Of all the excuses in the world to obscure sexual harassment here’s one we’ll bet you haven’t heard before: a combination of magic realism, metaphysical dimensions, poetry and research. Good luck understanding it!
Justice G Rohini, 58, formerly a judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court, is the first woman to be sworn in as Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court.
Itching for a new book and wishing it would land at your doorstep? Meet Rajani Bai T.K., a travelling librarian in a Kozhikode neighborhood working for a scheme to get more women to read.
In a charge-sheet filed against Yasin Bhatkal and his aide Asadullah Akhtar, a Special Cell of the Delhi Police told a court that the September 2010 attack on the Jama Masjid was prompted by the “un-Islamic” act of having foreign visitors wearing “mini skirts/short clothes”.
When a pregnant journalist asked Russian politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky (head of a pro-Kremlin nationalist party) a question he didn’t like, he unleashed a tirade against “bloodthirsty” women with “uterine frenzy” and, terrifyingly, asked his aides to “violently rape her”.
An Amnesty International report details how Qatar’s laws make it possible for employers to abuse their domestic help, often drawn from Asian countries.
A 16-year-old Dalit girl in Madhya Pradesh who alleged she was gang-raped was submitted, against medical guidelines, to the two-finger test by doctors in Singrauli. They concluded she was “habituated to sexual intercourse” and had no injuries, therefore she was not raped. Time to send our doctors back to school?
Last week, you read about Bharathi Kannamma, a transgender in Madurai standing for Lok Sabha elections. This week, there’s more from Madurai: heard about the transgender recruits of the Madurai Home Guard?
Emma Stone awesomely interrupts a Q&A session with co-star and boyfriend Andrew Garfield that has little kids in the audience, to point out a sexist remark. PolicyMic points out she’s called out sexism before.
Victoria Coren Mitchell is the first person to ever win the European Poker Tour twice. In 2006, she was the first woman to win the title. Here’s a fascinating interview.
In sports this week, squash champ Joshna Chinappa defeated Australia top-seed and former world champion Rachael Grinham to win the Richmond Open, and Anjum Chopra received the Padma Shri for her contribution to cricket. Meanwhile, at the Badminton Asia Championships in Gimcheon, Korea, PV Sindhu and doubles partners Ashwini Ponnappa and Jwala Gutta all had to settle for bronze medals.