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Maldives lifts state of emergency after 45 days

MALE (Reuters) - Maldives President Abdulla Yameen on Thursday lifted a 45-day state of emergency which had outlawed protests amid political upheaval on the Muslim-majority Indian Ocean island chain.


Police say suspected Maryland school shooter used father's gun

(Reuters) - A 17-year-old Maryland high school student used his father's legally purchased handgun to shoot a female student with whom he had been in a recently ended relationship, police said on Wednesday.

United States International Relations

Over 20 People Were at the Table When Trump Met the Saudis. None Were Women.

Photos from Tuesday’s meeting show that the dynamics at the table remained relatively unchanged — even amid White House staff shake-ups — and male.

Male birth control 1 step closer to reality

A male birth control pill that is safe and effective is on the horizon, according to a new study, but CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta said it is probably still several years away.


Scotland's female leaders tell Twitter: Clamp down on online abuse of women

EDINBURGH, March 21 (Reuters) - Scotland's three most powerful female politicians have called on Twitter to do more to stop online abuse and harassment of women.

What the death of a white rhino really tells us

Sudan, the last male northern white rhino in the world, died at the age of 45 in Kenya on Tuesday. Just two northern white rhinos remain -- Sudan's daughter and granddaughter. This majestic species has been all but wiped out by poaching, and may soon face the fate of the northern black rhino: extinction.


'The Crown' producers apologize for royal show pay disparity

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The producers of television series "The Crown" apologized on Tuesday for paying the award-winning actress who played Queen Elizabeth less than her male co-star but said nothing about redressing the past imbalance.

Male birth control pill one step closer to reality

For decades, birth control pills have exclusively been used by women. But a male birth control pill that is both safe and effective may be on the horizon, according to a new study.


Sudan, the Last Male Northern White Rhino, Dies in Kenya

Just two members of the charismatic subspecies remain, both female. But scientists still hope to prevent the extinction of the animals.

Rap and Hip-Hop

Roxanne Finally Gets Her Revenge, 3 Decades After Her Hit Single

Roxanne Shanté was among the first solo female rappers when she made “Roxanne’s Revenge” in 1984. Her stymied career is now the subject of a biopic.


World's last male northern white rhino dies

NAIROBI (Reuters) - The world's last male northern white rhino has died, the Kenyan conservancy taking care of it said, leaving only two females of its subspecies alive in the world although scientists still hope they can save it from extinction.

Venture Capital

Hundreds of Start-Ups Tell Investors: Diversify, or Keep Your Money

Leading Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are forming a Founders for Change coalition to deliver a message to the white- and male-dominated world of venture capital.

'He was a gentle giant'

The world's last male northern white rhino has died leaving only two females left to save the species from extinction.

What happens to the species now

Sudan, the world's last male northern white rhino, has died.


Even doctors struggle to continue breastfeeding

(Reuters Health) - Although doctors may be more likely than other mothers to breastfeed for at least a year, less than one-third of female physicians are able to continue nursing as long as they want, a U.S. study suggests.

Time's Up calls for investigation into NY DA

Time's Up, the female-led organization formed in the aftermath of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, has called for an investigation into Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance for his failure to prosecute the former movie mogul.

Male tennis legend paid 10 times as much as female counterpart for broadcasts

Martina Navratilova is ticked.

2 men injured after explosion in Austin

Austin police and EMS on Sunday evening confirmed a reported explosion on Dawn Song Drive. Two males in their 20s were transported to a hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries, Austin EMS said via Twitter.

Africa's only female president to resign

The president of Mauritius will resign this week over claims she used a credit card provided to her by an NGO for personal expenses, her lawyer said.


Microsoft hits back at claims it ignored sexual harassment

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A senior executive said Microsoft Corp thoroughly investigates issues raised by women in the workplace and fired about 20 employees last year over complaints of sexual harassment as the company seeks to counter claims that it treats female workers unfairly.


Ad executive admits sexist email "misses the mark"

LONDON (Reuters) - An outgoing advertising executive ranked his female colleagues by attractiveness in an email sent to his entire office, in the latest episode of sexist behavior to rock a British workplace.


Freestyle skiing: Korean moguls skiers banned for sexual harassment

SEOUL (Reuters) - Two male South Korean moguls skiers who competed at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics have been banned for life after female team mates complained of being sexually harassed at an event in Japan, the Korea Ski Association (KSA) has said.

How makeup is changing masculinity

A youthful male model rubs moisturizer between his palms. He then applies it to his face, pats on some tinted moisturiser, dots concealer under his eyes and buffs on powder to set.

