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Filipinas After Duterte Remarks: 'Which Cave' Does He Live In?

Leader of the Philippines says the presidency 'is not for women' amid rumors of a run by his daughter

(Newser) - Women in the Philippines aren't terribly happy with their president after remarks made on the possibility of a female leader one day taking his place. In short, Rodrigo Duterte doesn't think it's a good idea, and Filipinas are calling him out on sexism and misogyny for saying...

Seoul's Advice for Moms-to-Be: Lay Out Skivvies for Your Husband

City government slammed for sexist guidelines on expectant moms' looks, weight, spousal care

(Newser) - Everyone knows pregnant women don't especially love being told to keep their weight in check and always look their best, especially right after giving birth. Except, apparently, the city government in Seoul, which is seeing backlash for posting advice for expectant mothers that's being called antiquated and sexist....

She Accused Mayor of Sexual Assault, Got All the Punishment

Japanese councilwoman Shoko Arai says expulsion—her 2nd—is 'unjust'

(Newser) - The sole female councilor in Kusatsu, Japan, has been forced out of her seat after residents decided her sexual assault claim against the mayor had damaged the town's reputation. Now, officials worry the decision has put a black mark on the town on the international stage. Shoko Arai, 51,...

Dictionary Changes Its Definition of 'Woman'

But Oxford Dictionaries clings to the notion that the 'b-word' means 'woman'

(Newser) - Oxford University Press has amended its dictionaries after a pressure campaign alleged "derogatory" and "sexist" definitions of the word "woman," the Guardian reports. Among the changes to Oxford Dictionaries: A woman is now listed as "a person's wife, girlfriend, or female lover" instead of...

Lashana Lynch: Cast as 007, I Received Awful 'Abuse'

The British actress says she had to go into seclusion

(Newser) - Lashana Lynch says a barrage of nasty comments came her way when news broke of her upcoming "007" role in No Time to Die, E! Online reports. The 32-year-old tells Harper's Bazaar UK she had to ditch her social-media apps, see only family, and meditate for a week...

Pastor Admits He Wrote Scathing Email to Journalist

Rev. Dave Muns says he 'just caved,' but Sarah Jeong isn't accepting his apology

(Newser) - A Michigan pastor admits he crossed the line by unloading on a journalist from his church email account, the Detroit Metro Times reports. "How about if we took all the little bitter Asian woman and had a lottery and cut their [explicit] like the Muslims do," Rev. Dave...

NBA to Photog Who Posted Harris Meme: You're Fired

Bill Baptist apologized, but it was too late

(Newser) - An NBA photographer is out of a job after sharing a sexist meme that apparently mocked Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, CNN reports. The photog, Bill Baptist, posted a faux logo for the Democratic ticket that read, "Joe and the Hoe." Former WNBA Hall of Famer Sheryl Swoopes...

Lawmaker Wears Colorful Dress to Work, Scoffs at Flak

South Korea's youngest lawmaker, Ryu Ho-jeong, says she wanted to 'shatter tradition' of dark suits

(Newser) - The "pink dress effect" has consumed South Korean politics after the country's youngest member of the National Assembly wore a colorful wrap dress this week to a parliamentary session, and she's got both supporters and detractors. The South China Morning Post —which deems the short dress...

Tucker Carlson's Top Writer Gets Outed Over Secret Posts

Blake Neff resigned after his online remarks came to light

(Newser) - Tucker Carlson's top writer has quit after posting bigoted comments on an online forum known for its offensive content, CNN Business reports. The writer, Blake Neff, was using a pseudonym on AutoAdmit—a mostly unmoderated board where sexism and racism run rampant—to pepper in his share of intolerant...

'I Had to Pay That Whore': Accusations Pile Up at CrossFit

Ex-CEO Greg Glassman allegedly stoked sexual harassment at the company

(Newser) - Former CrossFit CEO Greg Glassman resigned the other day amid accusations of racism—which surprised former employees who figured he'd quit for another reason. Eight of them tell the New York Times that Glassman had fueled a company culture of sexism and sexual harassment: "There was a constant...

