negatively affected by discrimination and their health is at risk for it.

Tokyo medical school slammed for tampering with women’s marks in yet another case of gender discrimination

2018-08-08 12:29

The University of Tokyo has apologised after it emerged that they deliberately altered the marks of female applicants in order to limit the number of women accepted into the medical school.

Microsoft judge sees 'fatal' flaw in women's group bias case

2018-06-12 22:11

A judge has told Microsoft women engineers, seeking to pursue gender-discrimination claims as a group, that there may be a “fatal’’ flaw in their case.

Some tech startups in China are hiring women who are taller than 157cm and wear makeup to socialise with male programmers and give them massages

2018-04-30 16:35

In China, tech startups hire female "programming motivators" to keep their male workers happy. The women are chosen based on their physical attributes, and their responsibilities include socialising with male workers, giving them massages, and buying

UK banks forced to reveal gender pay gaps

2018-04-02 15:59

British banks have been forced to reveal their own so-called gender pay gaps, and it's confirmed that in London's testosterone-fuelled financial sector, female workers are coming off second best.

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