Teachers and School Employees

Media Memo: At the Fox News Site, a Sudden Focus on Women as Sex Offenders

After the harassment-related departures of executives and hosts, there was a spike in articles on female teachers abusing students.


Cold-blooded? Study finds female pythons care for their young

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Shedding their cold-blooded image, snakes emerge from a recent study as more caring creatures that protect their nests and remain with their young for a brief period after hatching.

She may be the 1st female CIA chief

President Donald Trump's pick to head the CIA, Gina Haspel, would be the first female director of the intelligence agency if confirmed.

'Our future gone': Parents grieve their lost embryos

When Kate and Jeremy Plants were making plans for their 2014 marriage, they had no idea the future they would face. Just months after they tied the knot, Kate was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, a deadly form that the American Cancer Society says takes more lives than any other female reproductive cancer.

Saudi women win the right to get custody of their children after divorce

Mothers in Saudi Arabia can now retain custody of their children after divorce without filing lawsuits, according to a Saudi Information Ministry statement Monday, meaning the kingdom is breaking ranks with several other countries in the region that heavily favor male guardianship.


Saudi Arabia must ban discrimination against women: U.N. rights panel

GENEVA (Reuters) - A U.N. rights watchdog called on Saudi Arabia on Monday to end discriminatory practices against women, including its pervasive system of male guardianship, and give them full access to justice.

Male Northern white rhino at risk of extinction

Caretakers in Kenya are working to save the Northern white rhino from extinction after the last male of its species became ill. CNN's Lynda Kinkade reports.

Politics and Government

In Chile, a Billionaire Takes the Reins From a Socialist, Again

President Michelle Bachelet will transfer power to Sebastián Piñera, marking the end of an era of female political empowerment in Latin America and consolidating the region’s rightward political shift.


Zambia deports racey South African dancer Zodwa Wabantu

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia on Saturday deported a controversial female South African dancer, Zodwa Wabantu, who is popularly known for performing without underwear, on the grounds that her performance would "undermine national values".


Critic’s Notebook: ‘Deception’ and ‘Instinct,’ the Latest Shows Trying to Be ‘Castle’

A pair of new procedurals are based in the subgenre of smug male civilian paired with uptight female cop. Which one gets the formula right?


Fox News settles gender discrimination suit with female reporter: lawyer

(Reuters) - Journalist Diana Falzone has settled a gender discrimination lawsuit she filed against Fox News and left the company, her lawyer said on Thursday.


Fox News settles gender discrimination suit with female reporter -lawyer

March 8 (Reuters) - Journalist Diana Falzone has settled a gender discrimination lawsuit she filed against Fox News and left the company, her lawyer said on Thursday.


Egypt struggles to end female genital mutilation

AWLAD SERAG, Egypt (Reuters) - In a tiny village in Egypt's southern province of Assiut, 16-year-old Amany Shamekh, who wants to be an artist one day, recalls how she was illegally circumcised with a razor blade.


U.S. appeals court says civil rights law covers transgender workers

(Reuters) - A federal law banning sex bias in the workplace prohibits discrimination against transgender workers, a U.S. appeals court said on Wednesday, ruling in favor of a funeral director who was fired after telling her boss she planned to transition to female from male.


Review: ‘Jessica Jones’ Returns, Well Timed for the Time’s Up Moment

The Netflix-Marvel superhero series, already more focused on female characters than most dramas, was entirely directed and mostly written by women in Season 2.


U.S. appeals court says Title VII covers transgender workers

(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday said a federal law banning sex bias in the workplace prohibits discrimination against transgender workers, ruling in favor of a funeral director who claimed she was fired after telling her boss she planned to transition to female from male.


After health scare, world's last male northern white rhino on the mend

NANYUKI, Kenya(Reuters) - The world's last male northern white rhino is recovering from an infected leg that raised fears over the past week he might have to be put down, a veterinarian at a conservancy in Kenya said on Wednesday.

Why boys love guns, and what to do about it

The vast majority of boys who play with toy guns will never go on to use real ones to harm someone. Also, gun violence is nearly exclusively a male problem.


Indonesian Islamic university bans burqas on campus

JAKARTA (Reuters) - An Indonesian state Islamic university faced criticism from Muslim groups and activists on Wednesday after it banned female students from wearing full-face veils citing fears over...


