Thursday, 20 January, 2022
Topic#MeToo

Topic: #MeToo

Peng Shuai saga shows Communist Party doesn’t want US-style #MeToo movement in China

Peng, a former Wimbledon champion, has disappeared since she penned a social media post accusing former Chinese Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli of sexual misconduct.

Between #MeToo second chance and cancel culture, Apple TV’s ‘The Morning Show’ finds its feet

The Morning Show, starring Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Steve Carell, shows the power of a second chance in its latest season.

China says Indian ‘govt-backed’ group Evil Flower is attacking it, shuts down airlines data

Chinese Weibo users are also asking why the country hasn’t ‘recovered’ Chumi Gyatse waterfall in Arunachal Pradesh from India. Some suggest occupying it.

#MeToo hits Chinese Communist Party, tennis star alleges sexual assault by former vice-premier

Peng Shuai purportedly made the allegation against China’s former vice-premier Zhang Gaoli in a Weibo post that soon 'disappeared' from the website.

Singer R Kelly faces life in US prison for trafficking, child pornography, sexual violence

Sexual abuse allegations against the R&B artiste, known for songs like 'I Believe I Can Fly', date back to 1994 when he married singer Aaliyah who was just 15 years old at the time.

‘Highly objectionable’ — NCW chief seeks Punjab CM Channi’s resignation over #MeToo allegations

Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi had allegedly sent an inappropriate message to a woman IAS officer of the Punjab cadre in 2018.

‘Akbar in power has chilling effect’: 158 journalists demand M.J. Akbar’s removal from WION News

Akbar was among the most high-profile people to be named in India's #MeToo movement. In August 2021 he was reported to have made his comeback in the media industry.  

Chinese actress Zheng Shuang fined $46 mn as Beijing continues crackdown on entertainment industry

Zheng Shuang's fine was penalty for alleged tax evasion. Broadcasters and video service platforms have been prohibited from including the actress in any show, Global Times has reported.

Alibaba and Kris Wu, the faces of China’s new #MeToo movement. But politics has final say

The differences in response to Kris Wu and Alibaba cases shed light on the Chinese Communist Party’s growing discontentment with celebrity culture.

When ‘help’ hurts – Being nice isn’t an excuse to touch a disabled person without consent

Most of my journeys involve fending off unwanted help. People take my arm, my shoulder, my waist, my white cane, and occasionally my dog guide leash.

On Camera

YourTurn

How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.

Defence

File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
×