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Amazon Singapore empowers women-owned small businesses this International Women's Day

Amazon Singapore encourages consumers to shop from small businesses and bolsters support for sellers by shining the spotlight on women entrepreneurs, including founders of maternity needs brand Hegen,...

Seoul city criticized for sexist tips to pregnant women

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The government of South Korea's capital is facing criticism for an online manual for pregnant women that contained sexist tips and gender stereotypes. The n...

Taiwanese artists bag awards in annual Japanese manga contest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese cartoonists won big at the 2020 International Manga Award in Japan, claiming three of the 15 prizes, including the Gold Award. Taiwanese comic artist Rumui (韋...

Opinion: ESA misses golden opportunity on gender equality

By appointing Josef Aschbacher to its top post — instead of the first female leader in its 50-year history — the European Space Agency (ESA) has followed the usual better safe-than-sorry-s...

Taiwan's Gay Pride parade to kick off Oct. 31 amid global pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan LGBT Pride parade will celebrate its 18th anniversary later in October, with fewer people expected this year amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The LGBT ...

Russia: Feminist activist could face prison for vagina drawings

"My body is not pornography" — that is the slogan written under many of the social media posts inspired by Yulia Tsvetkova. Women are posting pictures of themselves showing off their c...

President celebrates Taiwan's same-sex marriage legalization anniversary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Saturday (May 17) marked the first anniversary of the legalization of same-sex marriage in Taiwan, and President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) took to social media to call for a more...

Donovan starts new chapter as coach of San Diego Loyal

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Landon Donovan didn’t wander far from the soccer field once he finally retired as a player. Turns out, he’s merely moved to the sideline. Donovan, ...

Mexico strikes automatic child custody for divorced moms

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s high court has struck down a clause in the capital’s family code automatically granting custody of young children to mothers in divorce cases. The Supreme...

Photo of the Day: Boys in skirts in New Taipei high school

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After news broke on Monday (July 22) that New Taipei Municipal Banqiao Senior High School (板橋高中) had decided to allow its male students to wear skirts to class next school year...

Taiwan high school allows boys to wear skirts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Just two months after a week-long experiment, the New Taipei Municipal Banqiao Senior High School (板橋高中) has decided that from the next school year, its male students will...

Britain bans 'harmful' gender stereotypes in advertisements

LONDON (AP) — Hapless husbands and housework-burdened moms are being banished from British advertising, as a crackdown on gender stereotypes comes into force. From Friday, advertisem...

Boys at Taiwan high school wear skirts for one week to break gender stereotypes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Male students at the New Taipei Municipal Banqiao Senior High School (板橋高中) marked the 73rd anniversary of their school Saturday (May 11) with a week-long activity during ...

Guinness tells marathon-running nurse: no skirt, no record

LONDON (AP) — A British nurse who ran the London Marathon in her uniform says she has been denied a Guinness World Records listing because she wasn't wearing a skirt. Jessica Anderso...

Country duo Maddie & Tae return with new label, new music

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two years ago, country duo Maddie & Tae were in the studio working what they thought would be their sophomore record on Dot Records. Maddie Marlow and Taylor Dye were both ...