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The finding strengthens the argument that Facebook's algorithms may be in violation of U.S. anti-discrimination laws, it added. (Reuters)

Study finds disproportionate 'gender bias' behind Facebook's job ads

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON APR 09, 2021 05:43 PM IST
"Facebook's ad delivery can result in skew of job ad delivery by gender beyond what can be legally justified by possible differences in qualifications," the study said.
Females' pain not taken as seriously as men's pain: Study(Photo by Sandy Millar on Unsplash)
Females' pain not taken as seriously as men's pain: Study(Photo by Sandy Millar on Unsplash)

Females in pain not taken as seriously as male patients: Study

ANI |
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2021 06:06 PM IST
A new study spills the beans on gender stereotype and exposes a significant patient gender bias that could lead to disparities in treatments as it reveals that women's pain behaviours are discounted in comparison to when men expressed the same amount of pain
Official Australian figures put the overall gender pay gap at 14%. In the U.K., the gap in financial services is well over 20%, according an analysis of government data.(Shutterstock)
Official Australian figures put the overall gender pay gap at 14%. In the U.K., the gap in financial services is well over 20%, according an analysis of government data.(Shutterstock)

Women in finance have to ask for promotions, men don’t: Survey

By Bloomberg | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 05:21 AM IST
The survey of 2,000 finance industry professionals showed 76% of men were offered a promotion at least once without requesting it, compared with 57% of women.
(From left) Shobhaa De picks Anaïs Nin as her favourite erotic fiction author and Tahira Kashyap Khurrana is fond of reading books with magical realism
(From left) Shobhaa De picks Anaïs Nin as her favourite erotic fiction author and Tahira Kashyap Khurrana is fond of reading books with magical realism

The tales of two women

Hindustan Times | By Lubna Salim
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2020 10:42 AM IST
Shobhaa De and Tahira Kashyap Khurrana’s latest women-centric outings are laced with sex and feminism
A Twitter spokesperson acknowledged the problem and said the company was looking into it.(REUTERS)
A Twitter spokesperson acknowledged the problem and said the company was looking into it.(REUTERS)

Racist machines? Twitter’s photo preview problem reignites AI bias concern

Hindustan Times | By Binayak Dasgupta, New Delhi:
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2020 06:11 AM IST
The problem was first discovered when education tech researcher Colin Madland posted about how video-calling software Zoom cropped the head out of a black person on the other side of a call, seemingly unable to detect it as a human face.
In its letter, the IAF wrote that some situations in the film are misleading and portray an inappropriate work culture against women to glorify the screen character of the former flight lieutenant.(PTI)
In its letter, the IAF wrote that some situations in the film are misleading and portray an inappropriate work culture against women to glorify the screen character of the former flight lieutenant.(PTI)

Outrage in military circles over IAF’s culture being shown as sexist

UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 04:52 PM IST
The Netflix film, based on the life on a former woman helicopter pilot and her role during the 1999 Kargil war, instantly set off a firestorm of controversy after its release last week
Location courtesy: Hilton Garden Inn New Delhi/ Saket ;Styling: Tanya Aggarwal; Art direction: Amit Malik; Make-up and hair: Anuj Dogra (Delhi) and Bhagyashree Vaid (Mumbai)(Vinod Aggarwal and Shivangi Kulkarni)
Location courtesy: Hilton Garden Inn New Delhi/ Saket ;Styling: Tanya Aggarwal; Art direction: Amit Malik; Make-up and hair: Anuj Dogra (Delhi) and Bhagyashree Vaid (Mumbai)(Vinod Aggarwal and Shivangi Kulkarni)

HT Brunch Cover Story: 11 women define feminism differently

Hindustan Times | By Veenu Singh
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2020 10:08 PM IST
Strength, status or mere symbolism, what the F word really means to the strong and successful women of today
Institutions need to invest in strong mentoring mechanisms for early-career academics, so that they do not have to rely on external socialising, beer evenings or on the goodwill of senior academics(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Institutions need to invest in strong mentoring mechanisms for early-career academics, so that they do not have to rely on external socialising, beer evenings or on the goodwill of senior academics(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Make physics more gender inclusive

