Saturday, 24 August 2019

Tag Archives: Women

Sabyasachi faces backlash over ‘overdressed women’ post

MUMBAI: Sabyasachi’s brand is synonymous with uber luxurious Indian wear and exquisite jewellery. Several celebrities are seen regularly donning his creations, and a few of them have also opted to wear custom Sabyasachi lehengas for their weddings. On July 6, a post went up on Sabyasachi’s official Instagram handle which ...

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Shahid Kapoor’s mother defends Kabir Singh

BOLLYWOOD actor Shahid Kapoor’s latest offering Kabir Singh has started a rather heated debate on misogyny and its depiction of women. After his half-brother Ishan Khatter defended Shahid’s portrayal in the film, now his mother Neelima Azeem has jumped to his defence. Speaking to Mid Day, she said that actors ...

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Yahya Jammeh ‘handpicked’ women for rape: Human Rights Watch

BANJUL: Former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh “handpicked” women whom he would rape or sexually coerce, offering cash, gifts and other privileges in exchange, international rights groups said. “Yahya Jammeh treated Gambian women like his personal property,” said US attorney Reed Brody of Human Rights Watch (HRW). “But rape and sexual ...

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Harris wants to fine companies that pay men more than women

NEW YORK: Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is unveiling a pay inequity proposal that aims to close the gender pay gap by holding corporations accountable when men are paid more than women. Harris’ plan would require companies to disclose pay policies while applying for a mandatory “Equal Pay Certification” from ...

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Angelina Jolie calls for support for women

LONDON: Angelina Jolie has called for more progress and support for women and she wants to change the laws that ‘’treat women as second-class citizens’’. The ‘Maleficent’ star – who is a Special Envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees – wants to change the laws that ‘’treat ...

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Pooja Hegde opens up about pay discrimination in Bollywood

BOLLYWOOD: A known face of Bollywood Pooja Hegde has hoped that heroines would start getting paid as much as their male counterparts, adding that women pulling in 100 crore films need equal pay.  Having been disappointed about pay discrimination in the industry, the actress hoped the actresses would  be paid  as ...

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New sexism scandal for cricket after Indian stars’ TV misogyny

NEW DELHI: Two Indian cricketers have sparked outrage after a run of misogynist comments on prime television, prompting calls for gender sensitisation in a sport rife with sex scandal. Hardik Pandya and Lokesh Rahul were guests on an episode of ‘Koffee with Karan’ – a popular TV chat show that ...

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Kate Sharma withdraws sexual harassment case against Subhash Ghai

BOLLYWOOD: Model and actress Kate Sharma, who joined the #MeToo movement and accused filmmaker Subhash Ghai of sexually harassing her, has withdrawn her case. The actress took the complaint back four days ago by sending a note to the DN Nagar Police station, as per a Mid Day report. Kate ...

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Cara Delevingne: I feel inspired by other women

HOLLYWOOD: Cara Delevingne feels inspired by other women. The 26-year-old actress has revealed she takes inspiration from women who are from different walks of life and she’s delighted that the collective female voice is becoming increasingly prominent in society. Cara said: ”Generally, women inspire me no matter what. The more ...

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Ethiopian PM hands half of cabinet to women

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed unveiled a downsized cabinet where, in a first, half the members are women, a top official said. Women occupy key positions in the 20-member cabinet that includes a newly created Ministry of Peace to oversee the federal police and intelligence agencies, Abiy’s Chief of Staff ...

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