Double Olympic champion Hanyu to miss worlds

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu, who last month became the first male in 66 years to win back-to-back Olympic gold medals in men's figure skating, will not defend his world title later this month, the Japan Skating Federation said on Wednesday.

How an affair with her bodyguard brought down Nashville's mayor

A onetime symbol of integrity, Megan Barry made history as the Music City's first female mayor in 2015. Barry sought to tackle the scarcity of public transportation options and affordable housing, and helped score a professional soccer franchise.


Female-led investor group scraps deal for Weinstein assets

(Reuters) - The female-led investor group that had agreed to buy The Weinstein Company's assets pulled its offer on Tuesday, after discovering the Hollywood studio's liabilities were higher than previously disclosed, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.


Belgian Man Convicted of ‘Sexism in the Public Space,’ a First

A man who verbally abused a female police officer was fined €3,000 under a new law criminalizing sexism in public.


Motor racing: Sauber F1 team appoint female test driver

(Reuters) - Sauber have promoted female Colombian racer Tatiana Calderon to the role of Formula One test driver after a year in a development role.

Surfacing 2018

Surfacing: ‘Decolonizing’ Roller Derby? Team Indigenous Takes Up the Challenge

Meet the roller derby athletes who are “reclaiming” their space, promoting female empowerment and standing up for indigenous people.


Japan's navy appoints first woman to command warship squadron

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's navy on Tuesday appointed the first woman to command a warship squadron, including the flagship Izumo helicopter carrier, as it tries to lure more females to make up for a dearth of male recruits in graying Japan.


Former ESPN host sues network for 'misogynistic' culture

(Reuters) - Former ESPN presenter Adrienne Lawrence has sued the sports network, saying it has a misogynistic and predatory culture and her contract was not renewed after she complained about sexual harassment by a male anchor.


Call for more women speakers spurs rival California cyber security conference

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Cyber security professionals from companies including Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc announced on Monday a small alternative to Dell Inc's [DI.UL] RSA Conference after criticizing the major industry gathering for scheduling just one female keynote speaker.

SuperShe Island: No men in this retreat

Did you watch hit movie "Wonder Woman" and daydream about escaping to her home, the female-only island of Themyscira?


'Shape of Water' wins big at Oscars on activism-fueled night

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Romantic fantasy "The Shape of Water" won the best picture Oscar on Sunday, the film industry's most prestigious honor, on a night where themes of female empowerment and activism almost overshadowed the awards.


Guangzhou journal: China’s Women-Only Subway Cars, Where Men Rush In

In a bid to curb sexual harassment, one city is reserving seats and space for female passengers. The problem: Men are claiming them.

Yes, there are strong female characters in children's programming

We are all familiar with the negative images of girls and women in movies and other media -- and how ubiquitous they are.

Last male northern white rhino is gravely ill

The world's last male northern white rhino is gravely ill, pushing the subspecies a step closer to extinction.


Female-led investor group to buy Weinstein Co assets

(Reuters) - A former Obama administration official on Thursday reached a deal to purchase assets of The Weinstein Company and said she will use a majority-female board to rebuild the Hollywood studio tarnished by sexual misconduct allegations.


Weinstein Co reaches deal with group promising female leadership

(Reuters) - The Weinstein Co on Thursday reached a deal to sell assets to a group led by a former Obama administration official who plans to use a majority-female board to rebuild the Hollywood studio tarnished by sexual misconduct allegations.


In Vatican Magazine Exposé, Nuns Reveal Their Economic Exploitation

Sisters are often relegated to unsung, and underpaid, roles in a male-centric church that does not recognize their talents or capabilities, according to nuns interviewed by a women’s magazine.


U.S. sues Houston for discrimination against female firefighters

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday that it had sued Houston over accusations that two female firefighters were subjected to sexual harassment including male co-workers urinating in their dormitory and writing sexist messages on walls.


Facebook's Sandberg uses investor meeting to urge gender equality

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg brought her message about workplace gender equality to a typically male domain on Wednesday, urging attendees at an investor conference to improve mentoring of junior female colleagues.


How Women Are Rethinking the Tattoo Parlor

There are more inked women than men in the United States now, and many are more comfortable with a female tattoo artist.

Teenage girls are facing impossible expectations

At a moment when girls enjoy historic opportunity -- watching Chloe Kim and Mikaela Shiffrin soar to gold, and Oprah preach girl power from the Golden Globes stage -- teen girls tell researchers they are twice as depressed, anxious and stressed out as boys. And though girls beat out boys in college and graduate school admissions, according to a University of California-Los Angeles study, female college freshmen have never been lonelier or less happy.


