Laverne Cox Honored as First Transgender Barbie

Fourth EstateLavern Cox holding her branded Barbie Doll | ELIZABETH BRAUNSTEIN/MATTEL

Laverne Cox has made history as the first transgender Barbie for Mattel’s Tribute Collection. “I can’t wait for fans to find my doll on shelves and have the opportunity to add a Barbie doll modeled after a transgender person to …

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RSF Condemns Taliban’s Order to Cover Faces of Female Journalists On Air

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on Wednesday strongly condemned the recent decision by the Taliban to require female journalists to cover their faces on air. RSF said that Journalists’ faces have disappeared from Afghan TV since 22 May and lauded the …

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Taliban Orders All Female TV Presenters to Cover Faces on Air

Fourth EstateTaliban’s Ministry of Propagation of Virtue and Prohibition of Vice has ordered female TV presenters to wear cover their faces.

The Taliban has ordered all female Afghan TV presenters to cover their faces while on air. The order came from the Taliban’s Virtue and Vice Ministry, tasked with enforcing the group’s rulings, and the Information and Culture Ministry, according to …

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900,000 Afghans Lose Jobs Since Taliban Takeover In August: SIGAR

The US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) said Tuesday that at least 900,000 Afghans have lost their jobs since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan in mid-August. “500,000 Afghan workers lost employment in the third quarter of 2021. By …

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UN Expresses Concern Over Taliban’s Compulsory Burqa For Afghan Women

Marius ArnesenAfghan women wearing burkhas on the street in Herat, Afghanistan - Marius Arnesen

The United Nations has expressed its deep concerns over the Taliban’s new order for the Afghan women to compulsory cover their faces in public and should only leave their homes in case of necessity. The United Nations Assistance Mission in …

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194 People, Including Women and Children, Illegally Detained in Syria in April

The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said Thursday that at least 194 people, including six children and three women have been detained illegally by Syria regime forces only in April. “Monthly number of arbitrary arrests conducted by the Syrian …

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Yoshinoya Boss Fired for Sexist Remarks

Fourth EstateJapanese beef bowl chain Yoshinoya Holdings

Japanese beef bowl chain Yoshinoya Holdings fired a senior manager on Tuesday after he said sexist remarks at a university lecture that went viral on social media. Masaaki Ito, a business development manager, compared Yoshinoya Holdings’ marketing strategy to drugging …

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