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Serena Williams Cartoon ‘Not About Race,’ Artist Says. Experts Strongly Disagree.

“Thomas Nast, Winsor McCay, Will Eisner, R. Crumb all used blackface imagery; Dr. Seuss did viciously racist anti-Japanese cartoons during World War II, and on and on,” Mr. Berlatsky said. “Using exaggerated racist imagery for comic effect is one of Read more…


For Gay Indians, Landmark Ruling Is Just the Beginning

After the judges relayed their decision, the news rocketed around India, with people kissing, crying, drinking and shooting off blasts of confetti. Many were exhausted on Friday — but still celebrating. Chayanika Shah, 60, a member of a collective she Read more…


With Tampons and Concrete, Vandals Hit Paris Urinals Seen as Sexist

Chris Blache, a founder of a think tank that works on gender and city planning, said she did not believe the city had set out to discriminate. But, she said, the street urinals sent an unintentional signal that women had Read more…


U.N. Panel Confronts China Over Reports That It Holds a Million Uighurs in Camps

Beijing tightened controls and surveillance of Xinjiang’s population after an eruption of violence aimed at Han Chinese, the dominant ethnic group in China, in Xinjiang’s capital, Urumqi, in 2009 and an attack in Beijing in 2013 attributed to Uighur Muslims. Read more…


Boris Johnson’s Critics See a Populist Calculation in ‘Burqa Storm’

LONDON — The gibe, ridiculing burqa-wearing Muslim women as “letter boxes” and “bank robbers,” was roundly condemned by the British political establishment. Perhaps more important than the substance of the remarks, however, was their author, Boris Johnson, the former foreign Read more…


Star Athlete Is Injured in Egg Attack, and Italy Debates ‘a Racism Emergency’

“They tell you, ‘Oh, the monster is here, there is a monster, here is the monster, there is the monster,’” Ms. Osakue said. “So you think the first person who comes in that door is a monster, so you attack Read more…


Japanese Medical School Accused of Rigging Admissions to Keep Women Out

A Japanese medical school has been accused of manipulating the test scores of female applicants for years to artificially depress the number of women in the student body, a scandal that has triggered sharp criticism. The revelations have highlighted institutional Read more…


Hong Kong Court Allows Spousal Visas for Same-Sex Couples

That shift is in line with international trends, said Kelley Loper, an associate professor at the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law who was involved in running the survey. “Hong Kong is an international, cosmopolitan city, so it’s not Read more…


How Guardianship Laws Still Control Saudi Women

Saudi women are subject to what are known as guardianship laws, legal codes based on a strict interpretation of Shariah law, coupled with a rigidly traditional view of the sexes. In many aspects of life, a woman remains a legal Read more…


Italian Minister Moves to Count and Expel Roma, Drawing Outrage

Italian news organizations noted on Tuesday that whenever Mr. Conte was about to step out on the international stage, as he did in Berlin on Monday, Mr. Salvini managed to steal the limelight. The interior minister’s comments on the Roma Read more…