It is a fact that women bear the pressure of looking a certain way at many workplaces. A study showed that women who wear some make-up are considered more likeable at the workplace. While those with glamorous make-up are seen as untrustworthy. Most of the industries are still male-dominated and women can be badly affected by negative stereotypes.
Yazidi girl Ashraq Haji Hamid, who was 14 years old when she was abducted, raped and sold to sex slavery by the ISIS, confronted her captor Abu Hamam on Iraqi TV channel Al-Iraqiya. She told him she was as old as his son or daughter or sister when he raped her. He destroyed her life and robbed her of her dream. She narrated the ordeals she underwent.
The National Crimes Bureau Data says that Indian courts disposed of only 18,300 of the 32,500 rape cases registered in 2017. A Chilean feminist group created The Rapist is You, a movement against sexual violence. Its Indian chapter, A Rapist in Your Way Intervention India Chapter In Solidarity, performs today, calling for women to join the flash mob.
All four accused in the rape and murder of a Hyderabad veterinarian were reportedly killed in an alleged encounter with the Telangana Police. The accused were taken to the stop where the incident happened to recreate scene. According to police, the accused four had tried to run away from the scene, following which police fired at them.
Activist Bindu Ammini approached the supreme court to seek directions to ensure safe and secure passage for women who wants to enter Sabarimala shrine irrespective of age and religion.
Reese Witherspoon is one of the highest-paid actresses in the world. Her production house Hello Sunshine debuted with two movies in 2014 - 'Gone Girl' and 'Wild'. Both movies grossed over half a billion dollars worldwide. Her new passion for producing movies was the result of her realisation how popular culture has been portraying women as followers.