#Gender Equality

.Atlanta, GA, USA
Chick-fil-A CEO's donations to a Christian charity sparked online backlash.(Photo credit: Twitter/@ChickfilA)

  • Chick-fil-A facing backlash over company ties to a group fighting the Equality Act
  • The watchdog organization Citizens for Ethics tweet sparked an online backlash
  • The chain has declined to comment on the backlash, the chain has faced serious criticism over past donations

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
(Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • Users will have the option to display the pronouns publicly or only to followers
  • The feature will only be available in a few countries, for now
  • Users who are under the age of 18 will have the setting turned on by default

Path to gender parity has to be institutionalised with progressive acceptability of all consequences. (Photo credit: Opoyi/Lt Gen A B Shivane, PVSM, AVSM, VSM (Retd))

It took almost 45 years for the Indian government to recognise the potential of women in the army since 1947 as the first batch of women officers was inducted and got commissioned in 1992.

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
First passed in 2019, the Republican-controlled Senate had refused to take it up. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • The legislation was narrowly passed by the divided House at 224 to 206 votes
  • The bill seeks to prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation
  • 10 Republicans joined the Democrats to reach the 60-vote mark required

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Rand Paul is a Republican Senator from the state of Kentucky (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Senator Paul asked about "genital mutilation" and "gender dysphoria"
  • Dr. Levine said that a variety of aspects need to be considered while treating minors
  • If confirmed, Dr. Levine will be the first openly transgender federal official who will be confirmed by the US Senate

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Mr Potato Head first went on sale in 1952. (Photo Credit: AFP Photo)

  • The iconic toy Mr and Mrs Potato Head will be just called 'Potato Head'called 'Potato Head'
  • Hasbro is dropping the honorifics "to promote gender equality and inclusion"
  • The move follows other updates to classic brands, including Barbie

.Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said it is "required" for animated women characters to wear hijab. (AFP File Photo)

  • Women in cartoons and animated features in Iran must be depicted wearing a hijab: Ayatollah Ali Khemenei
  • In animation, wearing hijab is "required due to the consequences of not wearing a hijab,” Khemenei issued a fatwa
  • Political activists have criticised the fatwa, saying it “toxic”

.Tokyo, Japan
Momoko Nojo is a 4th-year economics student at Keio University in Tokyo. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ @momokonojo)

  • Momoko Nojo launched an online campaign against Tokyo Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori for his sexist remarks
  • The campaign resulted in global outrage against Mori
  • Mori resigned last week and has been replaced by Seiko Hashimoto

.Tokyo, Japan
Yoshiro Mori is a former prime minister and known for public gaffes

  • Yoshiro Mori said it is annoying when female executives' speaking time is not restricted
  • Japan ranked 121 out of 153 nations surveyed in the 2020 global gender gap survey
  • There are just five women among the board's 24 members of the Japanese Olympic Committee

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing on January 28, 2021, in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC. (AFP Photo)

  • Thursday's White House briefing, led by Psaki, featured an almost female cast of characters
  • A Twitter user said it was "so lovely" that almost all press in the room were women
  • Journalist Rob Crilly was the only male correspondent in Thursday's briefing