Dimitrov knocked out by wildcard Jaziri in Dubai opener

(Reuters) - Top seed Grigor Dimitrov suffered a shock 4-6 7-5 6-4 to Tunisian wildcard Malek Jaziri in the first round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Tuesday.


ScienceTake: For Fiddler Crabs, ‘Size Does Matter’

Male fiddler crabs wave an outsized claw to attract females — and the faster, the better, new research shows.


Education Department to probe Michigan State over sex abuse scandal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Education will investigate how Michigan State University handled reports of sex abuse made by female athletes against former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar, the department said on Monday.


Sridevi Kapoor, Bollywood’s First Female Superstar, Dies at 54

Sridevi, a veteran of some 300 films in five languages, captivated audiences with her large, expressive eyes and her comic timing.


India's Bollywood legend Sridevi dies at 54 of cardiac arrest

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian actress Sridevi, arguably Bollywood's first female superstar, died in Dubai after cardiac arrest, media reported on Sunday. She was 54.Sridevi is survived by her husband - producer Boney Kapoor - and daughters Jhanvi and Khushi. She was in Dubai to attend a family wedding and died late on Saturday.


Vehicle strikes White House barrier, driver apprehended

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A passenger vehicle struck a White House security barrier on Friday but did not breach it, and the female driver was immediately apprehended, the U.S. Secret Service said.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Janelle Monáe Feels the Funk, and 13 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Speedy Ortiz, Mozzy, Screaming Females and more in our weekly roundup of notable new music.

Sexual Harassment

Michael Feinberg, a Founder of KIPP Schools, Is Fired After Misconduct Claims

Mr. Feinberg was accused of sexually abusing a female student in the late 1990s. An investigation found the claim credible, though he has denied it.

News and News Media

Margaret Brennan Named Host of ‘Face the Nation’ on CBS

Ms. Brennan, who succeeds John Dickerson, becomes the only female journalist currently serving as the solo anchor of a major Sunday political show.

Fashion and Apparel

Fashion Review: At Gucci, Dressing for the Post-Human World

From Alessandro Michele’s cyborgs to Moschino’s aliens on earth and Alberta Ferretti’s female-centric universe, the future is riddling the runways.


South Korean chat app becomes new outlet for #MeToo movement

SEOUL (Reuters) - A chat app where South Koreans can anonymously dish the dirt on their misbehaving bosses and colleagues is belatedly stirring the country’s #MeToo movement, shedding new light on sexual harassment in the heavily male-dominated corporate culture.

Vinson, Maribel

An Olympic Figure Skater Who Also Made History for The Times

Maribel Vinson, a three-time Olympian and renowned coach, had another distinction that is almost forgotten: She was the first female sportswriter at The New York Times.


Talk: Rachel Morrison Wants More Women Behind the Camera

The cinematographer for “Mudbound” and “Black Panther” on the male-dominated profession.


Bobsledders, snowboarders rule Tinder at Pyeongchang

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The most popular athletes on Tinder at the Olympics in Pyeongchang are male bobsledders and female snowboarders, the dating app said on Wednesday.


Olympics-Bobsledders, snowboarders rule Tinder at Pyeongchang

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb 21 (Reuters) - The most popular athletes on Tinder at the Olympics in Pyeongchang are male bobsledders and female snowboarders, the dating app said on Wednesday.


TCW claims it fired female fund manager for compliance violations

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Portfolio manager Sara Tirschwell, who claims she was fired from TCW Group Inc in retaliation for complaining about sexual harassment, was terminated for violating company compliance policies, the asset management firm said in court papers on Tuesday.


Maldives parliament approves extension of state of emergency by 30 days

MALE (Reuters) - Parliament in the Maldives on Tuesday approved a 30-day extension of a state of emergency sought by President Abdulla Yameen who cited an ongoing national security threat and constitutional crisis.

Iceland proposes ban on male circumcision

A proposed bill to ban non-medically required male circumcision on babies and children in Iceland is receiving backlash from religious communities.

Figure Skating

Op-Ed Contributor: Tara Lipinski: It’s Time to Take Risks in the Rink Again

America’s female figure skaters came up under a system that rewarded clean skating over innovation. But that doesn’t produce champions.


Stars join forces with activists on BAFTA awards red carpet

LONDON (Reuters) - Women's rights activists walked the red carpet with some of British cinema's biggest female stars at the BAFTA film awards on Sunday, the latest salvo in a campaign against sexual harassment in the entertainment industry.


