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South Korea gender divide becomes key election issue

The issue of gender has taken center stage in South Korea's fiercely contested presidential election campaign, with both of the leading candidates proposing policies designed to appeal to the crit...

In shadow of pandemic, Danish queen marks 50 years on throne

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark’s Queen Margrethe marked her 50 years on the throne of Europe’s oldest ruling monarchy Friday, with some of the planned festivities postponed for September due to th...

Roe lawyer Sarah Weddington helped redefine abortion rights

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Sarah Weddington, who as a young lawyer from Texas won the Roe v. Wade case at the U.S. Supreme Court, is being remembered this week as a champion of feminism whose work impacted ...

bell hooks, groundbreaking feminist thinker, dies at 69

NEW YORK (AP) — bell hooks, the groundbreaking author, educator and activist whose explorations of how race, gender, economics and politics intertwined helped shape academic and popular debates over t...

Miss America turns 100. Will she last another 100 years?

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — As Miss America turns 100, a major question remains unanswered: Is she still relevant? The glitzy competition was born from a 1921 Atlantic City beauty conte...

In Buddhism, women blaze a path but strive for gender equity

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, born in England, has devoted her life to attaining enlightenment in a female form — at one stage spending years isolated in a cave in the Himalayas to follow the rigorous path o...

France: Far-right TV star Eric Zemmour shakes up presidential race

Until a few months ago, France's next presidential election was largely expected to be a predictable duel between President Emmanuel Macron and the leader of the far-right National Rally (Rassembl...

British Chamber of Commerce Taipei praises gender equality in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The British Chamber of Commerce in Taipei (BCCT) held a “Women in the Taiwan Offshore Wind Industry Forum” on Wednesday (Oct. 20), during which the organizatio...

Q&A: Mélanie Laurent on her love of directing and actresses

Over the past decade, Mélanie Laurent has established herself as an accomplished film director. Yet four features and many accolades later, that fact may come as a surprise to many in the U.S. who sti...

Young Slovenian Obama scholar spearheads the fight for water and equal rights

Sunday, July 11, was a typical summer's day in Slovenia, with temperatures hovering just below 30 degrees Celsius (86 Fahrenheit). In the evening, as a storm brewed over the capital, Ljubljana, Ni...

UN Gender Equality Forum will focus on labor, exclusion

Co-chaired by France and Mexico, UN Women's Generation Equality Forum in Paris will take place from June 30 to July 2 and feature 100 discussion panels, more than 700 speakers and delegates from 1...

Degrading exhibition sparks outrage in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Shanghai’s Contemporary Art Terminal (OCAT) on Friday (June 18) dismantled the controversial artwork “Uglier and Uglier” and apologized to a furious publ...

China feminists face clampdown, closure of online accounts

China's feminist movement has been facing another wave of crackdowns, with dozens of social media accounts run by feminist activists abruptly shut down in recent weeks. The accounts have been rem...

The gonzo art of writing for 'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm'

NEW YORK (AP) — Screenplay writing, usually a fairly solitary, uneventful process, is more of a full-contact sport for a movie like “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.” Work for the nine Os...

Russia: Feminist activist on trial on pornography charges

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court on Monday opened the trial of a feminist activist and artist charged with disseminating pornography after she shared artwork depicting female anatomy online — a case in l...