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Women’s test scores have been cut at a Tokyo medical school to admit more men

For years, a medical school in Tokyo has been cutting female applicants’ entrance scores to keep them out of the school and boost the number of male doctors, reported the Japanese media on Thursday. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has made creating a society “where women can shine” a priority, but women still face an uphill…

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August 3, 2018


Young male smokers 88% more likely to have stroke before 50

Young men who smoke are more likely to have a stroke before age 50 than their peers who avoid tobacco, a new study suggests. In the past, the link between smoking and the increased risk of stroke has been studied mainly in older adults or young women. For the current study, researchers examined data on 615…

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May 11, 2018


Indian man rapes 17-year-old girl, sets her alight for refusing marriage proposal

A 17-year-old battled for her life Monday after a man raped her and set her on fire, the second such case to shake India as it battles an increase in sexual crimes. The teenager was attacked on the same day and in the same eastern state of Jharkhand as a 16-year-old who was raped and burned to…

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May 7, 2018


Atiqa Odho is beauty neutral, tells husband to lose weight

Sana Mir recently criticised ads that promoted “body shaming and objectification”. In her post, she wrote: “Make no mistake: you need strong arms, not smooth arms, on a sports field,” which started a debate on social media. Naya Din team invited Atiqa Odho to speak on the issue. According to Odho, her initial reaction was…

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May 3, 2018


Sargodha men impersonating army official arrested

Men impersonating an army captain were arrested from Sargodha over cybercrime charges Cases were registered against Muhammad Imran, Muhammad Hasnain, Jumma Khan and Akbar Ali under seven sections of the Pakistan Electronic Crimes Act, read with five sections of the Pakistan Penal Code. According to the FIA, the men would blackmail people, pretending to be…

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April 3, 2018


Here’s how men can participate in Karachi’s first Aurat March

Minerwa Tahir KARACHI: If you are a man who wants to be an ally and participate in the Aurat March in Karachi, all you need to do is get two women to accompany you to the march. Aurat March is happening on Thursday, March 8. Women will lead a rally from Frere Hall to celebrate…

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March 6, 2018


Women report higher life satisfaction in Britain but are more anxious: study

NEWS DESK: The housing crisis is getting worse, Brexit negotiations aren’t easing up any time soon, even hot cross bun prices are on the rise… you’d be forgiven for thinking Britons don’t have a lot to be happy about. However, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the opposite is…

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February 28, 2018


BBC China editor Carrie Gracie quits post in equal pay row

NEWS DESK: The BBC’s China editor Carrie Gracie has resigned from her post, citing pay inequality with male colleagues, reported BBC. In an open letter, Ms Gracie – who has been at the BBC for more than 30 years – accused the corporation of having a “secretive and illegal pay culture”. She is brilliant, relentless,…

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January 8, 2018


Iceland makes it illegal to pay men more than women

NEWS DESK: Iceland has become the first country in the world to make it illegal to pay men more than women, reported The Independent. Under the legislation, companies and government agencies with more than 25 employees will be required to obtain government certification for their equal-pay policies. Those failing to demonstrate pay equality will face…

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January 4, 2018


A man’s scent can make women drink more alcohol: study

NEWS DESK: The scent of a man can make a woman drink more alcohol than usual, a study has claimed, reported The Independent. Researchers from the Department of Psychology at the University of South Florida decided to explore how a man’s scent can affect a woman’s decision to drink after carrying out a similar experiment…

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January 3, 2018


Women prefer stronger-looking men: study

NEWS DESK: Women are more sexually attracted to the strongest-looking men, a new Australian study has confirmed, reported The Independent. Researchers at Griffith University in Queensland examined what factors most influenced female attraction to males and found that physical strength reigned supreme. After surveying 150 women, they concluded that they could almost predict how attractive…

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December 19, 2017


Women are naturally fitter than men: study

NEWS DESK: Young women could be aerobically fitter than young men, a new study has claimed, reported The Independent. While previous research has mostly indicated that men supersede women on the fitness front, researchers at the University of Waterloo in Canada have found that women are able to draw oxygen from the blood at a…

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December 8, 2017


Comedian John Oliver confronts Dustin Hoffman about sexual harassment claim

FILE PHOTO: 69th Primetime Emmy Awards – Show – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 17/09/2017 – John Oliver accepts the award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series for “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.” REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni NEW YORK: Comedian John Oliver confronted Oscar-winning actor Dustin Hoffman on stage about a sexual harassment accusation, offering an…

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December 6, 2017


The British accent has been named the ‘sexiest’ in the world

NEWS DESK: The British accent has been named the sexiest in the world. Well, the sexiest for men, reported The Independent. According to American women. Is it any wonder Meghan Markle fell for Prince Harry? According to a survey carried about by, American women find British and Scottish accents sexiest. 20 per cent of…

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December 5, 2017


Muniba Mazari: I left him and I’m glad I did.

NEWS DESK: Activist Muniba Mazari’s former husband recently filed a case against her for “blaming and bashing him for all her afflictions”. The activist has finally spoken out, saying that she “left him” and that she’s “glad” she did. Here’s what she said while replying to tweets on the issue: Clarifying divorce when world thinks you…

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December 5, 2017


Study sees link between pollution and sperm size, some sceptical

PARIS: Men exposed to fine particle air pollution may risk having smaller, abnormally-shaped sperm, said a study Wednesday, warning this “may result in a significant number of couples with infertility.” An analysis of 2001-2014 data for more than 6,400 Taiwanese men and boys aged 15 to 49, found “a robust association” between a decline in…

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November 22, 2017


Women are happier being single than men are: research

NEWS DESK: Women are happier being single than men are, because being in a relationship is harder work for women, new research suggests, reported The Independent. According to a study by data analysts Mintel, 61 per cent of single women are happy being single, versus 49 per cent of single men. The survey also found…

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November 13, 2017


Woman, daughter jump off train in India as more than 10 men try to rape girl

NEWS DESK: A 40-year-old woman along with her 15-year-old daughter jumped off a moving train after a group of men attempted to rape the girl on board Howrah-Jodhpur Express late Saturday night, reported Hindustan Times. The mother and daughter who were travelling from Kolkata to Delhi in an unreserved coach, were forced to jump off…

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November 13, 2017


Women must wait 217 years to earn the same as men

LONDON: Women will have to wait 217 years before they earn as much as men and have equal representation in the workplace, research said, revealing the widest gap in almost a decade. Women are paid and achieve just over half as much as men in the workplace, the World Economic Forum said, reporting an economic…

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November 3, 2017


Sexual harassment and privilege

By Minerwa Tahir Note: This piece is a work of satire “I have received over 700 sexual harassment requests, bro.” “I haven’t been able score a girl as yet. I fear the remaining chances of scoring one will soon be over due to Sharmeen.” “As per Bay-Sharm-een’s logic, friend request is harassment and sending your…

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October 30, 2017


Former assistant of Harvey Weinstein says she was paid £125,000 for silence

NEWS DESK: A British former assistant of Harvey Weinstein says she was paid £125,000 ($165,200) to keep quiet after accusing the movie mogul of sexual harassment, reported BBC. Zelda Perkins told the Financial Times she signed a non-disclosure agreement in 1998 after making the accusations. She said he asked her to give him massages and…

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October 24, 2017