Virtually a third of Japan’s girls ‘sexually harassed at work’

Survey presenting women were touched inappropriately and pressed for sexuality deals blow to efforts to support female workers Almost a third of Japanese women have been sexually harassed at work, according to a government report that deals another jolt to attempts to boost women role in the workplace. More than half of those women said…

Has # MeToo gone too far, or not far enough? The answer is both | Laura Kipnis

What is at stake in Catherine Deneuves recent letter in Le Monde attacking the feminist movement? Its a question of where you draw the line Catherine Deneuve Opinion Has # MeToo gone too far, or not far enough? The answer is both Laura Kipnis What is at stake in Catherine Deneuve’s recent letter in Le…

Google creates 13 emoji to represent working women

Google has proposed adding 13 new female emoji that “better reflect the pivotal roles girls play in the world.” Image: tyler essary/ mashable Spend any time tapping out emoji and you’ve probably noticed that girls are confined to three principal roles: bride, princess and dancer. While these are lovely things to be, the limited selection…

Don’t let Trump derail gender equality talks, experts caution G7 leaders

Gender council members insist leaders must honour plans to discuss equality despite tensions over US tariffs Members of the G7′ s first gender advisory board have vowed that talks about US tariffs will not overshadow deliberations about women’s empowerment as they prepare to meet world leaders this weekend. Justin Trudeau made the advisory council to…

Man still succumbs before girls. Is toxic masculinity to blamed? | Haider Javed Warraich and Robert Califf

Many assume that shorter male lifespans are driven by biological factors. Yet the health consequences of traditional male identity cannot be overestimated For much of recent history, humen have tended to die earlier than females, though this was not always the case: for many centuries, the perils of childbirth effectively nullified any advantage girls had…

Women seek islands of refuge in Papua New Guinea’s sea of violence | Helen Davidson

For women in Papua New Guinea, violence at home is horribly normal. Local charities are trying to provide shelters in the absence of government support In a room in Lae, Paula sits on the floor, Julie on a lounge. Caseworkers and support staff are on seats, and barefoot children peer at the newcomers. The children…

Not on birth control? The CDC wants you to stop drinking. Here’s what I suppose.

Concerned about the number of newborns born with fetal alcohol spectrum ailments, the Centers for Disease Control has made quite the recommendation. Health officials at the government agency on Feb. 2, 2016, suggested that all women of child-bearing age who are sexually active and not use birth control should … wait for it … avoid…

Don’t ask! Why do new mothers find it so hard to ask for help? | Jamila Rivzi

Weve reached the perverse point where being a mother who admits she requires help is akin to saying your child wasnt worth the sacrifice What wouldn’t a mother do for her newborn baby? The reaction expected of us by the media, by our history, by nothing less than the laws of nature is: nothing. There…

Saudi Arabia arrests key activist in human rights crackdown

Mohammed al-Bajadi held along with women who campaigned for right to drive Saudi Arabia’s crackdown on human rights activists has continued with the arrest of its most prominent human rights campaigner, Mohammed al-Bajadi, Amnesty International has said. Four recently arrested activists have now been released, but up to seven others remain in detention and may…