By Prajval Shastri
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2020 04:47 PM IST
Address bias in hiring; invest in social science training; and work-life balance policies for all
The beauty of Aika to the Baika is that for all its jingling wit and jangling choreography, it doesn’t sugar-coat the fact that once inside the police station, you’re at the police’s mercy.(HT Photo)
The beauty of Aika to the Baika is that for all its jingling wit and jangling choreography, it doesn’t sugar-coat the fact that once inside the police station, you’re at the police’s mercy.(HT Photo)

It’s the day to Aika to the Baika

Hindustan Times | By Deepanjana Pal
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2020 12:55 AM IST
Aika to the Baika is the latest music video for Vohra’s digital sex education project Agents of Ishq
A recent study looked at gender representation of each occupation.(Unsplash)
A recent study looked at gender representation of each occupation.(Unsplash)

Online images reinforce occupational gender stereotypes

New York | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2020 05:54 PM IST
The researchers said that the study could help prevent biases from being designed into digital media platforms, algorithms and artificial intelligence software.
Networking is a huge part of the business world, and here, even successful women have complained about being kept out of the men’s club(SHUTTERSTOCK)
Networking is a huge part of the business world, and here, even successful women have complained about being kept out of the men’s club(SHUTTERSTOCK)

Gender biases restrict women entrepreneurs

Hindustan Times | By Lalita Panicker
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2019 07:03 PM IST
The statistics are not encouraging. Women entrepreneurs, according to a study, made up a mere 13.76% of the total number of entrepreneurs. This puts India at 52nd of 57 countries in the Index of Women Entrepreneurs
Parental alienation ruin families, says study.(Unsplash)
Parental alienation ruin families, says study.(Unsplash)

Parental alienation ruin families, says study

Washington D.C. | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2019 05:41 AM IST
When a parent makes attempts to damage a child’s relationship with another parent it is called parental alienation, which leads to rejection of a parent by a child later.
Female movie characters more prone to stereotypes than their male counterparts.(Instagram)
Female movie characters more prone to stereotypes than their male counterparts.(Instagram)

Female movie characters more prone to stereotypes than their male counterparts

Seoul | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2019 11:40 AM IST
Many commercial films worldwide continue to express womanhood in a stereotypical manner than men.
Fewer women are hired despite no gender bias at the workplace.(Unsplash)
Fewer women are hired despite no gender bias at the workplace.(Unsplash)

Fewer women are hired despite no gender bias at the workplace

LONDON | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2019 10:06 AM IST
Bosses who do not believe sexism holds back women’s careers are more likely to give jobs to men, a study based on recruitment for top French science research posts found.
Shunali Khullar Shroff, who has just come up with her second book, has been working as a freelance writer for various national dailies(Aalok Soni)
Shunali Khullar Shroff, who has just come up with her second book, has been working as a freelance writer for various national dailies(Aalok Soni)

“Patriarchy is not just men versus women, but also women versus women”

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Ghosh
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2019 10:07 PM IST
Writer Shunali Khullar Shroff sheds light on gender bias, and points out how women often end up bullying fellow women
In many cases, Indian women athletes must grapple with poverty. Hima Das, who brought home four gold medals in 15 days, is the daughter of a farmer(Getty Images for IAAF)
In many cases, Indian women athletes must grapple with poverty. Hima Das, who brought home four gold medals in 15 days, is the daughter of a farmer(Getty Images for IAAF)

Battling all odds: The rise of young subaltern women

PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2019 07:41 PM IST
Most Indian women athletes face hurdles — from gender bias (girls can’t play; it’s unseemly; they will become dark) to lack of opportunity. In many cases, they must also grapple with poverty
No girl child was born in 133 villages in Uttarkashi.(HT Photo)
No girl child was born in 133 villages in Uttarkashi.(HT Photo)

‘No girl child birth’ claim on Uttarkashi village may have been misread

Purola/Saundari | By Suparna Roy
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 05:25 AM IST
Chauhan said many villages in the region were thinly populated, and, therefore, saw the births of only one child in the three-month period.
Mothers were on average 35.9% less likely to be called for a job interview than fathers.(Shutterstock)
Mothers were on average 35.9% less likely to be called for a job interview than fathers.(Shutterstock)

Women 30% less likely to get interview calls

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service, March 26
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2019 01:33 PM IST
Under equal terms, the likelihood of receiving a call for a job interview was 30% lower for women than men.
Pallavi Fauzdar is also a social activist and recipient of the Nari Shakti Award by the President of India in 2017 and Outstanding Global Woman of UP in 2016.(File Photo)
Pallavi Fauzdar is also a social activist and recipient of the Nari Shakti Award by the President of India in 2017 and Outstanding Global Woman of UP in 2016.(File Photo)

