Tag: gender

An enormous vagina sculpture in northeast Brazil is intended to inspire intercourse

An enormous bright-red vagina sculpture on a mountain in northeast Brazil is intended to inspire intercourse -- not the sexual kind but rather a dialogue on gender issues, particularly poignant under the conservative government of President Jair Bolsonaro. Artist Juliana Notari created the 33-meter (108-foot)...

Karanvir Bohra says his baby girl’s little hands stole his heart, Teejay Sidhu jokes ‘one day she’ll steal your credit cards’

India, Jan. 4 -- Karanvir Bohra, who recently welcomed his third child, shared an adorable picture with her. He posted a photo of himself cuddling with his baby girl and wrote a heartfelt note about how she stole his heart. His wife, Teejay Sidhu,...

Struggling artists bring smiles in war-weary Yemen

Yemeni men, women and children filled a hall earlier this month in rebel-held Sanaa, laughing and clapping as actors took to the stage with comic relief for their war-wracked country. Yemen's conflict has sparked the world's worst humanitarian crisis, the UN says, and the Arab...

Penang mulls nominating women reps to meet 30pc gender equality quota in state assembly

GEORGE TOWN, Dec. 10 -- The Penang state government is introducing a "Top-up Women-Only Additional Seats" (TWOAS) initiative to nominate women for the state legislative assembly if there is less than 30 per cent female representation among elected assemblymen. Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow...

The Covid-19 mental toll on Malaysia: Over 37,000 calls to help hotlines

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 19 -- The Health Ministry has disclosed that 37,009 calls were made to helplines during the Covid-19 pandemic. More than half called seeking emotional and psychological support. The helplines for mental health services and psychosocial support were set up by the Health...

No job as a pilot? This Malaysian woman decided to fly helicopters, instead

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct. 30 -- Getting her pilot licence was an achievement. But for Captain Nazneem Hashim Zahar Mohd Hashim getting a job after that was a problem as the only airline that accepted female pilots in 2009 was AirAsia. It was also at a time...

We all have needs, Malaysian man’s post calling out men visiting prostitutes in Sg goes viral

  Singapore ”After one man from Alor Setar heard that some Malaysian men who live and work in Singapore visit prostitutes to get their needs met while their wives are back home, he did not take it sitting down, but called out their double standards...

Working on Covid-19 vaccine delivery system: PM Modi

India, Oct. 20 -- Not only is India at the forefront of the race to develop a vaccine against coronavirus disease (Covid-19), the country is also putting in place a digitised network to deliver the vaccine to its citizens, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

Chrissy Teigen accidentally reveals the gender of her baby

Just last month, Chrissy Teigen announced that she was pregnant with her  third child. Her first two kids with John Legend, Luna and Miles, were conceived via IVF but this baby was a complete surprise. The supermodel had her breast implants removed while she was...

Trump will not attend UN General Assembly in person

US President Donald Trump will not attend next week’s UN General Assembly gathering in person, his chief of staff told journalists aboard Air Force One Thursday, according to a pool report. The decision marks an about-face for Trump, who last month said he wanted to...