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‘Men don’t have to worry about being caught’: Sex mobs target Egypt’s women

December 5, 2012

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Source Charlene Gubash / NBC News Volunteers scan a crowd in an effort to detect and prevent sexual harassment during a demonstration against President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Friday.   Updated at 7:48 a.m. ET: CAIRO – Walaa Al Momtaz doesn’t leave her home for up to five days at a time. […]

Complaints of gender discrimination as men’s and women’s Olympic teams fly separately

July 20, 2012

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BRISBANE, Australia — Sports governing bodies from Japan and Australia are under fire after complaints that male Olympic athletes flew business class to the London Games, while the women sat in the cheap seats. Continue Reading.

Just How Sexist Are The Olympics?

July 20, 2012

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The dirty bias of sports commentators By Mandy Oaklander If you’ve been glued to the TV watching the Olympic Trials these past few days, there’s something other than amazing displays of athletic prowess you may have noticed: Not all is equal when it comes to men and women, at least in the words of the […]

London 2012: Japan, Australia and organisers face sexism claims

July 19, 2012

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As Japan and Australia fly successful women’s teams in steerage, British canoeist accuses Locog of illegal sexism Despite being current world champions, the Japanese women’s football team had to fly to the Olympic Games in economy class. Photograph: AFLO/Nippon News/Corbis When boarding an aeroplane en route to compete at the Olympics, turn left if you’re […]

First Class Citizens? Surprising Truth About Women’s Equality In Japan

July 18, 2012

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By Jacey Fortin: Last week, members of Japan‘s female soccer team, who are contending for a gold medal in the 2012 London Olympics, flew from Tokyo to Paris. By all accounts, the flight went smoothly, but the women could have used a bit more legroom on the 12-hour trip. (Photo: Reuters) The athletes, who became […]

Women professorships low in some Scandinavian universities due to sexism

July 16, 2012

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Despite a global reputation for gender equality, certain Scandinavian countries disadvantage female scholars with sexist attitudes towards ‘women-friendly’ work policies.These are the findings of a new study on equality in universities in Denmark, Norway and Sweden, where the share of professorships among women are below the European average. The research, which reveals female academics’ perceptions […]