4 Jul 2021
The yearly gathering of young people across the globe, under the auspices of the Wole Soyinka International Cultural Exchange (WSICE), comes up July 13 in a hybrid format – live and virtual.
30 Jun 2021
Willow Smith recently opened up about the "intense racism and sexism" she saw her mom face as a kid when she accompanied Jada on tour with her nu-metal band Wicked Wisdom as a kid. She told L'Officiel: My mom got so much hate. It was intense racism and sexism, just packed onto the tens. People…
6 Feb 2021
Japanese tennis superstar Naomi Osaka Saturday slammed "ignorant" remarks from the Tokyo Olympics' chief organiser after a sexism row that has triggered an angry backlash
9 Nov 2020
The Oxford English Dictionary has updated its definition of the word “woman” following complaints that it was “sexist”. In the latest edition of the dictionary, the publisher altered dozens of terms including "woman", "man", "housework" and "high-maintenance". The changes come after a petition was set up last year by campaigner Maria Beatrice Giovanardi to get…
8 Sep 2020
Even though Miley Cyrus is one of the biggest names in the music business, she has come out to say that she still faces misogyny within the industry. The singer, who delivered a jaw-dropping rendition of her new single, Midnight Sky, at the MTV Video Music Awards last week, spoke with Joe Rogan about the…
15 Mar 2020
One case that lingers in the memory from those days of growing up in Akure had to do with a death in a crowd. Who killed the man that died during one of those demonstrations (iwode) against the British colonial...
11 Jan 2020
Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic on Saturday blamed sexism and "fake news" for her defeat in elections last week, as well as a rival who split the right-wing electorate she was counting on.
25 Jan 2019
The head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has ordered an internal investigation into allegations the United Nations (U.N.) health agency is rife with racism, sexism and corruption. A series of anonymous emails containing the explosive charges were sent to top managers last year. The emails, addressed to WHO directors and obtained by the Associated…
9 Sep 2018
Serena Williams insisted she was not cheating in the US Open final on Saturday before accusing the sport which has made her a global icon and multi-millionaire of sexism.
15 May 2018
Almost a quarter-of-a-million girls younger than five die in India every year due to neglect resulting from society's preference for sons, a gender discrimination study found on Tuesday.
25 Apr 2018
Sometime in 2016, a security officer at a Lagos immigration office spoke to me discreetly, suggesting that I advice a fellow visitor not to wear ‘that type of dress’ next time, or he may embarrass her. A few weeks later, at a bar in Lagos, a friend laughed nervously about the risks in leaving her…