ARTICLES RELATING TO SEXISM

14 world-changing innovations by women that were originally credited to men

2019-08-31 08:12

Believe it or not, female scientists are responsible for early sketches of the computer and the DNA double helix — but they often weren't given credit for their work originally.

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.

Meghan Markle has been branded 'difficult' by tabloids. It's the same sexism that demonises driven women in the workplace.

2019-07-14 16:32

Tabloids reported that Meghan Markle is known among palace staff as "duchess difficult." People often characterize women with ambition as bossy divas.

Guest leaves wedding early “because it’s sexist”

2019-06-20 13:01

A woman was so enraged by her friends’ level of traditionalism at their wedding, she decided to leave the special occasion early.

Meryl Streep urges younger feminists to keep fighting sexism

2019-06-11 10:38

Meryl Streep has warned younger women to keep fighting for equality to avoid losing the gains made by previous generations of feminists.

It turns out cold office temperatures can hamper women's productivity levels

2019-05-31 11:15

Can someone turn up the heat, please?

Women are more productive in warmer offices because it makes their brains perform better

2019-05-23 16:09

Researchers from the US and Germany found that women are better at mathematical and verbal tasks at higher temperatures.

Is this a leftover sexist feature from Facebook’s ‘hot or not’ days?

2019-02-25 14:43

The real reason Facebook is offering autocomplete predictions of "photos of female friends in bikinis" when you search for ‘photos’.

 

A festival is banning beers with names like 'Dizzy Blonde' and 'Slack Alice' to stop alienating women

2019-08-10 12:01

Other beers included in the ban were brews named Leg-Spreader and Village Bike, a derogatory term for a woman that has multiple sexual partners.

Cardi B calls for female rapper support after criticism of women in hip hop

2019-07-15 12:04

Cardi B wants people to support female rappers who rap about topics other than sex, after it was claimed by Jermaine Dupri that the industry is full of "strippers rapping".

The Dalai Lama released a 771-word statement to explain how sexist comments he made were actually just a bad joke

2019-07-02 17:16

"Sometimes ... off the cuff remarks, which might be amusing in one cultural context, lose their humour in translation when brought into another."

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.

Japanese minister deems high heels “necessary” for all working women despite local and global backlash

2019-06-10 17:32

One women started a movement against 'painful shoes', it's something many women can relate to.

This is how India's first woman police officer deals with sexism in the workplace

2019-05-10 17:36

How does Kiran Bedi, India's first and most senior former policewoman, tackle workplace sexism? She talks about dealing with mansplaining on the WorklifeIndia podcast.

Mr SA vs Miss SA reminds us that men get away with things women get disqualified for

2019-04-26 09:38

There's a double standard in the world of beauty pageants.

MEC Mazibuko's utterances 'totally unacceptable' - Gauteng Premier David Makhura

2019-03-15 15:25

Gauteng Premier David Makhura has dismissed suggestions that his administration is fast-tracking the delivery of long-planned projects or putting in place new plans for the purpose of winning the elections.

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