Women flexing their muscles as product planners

Aug 7, 2014

Women flexing their muscles as product planners

Japanese companies are finally turning to their female employees for ideas on creating unique products tailored to women. At Aux Co., a maker of household goods in Sanjo, Niigata Prefecture, four women in their 30s to 50s are the developers of a smash-hit series ...

American Muslims embrace old taboos

Aug 3, 2014

American Muslims embrace old taboos

Omar Akersim prays regularly and observes the dawn-to-dusk Ramadan fast. He is also openly gay. Akersim, 26, is part of a small but growing number of American Muslims challenging the long-standing interpretations of Islam that defined their parents’ world. They believe that one can ...

India right-wing party says rape charges now 'fashionable'

Aug 3, 2014

India right-wing party says rape charges now 'fashionable'

Indian right-wing Hindu party Shiv Sena said Saturday filing sexual assault charges has “become a fashion” in an article backing a police officer accused of rape. The hard-line Hindu nationalist outfit, based in western Maharashtra state and a key ally of Prime Minister Narendra ...