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Roland Garros sexism row over ‘unfair’ women’s semi-finals shift

The matches between Ashleigh Barty and Amanda Anisimova and Johanna Konta's match with Marketa Vondrousova has been shifted to smaller courts.

Golf coach Haney suspended from PGA Tour Radio Channel

Haney’s comments has gotten him a suspension from the SiriusXM PGA Tour radio channel.

Alexa, are you male or female? ‘Sexist’ virtual assistants go gender-neutral

A Danish team has created a gender-neutral artificial intelligence voice, called Q, to avoid reinforcing sexist stereotypes.

Serena backs US women in football gender discrimination lawsuit

All 28 members of the United States squad are named as plaintiffs in federal court in Los Angeles on International Women's Day.

World designed for men constantly failing women

Criado Perez spotlights how the long-held practice of seeing men as the human default has been embedded into our ever-more digital age.

‘Sexist’ data is holding women back, Bill and Melinda Gates say

The couple warned that a lack of focus by researchers on gender and a disdain for what was perceived as 'women's issues' were resulting in 'missing data'.

Outcry over Uganda plan to draw tourists with ‘curvy women’

Tourism Minister Godfrey Kiwanda unveiled the campaign on Wednesday at a press conference attended by a bevy of curvaceous women.

Cosby sentencing is new milestone for #MeToo movement

The #MeToo movement has permanently altered the way the US reckons with sexual misconduct by powerful men.

For black women at church, it’s more than the Aretha eulogy

The backlash of the controversial eulogy was immediate, given Franklin's role as a mother and a pillar for women's rights.

India’s women-only comedy show tackles breasts, bras and bias

Men are not allowed to attend, perform, or even check tickets at the most recent show at a New Delhi club.

US Open accused of sexism over player baring her bra

The row comes amid an ongoing debate about the treatment of women tennis players.

Japan medical university cut women’s test scores

Bribery investigations into the admission of a senior education ministry official's son found scores were manipulated to favour men more than women and thus reduce the number of women admitted.

Former heavyweight champ Parker in school visit row

A high school in Whanganui had marketed an upcoming visit by Joseph Parker as a "closed motivational session" for boys of Maori or Pacific Island descent and their fathers, a claim Parker denies making.

Young Latin Americans considers violence against women normal

A survey by aid agency Oxfam, interviewed 4,731 men and women aged 15 to 25 in Bolivia, Cuba, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic, showed violence against women is seen as normal.

Snickers: Unwrapping sexism in every bite

It is clear that gender equality is still not taken seriously by giant corporations when it comes to selling their wares.

World Cup marred by “significant” sexism outside the stadium

The victims had included Russian women harassed by fans and television reporters who had been accosted while broadcasting.

Japan MP under fire for saying single women a state burden

A Japanese lawmaker has come under fire after saying women should have several children or risk becoming a burden on the state.

Japan top bureaucrat escapes censure after sexual harassment

Japan's finance minister has opted not to investigate or punish the ministry's top bureaucrat over allegations he sexually harassed female journalists, saying he has showed sufficient remorse.

Sumo chief apologises after women attempting CPR ordered out of ring

Women, who are considered to be ritually unclean, are barred from stepping into sumo rings which are seen as sacred spaces in the Shinto faith.

Tonga bans girls playing rugby, boxing

Tonga's government has banned girls from participating in rugby and boxing, drawing criticism from two-time Olympic shot put champion Valerie Adams and New Zealand's proudly feminist Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

Mexican women wrestlers wage war of sexes in ‘lucha libre’ ring

Many believe that wrestling raises women's self-esteem and teaches them to defend themselves.

Top Australia cop quits over ‘shocking’ racist, sexist posts

The officer made racist remarks that included references to 'third world dullards' and 'Indian and Pakistani peasant(s)' on YouTube.

Transgender artists make history at the Oscars

Many hope that it will begin to change the field overall, and the ability of trans artists of all backgrounds to have recognition.

Rwanda shuts radio for denigrating women

Amazing Grace FM had in January broadcast a sermon by a local pastor who said women were dangerous, evil and against God's plans.

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