Suistudio, a clothing company launched an advertisement campaign with the hashtag #NotDressingMen that shows women in pantsuits while naked men as props in the background. But is reverse sexism the ‘answer’ to years of ‘objectification of women’ in popular media?
Soon after news of the Aarushi murder case verdict reached social media, there seemed to be a collective sigh of relief as the general mood was in support of the Talwars.
Arvida Bystrom, a 26-year-old Swedish model, posted a picture of her in a pink dress and grey sneakers with her natural leg hair as she posed for Adidas Originals on her Instagram. Shockingly, the photo caused people to send her rape threats because she showed body hair.
In what is shocking a case of cyber sexual-harassment at its worse, a guy – identified as belonging to Kolkata – wrote a vitriolic rape threat on a girl’s photo, threatening her 14-year-old brother as well.
In an effort to promote their products, several brands, apart from Dove, time and again have put out content that have been interpreted as racist and inconsiderate. And by doing so they have not only upheld white supremacy but have also perpetuated the belief that having a darker complexion puts one in an extremely disadvantageous position.
Shared on Facebook and YouTube, the 3.5-minute video shows how this 13-year-old child is so deep under the influence of ‘solution’, and the horrifying aftereffects of the addiction has got Netizens to sit up and notice.
According to a Facebook post by a popular Bangladeshi photographer, 10-year-old girl Santa would often run away from hime after her mother’s demise, sometimes for several nights together. Her father, a cobbler, would find her on the streets where prostitutes could be found, and once he even saw her sniffing glue from his shoe mending box.
The shocking incident reportedly took place in Lucknow’s St John Vianney High School, when the Class III student was mercilessly beaten up by a teacher for not saying “present, ma’am”. He was apparently
Swaraj Kaushal, while responding to a question on whether he was defending marital rape, tweeted out, saying “There is nothing like marital rape. Our homes should not become police stations”. The comment immediately sparked an online debate on the insensitivity of the quote.
When Priyanka Bansal was asked by her niece what is the Blue Whale game, she told her that ‘wo bhoot ki game hai’ (it is the game of ghosts), to keep her off it. The little girl began crying thereafter, after which she told the elders why had she asked this.
The incident took place in Bangkok, Thailand. Nareumon Jampasert recorded herself picking her one-year-old son Theeradej Saisupan up and then using a black rope to tie around his neck and hang him, leading the throttled child to let out a painful and disturbing cry.
Ever since this photo went viral, others have taken to social media – especially Twitter – to share similar images of people celebrating Independence Day in the flood-hit state, where their bodies might be immersed in water, but their spirits continue to soar high.
The woman – a domestic worker – was regularly harassed by her employer and was being held at the agency she’s associated with in Abu Dhabi. After apparently being turned away by the Indian embassy in UAE, she – along with her colleagues – are now with the local police, though it is unclear whether this is to be seen as a respite or cause for more concern.
The shocking incident took place in a supermarket and during the argument, the British woman keeps repeating “it’s disgusting” towards a Muslim woman wearing a niqab. She adds, “You shouldn’t be around like that, you look like a bloody pillar box”.
After her five-year-old daughter threw up on a flight back home from Kolkata, they were made to deboard at Abu Dhabi airport. Not only were they not allowed on the next flight, but ended up sleeping on the airport floor, with no help from the airline authorities till the next day.
As the girls took the man to Howrah GRPF , they gave them the options of either lodging an FIR or handing over the case to GRPF. But not before they tried to dissuade the girls from taking the matter seriously because they were ‘from good families’.
Veena Bassi, the headmistress and science teacher, Kailash Rani have long been involved in bitter squabble and this fight is believed to be an outcome of that. Rani claims that she was on a two-day leave on Friday and Saturday and when she joined the school on Monday she was allegedly beaten up by the Principal and other teachers.
After a woman tweeted out a picture of a lizard in a vegetable biryani packet, the Railway Ministry stepped in and helped the passenger with medical assistance. Further, in a tweet, the Union minister Suresh Prabhu said the catering contract of Poorva Express had been terminated.
“How much can one misuse technology, stoop to new lows, manipulate your emotions for quick bucks! I really wish he used his intelligence that he invested in creating an account on a portal, making seemingly genuine inquiries, faking bank SMS es, cooking up tales,” wrote the Facebook user.
A Chinese student and his girlfriend were sitting at a McDonald’s outlet in Manhattan, New York, when an elderly woman began her racist tirade against them as they had not ordered any food by then. The woman went on to call them ‘foreign dogs’.
While many people offered her support, many users also slammed her and suggested instead of complaining she should consider losing “some weight” and said one should not cause inconvenience to others for their “laziness”.
In a post that is now being widely shared, Preeti Singh writes about the plight and humiliation she faced on July 17, when she tried to avail of Uber’s services. But it is clear she’s not alone when it comes to being discriminated.
People have slammed the mall authorities and asked how Indian attires were unacceptable in India. People have started a campaign online to boycott the mall.
After people called out Twitter user Udyot Khuas for hate-mongering, he reportedly deleted the tweets saying that it was not him, but his friend who had posted them before. Renuka Shahane took screenshots of the derogatory tweets as well as the ones in which he is apologising and posted them on Facebook.
Filmed by a passerby, the video – which has now gone viral and is evoking strong reactions online – shows a Muslim man being stopped on his way to the mosque, just because a woman thought he was wearing too many clothes for a hot day, and was thus suspicious.