Stories about Women & Gender from January, 2016
Guinean citizens took to the streets and online forums to raise awareness of sexual violence in Guinea.
A relatively tame sex scandal highlights the unforgiving nature of Japan's entertainment industry.
Women dominate the trading business, but that power came at a price a generation ago, when the market women were blamed for an economic crisis and their livelihoods destroyed.
"I wasn’t abused, I wasn’t beaten, I wasn’t molested, I wasn’t raped.” Actor Sunny Leone has moved beyond her porn star past -- why can't the journalist who interviewed her?
The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is advising people to protect themselves and even plans to launch a mobile game called Zap-a-‘quito to educate the public.
"The global condemnation of Chris Gayle’s flirting seems over the top [but] the controversy is a welcome reminder that there are lines of propriety that should not be crossed."
Who's behind censorship and why? What happens when old social norms around gender are questioned? Danial Arzola, creator of the campaign 'I'm not a joke', answers these and other questions.
Heard of that viral story about the train station in Japan with just one young passenger? It's full of inaccuracies. And the female student is being harassed by train nerds.
"Sexism is part of how our society was structured [but] culture and language systems evolve and change. There is no reason we cannot."
The female film student accused her professor of forcing her to have sex with him, but when she spoke up she said the student body turned on her.
"The problem for us in the Caribbean is not Chris Gayle and his outlook per se. It’s the casual sexism of Caribbean masculinity in general that needs taking in hand."
"Thai advert says you can be a winner if you have white skin. This is the most racist advert I've ever seen."
The Imperial Japanese Army forced women from across Asia forced into sexual slavery during WWII. The surviving victims and some right-wing Japanese politicians weren't on board with this agreement.
Gayle "dropped the ball when he could have shown an example of ideal manhood as more than hyper-sexuality, as also self-reflection and responsibility."
Women are incorporating ancient teachings of self-care into their modern-day lives. The idea isn't to abandon medical professionals, but rather be aware of all the options available.
Three Australian government ministers have been caught up in controversies of their own making.
West Indian cricketer Chris Gayle has landed himself in a firestorm of criticism after he hit on Australian sports reporter Melanie McLaughlin during a live television interview.
Thousands of men leave Nepal every year to work abroad. They send money to their families — but sometimes they don't return. This has deep repercussions for their wives.