The company behind one of the biggest video games in the world was just slammed with a lawsuit alleging its ‘bro-culture’ created a sexist workplace where women were rated on their ‘hotness,’ told that ‘no doesn’t necessarily mean no,’ and shown unsolicited photos of male genitalia

Riot Games The “League of Legends” developer Riot Games is facing a class-action lawsuit claiming the company harbored a sexist work environment with women suffering from unequal pay and regular harassment. Reports detailing the company’s “bro culture” surfaced in August, leading Riot to issue an apology to current and past employees. The two women who […]

The Tallahassee yoga shooting suspect had an extensive history of spreading hate online against women and minorities

Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images/Getty Images The gunman who killed two and wounded five others at a Tallahassee yoga studio before killing himself Friday night had an extensive history of spreading hate messages about women and minorities online.  After 40-year-old Scott Paul Beierle was identified Saturday, multiple reports found police records of arrests for groping women and […]

Barking mad: IKEA faces online backlash over ‘sexist’ Facebook post ‘comparing’ women to pet dogs

IKEA’s Russian branch has got itself in hot water over a Facebook ad that some users saw as comparing women to dogs and purveying sexist stereotypes. The company deleted the post and apologized after the outcry. The controversial post featured a Jack Russell terrier dog sitting at a table in in front of a serving […]

Stop sending women & children back to Fukushima fallout zone, UN expert tells Japan

A UN human rights expert has urged Japan to reconsider its policy of returning women and children to areas still high in radiation after they were displaced by the Fukushima meltdown. Baskut Tuncak, the UN’s special rapporteur on hazardous substances, criticized the Japanese government’s decision to resettle citizens in areas with radiation levels above one […]

How This Fertility Guru Is Set to Ease the Pain of 176M Women

Heather Bowerman is on the verge of a breakthrough. Her company is poised to release the first noninvasive test for endometriosis — the agonizing uterus condition that affects tens of millions worldwide and renders many infertile. For the first time, she believes, these women can dare to hope for better than a decade-long wait and […]

In a land of extraordinary food, why are women and girls in Southeast Asia going hungry?

Corinne Redfern October 19, 2018 Share this article While investigating the rise in malnutrition among young women in Southeast Asia, journalist Corinne Redfern has been fed some of the best food of her life. So what’s going on? The rough, steep track is scarred with cracks and crannies from the season’s heavy rain, and our […]

Where women rule: The Nepali foothill community of Panauti

Share this article Rather than sit back and let tradition dictate how their lives should play out, these independently-minded Nepali women are building businesses, supporting one another and championing financial freedom. It’s my first day in the Newari town of Panauti, Nepal, and I’m gatecrashing a wedding. The bedazzled young bride looks demure under a […]

Tales of Loss: Six Great Mexican Reads by Women

Innovation seems impossible when it comes to writing on universal themes like love, family or even loss. And yet, in a world with what translator Sophie Hughes describes as a “stubborn and inexplicable preference for male literary writer superstars,” Mexican women are leaving their own stamps on the literary canon of the latter. Loss tears […]