White House announces support for women in military draft

Dec 2, 2016

White House announces support for women in military draft

The Obama administration declared its support Thursday for requiring women to register for the military draft, a symbolic but significant shift that reflects the U.S. military’s evolution from a male-dominated force to one seeking to incorporate women at all levels. President Barack Obama has ...

U.K. Women's Equality Party debuts

Nov 27, 2016

U.K. Women's Equality Party debuts

Britain’s newly formed Women’s Equality Party is thrashing out topics such as unequal pay and the “disaster” of Donald Trump beating Hillary Clinton to the White House, at its first ever conference this weekend. The WEP’s debut congress since its formation in March last ...

Nov 22, 2016

Chinese chicken chain investigated over suggestive name, menu

Authorities are investigating a Shanghai-based fried chicken chain for possible violations of social order over its sexually suggestive name — “Call a Chick” — and menu items, the Shanghai Daily reported on Tuesday. Chick, or chicken, is slang for prostitute in Chinese. The newspaper ...

Indonesian women killed in Hong Kong are forgotten at home

Nov 3, 2016

Indonesian women killed in Hong Kong are forgotten at home

The Hong Kong trial of a British stock trader who murdered two Indonesian women and horrifically tortured one of them, recording the three-day ordeal on his phone, has barely registered in the victims’ home country, let alone elicited shock or sympathy. Poor and vulnerable, ...