Billie Eilish: 'I Can't Win. I Can-Not Win'

The 'Lovely' singer fires back at body shamers

(Newser) - Billie Eilish is pushing back against body shamers who erupted on Instagram after she dared to reveal a little flesh, E! News reports. The "Lovely" singer, known for her baggy outfits, posted a pair of short videos showing her in a bikini top while vacationing with friends in Hawaii...

US Soccer Tries Again on 'Offensive' Court Brief

Federation resubmits filing on women after deleting widely denounced language

(Newser) - Earlier this month, the US Soccer Federation submitted a court filing about the US women's team that was seen as so outrageous it caused the federation's president to apologize and later resign . Among other things, the brief in the ongoing dispute over pay equity declared that male players...

Taylor Swift Is, Literally, 'The Man'

Singer transforms in self-directed music video about gender inequality

(Newser) - Taylor Swift's new song "The Man" is a no-nonsense take on sexism, in which the singer envisions how life would be different if she were male. "If I was out flashin' my dollas, I'd be a b----, not a baller," she sings. As a man,...

Jim Carrey Takes Flak for 'Sleazy' Remark to Reporter

He said she was the only thing on his bucket list

(Newser) - The title character in Sonic the Hedgehog got a redesign last year after fans decided his appearance was unsettling. But it's now Jim Carrey—villain Dr. Robotnik in the film—who seems like the creepy one, Page Six reports. Carrey is being called a "sleazeball" because of a...

British MP Rips 'Everyday Sexism' After Outfit Causes Uproar

Rape survivor Tracy Brabin wore an off-the-shoulder dress in House of Commons

(Newser) - "Who knew people could get so emotional over a shoulder." Tracy Brabin, a UK member of Parliament, certainly knows now. The Labour MP and shadow culture secretary took to Twitter Tuesday to hit back at critics who berated her for wearing an off-the-shoulder dress in the House of...

'I Felt Like I Was in Hell': An Exposé of Victoria's Secret

The New York Times interviews 50 company insiders about a 'toxic' culture

(Newser) - Victoria's Secret has "Angels," but there was a devil too—and his name was Ed Razek. That's according to a New York Times article based on interviews with over 50 company insiders, who describe an established culture of harassment, bullying, and misogyny at the lingerie company....

Terry Crews Takes Bended Knee: 'I Apologize'

The 'America's Got Talent' host tells Gabrielle Union he should have supported her

(Newser) - Terry Crews didn't quite have Gabrielle Union's back regarding her allegations of racism on set at America's Got Talent—and now he's sorry, NBC News reports. "I want you to know it was never my intention to invalidate your experience—but that is what I...

KFC Sorry for Ad in Which Boys Gawk at Cleavage

No word on whether 15-second ad will be pulled in Australia

(Newser) - KFC has apologized over a "sexist" ad released in Australia, showing two young boys gaping at a woman in a low-cut top. The woman is seen adjusting her top while looking at her reflection in the tinted window of a parked car, which suddenly slides down to show the...

As This James Bond Exits, Producer Nixes a Big Rumor

Barbara Broccoli says 007 will never be a woman

(Newser) - Daniel Craig is retiring as James Bond after No Time to Die comes out in April, and as whispers start circulating on who will replace him, the franchise's long-time producer quashes at least one rumor: that 007 could be a woman. The Los Angeles Times notes speculation had arisen...

Terry Gilliam Rips Into #MeToo, and That's Not All

The Monty Python alum says Harvey Weinstein's victims made 'choices'

(Newser) - Terry Gilliam, offensive? The Monty Python alum seems to relish the role, smiling as he tosses off explosive opinions—and his latest Independent interview is no different. "People work so hard to be offended now," says the 79-year-old. "I don't know why I'm doing it....

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