Italian broadcaster apologises over segment offering advice to women on how to do shopping ‘in a sexy way’- Tempemail

The Italian public broadcaster has suspended a popular lifestyle programme and ordered an internal inquiry after it aired a segment on how to “shop in a sexy way”, drawing flak from people and politicians. The segment aired on Detto Fatto, a programme on the state broadcaster’s Rai 2 channel, featuring Continue Reading

Gladys West: the hidden figure who helped invent GPS | Society

Gladys West knew from a young age that she didn’t want to be a farmer. But the mathematician, born in 1930 in Dinwiddie County, Virginia, still had to help harvest crops on her family’s small farm. The hard work started before daybreak and lasted well into the blistering heat of Continue Reading

Chinese supermarket apologises after labelling women who wear larger sizes ‘rotten’ and ‘terrible’- Tempemail

A Chinese retail giant has been forced to apologise after it was revealed that signs in one of their stores described larger women’s clothing sizes as “rotten” and “terrible”. Pictures of the disparaging signs went viral on Chinese social media, after a user shared an image of a size chart Continue Reading

Naked ‘deepfake’ photos of thousands of women shared online- Tempemail

The manipulated images were then spread to other users on the Telegram app, according to an investigation carried out by Sensity AI, a company that specialises in detecting deepfakes and other forms of “malicious visual media”.  The report assessed images shared in public up to the end of July 2020, Continue Reading

Most girls and young women have experienced abuse online, report finds | Global development- Tempemail

Most girls and young women using social media have experienced abuse that has driven them offline and left them traumatised, according to a new global survey. More than half of the 14,000 15- to 25-year-olds interviewed by Plan International said they had been cyberstalked, sent explicit messages and images, or Continue Reading

Online violence against women ‘flourishing’, and most common on Facebook, survey finds | Cyberbullying

A landmark survey has revealed shocking accounts of escalating online violence against girls and women across more than 20 countries, with respondents exposed to explicit messages, pornographic photos, cyberstalking and other forms of internet abuse. Attacks are most common on Facebook, followed by Instagram and WhatsApp, according to the Plan Continue Reading

Making a demon of JK Rowling is a wretched sport, born of misogyny and resentment | Catherine Bennett | Opinion- Tempemail

The most powerful way to attack a book, Salman Rushdie writes in his memoir, Joseph Anton, “is to demonise its author, to turn him into a creature of base motives and evil intentions”. The same thing, it turns out, can be said of a “her”. Now that Twitter content doubles Continue Reading

Vile social media attacks target Pakistani women journalists- Tempemail

The Committee to Protect Journalists on Friday condemned relentless social media attacks on women journalists in Pakistan — vicious assaults that have threatened rape and even death. The attacks often follow instances of public criticism of the ruling party, led by Prime Minister Imran Khan, a former celebrity cricket player Continue Reading

Ladies, don’t worry about Zoom face – the rapacious beauty industry is here to help | Women- Tempemail

If we date British lockdown to 23 March, it seems to have taken all of four weeks before video meetings were identified as the cause of “Zoom face”, a sort of reverse Narcissus experience whereby contemplation of your own face leads only to dissatisfaction and despair. On the other hand, Continue Reading

More Women In Africa are Turning To Cryptos, Research Shows – Tempemail

Sourced from Hacker Noon. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the global economy to a standstill and put millions of people under financial stress. Understandably, people from all walks of life started looking for alternative income streams. Not only are these side jobs providing women with additional income, but they are Continue Reading