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Pakistani cyclist Samar Khan reached K2. But media and others sunk low with sexist attacks

Samar Khan just made history by becoming the first Pakistani to cycle to the K2 base camp, the second highest mountain in the world.
File photo of Jacinda Ardern| Commons

‘Zip it, sweetie’ — PM Jacinda Ardern had to face sexism not just from men, but women too

In ‘Jacinda Ardern’, Supriya Vani and Carl A. Harte write about the New Zealand PM’s journey from a politician and administrator to an international icon.

After Neville Shah’s ‘quota’ clip, Indian comedians called out for past casteist, sexist jokes

Old tweets and videos of several popular comedians have surfaced on social media where they made sexist, casteist and Islamophobic jokes.
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Ripped jeans aren’t just fashion for Indian women. No wonder CM Rawat is worried

Uttarakhand CM TS Rawat may not approve of women wearing ripped jeans. For the faint-hearted, Baba Ramdev’s ‘sanskari ripped jeans’ are always an option.
Taylor Swift | Commons

I’m a Taylor Swift fan and I don’t need male approval to enjoy her music

Taylor Swift joined the ranks of Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder and Paul Simon after winning her third Album of the Year Award at the 63rd Grammy Awards.
File photo | Maryam Nawaz Sharif in Shigar, Pakistan | Facebook/TheMaryamNSharif

Who’s scared of Maryam Nawaz? PM Imran Khan, his party PTI, and their sexist jokes

In Naya Pakistan, a woman politician only deserves respect if she’s part of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. Women from the opposition benches don’t make the cut.
Former Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath | ANI

319 Bihar candidates are criminals, says Aaj Tak, Mirror Now calls out sexism in netas

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.
Nirmala Sitharaman

Economy is an issue, but the venom against Nirmala Sitharaman is because she is a woman

As Parliament opened this week, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman became the latest target of Indian men’s ingrained misogyny.

Women less likely to criticise men’s research in academic journals

We conducted a study using author information from all comment letters published over 16 years in PNAS and Science, two of the world’s most high-impact and widely read scientific journals.
Women health workers during house-to-house drive for coronavirus at a slum in Kolkata on 27 April 2020

What coronavirus pandemic reveals about the pay gap between frontline workers

Women make up 70 per cent of all health and social-services staff globally, but they still earn 79 cents for every dollar a man makes.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.
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