German gymnasts wore full-body unitards in stand against sexualization in Olympics

TOKYO: In another incident of resistance against sexualization in sports, the team of German women’s gymnasts records their protest by wearing full-length leotards at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. On Friday, rebellious team members Elisabeth Seitz, Kim Bui, Pauline Schaefer, and Sarah Voss opened their performance wearing crimson and white unitards – extended to their ankles. The athletes from the Western

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‘Improper Clothing’ – Norway’s beach handball team fined for rejecting bikini uniforms

OSLO – In a repressive and sexist move in the northern European country, the Norwegian women’s handball team has been fined for rejecting bikini bottoms, which many find revealing and uncomfortable, at the European Beach Handball Championships. Reports in International media quoting Norwegian officials said Norway’s beach handball players were each fined 1500 Euros for choosing shorts rather than the

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Afghan envoy’s daughter abducted, tortured before being freed in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD/KABUL: Silsila Alikhil, the daughter of Afghanistan’s ambassador to Pakistan Najibullah Alikhil, was abducted and tortured for several hours by unidentified assailants, the Afghan government claimed Saturday. Reports in local news quoting the Afghan Foreign Office said that the daughter of the Afghan envoy to Pakistan was abducted for several hours on Friday while she was on her way home.

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Hundreds of Afghan armed women took to streets in a show of defiance as Taliban capture key regions

KABUL: In an unusual development in the war-raged country, hundreds of women in Ghor [a central Afghan province] armed with assault rifles took to streets defending their motherland against the insurgents who captured key districts following the NATO troops withdrawal. Reports in international media cited that the recent demonstration is one of the biggest in the central region, where the

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Domestic abuse soars by 38pc in UK after England loses football match

LONDON – Cases of domestic abuse soared drastically after the England national football team is in action and soared to 38 per cent after if they lost. This year, England’s national football team missed lifting the final trophy against Italy in a nail-biting finish with penalties. As Italians chant It’s coming to Rome [not home] while for England fans, the

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Hindu ultra-nationalists put up scores of Muslim women for online sale at fake India ‘auction’

NEW DEHLI: The largest minority group in the second most populous state has been treated as second-class citizens who faced severe discrimination and repression and digital harassment is the latest dilemma in the South Asian country amid the rise of Hindutva. An online application that goes by the name of ‘Sulli Deals’ uploaded pictures of hundreds of Muslim women [without

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In a first, Punjab opens transgender-only school in Multan

MULTAN: Trans members on Thursday (today) attended the first of its kind of school in Multan established under Transeducation – a pilot project of the incumbent government to provide quality education to the trasngenders. Reports in local media cited that first of its kind of educational institution offers classes from nursery till intermediate while the course outline from nursery till

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Aurat Marchers redirecting themselves to take on Dawn newspaper’s CEO, demanding probe in Hameed – Jami sexual assault case

LAHORE – Seeking justice and accountability in the alleged sexual assault of Pakistani filmmaker Jami, an official account of Aurat March Wednesday shared a letter, which they sent to the country’s oldest newspaper Dawn last month. The letter sent to Mr. Zafar Abbas and Ms. Amber Saigol on June 16, 2021, cited that “we as the feminist collectives expressed grave

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PM Imran Khan named among 37 ‘Predators’ of Press Freedom by Reporters without Borders

ISLAMABAD – International Press watchdog Reporters without Borders listed Prime Minister Imran Khan among 37 leaders on the list that accused these heads of state of “creating a censorship apparatus in their states”. The international NGO, which aimed to safeguard the right to freedom of information, has named 37 world leaders as the ‘predators of press freedom.’ The listed members

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Bill Cosby freed after top court tosses conviction in sexual assault case

PHILADELPHIA: American former stand-up comedian and actor Bill Cosby’s released Wednesday when a sexual assault conviction was thrown out by the highest court in a ruling that freed the 83-year-old from prison more than three years after he was found guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his private mansion. The Cosby showman was allowed to walk free

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