Telugu movies have always rested on a strong man’s shoulder and the heroines are waiting to be saved with a few lines to mumble. This continued into the 2000s. ‘Arundhati’ changed this trend in 2009 and created a market for strong women characters. While a bunch of movies like ‘Vedam’ and ‘Mahanati’ were successful, women still haven’t found equality.
Fox News host Jesse Watters said on The Five, a talk show of the channel that a lady reporter he knew slept with one of her sources, for four years and broke a lot of scoops. He added that such trading of sex for news happens a lot. His comments were condemned by many including CNN host SE Cupp as sexist. Watters has faced such accusations earlier.
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.