Maldives police arrest 25 after protest demanding leader's arrest

MALE (Reuters) - Maldives police arrested 25 people under a state of emergency, opposition legislators said on Saturday, after thousands of protesters gathered a day earlier to call for the detention of the president and release of opposition leaders.


UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Feb 16

Feb 16 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 30 points higher at 7,264.8 on Friday, according to financial bookmakers. * VIRGIN MONEY: Virgin Money formed a rare female chair and chief executive team among Britain's top 350 listed companies by hiring former HSBC HSBA.L executive Irene Dorner as chairwoman. * TULLOW OIL: British oil firm Tullow oil has picked electrical engineer and businessman Kweku Awotwi as the new head of its Ghana operations after the retirem


Male stars at Berlin film festival say #MeToo movement is making them think

BERLIN (Reuters) - Male stars attending the Berlin film festival on Thursday told Reuters they were reassessing their own behavior in light of the #MeToo movement by women against sexual harassment and abuse.


Motor racing: Danica ready for her final Daytona 500 start

DAYTONA BEACH, Florida (Reuters) - Danica Patrick, who inspired young women to break into the male-dominated sport of motor racing, will make her final NASCAR start at Sunday's Daytona 500.


Cohen's Point72 wants lawsuit over hostility to women sent to arbitration

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire investor Steven A. Cohen asked a U.S. judge to force a female executive to arbitrate her claims that his firm, Point72 Asset Management LP, maintains a hostile working environment where women are mistreated and paid less than men.


Female artists strike right note at NME Awards in London

LONDON (Reuters) - Female musical acts took home a slew of prizes at the NME Awards in London on Wednesday, in a move that artists present welcomed as the entertainment industry reeled from allegations of sexual misconduct against women.

Books and Literature

The Enthusiast: In Praise of Alistair MacLean and the Male Romance

“Years later, I understood that these were in fact romance novels for boys, which means very little romance and lots of danger and battle-forged camaraderie.”

It's outrageous that women have to fight for this

Women pressuring T.J. Shope, a Republican Arizona state representative, to push forward a bill that would provide free and unlimited feminine hygiene products to female inmates in Arizona's state prison are sending him -- what else? -- tampons and pads.

Opinion: Posting tampons to politicians? #LetItFlow

Women pressuring T.J. Shope, a Republican Arizona state representative, to push forward a bill that would provide free and unlimited feminine hygiene products to female inmates in Arizona's state prison are sending him -- what else? -- tampons and pads.

We need to talk about erotic art

Twenty-nine years ago, a group of anonymous feminist artists known as the Guerrilla Girls unveiled a poster that read, "Do women have to be naked to get into the Met. Museum? Less than 5% of the artists in the Modern Art Sections are women, but 85% of the nudes are female."


Maldives tries to fight off travel alerts as tourists stay away

MALE (Reuters) - Tourists have been cancelling hundreds of hotel bookings in Maldives every day since the imposition of a state of emergency last week, tour operators say, despite government assurances things are normal in the resort islands, far from the capital.


Trilobites: Some Songbirds Have Brains Specially Designed to Find Mates for Life

Systems in the brains of male and female songbirds are well-developed and finely tuned, but the wiring is different.

Eating Disorders

Adam Rippon’s Second Coming-Out Story: He Nearly Starved Himself

Among male skaters, body issues are more of an open secret, less likely to be addressed publicly by the competitors but evident to anyone in their world.


Don't take the president literally, aide says, after women deride 'macho-fascist' Duterte

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte should be taken seriously, but not literally, his spokesman said on Tuesday, after the controversial leader drew criticism for saying he once ordered soldiers to shoot female Maoist insurgents in the genitals.

Female Trump voter: People are victimizing Trump

How are the women who supported President Donald Trump at the polls reacting to his reaction of Rob Porter's assault allegations? CNN's Randi Kaye finds out.


Lawsuit claims Steven A. Cohen's firm Point72 is hostile to women

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A female executive at billionaire Steven A. Cohen's Point72 Asset Management LP on Monday filed a lawsuit accusing the firm of operating as a "boys' club" that subjects women to a openly hostile working environment and pays them less than men.


UPDATE 1-Lawsuit claims Steven A. Cohen's firm Point72 is hostile to women

NEW YORK, Feb 12 (Reuters) - A female executive at billionaire Steven A. Cohen's Point72 Asset Management LP on Monday filed a lawsuit accusing the firm of operating as a "boys' club" that subjects women to a openly hostile working environment and pays them less than men.