Monday, 22 July 2019

Tag Archives: diversity

Scarlett Johansson should be allowed any role

HOLLYWOOD: Scarlett Johansson thinks she should be ‘’allowed to play any person’’. The 34-year-old actress came under fire for accepting the role of a transgender man in the upcoming movie ‘Rub & Tug’ – a role which she exited after public outrage – but she has slammed the ‘’restriction’’ of ...

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Ukraine hosts biggest ever gay pride parade

KIEV: Ukrainian politicians and foreign diplomats joined thousands marching in a gay pride parade in Kiev, the biggest and most peaceful ever in the former Soviet country. Crowds of people, many dressed in bright colors, paraded along streets in the center of the Ukrainian capital, holding up banners saying “Diversity ...

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US fashion group calls for more diversity in model size

NEW YORK: A trade group representing hundreds of America’s designers has called on the fashion industry to showcase women of greater size diversity, such as plus-size models Ashley Graham and Candice Huffine. Graham, of Nebraska, in 2016 became the first plus-size model to make the cover of “Sports Illustrated.” She ...

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Beauty is beyond size: Ashley Graham

LONDON: Model Ashley Graham says beauty is “beyond size” and has urged people to “stay loud” to encourage fashion and beauty brands to take more plus-size models on for their campaigns. The 30-year-old model was thrilled to be the first plus-size model to be cast for a beauty brand and ...

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Bank of England pay gap caused by shortage of women

LONDON: The Bank of England has defended its efforts to boost diversity despite unveiling a gender pay gap of 21%. While the Bank’s male and female staff are paid the same, the higher proportion of men in senior positions means there is a gap in the average hourly earnings. On ...

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Fired Google engineer says company executives smeared him

LONDON: The former Google engineer, whose controversial memo has triggered a wider debate on gender differences and diversity efforts in technology, defended his views in an interview on Wednesday, saying company executives are smearing him in its wake. James Damore, who until Monday worked as an engineer on video and ...

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