Tuesday, 1 December 2020

Tag Archives: sexism

China’s pandemic-themed TV drama faces online backlash over sexism

BEIJING: A Chinese primetime TV drama about the coronavirus pandemic has been slammed by social media users, who accused it of sexism for downplaying the role of women in battling the deadly outbreak at ground-zero. China has largely brought the virus under control since it first emerged late last year, ...

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Kartik Aryan’s making fun of marital rape lands him in hot water

BOLLYWOOD: Kartik Aaryan’s upcoming film ‘Pati Patni and Woh’ has drawn unwanted controversy for one of its dialogues, as the actor has delivered yet another monologue that didn’t go down well with the fans. Kartik’s monologues from his previous film ‘Pyaar Ka Punchnama’ films were also criticised for their sexism. ...

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Sonakshi Sinha calls out sexism in Bollywood

BOLLYWOOD actor Sonakshi Sinha has called out sweeping sexism and gender discrimination that exists in Bollywood saying that she doesn’t understand the use of the phrase ‘women-centric films’. The actor who is single-handedly helming her next big film ‘Khandaani Shafakhana’ has a problem with the way such films are labelled. In a ...

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Baltimore woman dragged off Southwest flight speaks out

VIRGINIA: The woman who was dragged off a southwest flight at BWI last week said she was the victim of sexism, racial profiling and police brutality, that’s according to a statement from her attorney. Anila Daulatzai, a professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art, was on a plane headed ...

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Philippines govt bans compulsory high heels at work for women

MANILA: The Philippines has banned companies from compelling women to wear high heels to work under a government order hailed by a labour group as a victory against sexism and pain. The labour department order took effect on Sunday as the government took up the cudgels for long-suffering shopping mall ...

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Uber Finds Itself in Trouble for Sexism Yet Again

LONDON: Uber has apologised after being accused on social media of sexism in a promotional message sent to customers in Bangalore. The message urged “husbands” to “let your wife take a day off from the kitchen”, with a discount on its Uber Eats food delivery service. It said: “Dear husbands, ...

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Kidman takes aim at sexism

CANNES: Hollywood stars Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell have said they wanted to throw their star power behind more movies made by women, after the Cannes premiere of their battle-of-the-sexes thriller. ‘The Beguiled’, which drew warm applause, marks the third outing at the world’s biggest film festival for Oscar-winner Sofia ...

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Tamannaah Bhatia praised for standing up to ‘sexist’ filmmaker

MUMBAI: Social media users are praising Indian actress Tamannaah Bhatia for standing up to a filmmaker’s “sexist” comments. Suraj, the director of her new film Kathi Sandai (The Sword Fight), said “audiences pay money to see heroines in full glamour” and he didn’t like to see them “fully clad in ...

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Emma Stone frustrated by on-set sexism

LOS ANGELES: Actress Emma Stone knows first-hand what sexism in Hollywood is like after having her own improvised jokes given away to male co-stars. The Amazing Spider-Man star reveals she has frequently faced unfair treatment during the creative process, making it clear her input is often undervalued. “There are times ...

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