Meet this daring woman rider who scaled the scariest mountain passes

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Oliver Fredrick
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2019 05:58 PM IST
Pallavi Fauzdar, who owns four motorcycles, has made several records in solo biking.
Textile minister Smriti Z Irani addressing the Women Science Congress, January 5. Ms Irani used data to put the spotlight on the deeply entrenched gender bias in research and the workspace that pushed women into a minority status(Pradeep Pandit/HT Photo)
Textile minister Smriti Z Irani addressing the Women Science Congress, January 5. Ms Irani used data to put the spotlight on the deeply entrenched gender bias in research and the workspace that pushed women into a minority status(Pradeep Pandit/HT Photo)

There is an inherent gender bias in India’s scientific community

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2019 07:49 AM IST
More than affirmative action, however, what women need is equal opportunity and wage parity to thrive in the classrooms, laboratories and workplaces.
Competence and masculinity are correlated components of first impressions based on appearance.(Photo by Andrii Podilnyk on Unsplash)
Competence and masculinity are correlated components of first impressions based on appearance.(Photo by Andrii Podilnyk on Unsplash)

Masculine faces perceived as more competent than feminine: Study

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service, New York
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2018 02:54 PM IST
Competence and masculinity are correlated components of first impressions based on appearance.
India’s aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is finally tweaking its four-year-old Body Mass Index (BMI) norms that were widely seen as discriminatory, making them uniform for cockpit and cabin crew, irrespective of gender.(File Photo)
India’s aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is finally tweaking its four-year-old Body Mass Index (BMI) norms that were widely seen as discriminatory, making them uniform for cockpit and cabin crew, irrespective of gender.(File Photo)

‘Weight Ends’: DGCA ends gender bias, restores uniform Body Mass Index for crew

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Faizan Haidar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 29, 2018 08:11 AM IST
Cabin crew members who are overweight under the new guidelines will be given three months’ time to reduce weight. If they fail the second test, they will be given six more months.
What’s it like being a man in a man’s world?(Photo by Shamim Nakhaei on Unsplash)
What’s it like being a man in a man’s world?(Photo by Shamim Nakhaei on Unsplash)

International Men’s Day: Being a man in a man’s world

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2018 06:33 PM IST
We love talking about feminism and women empowerment so much so that the thin line between knowing the concept well and understanding its nitty-gritty get erased causing an imbalance in situations. On International Men’s Day, we talk about how being a man in a man’s world is not always a walk in the park and that men can also be feminists.
Indian stand-up comedian Naomi Barton (C) performs at Femapalooza, an Indian women-only comedy show, in New Delhi.(AFP)
Indian stand-up comedian Naomi Barton (C) performs at Femapalooza, an Indian women-only comedy show, in New Delhi.(AFP)

Femaplooza, India’s women-only comedy show that discusses bras, PMS and more

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2018 01:17 PM IST
Femapalooza has organised more than 35 shows in different cities over the past three years, providing a safe and friendly environment for women comics.
Hate comments by female authors on social media are perceived as an act of double deviance and are therefore sanctioned more strictly than such hate comments by men.(Shutterstock)
Hate comments by female authors on social media are perceived as an act of double deviance and are therefore sanctioned more strictly than such hate comments by men.(Shutterstock)

Why women are judged harshly for hate speech on social media

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2018 03:14 PM IST
Women who make comments on social media are judged differently from men who make such comments.
Archana on the wheel of a Karnal city bus.(HT Photo)
Archana on the wheel of a Karnal city bus.(HT Photo)

Breaking gender barriers: Driving bus is a passion for this Karnal village woman

Hindustan Times, Karnal | By Neeraj Mohan
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2018 12:42 PM IST
Archana crossed the threshold of gender bias and got selected as driver on contractual basis in the city bus service started by the Karnal municipal corporation (KMC) in March this year.
Breaking the norm: Let every day be Women’s Day(PC Chandra Jewellers)
Breaking the norm: Let every day be Women’s Day(PC Chandra Jewellers)

Breaking the norm: Let every day be Women’s Day

By Promotional Feature
UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2018 06:22 PM IST
A new video tells us why women deserve to be treated with respect through the year, and not just on one special day.
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