A Japanese Medical University has been forced to admit that it has systematically discriminated against female applicants on the basis that they tend to quit as doctors after starting families. The scandal goes against Shinzo Abe's push to promote female employment while revealing a deeply held culture bias against the employment of mothers.
Two bare-breasted women staged a protest inside the Giessen district court building on Friday, during a hearing for the appeal of Dr. Kristina Hanel, who has been accused of promoting abortion.
Protesters were dragged outside the courthouse where they were met with applause. "It cannot be illegal any more, the legal situation must change, the law is from 1872, it's enough.
We live in 2018," - said the protester. Dr. Kristina Hanel was accused of promoting abortion on her website where she wrote that her practice offers the procedure and allegedly put a price for it. She was ordered to pay a €6000 fine ($7000). The charge has spurred debate in Germany over whether she was advertising abortion, or simply providing information for those who need it.
Fed up of living in fear, women in South Korea are fighting back. On Saturday tens of thousands rallied against spycam pornography amid rising anger over men secretly filming women in schools, offices, trains, toilets, and changing rooms.
Thousands of feminists marched through Madrid on Thursday to protest against the verdict in the ‘Wolf Pack’ rape case. The protesters, the majority of whom were women, marched from the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality to the Supreme Court of Spain.