‘Too many men’: Financial Times develops fembot to warn journalists of sexism

The Financial Times has a woman problem, or so it thinks. In the push for gender equality, and to reach out to female readers, boffins at the paper have developed a bot that warns journalists when they’re quoting too many men. The paper, which mostly covers the stuffy, male-dominated worlds of finance and industry, found […]

Serena Williams accuses US Open final umpire of sexism after 'thief' meltdown on court

Williams branded Ramos a thief during the final at Flushing Meadows in an incredible meltdown in the second set as she lost 6-2 6-4 to Naomi Osaka. Williams refused to shake hands with Ramos following the match having been given a game penalty for her outburst. It came after Williams was accused of being coached […]

ITV Good Morning Britain: Piers Morgan in furious sexism row with Coronation Street star

Piers Morgan struggled to keep his cool on today’s Good Morning Britain, as he took on the actress who plays Nicola Rubinstein in Coronation Street. Nicola recently wrote a column for Metro.co.uk which spoke about inappropriate photography on red carpets. Nicola argued that the language used within articles online such as “flashed the flesh” and “busty […]

Emma Stone called out sexism at the Oscars while announcing the best director nominees — and the audience went wild

Kevin Winter/Getty Images Emma Stone presented the Oscar for best director Sunday night. She joked about the male-majority nominees. “These four men and Greta Gerwig created their own masterpieces this year,” she said. Only five women have ever been nominated for a directing Oscar, and only one has ever won.   While announcing the winner […]

Amid furor over past sexism, Atari co-founder loses prestigious award

Enlarge / Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell applauded the Game Developers Conference for rescinding his own award, apologizing “if my personal actions or the actions of anyone who ever worked with me offended or caused pain to anyone at our companies.” (credit: Flickr / CampusPartyMexico) On Tuesday, the Game Developers Conference announced its prestigious Pioneer Award […]

VRChat addresses ‘disrespectful or harmful behavior’ as racism and sexism rise on platform

Social VR platform VRChat has vowed to tackle “disrespectful or harmful behavior” in an open letter to the community. VRChat, which launched early last year, is one of many VR platforms that enables friends and strangers to meet up online and hang out. Unlike many other apps, though, VRChat has users creating their own 3D models […]